Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
Thousands of abuse victims to share compensation of up to £126 million after 'same roof' rule is abolished Some 7,500 victims of child abuse or domestic violence will now be able to claim compensation worth as much as £126 million from today after ministers abolished the “same-roof” rule. It is a...
David Gauler of Thompsons Solicitors
The Court of Appeal has confirmed a High Court decision to extend compensation rights to people injured in car accidents on private land. The court found that the Motor Insurers Bureau (MiB) was liable to pay out to Michael Lewis, who suffered severe spinal cord injuries when he was struck...
mortgage market - whole of market broker-
The UK mortgage market picked up in April and the cooling buy to let sector appears to be seeing somewhat of a halt in its decline, according to the latest mortgage industry figures. There were 27,370 new first time buyer mortgages completed in April 2019, which is up some 8%...
Tesco Bank Mortgage Book
UK homeowner and mortgage borrowers are shocked with news that the Tesco Bank Mortgage Book is to be sold off and that the lender will be pulling out of the UK mortgage market, blaming “challenging market conditions”. The news from Tesco Bank emerged just as rival lender Nationwide Building...
Debenhams
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley has spoken out in frustration calling for those advising beleaguered Debenhams to be held to justice after bondholders have cleared the way for a restructuring deal which would likely see shareholders' stakes wiped out. "If there were any justice in the world the majority of...
Trustpilot tackles business review cheats
The business review site Trustpilot is making it easier for the public to detect when companies try to suppress complaints posted to its platform. Whilst companies should be allowed to tackle deliberately false or misleading negative reviews there were fears that some companies have been manipulating their online reviews to...
social media influencer marketing
Ever wondered what social media influencer marketing is? Would you buy a pair of shoes because someone you have never met on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram said they were great? Would you choose a new phone or pick out your next car based on the recommendations of a top YouTuber? If...
Claims Management Firms
Up to 80% of financial claims management firms (CMCs) could disappear as regulation of the sector is stepped up, their trade body has warned. These claims management businesses take on applications for road traffic accidents, injuries in the workplace, medical negligence and of late, financial compensation - often for mis-sold...
weirdest insurance claims
Aviva has published its most notable claims from 2018 and some of which may well win the award for the UK's weirdest insurance claims. Last year Aviva paid out some fairly insurance claims for waxwork replicas of Justin Bieber and Ben Affleck to be repaired a thieving monkey...
Thomas Cook customers were uninsured
Shocking and troubling news broke this week that Thomas Cook customers were uninsured for death, serious injury and illness and that Thomas Cook did not have insurance to cover potential claims from thousands of customers. Whilst news that Thomas Cook was struggling financially...