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  1. Rent-to-own company Brighthouse will close 30 of its stores and cut 350 jobs, shrinking its size by around a tenth. The closures around Britain are due to take place over the next two months, with Brighthouse's 3,000 workforce already informed. https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-6673493/Rent-firm-Brighthouse-close-30-stores-cut-350-jobs.html?mrn_rm=rta
  2. Carpetright has said it is closing 92 stores - resulting in 300 job losses - as it fights for survival under a sweeping restructure. The beleaguered retailer, which employs 2,700 people in the UK, said 11 of the sites earmarked for closure had already stopped trading. The move follows a review of its property portfolio which found 205 sites were underperforming or on unfavourable lease terms. Carpetright said it hoped to relocate affected staff - and said rent would be slashed on the other 113 struggling sites under the rescue plan. Wilf Walsh, chief executive of Carpetright, said: "These tough but necessary actions will enable us to address the burden of a legacy UK property estate consisting of too many poorly located stores on unsustainable rents, and are essential if we are to restore our profitability and deliver a successful turnaround. "We will remain in close contact with all colleagues to keep them fully informed as we move through this process." https://uk.yahoo.com/finance/news/carpetright-axe-300-jobs-close-92-stores-065300557.html
  3. There's no point in whining about them. We know they're ripping the public for all they can, any way they can. 58% rates, 28 day account periods when almost everyone gets paid monthly nowadays. My wife has a debt of £2096 with Marisota and I don't know how much with Very. (She says she doesn't know the password! I'm resetting it.) And a credit card, and who knows what else hidden. She doesn't work, I have to pay everything. I want to work out a prediction of where this will all go unless dealt with now. I can use spreadsheets but I'm not sure how they calculate the minimum amount. T's&C's say: The word is INITIALLY. That insinuates there will be something different later. Or is it so simple as 4% of the £2096? That is £83.84 but they are saying amount due is £251. How is it worked out? Thanks.
  4. Hi there, I hope someone can help me with these cases. When I was young and naive I got offered in the Debenhams and River Island store cards under the premise of extra discounts so I signed up in the stores. I was obviusly not advise of PPI, nor did I know what it was, and obviously charge for it. I do not remember in any case the mention of PPI, just the offered extra discounts and offers, and even the store-assistant filling the form for me, and putting crosses where to sign, her going to make a phone call and having an answer there and then. A few years later and when I started to go into difficulties, such as redundancy, over-spending and so on, I started to look more careful into my outgoings and with the publicity of the mis-sold PPI then I realised that the extra charge in my statements wasn't interest for the card, it was the PPI. So I called to cancelled both I think. As I did with all the rest of cards. anyway I did try to claim back the PPI to Ge Capital that fobbed me off and I thought that was it. Until a few weeks back when suddenly I've got through the post same letter, different references for these 2 cards, saying that I may have been mis-sold the PPI and that if I wanted they could re-view my complaint. So I filled the form, stating that what I said before, no knowledge of PPI to be put on top, sale-assistant not mentioned to me, nothing about being able to cancelled, and so on. I post the letters form back and a few weeks later I've got a phone call asking details about jobs, and so on, to be honest it was quite difficult to understand the person on the phone and I am not sure she knew what I was saying, bad line. Also as the cards were obtain ages ago, I couldn;t remember well in which jobs I was, dates and so on. (this was in the Debenhams card) I also had another call for the for the River Island one, and as it was not suitable then, I asked them to call me later, which they did, but I couldn't reply and they didn't left a number where to contacting them back. So a week later and I've got 2 letters, the same one with different references, saying the the sales-assistant was not obligated to mention the PPI in those dates and that I received all the information by post regarding what it was covered, and so on, so my fault not to read the small letter pretty much. They did included copies on both of the credit agreement, the, Debenhams, and where I spend more, I do have it signed i both bits the credit agreement itself and the PPI, but they are X marks on both bits done my the sales assistant. So not sure how to proceed there, I still think I was mis-sold the insurance as I didn't know about it. Ok, well enough that they sent me paperwork, saying that, I did moved home in the short period between the card being activated so I may not have received all the paperwork necessary. The second one, it is more interesting, the Credit agreetment is not signed, just the PPI cover, so I think I've got more chances here to go for them, as I believe that it is inforceable in a court room if I'm correct and it probes that the PPI was mis-sold. Basically the sales-assistant didn't know what she was doing. What do I do now. I did managed to recover some PPI from other credit cards, but these two seem to be more hard work than the the big ones. Thanks in advance, Zara_goza
  5. It amazes me how the Cargo chain of stores can get away with their price labels. On most furniture and larger items the price shown is not usually the price you will pay as at the bottom of the ticket in small print is the fact that there is a £50 charge for delivery to either store or home. This can increase the cost of the item by a considerable percentage.
  6. Hi, Does Empire Stores come under the umbrella for Redcats or Shop Direct? Would be grateful for any advice, thanks
  7. I am wandering if its is just me or has anybody else noted this. I bought a pack of pg tips (pyramids) for 99p and also bought sugar at the same time. Both are weak in flavour. Where as soon as i have bought the same thing from another retailer taste and flavor are there. Its not just these things. Overall. Has anybody else noticed this ?
  8. It would be very helpful to build up a picture of which parking companies manage which retailers carparks. If you know that XXX supermarket is managed by YYYY parking company, please let us know here. We aren't looking for individual carparks. Presumably each carpark owner only deals with one carpark operator. Thanks
  9. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20372036
  10. Hi, I recently sent the PPI Questionnaire to Recats about an Empire Stores account I held up to 2005/6. First of all they sent a reply stating that I had the wrong account number after which I sent them a copy of an old statement. Their following response was that since my account had been dormant they have no records and cannot varify my account. If I send them a SAR together with the £10 fee are they obliged to send me information about my account? Would this then give me the right to pursue my claim or should I just send this to the Ombudsman? I have sent other claims to the ombudsman and am still waiting. Thanks for your help. -JS-
  11. Online sales are also up by 20% http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18420380
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