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All the latest news from the finance world, both UK and abroad. We keep an eye on all emerging stories which affect the general public.

SUCCESS STORY – I would never have done it without you

I would never have done it without you

Pensioner William Batchelor came to Gladstone Brookes for help in reclaiming some possible PPI he thought he might have had on several agreements.

But claims sent to both Halifax and Lloyds from the information he was able to provide revealed there was no PPI attached to any of them.Read More


SUCCESS STORY – £36,000±? I didn’t expect that at all!

£36,000?  I didn’t expect that at all!

Carer Christine Langley wasn’t sure whether or not to make a claim for PPI which she may have been mis-sold on her HSBC loans.

“I kept seeing the Gladstone Brookes advert on TV and kept wondering should I or shouldn’t I?  I knew I had PPI on at least some of the loans and it was my sister who finally persuaded me to pick up the phone and start the claim,” she said.Read More


Top lenders now offering low deposit mortgages

Top lenders now offering low deposit mortgages

Three top lenders are now offering cash-strapped buyers a helping hand by offering mortgages with just a 5% deposit.

Nationwide, Santander and Yorkshire Building Society all have 5% deposit mortgages on offer which removes the need for first time buyers to access the government’s Help To Buy scheme.Read More


SUCCESS STORY – Five successful cases net John £21,000±

john-morton

Five successful claims against Lloyds Bank and MBNA have netted former production manager John Morton just over £21,000± – and there’s the possibility of still more to come for him and wife Maureen.

The couple had been thinking of making a claim for mis-sold PPI for some time, but Maureen was worried there might be a lot of hassle involved.Read More


Banks pay out another £327.9 million for mis-sold PPI

Banks pay out another £327.9 million for mis-sold PPI

New figures from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) show that Britain’s banks paid out another £327.9 million for mis-sold PPI in July.

That maintains the average £⅓ billion increase each month over the last year and brings the overall total paid out since January 2011 to £20.8 billionRead More


MP wants US government to scrap RBS £5 billion fine

MP wants US government to scrap RBS £5 billion fine

An influential British MP has claimed the Foreign Office should lobby the US government to get them to scrap a £5 billion ($8 billion) fine facing Royal Bank Of Scotland (RBS).

Jacob Rees-Mogg, a high profile member of the Treasury Select Committee, says Britain’s diplomats should be trying to get the US financial regulators to stop the litigation against the bank.Read More


Banks batten down the hatches as Plevin decision nears

Banks batten down the hatches as Plevin decision nears

Britain’s high street banks are battening down the hatches as they wait for regulators to decide how hard the Plevin case on PPI mis-selling is going to hit them.

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UK housing market ‘dysfunctional’

UK housing market ‘dysfunctional’

A key figure in the UK housing market has branded it as ‘dysfunctional’ and claims just building more homes will fail to fix it.

Bob Pannell, chief economist at the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), described the market as ‘sluggish’ and argued sales levels were no higher than they had been in the mid 1990s.Read More


Co-op Group warns on profits

Co-op Group warns on profits

The Co-operative Group has warned that increased investment means profits for 2015 will be lower than last year.

The announcement came in spite of a pre-tax profit of £36 million for the first half of the year, compared to a £9 million loss for the same period last year.Read More


State pension age to hit 70 by 2050

State pension age to hit 70 by 2050

Experts are predicting that state pension age will continue to rise to 70 over the next 35 years as people continue to live longer.

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown that over the last century life expectancy has increased by nearly three years each decade.Read More



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