THE SNP today issued a Christmas Eve appeal to the UK Government for compensation for Farepak families, who are still waiting for reparation four years after the collapse of the Christmas savings club.
FAREPAK customers are expected to receive an estimated 15p for every £1 they lost in the collapse of the Christmas savings club in 2006, it emerged yesterday.
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THE UK government is facing calls to bring forward compensation for the victims of the Farepak collapse.
VICTIMS of the collapsed savings club Farepak will not see any compensation before Christmas.
FAREPAK victims yesterday hit out at the absence of compensation payouts on the first anniversary of the Christmas hamper firm's collapse.
IN ANY other year, Elaine Morrison would already be saving up for Christmas presents for her family, including daughter Jolene, but this summer she won't be putting aside a penny unless she knows whether her money is safe.
CONSUMER watchdog the Office of Fair Trading has launched a campaign to help the 31,000 Scots who were caught up in last year's Farepak fiasco to understand alternative ways to save.
FOLLOWING the collapse of the Farepak Hamper company last year, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) this week launched a pilot scheme in Scotland to help consumers decide how best to ensure they can afford to pay for Christmas.
SAFEGUARDS drawn up in wake of the Farepak Christmas club collapse to protect future savers were announced yesterday.
HBOS is to launch a Christmas savings account aimed at low-income households, just months after coming under fire for its role in the Farepak collapse.
MORE than 113,000 victims and agents of the Farepak Christmas savings club collapse have put in claims totalling £39 million, a report by administrators has said.
MARKS & SPENCER is giving vouchers to its staff who lost money in the Farepak collapse.
A SHOPPING centre is offering a helping hand to people affected by the collapse of festive hamper company Farepak.
A GROUP of customers owed money by the collapsed Christmas savings club, Farepak, failed in a court bid yesterday to win their refund before 25 December.
VICTIMS of the Farepak collapse will be able to take out loans of up to £400, thanks to an offer by the Scottish Executive to underwrite the cost to local credit unions.
VICTIMS of the collapsed Farepak savings scheme last night protested outside Halifax Bank of Scotland's annual Christmas party.
BANK chiefs hit out at protesters today and insisted they had done "the right thing" over the collapse of the Farepak Christmas savings scheme.
FAMILIES in West Lothian who lost money from the collapse of Farepak have been offered funds by a local credit group.
THERE was good news on the Farepak front last week, if that's not too much of an oxymoron to swallow with your porridge.
ABOUT 19,000 hampers will be sent to victims of the collapsed Farepak Christmas savings scheme - some 4,000 fewer than were ordered - the government announced yesterday.