Most victims of financial scams never receive a penny back

Pensions Freedom causes scams to soarNew research has shown that most victims of financial scams never receive a penny back of the money they lost. Despite warnings financial scams, fraud and cons are on the increase. The BBC has revealed that figures from the Royal Bank of Scotland show 5,000 of their customers fell victim over the past year, losing a total of £25 million. To compound the misery of the original fraud, the figures also showed that 70% of victims never recouped a penny of their losses. What’s more, the average amount ...

Budget 2014: Who said what

Who said what We thought we would round up opinion of today’s budget. From the Chancellor himself to the leader of the opposition, business leaders to the trade unions, who said what? We’d also love to hear what you think about today’s Budget, please leave your comment at the bottom of the article.      George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequor George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer:"If you are ...

Autumn Statement 2013: Who said what?

Who said what_istock We thought we would round up opinion and reaction to the Autumn Statement. From the Chancellor himself to the leader of the opposition, business leaders to the trade unions, who said what? We’d also love to hear what you think about the Autumn Statement, why not leave your comment at the end of this article?   g1 George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequor: Our economic policy is working, but the job is not ...

Harlequin Property update: Harlequin invite investors to “Open Days”

Update Harlequin 150pxAfter weeks of deafening silence, when many investors have complained about poor communication, unreturned phone calls and emails, as well as missing monthly interest payments, Harlequin Property has now invited their investors to attend a series of ‘Open Days’. Harlequin Property ‘Open Days’ In a letter apparently sent to investors and published on the online forum, Harlequin Investors Board, the beleaguered property group invite both “investors and agents” to an “Open Day”. The letter states: “We are dedicated to being ...