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Violation Tracker UK Individual Case

Company: Vanquis Bank Limited
Current Parent CompanyVanquis Banking Group
Parent at the Time of the Penalty Announcement: Vanquis Banking Group
Recap of Ownership Changes: In 2023 Provident Financial changed its name to Vanquis Banking Group.
Company City/Town: Bradford
Company Nation/Region: England
Penalty: £75,000
Year: 2017
Date: 10 October, 2017
Offence Group: consumer-protection-related offences
Offence Type: privacy violation
Violation Description: Vanquis Bank Limited, based in Bradford, was accused of sending 870,849 spam text messages and 620,000 spam emails to promote its credit cards. The ICO said both the emails and texts broke the law because the recipients had not consented to being sent such messages.
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Information Commissioner's Office
HQ Country of Parent: United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: sub-prime lending
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