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  1. Hi Tawny, thanks for the reply, just to play dumb for a moment and clarify what I've read, its is down to the Bankrupt to declare all assets to the OR right? Then what would stop someone neglecting to mention certain luxury items or passing them to a family member for safe keeping or somesuch? It just strikes me that if someone knows they are facing BR, then they can arrange in advance a method by which to keep their material assets such as PC's, TV's Video games etc whether it be by them neglecting to mention certain items or just moving them out of the house for a while.
  2. One thing I don't understand, and hopefully someone can clarify this for me, is how the OR works, what does he or she do? Is he/she the person who decides what assets you have and then take if they deem them worthy? And on that subject, how is all that worked out anyway? Does someone arrange to come to your home and have a look around and see what you have that could be worth taking or are you asked to list what you have at some point then someone calls you to discuss them? ooh, another question, what about the aftermath of BR? Are you essentially left alone then or do you maintain
  3. Couldn't agree with you more phoenix, I remember being 18 and wanting to buy a playstation 2. I wandered into Curry's and arranged a repayment with them which I would maintain all the way to completion. I always though that these were simple solutions to help them make sales long term and that they just allowed people to pay bit by bit, and that I may be required to pay over the odds for the privilege. 2 weeks later I find out that they take a loan out on a customers behalf with HFC bank, and thats who I was no dealing with. I find this out after they called me to tell me I had an extra £1700
  4. It's surely a testament to how screwed up the financial climate of the common man is in this country when something portrayed as being the final admission of failure (Bankruptcy) is actually a moment of genuine happiness and joy. But the fact is, despite the attached stigma, Bankruptcy can make people's lives far better and far far happier. Personally I prefer to try and pay off all my own debts, but being in debt, I understand how sometimes its just not possible and I personally respect people who take the Bankruptcy road despite the stigma around it. In many ways I wish that everyb
  5. OK, first, you'll want to ask them next time they call to stop calling you and request all further correspondance to be by mail only, without a paper trail you can't prove anything they claim unless you record all calls, and even that can be spurious. After that, if they continue to call, send them a harrasment letter telling them to stop all telephone contact or you will report them to Trading Standards etc al (There is a great template for this on this site). Once that is done, all correspondance will be via mail and you can negotiate with them that way. Take the time to run throu
  6. Correct. Missus had a chat with Debt advice helpline or somesuch today as hers is going squiffy too, and they told her that DCA's have no rights to do bugger all basically. They can badger you until you complain about harassment then they have no choice but to send it back to the original agreement holder, whoever they may be. Apart form that, there isn't much else they can do apparently.
  7. I would say not. You'll need this confirmed of course, but it sounds to me like they are trying to get you to openly admit you agree that the agreement is valid. Kinda like they're building up some fuel for if/when this claim goes to courts. But that works both ways, as it certainly seems they are grudgingly admitting that the agreement is NOT valid, thus are trying to get you to say you agreed to the terms presented. My suggestion would be to either ignore the letter or reply saying something along the lines of 'I assumed all was correct and valid as I was led to believe such was the cas
  8. So what you're saying is that such contracts are for a set minimum which the customer is obliged to pay for the full agreed terms of service, after which time he/she is free to terminate the agreement whenever they please (allowing for the 30 days notice) and up until then, the contract continues as normal? So normally I'd just send a letter requesting they close my 'account', but they haven't responded to my last 3. Should I send another one by registered mail asking to close down this account and asking why they have not closed the account on previous request?
  9. The contract was for 12 months, which had passed in January/February, so when I started sending letters, that had gone and I assume I was left on a rolling contract. They never mailed me to say the account was coming to an end, and I don't seem to have a copy of the original agreement to check if I assumed correctly and it continues on a rolling contract after the initial contract duration has lapsed.
  10. Anything that buys me another day whilst I am out of work and money is only a good thing. And if I can get some money back in the process, well I turn away form that chance either
  11. Hi Gary, thanks. From your sig it seems you've been own this road a time or too as well> How are they working out for you? Truth to tell, I don't know how long I've had the card, probably about 2 years, possibly 3, not all that long really. So CCA for credit card, and SAR for loan, paid by cheque so I can trace it being cashed. Why deface the signature they request though? Is that too delay proceedings because they will claim forgery or is it to to identify which signatures are true in case they try to copy them onto other docs?
  12. Okey Dokey, Il run with it that way then. Thank you very much.
  13. Took out a barclaycard at when I was 18/19, I forget which. I maxed it out liek a complete doofus and got into trouble meeting repayments. Went through citizens advice and managed to get a repayment of £1 pcm, this was about 5 years ago. Last year, I lost my job and my bank account was closed, I never bothered contacting Barclaycard because they had never tried to contact me since I made that £1 pcm agreement with me. Since my account closed down, they have only tried to contact me once, by phone, and my girlfriend feigned ignorance. Nothing since. I haven't told them my new address
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