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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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Cameron promises discount Lloyds shares for ‘ordinary’ investors

Prime Minister David Cameron has promised thousands of ‘ordinary’ investors will get the chance to buy £4 billion worth of shares in the latest sell off of Lloyds shares if the Conservatives win the general election on May 7th. Institutional investors will be able to snap up another £5 billion of the government’s remaining stake […]

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SUCCESS STORY – I’m so grateful for all the help I was given

When Elizabeth Curtis applied for her Lloyds loan she doesn’t recall PPI being mentioned at all, because, if it had been, she would have refused it. “I was already retired so I wouldn’t be coming out of work, would I?  I was also covered by life insurance so if anything were to happen to me […]

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MPs demand police inquiry into Clydesdale scandal

Two influential MPs are calling for a police inquiry into the Clydesdale PPI scandal which saw the bank fined a record £20.7 million by the UK regulator. The bank, based in Edinburgh, and its sister company the Yorkshire Bank, has admitted tampering with evidence, falsifying documents and mis-leading the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) over rejected […]

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SUCCESS STORY – It’s worth having a go!

Sarah & Kevin’s Success Story… Sarah and Kevin Gould both had a suspicion they might have PPI attached top some of their financial agreements, but they weren’t sure. “In fact, I tried having a go myself,” said Sarah, “but I couldn’t get anywhere with it.  I kept getting passed around from person to person and […]

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SUCCESS STORY – It’s all thanks to my ex-wife

SUCCESS STORY – It’s all thanks to my ex-wife

Retired local government officer Martyn Doole had never thought about making any sort of PPI claim until he took a call from his ex-wife.

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FCA hits Clydesdale with record £20.7 million fine for PPI failings

The UK regulator has hit Clydesdale Bank with a record £20.7 million fine for ‘serious failings’ in the way the bank has handled PPI complaints. Those failings included falsifying information on its policies and providing false information to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) about the information it held.

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SUCCESS STORY – “Oh my goodness – I wasn’t even going to do this!”

  Nicola Gilfillan was stunned when she the envelope containing her PPI payout from Lloyds dropped through her letterbox. In fact, she was so stunned that she had to call Gladstone Brookes to make sure the money really was for her.

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