It is almost the end of the first week for After Inside Timeshare and we would like to welcome back some of our old IT readers, many of whom have joined our Facebook Group. In today’s short piece we shall have a quick look at some of the articles that are planned.
Tomorrow, we welcome back our old friend from the US, Irene Parker who has been a staunch advocate for change in how timeshare is sold and managed. Her efforts to help consumers in the US has not gone unnoticed, especially by the industry.
For those of you who remember her articles in the original Inside Timeshare, Irene gave a voice to those who felt they were alone and in a never-ending nightmare. Hence the accounts we published were given the title “Nightmare on Timeshare Street”.
Since then, through her efforts and those who have rallied around and offered their help, many of those “Nightmares on Timeshare Street” have been resolved. But that is not the end of it, there is still a long way to go and those nightmares for many are continuing.
In “How and When Self-advocacy and Consumer Education Resolves Timeshare Disputes”, Irene gives concise information on your first steps to timeshare freedom. It is full of links to help groups, groups formed for informing members of the news and giving the facts, there are also some links to our previous articles on Inside Timeshare.
So join us tomorrow for Irene’s first article on After Inside Timeshare.
Another upcoming article is also from Irene, this will give information on “How to Write and File a Timeshare Complaint”.
This will be a follow on from the previous article and will prove a useful tool in resolving your problems, after all, we all know there are many “companies” out there ready to take advantage.
Stories submitted from our US friends will be edited by Irene. For details on how to submit see the end of the article.
Many timeshare purchasers have financed their timeshares with loan agreements brokered by the very sales staff selling them the timeshare. At the time it appears to be just like making any other large purchase such as a car, how many of us have bought our new dream car on finance?
But what happens when things go wrong?
You file complaints and claims under various Consumer Credit Regulations, but they are rejected by the finance provider. You then begin the process of making appeals to the Financial Conduct Authority and Financial Ombudsman Service.
According to our research, the FOS finds 95% of timeshare complaints in favour of the finance companies!
Not a very good figure considering that both organisations are there to protect the consumer.
In this article, we will have a look at the FOS and the FCA, it may explain the reasons why timeshare consumers complaints and claims are being rejected.
Another article in the works is really a look at a piece of history, it is a report which was commissioned by the United Nations, of all organisations. The subject “Timeshare”.
You will not be surprised when you see who the main contributors are, all we can say is, it is the usual suspects in the timeshare world.
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