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  1. Hello I'm new here, but just wondered if anyone has experience with successfully challenging and overthrowing an ombudsman's final decision. The Financial ombudsman has made lots of poor excuses and failed to look at the significant evidence that yes car credit/direct auto have mis sold ppi and other insurances without permission. Many thanks if u can advise
  2. Please help, my best friend just had a baby and had to relocate near families After vacating the property and asking landlord for refund of deposit, landlord is finding lots of excuses to grab whole deposit and worse the agency is on the side of the lanlord basically these are the charges eplace smashed centre light fitting Replace/repair pull-switch and refit to ceiling Replace broken toilet seat and flushing mechanism. £80.00 · Bedroom Re-decorate £100 · Kitchen Replace electric cooker (which was new when tenants moved in) £150.00 · Lounge Re-hang electric economy 7 heater £50 · Garden Arrange removal of large amounts of rubbish left in garden and outside shed £40 · Thorough cleaning of the property £75 Total £495.00 AND THE DEPOSIT IS £500 This flat was rented for less than 2 years by a couple, no kids And the oven was never brand new How can this couple defend themselves Please they have been given 24 hours to answer, Any advice welcome Thanks
  3. From dangerous daffodils being banned on a village green, to pork crackling not on the menu at a restaurant because it might splash the chef – complaints from the public being fobbed off with ‘elf and safety excuses are at a record high. In the overwhelming majority of cases, the HSE panel has confirmed that health and safety regulations do not ban the activity and that ‘health and safety’ is being used as a smokescreen, usually to hide poor customer service. Here's some of the more stupid excuses: pork crackling not on the menu at a restaurant because it might splash the chef prams banned from a children’s centre for health and safety reasons dangerous daffodils removed from a village green custard pie fight at a local event cancelled because of health and safety chippy not allowing customers to put salt and vinegar on their fish and chips ban on playing with conkers and yoyos, using skipping ropes, and climbing trees selfie sticks banned in a nightclub sheep and cow droppings in a field stopping a scout group camping school production cancelled because lighting operator had not attended ladder training course loose flowers and pots not allowed on graves office ban on paperclips The Myth Busters Challenge Panel, to date, have considered over 350 cases and their responses published on the HSE website. http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/index.htm
  4. The excuses were all used in unsuccessful appeals against HMRC penalties for late filing and payment. Here’s the full list: My pet dog ate my tax return…and all the reminders. I was up a mountain in Wales, and couldn’t find a postbox or get an internet signal. I fell in with the wrong crowd. I’ve been travelling the world, trying to escape from a foreign intelligence agency. Barack Obama is in charge of my finances. I’ve been busy looking after a flock of escaped parrots and some fox cubs. A work colleague borrowed my tax return, to photocopy it, and didn’t give it back. I live in a camper van in a supermarket car park. My girlfriend’s pregnant. I was in Australia. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/taxman-reveals-top-10-terrible-tax-excuses
  5. An “economically damaging” shortage of lending to small and medium-sized companies cannot be blamed on weak demand or the poor quality of applicants, ministers will be told on Friday. Independent research commissioned by the Government will reject banks’ claims that their consistently weak lending to small businesses is simply down to a lack of desire for credit. In findings that will pile more pressure on lenders, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) said that there is clear evidence of on-going tight credit supply conditions, well after the height of the economic crisis. The researchers blamed a combination of banks’ attitude to risk, pressure to improve their capital positions and the negative impact of the stranglehold that four giant high street banks have on SME lending. The report, which is due to be presented to ministers at the Business Department this morning, warns that the lack of credit supply will have “adverse effects on economic performance in the long term as well as the short term”. NIESR said output, investment and employment will all be “lower than would otherwise be the case” if the problem is not resolved. The report does accept that demand for credit from small businesses is also “probably” subdued. However, it says this is partly down to a “high level of discouragement from application” for loans as well as the continued high cost of borrowing for small businesses as cuts in interest rates by the Bank of England have not been not passed on. More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/yourbusiness/9988160/Banks-excuses-for-weak-lending-rejected.html
  6. My father-in-law died four months ago, with me acting as executor of the will. As you will see from the correspondence, I first notified Britannia along with the other banks and financial institutions concerned four days later. On receiving no response from Britannia, I wrote again enclosing the death certificate and probate form which were duly returned with just a compliments slip. A month on I wrote again. In the interim I phoned twice and contacted them via email through their website, getting acknowledgements each time but no response to my enquiries. Then you received a letter confusing your surname with that of your late father-in-law. Enclosed were copies of instruction letters deemed to have been posted before but which you had never received. The Co-operative Bank, of which Britannia is these days a part, told me that it had registered the grant of probate two weeks after you had sent it the documents it needed. Its records showed that details about this had been sent twice, once with investment statements. It also said it had sent withdrawal forms which, along with the required passbooks, it had not received back. Prissily, in the light of what happened later, it added that it had a robust process regarding incoming customer mail. Therefore, it said, it could only presume that these items must have been lost in the post before reaching it. Hence the delay in the closure of the accounts. Now, further to my contacting it, the bank assured me that you had been re-sent completed withdrawal forms with a prepaid envelope. Once it had the paperwork back the accounts would be closed and cheques issued. It said it had also sent a £50 cheque because of the inconvenience. Despite what seemed a quick solution to your problem, so much of which had revolved around missing post, the promised letter and cheque failed to arrive. It then transpired that Co-operative Bank had for the second time over the course of this issue used an incorrect postcode for you. The time before it had used a different wrong one. Some five months after all this started you have finally received the closing cheques for the accounts and £100 for compensation. This means you can now close down the probate exercise. You are donating the £100 to your late father-in-law's favourite charity. Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/jessicainvestigates/9655288/The-Co-ops-excuses-get-lost-in-the-post.html
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