Mortgage Lender Reprimanded By The FCA !

Thursday 17th May 2018

Shawbrook Bank Has Admitted Being Reprimanded By The Financial Conduct Authority.
Shawbrook Bank has seen a significant decline in lending volumes since the Financial Conduct Authority forced it to make changes to its lending policy back in October 2017.
The Financial watchdog was investigating several firms, after evidence emerged over lax lending standards. The […]

Student Brings Claim Against Her University !

Wednesday 16th May 2018

Student Brings Legal Claim For Compensation Against Her University !
Consumer and Human Rights law firm Leigh Day has informed Lancaster University they intend to bring a claim for lost tuition time on behalf of student Cathy Olphin; a case that the firm predicts could grow into one of the UK’s largest group […]

Diamond CEO says his Industry has “Matured”

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Diamond Resorts CEO Michael Flaskey spoke at the Annual American Resort Development Association convention expo this week. He spoke on a panel of CEO’s for Timeshare companies about challenges to their industry. One of the topics up for discussion was the impact of Airbnb on the hospitality industry. Airbnb connects users with […]

‘Right to be Forgotten’ Claimant wants to rewrite History, Says Google.

Monday 14th May 2018

On 13 April 2018, the English High Court handed down judgement in the first ‘Right to be Forgotten’ case tried in the English Courts. This landmark case specifically addressed the right to have personal information removed by operators of Internet Search Engine, Google. The Judge in this case held that Google must […]

Shocking Staff Reviews for the Financial Ombudsman

Friday 11th May 2018

Staff members working for the Financial Ombudsman Service have been flooding Glassdoor with negative reviews.
Glassdoor is the ‘TripAdvisor’ of the employment sector, where staff are able to rate past and current employers out of five stars. They can also leave comments on their experiences and many have taken the opportunity to vent […]

Brothers Behaving Badly – Timeshare Scammers Jailed

Thursday 10th May 2018

The Birmingham brothers have been ordered to pay back “Hidden Assets” or face an additional 15 months in prison.
Brothers Amarjit and Shivjit Bagharian, from Smethwick, were both jailed for seven years in February 2016 after admitting a conspiracy to defraud topping £1 Million. Operating under 2 bogus companies, Sun Properties Solutions and […]

UPDATE: Holiday Products Fraud, 40 Months for Prolific Conman!

Wednesday 9th May 2018

Francis ‘Frank’ Madden took holidays around the Mediterranean while his businesses fraudulently obtained hundreds of thousands of pounds from unsuspecting customers.
Madden, 61 from Bournemouth, has been jailed for 40 months and barred from holding a directorship for a decade! The Conman, who was jailed this week, ruled his companies with an ‘Iron […]

Whistle Blower Convicted for falsely listing on Companies House Website!

Tuesday 8th May 2018

A Warwickshire businessman has become the first person to be prosecuted by Companies House, after he falsely set-up companies on the Government register. Kevin Brewer admitted giving false information to Companies House and to using the names of prominent figures from the City of Westminster.
Companies House is the United Kingdom’s register of […]

Are Diamond Resorts Ready to Float on the Stock Exchange?

Friday 4th May 2018

Are Diamond Resorts about to go public?
Diamond Resorts owns a network of 379 vacation destinations in 35 countries around the world and sells vacation ownership points. In June 2016, Apollo Global Management made a successful offer to purchase Diamond Resorts International. On January 18th 2018, the company underwent a brand refresh, updating […]

Royal Wedding Beneficiaries Named.

Thursday 3rd May 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle choose Scotty’s Little Soldiers as Royal Wedding Beneficiaries.
Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved British Forces Children and young people and a charity that we here at Mercantile Claims are also supporter’s of.
Founded by war widow Nikki Scott in 2010, Scotty’s Little Soldiers supports […]