12,000 complaints – Britons bombarded with 200 million nuisance calls

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Arshad Mubashar_Himma Group

The Information Commissioners Office has stated there is a “lengthy and complex” inquiry underway. This is a result of Police officers removing computers from Himma Group in Nottingham.
The boss of Himma Group has been suspected of being part of a kingpin network cold-calling the public. The network is said to be linked […]

Festive Frivolities

Wednesday 24th January 2018

On Friday 22nd December 2017, the teams at Praetorian Legal and Mercantile Claims celebrated their annual works Christmas party.
We attended the Manhattan party at the NEC in Birmingham, where the evening started with a drinks reception, along with canapes. The evening’s entertainment commenced with dancers on stilts, meandering amongst us.
At 8pm, we […]

Scotty’s Little Soldiers Fundraiser Update

Thursday 7th December 2017

On 28th October 2017, Mercantile Claims attended the Scotty’s Little Soldiers Ball. We were the proud gold sponsor of the event and were truly honoured to be part of such a great event in aid of a fantastic cause.
We are delighted to announce that the event managed to raise an incredible £22,000! […]

Excess Mortgage Arrears

Friday 1st December 2017

Over 750,000 mortgage customers who fell into arrears and were then unfairly charged twice are to receive compensation.
Last year, it was estimated that over 750,000 borrowers may have been overcharged after falling behind on their mortgage payments.
The Financial Conduct Authority have now told banks and building societies that they have until July 2018 to […]


Friday 24th November 2017

We have recently been contacted by several Praetorian Legal clients who were referred to us by Eze Group.
Our clients have advised us that they have read reports on the internet about Eze Group and their imminent Crown Court appearance to answer numerous serious criminal charges, including fraud by misrepresentation and breaches of […]

Motor Finance – PCP

Wednesday 15th November 2017

As highlighted in the 2017/18 business plan, the FCA (“Financial Conduct Authority”) are concerned that there may be a lack of transparency, potential conflicts of interest and irresponsible lending in the motor finance industry. They will conduct an exploratory piece of work to identify who uses these products and assess the sales […]

Quarterly Prize Draw Winner – 3rd Quarter

Friday 3rd November 2017

At Mercantile Claims we are always looking for feedback from our clients to make sure they receive the level of customer service that they deserve. We aim to give all our clients the highest level of service possible.
To achieve this, we ask our clients to fill in our testimonial form and answer […]

Mercantile Claims sponsors Scotty’s Little Soldiers ball

Friday 3rd November 2017

This year, Mercantile Claims were the proud Gold Sponsor of the Scotty’s Little Soldiers ball. The event took place on 28th October and was held in a luxurious hotel based in Daventry. The charity’s aim is to raise funds to help bereaved children. Scotty’s Little Soldiers was created by a wonderful woman […]

BrightHouse – Can I Claim Compensation?

Thursday 26th October 2017

Weekly payment store BrightHouse (Trading name of Caversham Finance Ltd) has been told to pay out £14.8million in compensation and refunds after The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) ruled that it had treated its customers unfairly.
The firm had agreed to pay 249,000 customers for unaffordable lending and payments which should have been refunded.
The Financial […]

Mastercard £14bn Action Rumbles On With Appeal

Monday 23rd October 2017

A record-breaking £14bn collective action against Mastercard is set to rumble on after the former financial ombudsman who brought the case on behalf of 46 million consumers seeks to appeal last month’s Competition Appeal Tribunal ruling.
Law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, which represents Walter Merricks CBE, announced today it has applied […]