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Company going bust



A friend of mine paid £1500 for a massage course and after nearly completing the first year has received a text from the company saying that they have gone bust and she won't be able to sit her exams, so has no qualification after her first years work.

Should the company have insurance to cover this kind of thing and would she be entitled to her money back?

The only communication so far has been the text and I was wondering if anyone had any advice or thoughts on this.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Gareth Beck

3 Responses

  1. I can’t really help but if she paid by credit card the credit card company may be able to help?

  2. getting funds back
    The credit card option is a good one.
    They can also look up the company at company house, find the name of the liquidator and lodge a claim for the cost of the course.

    also if the co was a member of a professional body, contact them, explain the situation and another centre may well manage the exam – although the fee may well be payable again.

    If you need help tracking the company – contact me I have access to some company databases


  3. Thanks for the help
    Thanks for your help, both comments are really helpful. I’ve passed them onto my friend who is going to look into them.


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