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  • Gladstone Brookes - News - Page 4 of 101
    has not admitted wrongdoing even though it agreed the settlement Read More Cash Genie goes into liquidation owing customers money By Mike Birkett Published 7th January 2016 Posted in Credit News Personal Finance 7th January 2016 Tagged Cash Genie FCA Financial Conduct Authority FCA payday lender RSM wonga Payday lender Cash Genie has gone into liquidation while still owing more than 1 million to customers The firm entered solvent liquidation six months after the Financial Conduct Authority FCA ordered it to pay 20 million compensation to 92 000 customers Read More MPs call on FCA to explain dropped inquiry By Mike Birkett Published 7th January 2016 Posted in Banks News PPI 7th January 2016 Tagged Financial Conduct Authority FCA financial crash foreign exchange HSBC Mis selling PPI74LIBOR taxpayer MPs have summoned top executives from the Financial Conduct Authority FCA to explain why they dropped an inquiry into banking culture in the UK The decision has been branded as shocking and a dangerous and costly mistake by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell Read More Multi millionaires Row By Mike Birkett Published 6th January 2016 Posted in News Personal Finance 6th January 2016 Tagged Aberdeen Alderley Edge average house price Belfast Cardiff Chelsea County Down Edinburgh Kensington Kensington Palace Knutsford Lloyds Macclesfield Poole Prince Harry Prince William Royal Family Sandbanks SWilmslow What s the average price of a home in the most expensive street in Britain Is it 1 million 2 million 5 million No the average price of a home in Victoria Road Kensington is a staggering 8 million Read More FCA drop HSBC tax dodging investigation By Mike Birkett Published 6th January 2016 Posted in Banks News PPI 6th January 2016 Tagged banking culture Financial Conduct Authority FCA foreign exchange HMRC HSBC interest LIBOR Mis selling PPI scandal tax dodging taxpayer It has emerged that the Financial Conduct Authority FCA has dropped their inquiry into the HSBC tax dodging scandal without launching a formal enforcement investigation This is the second time the UK financial regulator has dropped an investigation into bad banking behaviour The news emerged just days after the FCA said it would drop a review into banking culture and promised to engage individually with firms to encourage cultural change Read More Tyrie calls for investigation of HBOS sale to Lloyds By Mike Birkett Published 5th January 2016 Posted in Banks News 5th January 2016 Tagged Bank Of Scotland Financial Reporting Council Financial Services Authority FSA Halifax HBOS KPMG Lloyds Lloyds Banking Group LBG An influential MP has called for an inquiry into the role played by auditors KPMG in the sale of Halifax Bank Of Scotland HBOS to Lloyds Banking Group LBG just before the financial crash of 2008 Andrew Tyrie chairman of the Treasury committee wants a fresh look at the circumstances of the sale following claims that the accounting company signed off figures showing the financial status of HBOS to be stronger than their own figures suggested Read More 4 of 67 1 2 3 4 5

    Original URL path: https://www.gladstonebrookes.co.uk/blog/page/4/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Gladstone Brookes - News - Page 65 of 101
    Published 20th September 2013 Posted in Banking Personal Finance 20th September 2013 Tagged bank account bank charges direct debits online banking overdraft switching banks Have you ever stopped to think how much your bank account is costing you Overdraft charges bounced payments and direct debits they all add up if you re in the habit of running out of money before your next pay day Read More Switching banks could save you 600 By Mike Birkett Published 20th September 2013 Posted in Banking Personal Finance 20th September 2013 Tagged bank charges current account overdraft switching switching banks Switching banks could save you as much as 600 and now it s easier to do than ever New rules have just come into force making it easier and quicker to move to another bank Read More CHARITY OF THE MONTH Claire House Children s Hospice By Mike Birkett Published 18th September 2013 Posted in Charity Charity highlights Gladstone Brookes 18th September 2013 Tagged Claire House Splash Dash Angella Rawsthorne and Claire Bear receive the cheque from Amy Roberts This month Gladstone Brookes has chosen to support Claire House children s hospice nominated by Amy Roberts We hope and pray that none of us ever needs the services that Claire House provides but it s a cause that Amy feels passionate about because Claire was the younger sister of her friend Jennifer and she has been fund raising for the hospice for a number of years Read More Barclays hit by triple whammy By Mike Birkett Published 18th September 2013 Posted in Banks Gladstone Brookes PPI 18th September 2013 Tagged Barclaycard Barclays Financial Conduct Authority FCA LIBOR PPI Claims PPI Mis selling Royal Bank of Scotland RBS Barclays bank has been hit by a triple whammy They are facing a possible 100 million bill for mistakes made on loan documents for thousands of clients and then heard they had received the worst score in the country in an account switching poll Last but not least they have been given a 50 million fine by the Financial Conduct Authority FCA over a 2008 investment deal Read More Get ready for the new PPI By Mike Birkett Published 17th September 2013 Posted in Banks Gladstone Brookes PPI 17th September 2013 Tagged Financial Conduct Authority FCA Financial Services Authority FSA PPI Claims PPI Mis selling Get ready for the new PPI and unlike the old one it shouldn t cost you a penny The banks and finance companies are preparing to roll out a new product to replace the totally discredited payment protection insurance The good news for consumers is that there is no cost involved Read More 65 of 67 1 2 3 62 63 64 65 66 67 Latest Posts Lenders Are Locked in a Price War And Customers Are Reaping the Benefits Clydesdale Bank floated after last minute scare Lloyds axes 1 700 jobs Former HBOS executives under the microscope Toothless FCA escapes no confidence vote Our Customers Our Customers Gladstone Brookes 5

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  • Gladstone Brookes - News - Page 66 of 101
    being upheld in favour of the consumer Read More PPI claims who will make one and who won t By Mike Birkett Published 31st August 2013 Posted in Banks Gladstone Brookes PPI 31st August 2013 Tagged Mis selling PPI Claims PPI claims who will make one and who won t is a deadly serious game being played out by the UK s high street banks The banks have already paid out over 10 5 billion to successful claimants They have also set aside another 9 billion for future successful claims Read More Co op Bank reports big losses By Mike Birkett Published 30th August 2013 Posted in Banks 30th August 2013 Tagged Debt Prudential Regulation Authority PRA The Co op Bank reports big losses of 709 million for the first six months of this year The news comes after a shortfall of 1 5 billion in its balance sheet which came to light when they tried to buy 600 bank branches from Lloyds Banking Group who had been ordered to sell them by the European Commission Read More CPP mis selling our free information guide By Mike Birkett Published 27th August 2013 Posted in Banks Gladstone Brookes Insurance 27th August 2013 Tagged CPP Credit Cards Financial Conduct Authority FCA It may not be as large as PPI but the CPP banking scandal has further dented the already battered reputation of the British banking industry Yet again it revolves around the mis selling of an insurance product that the victims didn t need or couldn t use Read More Barclays still get 1 500 PPI complaints a day By Mike Birkett Published 23rd August 2013 Posted in Gladstone Brookes PPI 23rd August 2013 Tagged Barclaycard Barclays Financial Conduct Authority FCA Lloyds PPI Claims PPI complaints are still flooding into Barclays at the rate of 1 500 a day But figures just released show they are rejecting marginally less complaints than they were a year ago with 68 being upheld in favour of the consumer Read More CPP not another bank mis selling scam By Mike Birkett Published 22nd August 2013 Posted in Banks Gladstone Brookes Insurance 22nd August 2013 Tagged Barclays Credit Cards Financial Conduct Authority FCA Financial Services Authority FSA Royal Bank of Scotland RBS Just when you thought it might be safe to start trusting the banks again news has broken that yet another mis selling scam could cost them another 1 3 billion The Financial Conduct Authority FCA has announced that around 7 5 million people will be sharing the compensation pot after being duped into buying card protection policies which were totally useless Read More 66 of 67 1 2 3 63 64 65 66 67 Latest Posts Lenders Are Locked in a Price War And Customers Are Reaping the Benefits Clydesdale Bank floated after last minute scare Lloyds axes 1 700 jobs Former HBOS executives under the microscope Toothless FCA escapes no confidence vote Our Customers Our Customers Gladstone Brookes 5 out of 5 based on

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  • Gladstone Brookes - News - Page 67 of 101
    Conduct Authority FCA Loans Mis selling Mortgages PPI Mis selling Mis sold PPI is the biggest financial scandal the UK has ever seen It has already cost the British banking industry more than 10 billion with much much more to come if commentators are to be believed But why has no one been charged with any criminal offence in connection with the while sorry episode Read More PPI compensation is heading towards 20 billion By Mike Birkett Published 7th August 2013 Posted in Banks 7th August 2013 Tagged Credit Cards Financial Conduct Authority FCA Financial Services Authority FSA Loans Mortgages NatWest PPI Claims PPI Mis selling PPI Rejections Royal Bank of Scotland RBS PPI compensation is heading towards 20 billion after two more banks increased their provision for paying out successful claims this week Royal Bank Of Scotland RBS has earmarked a further 400 million This takes its total together with Natwest to 1 7 billion of which 1 billion has already been paid back to customers HSBC set aside a further 293 million taking their overall provision to 1 8 billion Read More Was your PPI claim unfairly rejected By Mike Birkett Published 6th August 2013 Posted in Banks Friday Round Up Gladstone Brookes Mortgages PPI 6th August 2013 Tagged Credit Cards Financial Ombudsman Service FOS Loans PPI Claims PPI Rejections Campaigners believe as many as a million and a half PPI claims could have been unfairly rejected by the banks saving them over 4 2 billion in compensation payouts Now there are calls for them to be forced to re assess these previously rejected cases reversing decisions where necessary or extending the customers right to appeal to FOS beyond the normal six month deadline Read More Charity of the Month July The Shannon Bradshaw Trust By Mike Birkett Published 5th August 2013 Posted in Charity Gladstone Brookes 5th August 2013 Patti and Alan Bradshaw right receive the cheque from George Hull and Julie Owens from Gladstone Brookes Staying with our recent theme of supporting as many local charities as we can this month s Gladstone Brookes charity of the month is The Shannon Bradshaw Trust nominated by George Hull The trust was founded 11 years ago after seven year old Shannon lost her fight against aplastic anaemia an aggressive disease which damages the bone marrow and the blood stem cells it contains Read More Lloyds take another 1 2 billion hit on mis sold PPI By Mike Birkett Published 1st August 2013 Posted in Banks Gladstone Brookes Mortgages PPI 1st August 2013 Tagged Credit Cards Financial Conduct Authority FCA Financial Ombudsman Service FOS Loans NatWest PPI Claims PPI Mis selling Royal Bank of Scotland RBS Lloyds Banking Group Lloyds Banking Group LBG has taken another 1 2 billion hit on mis sold PPI The bank announced the 500 million addition to their contingency fund for paying out successful PPI claims in their half yearly figures Read More 67 of 67 1 2 3 64 65 66 67 Latest

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  • Gladstone Brookes - CHARITY OF THE MONTH - Claire House Children's Hospice
    family to be together Care So Claire House was born and now provides respite end of life and bereavement care for children and young adults with complex medical needs and their families But the 10 bed unit costs 6 500 a day to run a staggering 2 7 million a year Our 905 donation from dress down will help but there s something else you could do as well Splash Dash Amy is encouraging friends and colleagues to take part in a 5km Splash Dash fun run at Sefton Park Liverpool on Saturday September 28 th to help raise as much money as possible Says Amy I have known Claire s sister Jen for a long time They are an amazing family and Claire House is an amazing place I d love as many people as possible to join Jen and I on the Splash Dash run After all who wouldn t want to run round a park wearing a white tee shirt while people throw brightly coloured powder at you And I m sure there will be a few drinks afterwards if this tempts people more Thank you Receiving the cheque from Amy Roberts Angella Rawsthorne Claire House s senior area fund raiser said Thank you so much for your generous donation and support We need to raise 2 7 million a year to keep going and provide the services we do and we are very grateful to the staff of Gladstone Brookes for helping us in this way For more information about Splash Dash go to http www splashdash org uk about and for more about Claire House go to http www claire house org uk If you re feeling even more adventurous you can set yourself the challenge of The Zambezi Blast white water rafting down the Zambezi River along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe For more information go to http www claire house org uk challenges This entry was posted in Charity Charity highlights Gladstone Brookes Search for By Month Select month February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 August 2010 By Category Uncategorised PPI News Mortgages MPPI Mortgage Mis selling Technology Banks Debt Debt Advice Debt Statistics Friday Round Up Insurance Debates Help MAU Money Advice Personal Finance Banking Credit Energy Money Saving

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  • Gladstone Brookes - GB joins the Warrington Christmas Toy Appeal
    money already contributed by staff staff so there will be another 750 available to buy even more games and toys for the appeal which is jointly organised by the Warrington Guardian and Big Storage SMILING FACES Company charity co ordinator Stuart Farley said The true meaning of Christmas is thinking about others who are not as lucky as we are and this is our chance to spread a little happiness and put a smile on some faces on Christmas morning The Toy Appeal benefits a whole series of local charities who are working hard at this time of year to make life a little brighter for families who are feeling the pressure The St Joseph s Family Centre is based in Museum Street very close to the Gladstone Brookes head office Centre manager Rita Mahon said It is wonderful to see the relief on the face of a parent when they realise that there will after all be something in the Christmas stocking for their children We are extremely grateful to each and every person who donates so generously to this appeal Other charities to benefit from the appeal are Jacob s Unique Memory Pot Ronald McDonald House Charities RMHC Children s Adventure Farm Trust Grangeway Court Homeless Lodge and St Katherine s Contact Centre This entry was posted in Charity Charity highlights Gladstone Brookes Search for By Month Select month February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 August 2010 By Category Uncategorised PPI News Mortgages MPPI Mortgage Mis selling Technology Banks Debt Debt Advice Debt Statistics Friday Round Up Insurance Debates Help MAU Money Advice Personal Finance Banking Credit Energy Money Saving Pensions Money Memories Gladstone Brookes Charity Charity highlights Going the Extra Mile Wolves Foundation Success Stories Opinion About the Author Mike Birkett Lead Blogger Twitter Google Father of two and grandfather of two I have been writing in one form or another since leaving West Park Grammar School waaaay back in the 1960s Swapping my journalist s quill for a PR man s laptop I worked for Littlewoods Pools for many years before the National Lottery decimated the pools industry overnight The latest phase of my career has seen me move into yet another writing genre web authorship and I m thoroughly enjoying it Latest Posts

    Original URL path: https://www.gladstonebrookes.co.uk/blog/2012/12/14/gb-joins-warringtons-christmas-toy-appeal/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Gladstone Brookes - #MoneyMemories
    without additional review or compensation to the Entrant to announce reproduce publish transmit publically exhibit print distribute or screen the entry If the Promoter wishes to use the entry for purposes other than those described above it must obtain permission from the Entrant The promoter shall have the right to use the entry in promotional activity including advertising of services The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify a winner and to award the Prize to another entry by choosing the next most voted for entry within the relevant category if the winner breaches any part of the present Terms and Conditions the Promoter realises or has reasonable grounds to suspect that the entry submitted by the Entrant is not authentic The Promoter accepts no responsibility if a third party downloads the entry from its Facebook Fan page and reuses it on the web or elsewhere If it is judged that an Entrant has breached these Terms and Conditions the Entry will be deemed invalid and no notice will be given The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any Entrant who tampers with the entry process or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions Incomplete entries will be deemed invalid Personal Information The Entrants must accept that their name Facebook profile picture and or likeness may be announced in the Promoter s literature or on the Promoter s website for publicity or advertising purposes without additional compensation except where prohibited by law By entering the Promotion each Entrant consents to the information they submit being entered into a database for the purposes of the operation of the Promotion only and the Promoter may use this information in any media for future promotional marketing and publicity purposes without any further reference or payment or other compensation to the Entrant All personal details of the Entrants will be stored at the office of the Promoter and or the Agency A request to access update or correct any information should be directed to such offices Liability It is expressly stated that the Internet is not a secured network Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law the Promoter including its officers employees agents and affiliates including the Agency excludes all liability including negligence for any loss or damage including loss of opportunity whether direct indirect special or consequential arising out of the following a any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction whether or not under the Promoters control b any theft unauthorized access or third party interference c any entry or Prize claim that is late lost altered damaged or misdirected whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter d any variation in Prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions e any tax liability incurred by a winner or Entrant and or f use of the Prize By entering the Promotion any Entrant hereby represents and warrants that he she has read these Terms and Conditions and is fully familiar with its content If the Promoter or the Agency has any claim made against it by any third party as a result of any entry made by an Entrant EG due to a breach of copyright or due to not having all relevant permissions to submit a photograph the Entrant agrees that it will indemnify and keep indemnified the Promoter and the Agency against any claims losses damages or expenses suffered by or incurred by the Promoter or the Agency arising out of such claim Modification and or interpretation of the Terms and Conditions If the Promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to the fullest extent permitted by law a to disqualify any Entrant or b to modify suspend terminate or cancel the Promotion as appropriate c replace an Entrant with an alternative entry in the case of disqualification The Promoter will settle in its sole discretion any question relating to the application of the Terms and Conditions or any question that may arise unresolved by the latter These settlement decisions will be final Independence from Facebook The Promoter is in no way sponsored endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook By accepting these terms and conditions each Entrant fully releases Facebook from any liability arising from or connected to the Promotion All data collected during the submission stage of the competition is the property of the Promoter not Facebook Mailing address of the Promotion The mailing address of the Promoter which you can use if you have any queries in relation to the Promotion is Railex Business Centre Crossens Way Marine Drive Southport Merseyside PR9 9LY Governing law and Jurisdiction The Promotion and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and any Entrant irrevocably agrees that the courts of London shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with the Promotion or its subject matter or formation save that residents in Scotland or Northern Ireland will be able to elect to have matters heard in the courts of Scotland or Northern Ireland respectively X Terms and Conditions Background Gladstone Brookes Ltd Company number 06278129 whose registered office is Railex Business Centre Crossens Way Marine Drive Southport Merseyside PR9 9LY the Promoter is operating a photography competition named Money Memories the Promotion These terms and conditions the Terms and Conditions govern the operation of the Promotion Notice of the Promotion The Promotion and the Terms and Conditions will be available on the Promoter s Facebook Fan Page at https 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  • Gladstone Brookes - SUCCESS STORY - Mrs Jacqueline Reeve
    more to come What I ve got back so far is in the bank for the moment while I make up my mind what I m going to do with it It s a lovely problem to have I think eventually we might be having a very nice holiday somewhere This entry was posted in Success Stories Search for By Month Select month February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 August 2010 By Category Uncategorised PPI News Mortgages MPPI Mortgage Mis selling Technology Banks Debt Debt Advice Debt Statistics Friday Round Up Insurance Debates Help MAU Money Advice Personal Finance Banking Credit Energy Money Saving Pensions Money Memories Gladstone Brookes Charity Charity highlights Going the Extra Mile Wolves Foundation Success Stories Opinion About the Author Mike Birkett Lead Blogger Twitter Google Father of two and grandfather of two I have been writing in one form or another since leaving West Park Grammar School waaaay back in the 1960s Swapping my journalist s quill for a PR man s laptop I worked for Littlewoods Pools for many years before the

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