cold callers

Ban on pension cold-calling announced but government fails to set implementation date

Sunday, 20 August 2017 | News

Savers will be pleased to hear the government has announced a crackdown on private pension cold calling.

New app helps block nuisance mobile calls

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 | News

A new app to help people screen nuisance calls to their mobile phone and make it easier for mobile users to log complaints about potential scams has been launched by the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

New service lets consumers halt donation requests from charities

Friday, 07 July 2017 | News

A new service has launched that gives consumers the right to opt out of receiving emails, telephone calls, texts and post from charities looking for donations.

Cold-calling firm responsible for 100m nuisance calls hit with record fine

Friday, 12 May 2017 | News

Keurboom Communications Ltd has been fined a record £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after plaguing consumers with 100 million automated calls made over an 18-month period.

Autumn Statement 2016: Government plans to tackle pension scammers

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 | News

The government will publish a consultation looking at ways to tackle pension scams before Christmas, chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his Autumn Statement.

Petition calls for ban on pensions and investment cold calling

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 | News

A petition to ban pension and investment cold-calling is gaining momentum and has won endorsement from former pension minister Steve Webb, who now works as director of policy at Royal London.

Cold callers selling high-risk products should be banned, says charity

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 | News

Cold callers promoting high-risk financial products, should be banned, according to leading debt charity StepChange.

Cold-callers forced out from the shadows

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | News

Telemarketers, payment protection insurance (PPI) claims handling companies, and other cold callers are no longer allowed to disguise or hide their phone numbers under new rules brought in today.

True money stories from smart people: Cold-caller revenge

Friday, 27 May 2016 | Article

Jean-Paul Sartre once said: “Hell is other people,” which was pretty prescient of him considering he said it some time before the invention of that truly hellish of human practices: cold calling.

Brits bombarded with 468 nuisance calls and texts each year

Friday, 17 July 2015 | News

The great British public are being bombarded with 468 nuisance calls and text messages per person each year.