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Freemans Grattan Holdings

The Otto Group is a German Home Shopping Catalogue Group. The company owns both well established UK brands Gratttan and Freemans catalogues as well as Kaleidoscope, Look Again and Curvissa, going under the name of Freemans Grattan Holdings in the UK.

So let us take a look at the  catalogues that people who want poor credit history assistance with their shopping. These Otto Group catalogues have some great ranges to choose from.


Freemans catalogues have been in existence now for over one hundred years. They have a great range of womens clothing and lingerie in the latest fashion stylesa and by going into specifc niche markets they offer unique goods and services for the curvier ladies. Plenty of trendy fashion items on sale with flexible account basis which is buy now and pay nothing for twelve  months.

The shopping experience at Freemans is great stop for fashion items and much more for women of all sizes. The menswear and kids section are all at competitve prices. If you have a  low credit rating or had some credit issues in the past then Freemans catalogue account will help you improve your credit score, helping you to  re-establish your credit lines.

As well as their popular ladies wear collections Freemans have stylish mens branded goods including jumpers, trainers, t-shirts and boots, and childrens fashion, toys and games, bikes, fitness quipment, gaming consoles, sat navs, mobile phines, home and garden, seasononal goods, giftware,  clothing and accessories plus much more, with next day delivery available on many items.

One unqiue thing that this company offers that other catlaogue companies dont is a money store for credit cards, loans, cheaper gas and electricity, product breakdown cover, credit monitoring, retirement assistance, wills and much more. This one feature stands Freemans out from the other businesses reviwed that offer deferred payment catalogue shopping. Definately worth checking out with these extra benefits.


Celebrating a hundred years of trading, Grattan was way back in 1912. Grattan has become a leading brand catalogue name familiar with most people in the UK.  Based in Bradford this company focusses mainly on womens fashion, lingerie, menswear , kids designer fashion, sports clothing but also has house & outdoor garden, electricals and gifts on offer in their catalogue.

Their moto is fashion for less and they ceratinly deliver a great range Next day delivery is available here and with a Grattan Flex account you can spread the cost. As with Freemans a money shop is avaialble for loans, credit cards, extended waranties and cover for both family and products.

Look Again

Look again is the same catalogue as Grattan and Freemans and another trading name of the Otto Group.


Kaleidoscope is another well known recognisable brand in the FGH group. Kaleidoscope offer 10 % off to new customers so this is an incentive to open a new account with this company.

Flexible repayment options are offered allowing you to spread the cost of your purchases to fit your requirements. The company regularly sends out promotions and exclusive discounts. Fourteen day home approval is available on most items and you can manages your account online or pay by many other means. The APR at the time of writing is lower than other companies too as its 29.9% variable, with free delivery and the range of products this has to be on the short list
or pay your balance in full.

Kaleidoscope have huge range of party wear, work wear, shape wear, swimwear, smart and casual wear to suit the tastes of many women in sizes 8-22. The party wear women’s clothing is very popular on facebook and so is seems the beautiful footwear aimed at fashion-conscious consumers.


Curvissa as the name implies focuses on the woman who is slightly more curvy than the stick pin manekins you see in shop windows or on the catwalk. Curvissa embraces the wonderful beauty of ladies lovely feminine curves. Plus size fashion, footwear, wedding wear fashion in sizes 14-32.

So if its a family or friends wedding or day at the races, office party or perhaps a prom party dress you need then Curvissa has it all and more besides.

They have a trends section and shape calculator features and offer plenty of advice with clear easy website navigation. To top it all off they offer a phenomenal 20% discount off initial orders and flexible account repayments, the best we have seen! With next day delivery, if you are a curvy lady wanting something that fits and is a bit special, then this is the place to try.