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Martin Boober
13th November 2018, 12:23
Hi folks, I need your opinion. I have to postpone my plans on changing my current accountant to a new one which I thought might be GA. But I did referred my buddy through the form on the website that is available to everyone. However after he paid for 2 month GA refuse to pay the referral premium because I am not their client. From my point of view it is not fair but may be this is common practice which I am not aware of?

Gorilla Accounting
13th November 2018, 13:40
Hi Martin,

I apologies if our initial response gave you the impression that we refusing to pay the referral fee. This is certainly not the case. I have since tried to contact you to explain this but the number we have appears to be incorrect. If you can please contact our office on 0330 024 0406 I would be more than happy to discuss this further.

Many Thanks

northernladuk
13th November 2018, 13:54
Hi folks, I need your opinion. I have to postpone my plans on changing my current accountant to a new one which I thought might be GA. But I did referred my buddy through the form on the website that is available to everyone. However after he paid for 2 month GA refuse to pay the referral premium because I am not their client. From my point of view it is not fair but may be this is common practice which I am not aware of?

Well it does say on their site...


We hope you enjoy being a client of Gorilla Accounting, so much so, that you’ll want to recommend us to your friends and colleagues

Why not explain your situation to them and ask them to keep it on the backburner for when you do sign up and collect in then? Everyone is a winner.

DeludedKitten
13th November 2018, 14:16
How can you give an accurate referral if you are not a client?

Colleague asked me today about accountant recommendations because he's fed up with the last mistake from SJD. I pointed him to a few places but since I don't use them I'm not expecting them to give me a referral just for mentioning their name.

chopper
13th November 2018, 15:40
So when you sign up, use your buddy's details as your referrer, and get him to give you the referral fee? Or half of it.

Winner winner, corned beef dinner.

Martin Boober
13th November 2018, 16:42
How can you give an accurate referral if you are not a client?

Colleague asked me today about accountant recommendations because he's fed up with the last mistake from SJD. I pointed him to a few places but since I don't use them I'm not expecting them to give me a referral just for mentioning their name.

Why not? I did a research on the topic spending many hours to find the trusted company that I personally want to use. Why I cannot refer another person? If I would be a client for one month can I refer then or I need to wait for one year? :tumble:

Martin Boober
13th November 2018, 16:56
Well it does say on their site...
Why not explain your situation to them and ask them to keep it on the backburner for when you do sign up and collect in then? Everyone is a winner.

It is nowhere said that you must be a client isn't it? I am not sure about my company future in light of the IR35 changes I would really like to use Gorilla but don't know when yet. Anyway I have got a response from them that they just need an invoice from a company because they cannot pay to my personal account. Also sound strange to me. How my company is relevant to that? I have to speak to my accountant. May be someone can share their experience on the topic?

northernladuk
13th November 2018, 17:36
It is nowhere said that you must be a client isn't it? I am not sure about my company future in light of the IR35 changes I would really like to use Gorilla but don't know when yet. Anyway I have got a response from them that they just need an invoice from a company because they cannot pay to my personal account. Also sound strange to me. How my company is relevant to that? I have to speak to my accountant. May be someone can share their experience on the topic?The quote about you having to be a client is on this page.
Refer a Friend | GBP100 for Every Client You Refer to Us >> Gorilla Accounting (https://gorillaaccounting.com/contact-us/refer-a-friend/)

I was surprised when I was first asked to invoice for it. I thought about asking can you just not pay me it personally and I'll forget you paid me it... But realised this was my accountant I was talking to :igmc:

northernladuk
13th November 2018, 17:37
I see they have posted so it must have been stuck waiting for approval. Why don't you call them and erm... Speak to your not yet accountant?

You are making a right mountain out of a molehill if you don't mind me saying.

Martin Boober
13th November 2018, 17:47
The quote about you having to be a client is on this page.
Refer a Friend | GBP100 for Every Client You Refer to Us >> Gorilla Accounting (https://gorillaaccounting.com/contact-us/refer-a-friend/)

I was surprised when I was first asked to invoice for it. I thought about asking can you just not pay me it personally and I'll forget you paid me it... But realised this was my accountant I was talking to :igmc:

I may be blind but I cannot see where does it say anything like "only available for the clients" or "must be a client of us"?

So your point is that I need to have a company to receive the referral premium in case if I forget that I have been paid and they can prove by showing the invoice or what? :eyes

Martin Boober
13th November 2018, 17:56
You are making a right mountain out of a molehill if you don't mind me saying.

I don't think so. Imaging I became they client but than I have to quit contracting and friend of mine asking to recommend a trusted accountant for him - I have no referral premium because I do not have my company? What about referral system for finding a right person for an open vacancy? Are those works differently or also require you to be a client of recruiter and run a company? :confused:

northernladuk
13th November 2018, 19:11
I may be blind but I cannot see where does it say anything like "only available for the clients" or "must be a client of us"?

We hope you enjoy being a client of Gorilla Accounting, so much so, that you’ll want to recommend us to your friends and colleagues.

Maybe some feedback to them would be to translate the page in to moron speak.


So your point is that I need to have a company to receive the referral premium in case if I forget that I have been paid and they can prove by showing the invoice or what? :eyes
Their policy is to pay clients a referral fee. That's it. Nothing more to it than that.

Funnily enough before replying to this there was an advert in TV offering a £100 to existing customers to refer a friend and thought of you. I know reading isn't your thing but it says you have to be a customer here.
Recommend a friend terms and conditions | Nationwide (https://www.nationwide.co.uk/about/recommend-a-friend/terms-and-conditions)

northernladuk
13th November 2018, 19:13
I don't think so. Imaging I became they client but than I have to quit contracting and friend of mine asking to recommend a trusted accountant for him - I have no referral premium because I do not have my company? What about referral system for finding a right person for an open vacancy? Are those works differently or also require you to be a client of recruiter and run a company? :confused:Tell you what. Send me your bank details and I'll send you £100 just to stop you crying like a bitch. When you do get round to signing up you can use me as a referral and I get my 100 quid back. How's that.

Have you tried ringing them and speaking to them again to see what they are willing to offer or are you just after virtual hugs now?

greenlake
13th November 2018, 19:21
Have you tried ringing them and speaking to them again to see what they are willing to offer or are you just after virtual hugs now?

I'm sure they'll have something in the post to Mr. Boober soon....

http://i.imgur.com/bbCDYeu.jpg

cojak
14th November 2018, 09:58
I suspect that their referrals policy will be changing very soon to remove the naivety clause.

Non-client referrals - sheesh...

Martin Boober
15th November 2018, 11:37
I suspect that their referrals policy will be changing very soon to remove the naivety clause.

Non-client referrals - sheesh...

And how they will win from that? Getting a new client that would stay with them for years and pay every month more than a referral premium not worth it? Is this a housewives forum?

Martin Boober
15th November 2018, 11:41
Maybe some feedback to them would be to translate the page in to moron speak.

Well if it help you to understand the text you can ask them to translate. LOL :laugh


Their policy is to pay clients a referral fee. That's it. Nothing more to it than that.

You have failed to provide any evidence that the being a client is a must. I am not going to argue your imagination, you need someone else for that.

Martin Boober
15th November 2018, 11:48
Tell you what. Send me your bank details and I'll send you £100 just to stop you crying like a bitch. When you do get round to signing up you can use me as a referral and I get my 100 quid back. How's that.

Have you tried ringing them and speaking to them again to see what they are willing to offer or are you just after virtual hugs now?

I don't need anything from you, I don't know you and I don't like you. The deal that GA has advertise was for £200 and there were no requirements for the mandatory to be client and to have a company to get the premium paid. It is not about the money after all but about the trust. If I cannot trust the company word how I can trust them to run accountancy for my business? Should be understandable even for you :smokin

vwdan
15th November 2018, 11:50
I don't need anything from you, I don't know you and I don't like you. The deal that GA has advertise was for £200 and there were no requirements for the mandatory to be client and to have a company to get the premium paid. It is not about the money after all but about the trust. If I cannot trust the company word how I can trust them to run accountancy for my business? Should be understandable even for you :smokin

Have you ever heard of any referral scheme that doesn't need the other person to be a customer? It doesn't really make any sense.

Martin Boober
15th November 2018, 11:57
Have you ever heard of any referral scheme that doesn't need the other person to be a customer? It doesn't really make any sense.

I already mention in previous post that recruiters often offers that and you don't need to be their customer to propose a right candidate. Correct me if I am wrong. Example: Referral Scheme Terms and Conditions (https://catchgroup.com/referral-scheme-tandcs)

northernladuk
15th November 2018, 12:00
I already mention in previous post that recruiters often offers that and you don't need to be their customer to propose a right candidate. Correct me if I am wrong.

Some do, some don't. But so what?

Martin Boober
15th November 2018, 12:16
Some do, some don't. But so what?

It was no addressed to you


Have you ever heard of any referral scheme that doesn't need the other person to be a customer? It doesn't really make any sense.

WTFH
15th November 2018, 12:16
Hi folks, I need your opinion. I have to postpone my plans on changing my current accountant to a new one which I thought might be GA.

Is this for your UK company, your Cyprus company, your personal taxes? which one?

Martin Boober
15th November 2018, 12:35
Is this for your UK company, your Cyprus company, your personal taxes? which one?

GA operates in Greece or Turkey?

WTFH
15th November 2018, 12:46
GA operates in Greece or Turkey?


I don't know, but surely if you're in Cyprus and trying to manage dodgy complex financial transactions, it's worth choosing an accountant who can help you.

northernladuk
15th November 2018, 12:48
It was no addressed to you

Och aye jimmie!!

saptastic
15th November 2018, 14:07
In fairness if they don't mention in their T&C's that you don't need to be an existing client to refer than that is the case. Whilst it is their screw up and unusual - it should be explicitly specified whether it is only a 'member get member' scheme in their T&C's.

Spoiler
15th November 2018, 21:09
Wonder if the OP also entered the GA Ethereum competition ??

The opening sentence does state:


As a client of Gorilla Accounting, if you have opted in to be part of our Ethereum Competition and you successfully refer a friend over to Gorilla, you can earn x5 Tickets.

But why let that stop you, it didn't for the referral :D

northernladuk
15th November 2018, 21:24
Wonder if the OP also entered the GA Ethereum competition ??

The opening sentence does state:



But why let that stop you, it didn't for the referral :DThe tickets are going to be worth more than the Ethereum by the time that ends.

Martin Boober
16th November 2018, 08:16
In fairness if they don't mention in their T&C's that you don't need to be an existing client to refer than that is the case. Whilst it is their screw up and unusual - it should be explicitly specified whether it is only a 'member get member' scheme in their T&C's.

It is also worth to mention that it will be only paid to the Company. The current statement is: "This will be paid to you once your referral has paid two monthly fees."

northernladuk
16th November 2018, 08:25
It is also worth to mention that it will be only paid to the Company. The current statement is: "This will be paid to you once your referral has paid two monthly fees."Could that possibly be becasue it's more efficient than paying it to the company than it is getting it personally and claiming it your SA. These are your accountants we are talking about here.

But keep whining. Makes you look great.

jmo21
16th November 2018, 14:59
Hi Martin,

I apologies if our initial response gave you the impression that we refusing to pay the referral fee. This is certainly not the case. I have since tried to contact you to explain this but the number we have appears to be incorrect. If you can please contact our office on 0330 024 0406 I would be more than happy to discuss this further.

Many Thanks

4 pages of sniping, and this is the first post after the OP, classic CUK.

WTFH
16th November 2018, 15:15
4 pages of sniping, and this is the first post after the OP, classic CUK.

Equally classic is that the OP is still going on about it on his other thread as well.

vwdan
16th November 2018, 15:18
4 pages of sniping, and this is the first post after the OP, classic CUK.

Only just approved though