Premier Group Limited, operating out of the Isle of Man, and SL Mortgage Funding NÂş1 Limited, originating from Chester, have had legal proceedings against them accepted by Courts in Bilbao.

A group of claimants, represented by lawyers acting for ERVA, filed a civil complaint against the aboved named companies for selling tax defrauding schemes, worth a grand total of €7.5 million, through misrepresentation and deceipt.

The scheme, also known as SITIRS (Spanish Income Transfer and Inheritance Reduction Scheme), was the brainchild of Premier’s Sales Manager for Spain Charles Walton. Unfortunately for his former employers, Walton was busier cheating people than ensuring that his boss complied with the Spanish regulators, a kind of essential job he forgot about completely.

The Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission, via the likes of Bobby Keig, Michael Weldon and Hazel Gawne, by repeatedly ignoring letters and emails from consumers cheated by this company, has given their implicit blessing to the now infamous clandestine activities of Premier Group, in Spain.

As for the appointed lenders, SLM, they were party to the scheme and derived an undisclosed profit for teaming up with Premier; they now face having their mortgages rendered null and void.

SLM (1) (1) (link to Court documents)