Kwikchex.com, Timeshare Taskforce and Timeshare Business Check
Kwikchex.com is run by Mr. Christopher Anthony Emmins who confirms that his entities are funded by the Resort Development Organisation (RDO) i.e. timeshare companies.
Mr. Emmins has resigned from 4 companies and held 17 appointments at 17 dissolved companies, you can view this information directly by clicking this link https://companycheck.co.uk/director/904358976/MR-CHRISTOPHER-ANTHONY-EMMINS/summary
Chris Emmins states that he helps consumers to take direct action against fraudsters:-
“We have been delighted to having helped many victims of fraud and deceit from individuals, maliciously attacked on line to major businesses who have been mis-represented.” Is he seriously suggesting that these major businesses, the timeshare industry, is being mis-represented and not the consumer?
It is astonishing that no timeshare resort has ever been criticised or condemned, even those which have entered into bankruptcy, whereby timeshare owners have lost all future rights to take holidays.
Kwikchex is not interested in assisting timeshare owners when they complain against members of the RDO. We are in receipt of hundreds of horror stories (witness statements from consumers who have been mis-represented at the point of sale by RDO members). Many of these clients were subject to high pressure selling using psychological and manipulative practices. They were given misleading information and many of them were elderly or in bad health, leading these consumers to take out expensive bank loans which they could not really afford.
When clients complained to their resort they were referred to Kwikchex who would give them free advice as to any concerns or questions about their timeshare ownership and at the same time, discrediting any company which offered retribution to these consumers.
Consumers are given the impression that Kwikchex offers an independent advisory service but their existence in reality, is to protect the timeshare industry. Kwikchex claim that they work with Trading Standards, the Competition and Markets Office, the Ministry of Justice, the Information Commissioners office and the Insolvency Service.
They also claim to assist the police with regard to investigation into fraudulent practices. Once again, no member of the RDO is ever reported.
One of the members of the RDO is called Azure Services Limited, a Maltese company which sells timeshare at the Azure Island Residence Club together with related finance. The company, Azure Services Limited, was not authorised to carry on these related services being credit brokering on behalf of Barclays Partner Finance (BPF) until 25-04-16. Prior to this however, Azure Services Limited brokered 1,444 unregulated loans through BPF, totalling approximately£47 million.
These Azure timeshare purchasers were told that after 2 years Azure would resell their timeshare at a considerable profit. This of course, never happened and clients were stuck with a valueless timeshare and a bank loan which, with interest, doubled the amount borrowed.
At a recent case, the Upper Tribunal instructed the Financial Conduct Authority to investigate these loans which is the current position.
Kwikchex has never mentioned this major scam of course, because Azure Services Limited is an RDO member.
Other major resorts belonging to the RDO are Diamond Resorts, Anfi Sales, CLC World Resorts and Hotels and many others. In the past 2 years numerous cases have been brought against these companies and other RDO members, principally in Spain with a 90% success rate, being that the contracts that were issued fell foul of the Spanish timeshare legal requirements. TO SEE EXAMPLES OF JURISDICTIONAL MIS-SELLING AND IRREGULAR CONTRACTS BY RDO RESORTS PLEASE CLICK HERE
Here is another example:-
“Diamond resorts agrees to pay $800,000 for alleged customer deception”
But of course no mention of this by Kwikchex the crusader for timeshare consumer deception.
Again we reiterate that Kwikchex, Timeshare Taskforce and Timeshare Business Check have no interest in reporting any wrongdoings by the timeshare industry and have no interest in protecting consumers against mis-selling and breach of contract by any RDO member.