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MP opposes Lloyds boss mega bonus

Influential MP John Mann has attacked plans to pay Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) chief executive Antonio Horta-Orsorio a £7 million mega bonus. The bonus award is being made against a background of other major activity for LBG – an application to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to be allowed to pay shareholders a dividend for […]

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FCA says big banks are giving savers a raw deal

The UK regulator has accused Britain’s biggest banks of giving millions of their customers a raw deal. In many cases the interest rate on their accounts has been 0.5% or lower – the same as the Bank Of England base rate.

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GB donate Wolves family season ticket

Gladstone Brookes and Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation have extended their partnership with a new scheme to enable deserving children and their families to support their home town rugby team. The company has bought a family season ticket for the Wolves games at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and then donated it to the Foundation.  They will […]

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More money for PPI claims from banks?

Financial analysts are predicting that Britain’s high street banks are going to set aside up to another £1.2 billion to pay future successful PPI claims. The banks are due to release their annual figures within the next month and the analysts are already speculating that they will set aside another huge sum on top of […]

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Building on success

Building on Success

by Mike Birkett, 19/06/2018 The new collaboration between Gladstone Brookes, the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation and St Gregory’s High School is going from strength to strength with members of Gladstone Brookes’ staff queuing up to get involved. The partnership with St Gregory’s has been a departure from the normal type of event run jointly by […]

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GB racers support local charities

by Mike Birkett, 19/06/2018

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FCA to investigate banks’ handling of PPI claims

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to investigate the handling of PPI claims by Britain’s banks with a view to possible intervention in the process. There have been more than 14 million complaints about the mis-selling of PPI since January 2011 and the banks have already paid out £17.3 billion to successful claimants.  They have […]

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UK banks ‘fundamentally corrupt’

The UK’s banks have been slammed as ‘fundamentally corrupt’ by a Liberal Democrat peer after details emerged of another insurance mis-selling scandal. Lord Thurso, a former member of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, said: “This is yet another mis-selling scandal which underlines the conclusions we came to in the banking commission that the sales […]

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An instant hit – GB at St Gregory’s

Our new sporting partnership with Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation and St Gregory’s RC High School at Westbrook has been voted an instant hit after just one session. Launching the fourth year of our collaboration with the Foundation, we have teamed up to provide special sporting sessions for the school until the end of the summer […]

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CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Mollie’s Memories

Mollie’s Memories was nominated as the first GB charity of the month for 2015 by Kayleigh Logsdon in support of her friend Mollie Beechall who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The charity was set up to help 19-year-old Mollie to build as many memories as possible with her 18-month-old daughter, Lola-Sue, before she was […]

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