b'COVID 19WHATS NORMALHERES SOME STATSABOUT THE NEW NORMAL?UK banks have granted almost 1.5 million paymentholidays on credit cards and personal loans. Bankingtrade body UK Finance report that 877,800 customeraccounts had received a payment freeze on their creditcards and another 608,000 customers received holidayson personal loan payments by 21st May.Almost one in five people experienced a reduction ofhousehold income during the first full month of lockdown.Nationwide has recently expressed the view that aborrowers credit file should be marked if such a holidayI dont know about you, but I still wake up most morningsis taken. thinking about that nasty nightmare Ive just had. But,The first day the Bounce Back loan scheme wasof course, after a few seconds, I remember it isnt aintroduced banks received around 100,000 applications. nightmare. Barclays received 200 applications in the first minuteAnd then I turn on the radio. Imagine if 12 months agoand Lloyds 5,000 within three hours.wed heard just a few minutes of one of the 24/7The Bounce Back scheme is open for loans of up tocoronavirus current broadcasts. Its either another Q and A50,000 to all businesses owners who simply have tosession, the Government briefing, BBC update, one expertself certify that their business has been adversely talking about the financial effect on the economy, anothereffected by Covid 19 and that the finance of their expert talking about the mental effect on individuals, andbusiness was not in financial difficulty atother experts talking about just about every aspect of the31st December 2019.disease, most of which wed never even thought of. Wed have thought we were on another planet.A FEW RECENT TESTIMONIALSWhat we need is something to cheer us up. Something like, the soccer season being restarted or Laura Kuenssbergbeing furloughed.At least theres some good news on the football front butno such luck about Laura.In the meantime, life must go on. Were here, as usual, getting used to the new normal. No doubt you may have many questions about your clients financial position either now or over the next few months. Dont hesitate to contact us either by email or telephone,at any time, if you think we could help. Hopefully, wellsoon be able to be have meetings, but in the meantimeGriffin & King have helped us through a tough time. They were finding video conferencing and conference calls have been non-judgemental throughout the process. Despite very helpful.having to work during the restrictions implemented due to Covid 19 they have been extremely helpful. I would be more Heres a list of our contact detailsI look forward tothan happy to recommend Griffin & King.speaking to you soon. CN - 20 May 2020Me (Tim Corfield) mobile: 077869 65009 Me (Tim Corfield) email: firstname.lastname@example.org Working with Griffin & King has been a really positive experience so far. Janet from their team has done an Janet telephone: 01922 722205excellent job of making sure all the documents are in order Janet mobile, text, Whats App: 07545 806 531through this stressful period and keeping us alerted to email: email@example.com oreverything that we need to do. Thanks so much firstname.lastname@example.org G & K DS - 18 May 2020 G & KWalsall 01922 722205Birmingham 0121 371 9231Bournemouth 01202 355348Cannock 01543 401377Hereford01432 291013Redditch 01527 531350Rugeley 01889 529273Shrewsbury 01743 491239Stafford 01785 318768Stoke 01782 580886Tamworth 01827 849961Wolverhampton 01902 489657'