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CHARITY OF THE MONTH – The Newborn Appeal

GB has been given a massive thank you from this month’s nominated charity – The Newborn Appeal – for our donation of £690. Spokeswoman Nadia Alsafaar said: “This is so generous of you.  We couldn’t carry on doing the work we do here without the support of selfless donors like you so a massive thank […]

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A great trip out!

Many of them have seen it on TV in televised rugby games, but children from St Gregory’s RC High School got to experience the real thing when they were treated to a guided tour of the Halliwell Jones Stadium, including lots of behind-the-scenes special access. The visit was part of the on-going collaboration between Warrington […]

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PPI payout bill cracks £18 billion barrier

Britain’s PPI payout bill has just cracked the £18 billion barrier according to official Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) figures. The regulator reveals that £339.1 million was paid out in December – a £9.5 million increase on the previous month and £15 million higher than the same month in 2013.  The average monthly payout for 2014 […]

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CHARITY OF THE MONTH – The British Heart Foundation

Cancer is a word that strikes fear into everybody’s heart, but the biggest killer in the UK is disease affecting the heart itself. The British Heart Foundation says a staggering one in three deaths in Britain is caused by heart or circulatory disease and 2.6 million people are living with either or both conditions on […]

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Barclays PPI pot hits £1.1 billion for a single year

Barclays Bank has announced it has added another £200 million to the pot set aside to pay future successful PPI claims – making the total set aside for 2014 £1.1 billion. The bank has also set aside a further £750 million to cover possible fines from a probe into currency market manipulation by Barclays and […]

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Lloyds set aside another £700 million for PPI

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) has set aside another £700 million for future successful PPI claims bringing their total provision for 2014 alone to £2.2 billion. The group is by far and away the leader in the compensation stakes at £12 billion, around half of the £24 billion earmarked by the banking industry so far.  They […]

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RBS sets aside another £400 million for mis-sold PPI

Royal Bank Of Scotland (RBS) has set aside another £400 million to pay out future successful PPI claims – just part of the £3.5 billion loss announced in their annual figures. The PPI provision is included in the £2.2 billion the bank has set aside for ‘litigation and conduct costs’.  It also includes £320 million […]

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Lloyds unfairly rejecting 82% of PPI claims – FOS

Lloyds Bank have unfairly rejected 82% of PPI claims referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), according to new figures. Lloyds has once again topped the list as the most complained about bank with 20,000 cases referred to FOS in the second half of 2014 with over four fifths of them being upheld in favour […]

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HSBC set aside another £1.5 billion for PPI and fines

HSBC has revealed they have set aside another £1.5 billion to pay for future successful PPI claims and a number of expected fines by regulators. They are the first of the big high street banks to announce their annual figures and reported an overall drop in profits of £12.2 billion in ‘a challenging year.’

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Reckless bankers face losing salary as well as bonus

The City watchdog is considering whether or not reckless bankers should be forced to pay back their basic salary as well as their bonuses in the on-going fight against misconduct in the UK financial market. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chief executive, Martin Wheatley, had told MPs that the recent EU bonus cap on bankers’ salaries […]

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