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 ...

Harlequin Property: Panorama pulls expose after bribery allegation

Panorama pulls expose after bribery allegationThe BBC has temporarily postponed an episode of Panorama amid allegations that a security consultant has been bribed for information. Since these allegations, the BBC has also suspended one of the shows’ producers. Bribery allegations The Panorama program was pulled from broadcast last Monday, having been described in the Radio Times as “an investigation into financial scandals that could wipe out people’s life savings”....

Can you trust your bank? Lessons from BBC’s Panorama program

Monday night’s Panorama program looked at whether the consumer can trust their bank. In particular it focused on the quality of financial advice offered by some of the major high street banks. Mystery shoppers looking to invest a lump sum of money were sent in to a range of banks; the results were mixed to say the least. Some banks such as the Co-Operative were praised by the program; others however did not fare so well. A number of advisers came in for particular criticism especially when assessing a customer’s attitude to risk and explaining charges. Others were accused of putting undue ...