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SUCCESS STORY – A special thank you

SUCCESS STORY – A special thank you

When florist Fiona McPherson contacted Gladstone Brookes to see if she had been mis-sold PPI she was disappointed to find that none of her agreements had PPI attached.

But she was so impressed with the service she received she persuaded her mum and fellow florist Georgina to check out whether she was due for any compensation.Read More


Lloyds chief tells other banks to stop complaining

Lloyds chief tells other banks to stop complaining

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) chief executive, Antonio Horta-Osorio, has told other banks to stop complaining about new regulations on ring-fencing and stop treating customers badly.

The idea of ring-fencing banking operations to separate retail divisions from the investment side is that it will stop retail banking money being used to fund investment banking operations. Read More


How much more will PPI cost the banks?

How much more will PPI cost the banks?

As the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announces that the total paid out for mis-sold PPI is now just a shade under £20 billion, analysts are starting to ask how much more will PPI cost the banks?

The £410.1 million paid out in April brings the total so far to £19.7 billion with a further £6 billion set aside to pay future successful claims.  But is that going to be enough?Read More


SUCCESS STORY – I don’t think I could have done it myself

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Barman Roy Evans had no idea whether or not he had PPI attached to any of the loans he had taken out with Lloyds Bank, but when he saw the Gladstone Brookes advert on TV he decided to check to make absolutely sure.

Said Roy: “I didn’t remember anyone talking about it at the time I took the loans out so I thought if I had it then it had to have been mis-sold to me.”Read More


Zombie bank mortgages for sale

Zombie bank mortgages for sale

Most people have never heard of it, but a decision on the future of Granite in the next few months will affect the mortgages of more than 130,000 former customers of Northern Rock.

Granite was a funding vehicle created by Northern Rock just before the financial meltdown of 2008 to raise £50 billion on the financial markets to fund its mortgage lending.Read More


GB win special award

GB win special award

Stu Farley (centre) receives the award from James Howes (right) and Dave Morley (left) of the Wolves Foundation

Gladstone Brookes has been honoured with a special award for our charity work, after being nominated by the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation.

Stu Farley received the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community from Wolves Sport and Lifestyles Manager James Howes as part of the O2 Think Big Awards.Read More


SUCCESS STORY – I would never have done it on my own

I would never have done it on my own

Adrian Hawkins thought the insurance payment which appeared on his monthly credit card statement was to protect him in case his card was lost or stolen.

“I didn’t know it was PPI.  I took the card out with Royal Bank Of Scotland in the 1990s and I don’t remember anyone discussing adding PPI to it at the time,” he said.Read More


RBS to be sold off at a loss

RBS to be sold off at a loss

Chancellor George Osborne has announced he is willing to sell off Royal Bank Of Scotland (RBS) at a loss because further delay would be bad for the economy, the taxpayer and the bank.

The move will be the biggest ever UK privatisation, even though it means the bank could be sold for less than half the amount of the government bail-out in 2008.Read More


SUCCESS STORY – Caring for Charlie (Money Memories winner)

SUCCESS STORY – Caring for Charlie (Money Memories winner)

The compensation Mary Smith got back from her successful PPI claims against Britannia Building Society and Sainsburys could not have come at a better time because it helped her look after her husband, Charlie, who is disabled after a major stroke.

Mary is now Charlie’s full time carer and said some of the money was used make the couple’s bungalow safe for her husband.Read More


CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Help For Heroes

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Help For Heroes

June Ross of Help For Heroes accepts our donation from Michelle Macchione

There can be no-one more deserving of our help than the men and women who are prepared to put their lives in harm’s way to protect us and our way of life, which is why we are proud to say that charity of the month for May was Help For Heroes (H4H).

Started in October 2007, H4H supports serving and reservist personnel as well as veterans who have suffered illness or injury in the service of their nation. It also helps their close family and dependents.Read More



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