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SUCCESS STORY – I expected to get back about £500 not £12,000!

SUCCESS STORY – I expected to get back about £500 not £12,000!

Fitter Michael Addison decided to find out if he was owed any PPI compensation when one of his workmates came to work one morning just before Christmas waving around a cheque for his PPI payout that would be paying for his Christmas.

“It turned out he had made his claims through Gladstone Brookes and they had got him back all the money he was owed,” said Michael.Read More

SUCCESS STORY – The money I received was like a God-send

Like a godsend

Shauna Young and childhood sweetheart Kevin first met when they were 14, but drifted apart a few years after leaving school.  Then one day, five years ago, fate stepped in and brought them both back together.

Said Shauna: “I was on my way to work and needed to park my car, but the only space was in front of this taxi that was waiting to pick up a fare.  It was a bit of a tight squeeze and when I got out I went up to the driver intending to have a word with him.  I couldn’t believe it when I saw it was Kevin!”Read More

Barclays hit with record £1.5 billion fine over FOREX

Barclays hit with record £1.5 billion fine over FOREX

Barclays has been hit with a record £1.5 billion fine for their part in the manipulation of the world’s foreign exchange rates (FOREX).

The scandal is so serious that the fines were announced by US Attorney General Loretta Lynch who said that Barclays and the others banks involved had harmed ‘countless consumers, investors and institutions around the world.’Read More

Gladstone Brookes and Wolves Foundation – from strength to strength

Wolf's den

In the Wolf’s Den with Wolfie

The five year collaboration between Gladstone Brookes and the Wolves Charitable Foundation continues to go from strength to strength.

The scheme began when the firm sponsored the creation of the Wolf’s Den computer facility at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in November 2011.  The new facility was designed to offer a variety of educational opportunities to the people of Warrington and is the flagship of The Children’s University.Read More

SUCCESS STORY – The service was absolutely fantastic

Coates success

Construction manager Stephen Coates tried to make a claim himself with Lloyds Bank for possible PPI mis-sold on a loan some years ago.

“But the bank came back and said there was nothing to be claimed, so I left it at that and forgot all about claiming PPI,” he said.Read More

SUCCESS STORY – Can you just say that again?

Can you just say that again?

Single mum Sarah couldn’t believe her ears when a phone call with Gladstone Brookes revealed she had been awarded over £14,600 in compensation for mis-sold PPI from Lloyds and Halifax.

Sarah had called the office to check on progress of the claims and was stunned when she heard how much she would receive.Read More

PPI still two thirds of FOS workload

PPI still two thirds of FOS workload

PPI claims still make up two thirds of the total workload of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) and more than 60% of the claims have been unfairly rejected by the banks.

Figures in the FOS annual report show that, while complaints about PPI had halved in volume from the previous record year, they still received just under 205,000.  After investigation FOS ruled that 62% of the cases had been wrongly rejected and ordered that compensation be paid to consumers.Read More

Secret talks between banks and Treasury?

Secret talks between banks and Treasury

Rumours are circulating of secret talks between Britain’s banks and the Treasury to try to keep HSBC and other big financial institutions in the UK.

Senior City figures are said to be in negotiation with the Treasury and the Bank Of England to ‘water down’ proposed new banking laws to split the retail and investment arms of the big banks.Read More

SUCCESS STORY – It’ a complete windfall says Brian

It's a complete windfall

Brian Prideaux was having lunch with a friend who told him he had just had a payout on a PPI claim.

“We were sitting and chatting when he told me he had had a result with his PPI claim and suggested I should have a go to see if I was owed anything, but I told him I was fairly sure I had never taken it out,” said Brian.Read More

SUCCESS STORY – “Am I glad I decided to give it a go!”

Am I glad I decided to give it a go!

When self-employed builder Ian Foyle saw the Gladstone Brookes TV advert it sparked a discussion between himself and his wife Lynda over whether they had PPI or not.

“The discussion went on for three days,” said Ian.  “Eventually I decided to make a claim to see whether we had it or not.”Read More