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Buy-to-let surge forcing up house prices

Buy to let surge

A surge of demand from private landlords for new buy-to-let properties is forcing up the price of houses across the country claims a new report.

The report from the Royal Institution For Chartered Surveyors (RICS) claims there are not enough properties to meet the demand for new buy-to-let properties from landlords wanting to beat the 3% surcharge of stamp duty due to be imposed in April.Read More

SUCCESS STORY – The outcome was exceptional!

Success story

Secretary Susan Whittaker contacted Gladstone Brookes on the advice of a friend who had already had successful cases with the company.

Said Susan: “I had tried to get some PPI back previously through another company and was told I was ineligible, but when I was chatting to my friend she suggested I try Gladstone Brookes because I had nothing to lose.Read More

Warnings of FCA ‘regulatory overload’

Andrew Tyrie warning

Britain’s financial regulators are in danger of ‘regulatory overload’ and could be powerless to prevent the next financial crisis claims one of our top MPs.

Tory MP Andrew Tyrie made his claim during a debate on the new Financial Services Bill currently going through Parliament.Read More

MPs attack ‘Right To Buy’ plan

MPs attack Right To Buy plan

A cross-party group of MPs has criticised method by which the government plans to give social housing tenants the right to buy their homes, calling it ‘extremely questionable.’

The Commons Communities and Local Government Committee criticised the scheme allowing housing associations to be reimbursed for selling their homes to tenants at a discount.  They say it should be paid for directly rather than funded from the sale of council houses.Read More


Charity of the month

Helen Bullough, Justlife trustee, accepts the cheque from Louise for our first charity donation of 2016

Our first charity of the month for 2016 is Justlife, jointly nominated by Leon Moye and Louise Bullough.

Justlife is a charity based in Openshaw, Manchester, which helps and supports people with multiple and critical needs More

HSBC hit with $470 million US penalty

HSBC hit with $470 million penalty

HSBC has been hit with a $470 million penalty by US regulators for ‘dubious’ mortgage lending and foreclosure deals at a time when millions of Americans were losing their homes.

The London-based bank has agreed a deal with US federal and state officials for the $470 million penalty (£325 million in sterling) which included a $100 million fine and $370 restitution to Americans who lost their homes between 2008 and 2012.Read More

SUCCESS STORY – I was expecting hundreds, not thousands

Success story

William Campbell knew he had PPI attached to at least one loan because it paid him out when he was off work ill.

But that was just one of his loans and his wife suggested he try to make a claim on the others after they both watched the Gladstone Brookes advert on TV.Read More

SUCCESS STORY – The service was great

Success story

Constance Duffy had considered making a claim for mis-sold PPI, but thought that her loan had been taken out too long ago to qualify.

But when she saw the Gladstone Brookes advert on TV she decided to give it a try anyway.Read More

SUCCESS STORY – Recommended by a friend

Success story

Barrie and Catherine Smith had no idea whether or not they had PPI attached to any of their past finance agreements and had never thought about claiming.

But then one of their friends had a successful case with Gladstone Brookes and suggested that they should give it a try because they had nothing to lose.Read More

SUCCESS STORY – I’m so grateful for what you have done

Success story

Mrs Travis has her son to thank for the £10,849.69 compensation she was paid for PPI mis-sold to her by Barclays Bank.

“I thought I might have some PPI, but, to be honest, I was worried about going up against the bank so I did nothing about it,” she said.Read More