This business is not BBB accredited.
B & T Financial GroupAdditional Locations
Phone: (888) 689-8652 Fax: (800) 861-9512 View Additional Phone Numbers 7603 First Place Drive B-12, Oakwood Village, OH 44146
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This business is not BBB accredited.
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Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that lowered the rating for B & T Financial Group include:
- BBB concerns with the industry in which this business operates
Factors that raised the rating for B & T Financial Group include:
- Length of time business has been operating
- No complaints filed with BBB
Customer Complaints Summary
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Additional Complaint Information
This company first came to the attention of the Cleveland BBB in September of 2006. At that time callers indicated the company was advertising advance fee loans and using the name, address and website of an Oakwood Village, Ohio company known as Premium Finance Associates.
One caller applied for a $15,000 loan and was required to pay $1,052 prior to receiving the funds but the loan monies were never provided by the company.
Loan documents obtained by the BBB do include several references to the Ohio company but there are also numerous discrepancies. The start date, management and several of the toll free numbers of this company are different than the Ohio firm. While referencing "Premium Finance Associates", the loan documents also refer to this company, B & T Loans, and the website, www.bandtloans.com.
Loan documents also include a BBB logo suggesting membership. The company IS NOT A MEMBER of the BBB.
The Cleveland BBB was unable to verify that this company had any licensing with the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions.
NOTE: Consumers with less than perfect credit should use the following guidelines when seeking loans:
1. Know who you are doing business with. Obtain the name of the loan representative and the name, address, and telephone number of the company.
2. Don't accept the promoter's claims of guaranteed loan services at face value.
3. Insist on being told the name of the lending institution which supposedly will fund your loan.
4. Verify with the supposed lender all oral and written representations made by the promoter regarding support from that lender.
5. Ask for names, addresses, and phone numbers of other customers of the promoter, and contact them to see if they got their loans. Consider consulting an attorney or accountant for advice.
6. Ask yourself why the promoter can obtain a loan for you from a legitimate lender when you yourself have been turned down for a loan, perhaps many times. Take care of your precious assets by exercising caution when asked to pay a loan fee in advance.
If you have been victimized in an advance fee scheme in which the U.S. Mail was used, report your experience to your local postmaster or the nearest Postal Inspector.
(For more information about this industry, see the Educational / General Comments portion of this report.)
(To access a detailed report regarding the Oakwood Village, Ohio company - Premium Finance Associates - call the BBB Anytime Line at 216-241-7678 and enter 440-735-5626 or check the BBB's website at www.Clevelandbbb.org.)
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Business ManagementMr. Bryan Burmont, Owner Ms. Nicola Davis Mr. Mark Marciano Mr. David Obrian, Senior Operating Manager Mr. Frank Wilson
Advance Fee Loan Brokers