Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


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    Default Miscalculated Interest (APR) on Credit Card

    Hi

    I've added everything up from all statements.... is something wrong here or have I missed something?

    Total Purchases Made:
    2545.44

    Total Charges:
    297.50 (late fees etc)

    TOTAL 2842.94

    Total interesticon Charged:
    933.05

    The card was on different interest rates:
    monthly 1.385 - APR 17.9%
    monthly 1.527 - APR 19.9%
    monthly 2.210 - APR 30.0%

    When I calculate the percentage of "2842.94" to get "933.05", the percentage is 32.82%... Which is a rather high percentage. So overall for my purchases I have been charged 32.82% on top.

    I've not seen any claims regarding over-calculated interest, so I'm probably wrong here but thought it was worth a post.

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    Default Re: Miscalculated Interest (APR) on Credit Card

    How long as the card been open?


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    Default Re: Miscalculated Interest (APR) on Credit Card

    Hi mate

    2005: Credit Card account opened.
    2005 - 2008: Account Active
    2008: Account closed and sold to a DCA.
    2011: Judgment (CCJ)

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    Default Re: Miscalculated Interest (APR) on Credit Card

    Did you calculate the interesticon from when the account was opened + compound the interest charges?


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    Default Re: Miscalculated Interest (APR) on Credit Card

    Quote Originally Posted by sequenci View Post
    Did you calculate the interesticon from when the account was opened + compound the interest charges?
    Hi, I just added it all up from the statements (manually) and did the calculations from the results.
    Tomorrow I will use that very good spreadsheet (CISheet v101.xls)

    I posted this thread with regards to the interest they charged me on my purchases, as according to my calculations sometimes I nail the fiquire bang on but other calculations are coming up short... I estimate that they have over-calculated the interest by roughly 80, but I've not seen anyone bring this up on CAGicon.

    I've not seen a claim against mis-calculation of interest, though I did read an article earlier where the author estimates billions of 's have been reaped by the banks via over-calculation of interest.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Miscalculated Interest (APR) on Credit Card

    Sounds like you're on the right track. Remember that interesticon accrues on interest with these things..


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    Default Re: Miscalculated Interest (APR) on Credit Card

    Hi, thanks for the help!

    I still can't get the fiquire they have achieved.

    Statement Balance (inc interesticon)
    =1,708.73

    Actual PURCHASES (not inc interest)
    =1453.13

    Statement Interest Charged
    =237.92

    Compound Interest
    =17.68

    TOTAL INTEREST CHARGED
    =255.60
    Having tried a few combinations, the closest I can get to the interest charged is this:
    1453.13 minus 17.68 = 1435.45
    17.9% of 1435.45 = 256.94

    I have a headache now!


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    Default Re: Miscalculated Interest (APR) on Credit Card

    You will have to analyse this month by month rather than adding up the total for the account.

    Also remember that interesticon is charged on interest and that interest is charged on late payment fees and over limit fees.

    Also remember that credit cards have interest charges applied with relevance to a charging period and from the date purchases were made.

    You'll also need to know which items are paid off first when you make a payment to the account

    You'll have a lot of work to do on this exercise.

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    Default Re: Miscalculated Interest (APR) on Credit Card

    Hi ims, thanks for dropping by!
    Thanks for the info,

    Yeah, I already spent 4 hours inputting it all into the spreadsheet!

    Alot more complicated than I thought and I don't think I have the brain capacity to carry on!
    I very much doubt they miscalculated it, so I'll let it drop.

    Thanks again for your time



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