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Victims:  Victoria Ibramihova, John Dilcock (with son Timothy.)  "Defrauded" for £58,000 in Malta
Victims: Victoria Ibramihova, John Dilcock (with son Timothy.) "Defrauded" for £58,000 in Malta

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Appeal announced against Barclays Partner Finance judgement for Azure timeshare loans

Appeal announced against Barclays tribunal decision in suspect timeshare loans investigation

£48 million pounds at stake as victims continue fight to have the loans cancelled.

Customers who purchased timeshare from disgraced Maltese company Azure, with loans from Barclays Partner Finance (BPF), were given fresh hope today following what observers regard as a disappointing decision by the Financial Conduct Authority.

The FCA ordered BPF to cease charging interest on the disputed loans and to return all interest already paid, but stopped short of nullifying the loan principal outstanding, despite it being handled by Azure salespeople who were neither qualified or licensed

Azure customers like John and Victoria (pictured above) were buoyed by a recent announcement from M1 Legal that an appeal has been lodged with the Upper Tribunal, who give directives to the FCA.

Daniel Keating from the Timeshare Consumer Association adds:  "Azure had a reputation for high pressure sales.  It seems short sighted of Barclays Partner Finance and the FCA to allow the sales staff at Azure to also be in charge of the loan application process.  

"We have many enquirers who say they felt railroaded into these loans with little or no checks on income, expenditure and other information asked for as part of a typical loan application.  

"Most of the affected clients we have spoken too agree that the credibility of Barclays was cited as a major factor in trusting the purchase."


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TCA provides a central resource of consumer information on timeshare matters for the media and other organisations – We work towards encouraging responsible, honest, timeshare operators. We also publicly expose negative consumer practices and organisations which operate in a manner detrimental to timeshare buyers and owners.

An important part of our mission is to lobby UK and European Governments and regulatory bodies for improved consumer protection in the timeshare environment and collect information on frauds and mis-selling, for action by enforcement authorities.

We are staffed by former and current timeshare owners, as well as former timeshare industry staff. We know our way around the timeshare business

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The Timeshare Consumer Association (TCA) was started in 1997 by Sandy Grey, a timeshare owner himself, who became sick of what he saw as repugnant sales practises in the timeshare industry.
Sandy ran the website diligently from his home in Blythe, gaining a reputation for integrity and fearlessness at a time when some timeshare companies skirted with criminal behaviour and employed unsavoury characters.
Sandy was gradually joined by other volunteers, disaffected owners and even former timeshare sales staff, sick of the “dishonesty” in the industry as a whole.
Over the years, Sandy and his band of volunteers built up a huge volume of consumer testimony and knowledge. TCA became the number one source of impartial, expert advice regarding the latest scams as well as organisations that actually can be trusted.
Sandy sadly passed away in 2013, but he had started a movement that could not be stopped. Consumers continuously contact us to both ask for and give advice, sharing their experiences to help others stay ahead of the industry scams and pitfalls.
The information is moderated, assessed and categorised under the watchful eye of director Keith Dewhurst. With Keith at the helm, TCA has become the number one timeshare consumer organisation in the world.
Whilst there are paid employees, the TCA operates on a shoestring budget, relying on volunteers and donations, though these are never accepted from sources that could compromise the organisation´s integrity.
With your help, we will continue to hold the timeshare industry to account.
While there is timeshare we need the Timeshare Consumer Association watching.

Timeshare Consumer Association provides a central resource of consumer information on timeshare matters for both the media and the public. – We work towards encouraging responsible, honest, timeshare operators. We also publicly expose negative consumer practices and organisations which operate in a manner detrimental to timeshare buyers and owners.

An important part of our mission is to lobby UK and European Governments and regulatory bodies for improved consumer protection in the timeshare environment and collect information on frauds and mis-selling, for action by enforcement authorities.

We are staffed by former and current timeshare owners, as well as former timeshare industry staff. We know our way around the timeshare business.

A proud member of the UK Small Charities Coalition

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