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Race to buy Bradford & Bingley enters final stages

Race to buy Bradford & Bingley enters final stages

The race to buy a share of the Bradford & Bingley £12.5 billion mortgage book is entering its final stages with a number of finance groups joining forces to put in their bids.

The latest bidders for a slice of the pie are the Prudential insurance company and Paragon Bank who want to buy up around £3 billion worth of the assets on sale.Read More


RBS to close branches and shed jobs in £800 million cost cutting drive

RBS to close branches and shed jobs in £800 million cost cutting drive

Royal Bank Of Scotland (RBS) is expected to announce a raft of cost cutting measures to save £800 million when it delivers its annual figures later this month.

An insider has told national media that the bank – which hasn’t made a profit for 9 years – will cut costs by closing branches and shedding jobs.Read More


Co-operative Bank puts itself up for sale

Co-operative Bank puts itself up for sale

The troubled Co-operative Bank has decided to put itself up for sale to secure its future.

The loss-making bank has made the move four years after it nearly collapsed and had to be bailed out by US hedge funds.Read More


CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Macmillan Nurses

 

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Macmillan Nurses

The Warrington Macmillan team: Helen Pennington, Mary Lilford, Lyn Gordon, Kerry Lindsay and Rebecca Ambler receiving our £434 donation

Possibly the most terrifying words you will ever hear are ‘You’ve got cancer.’

We all dread it and we all know someone who has been through it.  The lucky ones survive, but for many the diagnosis is terminal and that news is devastating.Read More


Are you owed money on your store card?

Could you be owed thousands on your store card?

If you were using a store card in the Nineties or Noughties it could have PPI attached to it and you could be owed a refund if it was mis-sold.

Even more surprising is that you may be able to claim the money even if you tried to claim before and were rejected.Read More


Half of FOS workload is still PPI

Half of FOS workload is still PPI

Half of the workload of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) is still appeals for rejected PPI claims and the service is finding that many of those rejections were unfair.

Figures just released show that of the 70,908 new cases opened in the last three months of 2016, 36,065 were for PPI – 51% of the caseload. The next most complained of product was packaged bank accounts with 4,014 new cases reported.Read More


SUCCESS STORY – I’d recommend you to anyone

SUCCESS STORY – I’d recommend you to anyone

Harold Mortimer was so pleased with the service he received on his PPI claim from Gladstone Brookes that he would be happy to recommend us to anyone.

Said Harold: “I had claimed myself before on another account and was successful, but it took such a lot of time and I didn’t have the patience to go and do it myself all over again.Read More


SUCCESS STORY – Extremely professional and friendly

Hutchinson success story

Keith Hutchinson wasn’t sure whether or not he had been mis-sold PPI in the past, but suspected it had been attached to several of his financial agreements.

So when he saw the Gladstone Brookes advert on TV he decided to check to see if he was, indeed, owed anything.Read More


Lloyds committed ‘substantive breaches’ of PPI rules

Lloyds committed ‘substantive breaches’ of PPI rules

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) has been criticised by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for ‘substantive breaches’ of PPI rules.

The regulator has revealed that 4,700 LBG customers received statements with incorrect PPI figures in 2015 and hundreds more had not received any statements on their PPI policies at all.Read More


RBS earmarks another £3.1 billion for US mortgage mis-selling

RBS earmarks another £3.1 billion for US mortgage mis-selling

Royal Bank Of Scotland (RBS) has earmarked a further £3.1 billion to settle allegations of the mis-selling of mortgage backed securities in America.

The massive figure has been added to the £3.6 billion it had already set aside for the possible penalty and has catapulted the bank to its biggest annual loss since before the 2008 financial crisis.Read More



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