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SUCCESS STORY – Amber gets the wedding of her dreams (Money Memories Round 1 winner)


Amber Arnold and Toby Miller had been together for eight years and were working hard towards getting their dream wedding. Everything seemed to be going well.  Amber got a promotion in her job and they finally got their first house.  Toby was approaching his final qualification to become a civil engineer and everything seemed set […]

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Bank Of Scotland accused of ‘criminal fraud’ over mortgages

Bank Of Scotland has been accused of ‘criminal fraud’ by Northern Ireland’s Attorney General because of the way the bank treated some of their customers who fell behind with their mortgage payments. A previous hearing in August had found the bank guilty of double billing some customers who were in arrears.

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FCA to review soaring level of fines

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to review the soaring level of fines being paid by Britain’s banks after the Bank Of England said the numbers and levels of fines are impacting the amount of capital banks must hold. The Financial Times says the UK’s financial regulator has been receiving ‘increasingly anguished cries’ from banks […]

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GB backs Nuisance Calls Task Force

Gladstone Brookes is backing moves by a government task force to combat ‘out of control’ nuisance claims totalling an estimated 1 billion calls a year. As a company, we operate the Gladstone Brookes Promise which states we never cold call potential clients – ever.  All of our business comes in response to our advertising in […]

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Gladstone Brookes recognised for charity work

Gladstone Brookes are the proud recipients of an Appreciation of Effort Award from Warrington Disability Partnership (WDP). Stu Farley and Gary Watmough received the award on behalf of the company from WDP chairman Dave Thompson MBE DL MBA after being nominated by former Great Britain athlete and WDP ambassador, Adrian Derbyshire.

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British Gas fined £11.1m for home insulation failures

British Gas fined £11.1m for home insulation failures

British Gas has been fined £11.1 million by Ofgem for failing to meet energy efficiency targets and the money will go to charity.

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Beware the phone scammers warning

Households across the UK are being warned to watch out for phone scammers trying to rip them off after new figures show the amount of money lost by unsuspecting victims has tripled in the last year. Fraud prevention experts estimate almost £24 million has been stolen in the last year, up from £7 million in […]

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Cultural shift needed in UK financial services – FCA

The UK financial services sector needs a cultural shift if it is to leave behind the repeated failures and scandals of the last decade, says a top official from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Tracey McDermott, director of enforcement and financial crime for the UK regulator, said traders caught up in the foreign exchange market […]

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Pensions – a scandal worse than PPI?

More than a million pensioners have lost billions of pounds in a new mis-selling scandal which a top expert says could be even worse than the PPI scandal. Dr Ros Altmann says the mis-selling of annuities has left 1.5 million pensioners up to £8.5 billion, even leaving some widows penniless, because they were sold the wrong […]

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Banks need a generation to change – report

Britain’s banks need a generation to change the bad behaviour which has cost them £38.5 billion in fines and compensation, claims a new report. The report into the culture of British retail banking by the New City Agenda think tank says that an aggressive sales culture gripped the banks for two decades with branch staff […]

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