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HSBC customers urged to look out for cheque in the post – could you get a payout?

HSBC is a bank used by millions of people right across the country, but some are not aware the banking group also oversees other providers. The HSBC Group also administers First Direct, M&S Bank and John Lewis Finance. And there is an important update for many customers who have been banking with these providers – whether past or present.
With Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis, saying two individuals contacted him with news of receiving cheques worth £7,000, it shows compensation could be potentially lucrative.

To receive the payout, individuals will not need to take any further action.

This is because the HSBC Group will be contacting those who are affected by reaching out to them directly, even if they have since closed their account. 

A number of people stated via social media that they had received correspondence about getting a payment.

One person celebrated, saying: “Just received a ‘bank error in my favour’ from HSBC, with whom I had accounts several years ago.

“£185 richer, once I figure out how to cash that cheque!”

And another said: “I think I am entitled to this, I received a text about a cheque, but thought it was a scam!”

An HSBC UK spokesperson previously spoke to Express.co.uk about this matter, when cheques were first being issued. 

They said: “We always strive to do the right thing by our customers.

“Regrettably, some historic cases where customers were in arrears at times fell short of this commitment.

“We are taking action to put that right and remediate customers who may have been impacted.

“Customers do not need to do anything. Those who are due to receive a payment will do so by the end of Quarter One, 2021.”

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Galaxy users could be owed money from Samsung, do YOU qualify for the payout?

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Hagens Berman is now inviting any affected Galaxy S20 owners to join in on the class-action lawsuit on their website and said losses experienced due to this problem could be recouped.

Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman and attorney for consumers in the class action, said: “Samsung sold its Galaxy S20 as a high-end option for consumers, with a ‘professional’ grade camera, charging upwards of $ 1,600 per device, only to have them suddenly lose a major aspect of their functionality.

“During a time of social-distancing and increased use of online access, consumers are especially in need of a reliable mobile device, yet Samsung has refused to deliver the reliability it promised its customers.”

Hagens Berman also said that a Samsung Care Ambassador previously addressed the root cause of this issue in a Samsung consumer forum.

The ambassador allegedly said: “This happened to one of our ambassadors. After many complaints about the issue, we found out that it has to do with pressure buildup underneath the glass and not customers banging it against something”.

Own an iPhone? Here's why you could be owed a £750 payout from Google

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If there’s an iPhone in your pocket, there is a good chance you’re due a £750 windfall from Google. The Californian search company could be forced to pay compensation to more than four million iPhone owners across the UK if a class action claim currently battling in the Supreme Court wins its case.

The case itself is worth more than £3.2 billion, however, given the sheer number of possible claimants — that mighty sum still only works out at around £750 per person impacted.

The class-action suit accuses Google of unlawfully gathering personal data from iPhone users between August 2011 and February 2012. Google is alleged to have bypassed Apple’s default privacy settings on its Safari web browser to siphon off some user data using cookies.

Although an earlier lawsuit tried to pin this practice on Google, it was thrown out. However, back in October 2019, three Court of Appeal judges overturned the earlier ruling. Safari was designed to block all third-party cookies when it launched on iPhone, however, the Court of Appeal judges found that Google had indeed engineered a way to circumvent this block.

Google is purported to have gathered information from Safari users to split iPhone owners into different categories for advertisers. It’s claimed such information ranged from political leanings to sexuality and racial or ethnic origin that helped advertisers decide who to direct their marketing to.

The Court Of Appeal ruling deemed that “[s]tripped of technicalities, its effect was to enable Google to set the DoubleClick Ad cookie on a device, without the user’s knowledge or consent”. Back on the track, the class action case, aptly titled “Google You Owe Us”, will get its first day in the courtroom this morning, Wednesday April 28, 2021.

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The case, led by former Which? director Richard Lloyd, is also being backed by litigation funding firm Therium. The company has raised a total of $ 1 billion for funding disputes and is stumping up £15.5m to the “Google You Owe Us” class action case.

According to My Lloyd, the aim of the court case is simply to “hold one of the world’s most powerful companies to account. We say that Google illegally misused the data of millions of UK iPhone users in 2011-2012, bypassing phone privacy settings to track their browsing history. Our data is hugely valuable, and the Supreme Court hearing could give consumers a viable way to get fair redress when tech giants misuse our data.”

Meanwhile, Google is resolute that it has nothing to fear from the case. In a statement ahead of the case beginning in earnest tomorrow, a spokesperson for the company said: “These claims relate to events that took place a decade ago and that we addressed at the time. We look forward to making our case in court.”

Express.co.uk will keep track of the court case — something you’ll definitely want to do if you’re a longtime iPhone owner too. Google You Owe Us has provided an outline for individuals that can be used to assess if they are eligible for compensation, depending on the outcome of the case.

You qualify if you answer yes to each of these questions:

1 – Were you present in England and Wales between June 1, 2011 and February 15, 2012

2 – During that time, did you have an Apple ID?

3 – During that time, did you own or were you in lawful possession of an iPhone?

4 – During that time, did you use the Safari browser to access the internet?

5 – During that time, did you keep the default security settings in the Safari browser?

6 – During that time, did you not opt-out of tracking and collation via Google’s “Ads preference Manager”?

7 – Were you resident in England and Wales on 31 May 2017?

The group states if it is successful, individuals will have to register with it to receive any money owed.

Man Utd and Chelsea face £289m payout to sign Erling Haaland as Mino Raiola demands emerge

Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl recently said the club remain “relaxed” about Haaland’s future, telling Sky Germany: “Our position is clear: we are planning with Erling.

“We are very relaxed about that. Of course, we have been following the situation. But we had a very, very good talk with Mino and his [Haaland’s] father just recently.

“I don’t want to go into those talks now. From a certain point on, we may no longer be able to influence what the future will bring.

“I have seen the boy in training in the last two days and I have seen how hungry he is and the sparkle is in his eyes. We are very ambitious, we need Erling to achieve our sporting goals, and we have made that clear.”