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Big four banks face another £19 billion in fines

Big four banks face another £19 billion in fines

by Mike Birkett, 19/06/2018 Big four banks face another £19 billion in fines Britain’s big four banks are facing another £19 billion in fines by the end of 2016, claim analysts for the Standard & Poors (S&P) ratings agency. The predicted costs come on top of the £42 billion already paid in the five years […]

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SUCCESS STORY – More good news for David

When sales representative David Proctor first came to Gladstone Brookes in 2011 he had a suspicion that he might have had PPI on two credit cards he held. Claims against Lloyds TSB and Halifax proved him right, with both companies admitting they had mis-sold PPI on the cards.  Lloyds paid him back £2,433.51± and a […]

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Adrian: “It’s taken over my life!”

When Adrian first started planning his Stop Hate Crime campaign he thought it might last four weeks and then he would move on to something else. A year on, it’s taken over his life and he’s now being booked for appearances all over the country as far ahead as 2016 as well as shooting a […]

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Are you a mortgage prisoner?

Strict affordability checks being imposed by mortgage lenders are creating millions of ‘mortgage prisoners’ who can’t move home because they wouldn’t qualify for a new loan. Research by the Resolution Foundation suggests that up to four million people could be affected in one way or another – 40% of the mortgage holders in the UK.

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Police warn of fake PPI payment scam

Police warn of fake PPI payment scam

Police are warning the public of a new surge in fake PPI payment scams across the country. Lancashire police say they have had a number of complaints from people who have fallen victim to the scam which asks them to make an up-front payment before a compensation cheque can be released.

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Total Sport holiday sport camp

With the children of St Gregory’s High School on Easter holiday, Warrington Wolves Foundation staff and Gladstone Brookes volunteers had the chance to take on a new project – a Total Sport holiday sports camp which ran throughout the Easter break. Total Sport Co-ordinator, Craig Thomason, is responsible for running the project, which receives funding […]

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New rules will force banks to protect whistleblowers

New rules proposed by the UK financial regulator will force banks to protect any member of staff who turns whistleblower and reports the bank’s conduct to the authorities. In a joint consultation with the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says internal arrangements should be put in place for protection and staff […]

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Pension pots fund mortgages for 105 year olds

Savers taking money out of their newly released pensions to buy property are being offered mortgages which could run until they are 105 years old. Under new rules, the over 55s have been given access to their pension funds to withdraw and use as they wish and now one mortgage lender is offering them the […]

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SUCCESS STORY – Great service and really straightforward

Like many people, Jennifer Clark suspected she might have PPI attached to a loan, but hadn’t done anything about it. Jennifer, who runs a poultry industry services business with husband Robin, said: “We thought we may have been mis-sold PPI on a loan we got from Barclays, but we didn’t do anything about trying to […]

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SUCCESS STORY – Gladstone Brookes helped me get justice from the banks

When security officer Simon Robinson first made inquiries with the banks about possible PPI he didn’t get very far. “Basically I wrote to them asking about PPI and they more or less told me to get lost,” he said.

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