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Has anyone else had dealings with this BS? - I am sure they did not handle my case (repossession) properly a few years ago. I would be especially interested in anyone who knows of a solicitor who deals with fighting these type of cases as I am not sure I would get one who could do this as so many of them make too much money from the society's from conveyancing etc.
-- Warren (email@example.com), January 21, 2001
West Bromwich aren't criticised that often by readers of this site compared to lenders such as Abbey National, Mortgage Corporation, Bradford & Bingley and even - recently - Halifax.
However, West Bromwich were publicised very heavily a few years ago for their involvement in Home Income Plan (HIP) schemes that left elderly home owners in very serious financial trouble.
West Bromwich were, along with Cheltenham & Gloucester (now the mortgage provider supplying Lloyds TSB), very difficult to obtain compensation from over alleged mis-selling of HIP schemes. I recall that the Investors Compensation Scheme folks had to fight these two companies through the courts before the companies capitulated.
On repossession, there is a list of solicitors in the Who helps? | Paid Help section but you would be best served by reading this site thoroughly first. Not many solicitors are very good at dealing with lenders, unfortunately.
-- Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 22, 2001.
I have had a few dealings with West Brom, in fact I am currently auditing two accounts of which should prove anomalies sufficient to stop the shortfall demands the WB have.
I am not a Solicitor, just a victim myself who now specialises in auditing accounts for people who have suffered loss. I have gained reasonable success to date.
Call 01484 683568
-- Bryan Turner (email@example.com), January 28, 2001.