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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 hadn’t made a claim because I didn’t think I would get anything

I hadn’t made a claim because I didn’t think I would get anything

Service engineer Mark Lewington knew he had PPI attached to his Barclays loan, but hadn’t bothered to make a claim until he saw the Gladstone Brookes advert on TV.

“I hadn’t made a claim because I didn’t think I would get anything,” he said.Read More


SUCCESS STORY – I’m thrilled to bits with the service

SUCCESS STORY – I’m thrilled to bits with the service

Sales manager Mr Stojsavljevic knew he had PPI on some of his agreements, but wasn’t sure about others so when he saw the Gladstone Brookes advert on TV he decided to ask for help in finding out.

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SUCCESS STORY – It was Gladstone Brookes that gave me the strength to do it

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Administator Miss Simpson couldn’t believe it when she got £10,058.70± back for a mortgage payment protection claim through Gladstone Brookes.

“I didn’t think I’d get anything back at all, even though I knew there was PPI attached to the agreement.  I was absolutely delighted with the result,” she said.Read More


Right To Buy scheme under heavy criticism

Right To Buy scheme under heavy criticism

The government’s flagship Right To Buy scheme has come under heavy criticism from housing charity Shelter and a number of industry bodies over its failure to keep its promise of replacing every house sold under the scheme with a new build.

Shelter chief executive, Campbell Robb, said: “It’s absolutely shameful that, despite promises to replace every house sold through Right To Buy, the government has built just one for every nine sold.Read More


Spanish bank joins Northern Rock fight

Spanish bank joins Northern Rock fight

The Spanish bank Sabadell has joined the fight to buy £13 billion worth of former Northern Rock mortgages from the British taxpayer.

The bank – which bought the TSB brand from Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) earlier this year – is thought to be a front-runner in the battle to buy the portfolio of loans, known as Granite, from UK Asset Resolution (UKAR).Read More


FCA put Wonga and Quick Quid under the microscope

FCA put Wonga and Quick Quid under the microscope

Britain’s financial regulator is putting Wonga and Quick Quid under extra scrutiny before granting them a new license to operate.

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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±

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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



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