Advice and resources to carry out checks on businesses and products prior to making any payments or entering into contracts. It includes considerations regarding buying timeshare and related products/services, as well as questionnaires that can be submitted to businesses.


Advice on what steps to take if you have paid monies/entered into a contract and are concerned that there may be dishonest, fraudulent or incompetent practices with possible breaches of contract or failures to carry out work as described/promised.


Check for Warnings about specific businesses. Warnings are issued on the basis that the business may have been the subject of official actions and/or are failing to properly disclose/intentionally hide details of ownership. If a business is not the subject of a warning notice, it is still important to carry out recommended checks.

The purpose of The Timeshare Business Check website is to verify information regarding businesses operating within, or associated with the European timeshare sector, including:

Timeshare resorts
Timeshare resellers
Holiday clubs
Legal advisers
Claims companies
Trade associations
Timeshare consumer organisations
Businesses selling leisure/lifestyle credit schemes


Scammers target Monster Travel customers

KwikChex has been advised by the Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) of Avon & Somerset police that attempts to defraud are being made connected to the ongoing investigation into Mark Rowe and Monster Travel. They have released the following bulletin:   We have recently been receiving higher call volumes from victims reporting another influx of cold […]

Diamond Resorts acquisition signals increase in rogue business activity

Following the recent Hilton Grand Vacations announcement of their agreement to acquire Diamond Resorts International (see here), Diamond Resorts members have made us aware of attempts by rogue businesses to scare and pressure them into paying substantial fees for various exit and claims services. They previously used similar deceitful tactics when Diamond was acquired by […]

Hilton Grand Vacations to acquire Diamond Resorts

Hilton Grand Vacations has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Diamond Resorts International in a stock-based transaction value of $1.4 billion. Under terms of the agreement, Apollo Funds and Diamond stockholders will receive 34.5 million shares of HGV common stock, subject to customary adjustments. The combined company will have approximately 720,000 owners and 154 […]

JSD Group Limited – the cold calling claims company with questionable client testimonials

Financial Mail on Sunday journalist, Tony Hetherington, has written of his recent investigation into JSD Group Limited, a claims firm which has been cold calling timeshare owners offering to assist with compensation claims for mis-sold timeshare, even when consumers have successfully exited their timeshare decades before. It seems that timeshare claims aren’t the only cases […]