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  1. Back in February we bought a fridge freezer from our local John Lewis store. We noticed around June that there was an excessive build up of ice on the back of the fridge. We called out the engineer and he said it was normal. He also showed me where the ice goes when it melted. We then noticed in July that the ice was melting and the water was landing/dripping onto food on the shelves beneath it. I sent another email to JL and they arranged for the engineer to return - his response was that because of all the fridge magnets on the front of the fridge door had caused the door to become misaligned, due to the weight of all the magnets, preventing the door from sealing properly! I did have to laugh ! What a pathetic excuse. Ironically, it was the same engineer who came before and hadnt said anything about the magnets then ! Hmmm ! I have now told the store that I am now exercising my rights under the sales of Goods act 1979 to either repair or replace the defective fridge freezer. However, should this fail would I have any redress from the bank as I used my debit card to pay ? How long do you have before you are no longer entitled to claim ? thanks Dean
  2. Hi everyone A couple of years ago I looked into trying to reclaim PPI that was brokered by Norton Finance as part of a secured loan I took out in October 2004 to consolidate some debts. I borrowed £ 40000 repayable over 25 years and the broker insisted I have the PPI which was to cover loan repayments for accident, redundancy and sickness for the first 5 years of the term of the loan. they added £ 9790 for the PPI. In October 2006 I decided to remortgage and so the secured loan was repaid after just two years. Now, when I enquired to First Plus about the mis-sold PPI, they told me that I had to take up the matter with Nortom Finance. However, by that time, the broker had stopped trading so went to the FCSC and they said that no claims before 1st January 2005 could be considered. However, my argument is that the PPI payment would have been paid by Firstplus to the broker and what is more to the fact, I only have the loan for two years so only two years of premium were used - I never was refunded the PPI premium as there were three years of cover still not used ? Firstplus are using the same excuse as the FCSC but they are the ones who paid the premium and they were the ones repaid in FULL when I redeemed the loan in October 2006. I am sure they are just making excuses to not pay but fee that even if I cant make a claim fro mis-sold PPI, I can atleast expect some of the PPI premium paid to be refunded as the original term was for 5 years and I only had the loan for 2 years. thanks - any advice would be great. I dont have statements anymore - just the account number, principal borrowed and PPI paid out in en email from FP. Dean
  3. I took out a secured loan with Welcome Finance in 2005 and ran into difficulties paying in 2008-9 when made redundant. However, they had transferred/sold the debt to a debt collection agency as I remortgaged in 2006 with GMAC-RFC who got them to sign a deed of postponement. So, the debt appeared to have become no longer secured or atleast the priority was changed. neither the debt collection firm nor Welcome Finance have ever pursued the debt despite my attempts to contact them to make an offer of repayment. However, it still means they have a legal charge as shown by the land registry. If they are not willing to co-operate, is it fair that they can continue to retain this legal charge ??? I can only remove the charge by repaying the debt but if they do not respond, what legal rights have I? thanks Dean
  4. its all sorted now thanks. Arrangement has been set up and is now in place. Got there eventually.
  5. Thank you but I have had a lot of problems getting through to the appropriate department, believe me. I either can not get through at all or i do get transferred then placed on hold. Personally, I am not keen to waste my time this way so have formally written to Eon to state my proposals for clearing the debt. I would be grateful if you can at least confirm receipt of my letter which was also sent with my income/expenditure details. Dean
  6. thanks for this. I got a response from them today: 'To get this sorted, please call the specialist team you need directly on 0345 302 3759 Monday to Friday: 8am-8pm and Saturday: 8am-4pm. They will be able to sort things for you straight away and get a payment arrangement set up. There’s only certain teams that are authorised to do this I’m afraid and we were just passing you to the correct team. Please do give them a call directly to set up a payment arrangement.' Admittedly I got the email after they closed - however my main issue is I have tried ringing these people on several occassions and not been able to get through; or if I do, I then get put on hold. I have even laboured this point with them in repeated emails but I have also now formally written to them too, to confirm my offer. Ok, it wasnt sent recorded but atleast they will have to respond in writing I guess ? I do see a light at the end of the tunnel as they are willing to help.
  7. Both Inside - gas meter in the garage and electricity in a little cupboard under the stairs which we have recently had to remove the door to the cupbaord its in, to make it more accessible for the dear meter reader who has a habit of tripping over phone wires and internet cables as my wifes PC workstation is next to it ! Eon wanted £500 to move it so it was outside and more accessible so funnily enough I left it !
  8. I also have been having problems with Eon. I have a rather large debt which has gradually accrued over a period of two years. Not wanting to make excuses but I suffer from depression and dealing with this has been a slow process. However, I received a letter the other week from an agent calling to collect the outstanding balance - which of course I couldnt pay. I rang them up and explained the situation and that I had already paid £200 in August and could afford to continue to pay £200 a month to cover usage and repay the arrears. I also said that I am expecting some money to come through with in the next 6 week where I would potentially be in a position to repay the outstanding balance. I do not want pre-payment meters for this reason as by the time they were installed I would probably be able to repay the outstanding balance. However, this doesnt seem to wash with Eon at all and they are currently ignoring my emails, requesting they accept my offer as outlined here. I have tried to ring them but like many places they only seem to have one phone line ! I have shown my commitment to paying them and I have also recently changed my tariff for another 12 months so I am trying to be fair.
  9. I had a loan with Future Mortgages (which are handled by Citi Financial) but think if there was any PPI it was well before the date when finance became regulated by the FSA ?
  10. Hi everyone, I took out a secured loan for £40,000 on 28 October 2004 with First Plus, which was arranged by Norton Finance. Apparently they also added PPI to the loan, amounting to £ 9790. It was my understanding at the time that I had to have the PPI - indeed, the loan was to consolidate previous debt and I was desperate to get this sorted. A couple of years later, I was advised by another broker (who has since gone bust) to remortgage and so I did and as part of the remortgage the above loan was redeemed on 19 October 2006 (original term was ten years). Now, I have been told Norton Finance who arranged the loan have gone into administration but there are still web sites up and running ? I also filed a complaint to Firstplus who basically said that the broker was no longer trading and that the loan was taken out before the golden date, 15 January 2005, when the FSA started to regulate the finance industry. However, I have heard that people have one claims for PPI taken out before then. Also, my question still remains unanswered: Can you lender themselves (i.e. Firstplus) still be held liable for the sale of the PPI, as it was added to the Loan, and so could be regarded as part of the loan product they were providing? Shouldn't the lender themselves have checked that PPI was required ? also, because the loan was redeemed within two years, I never knowingly received any rebate of the PPI as it was suppose to cover the first 5 years of the loan term. £9790 is quite a lot of money to wave good bye to and I am determined to put up a fight before I am told to just forget it - as everybody has been saying so far. Any advice on this would be helpful. I am about to make a subject access request to Firstplus but if its not worth it, please let me know before I waste a tenner ! thanks. Dean
  11. Having banked with Natwest, any salary payment by BACS due to clear monday will show as available on the previous saturday. This is also true for Barclays as I discovered in April and am hoping will be repeated this week end . Lloyds TSB you will be waiting until Monday although I remember when I was made redundant, my redundancy pay was due to be paid on monday but showed cleared by 6pm sunday the previous day.
  12. interesting you say that, i have a Welcome loan hat was apparently secured but I got a copy of the title deeds from the Land Registry and no mention of Welcome or Trading name as having an interest in the property. \they made me pay a mortgage indemnity fee but if the loan was not secured, then they had no right to demand that fee ???
  13. Hi everyone, I am trying to get some advice on a secured loan that was taken out with Welcome Finance in March 2005 that was repayable over 10 years. Due to redundancies back in 2008 and 2011, I fell behind with repayments and I think it was November 2010 when the account was officially defaulted. When I took this loan out, it was secured on my home. However, a while back I managed to get a copy of my title deeds from the Land Registry and I discovered something quite interesting - under the section listing financial organisations having an interest in the property (e.g. my mortgage lender) I noticed that Welcome Finance was NOT listed. The account has done the rounds of a few debt collection agencies but now am repaying the debt albeit at a reduced rate. Now, if the loan had been secured, it should have been registered with the Land Registry and, if it was truly secured on my property, I would probably have received a repossession order by now ! What is also a mystery, is that in the original paper work, listing charges that they added to the loan, they added a mortgage indemnity fee of £ 1100. If the loan was not 'officially' secured, they had no right to charge me a mortgage indemnity fee ? ( as it was technically not a 2nd mortgage/secured loan, as it was not recorded with the Land registry ?) . Do I have any right to get this fee refunded, considering how long ago it was taken out and do I have any right to make an official complaint for the charges incurred when the loan was not secured, as such ? thanks Dean
  14. I did have a debt collecter called Opos ring my employer and that did get a tad embarrassing as they man was really rude to the lady, who insisted that the company has a 'no names' policy. So, I did own up but they were very understanding - however, what they do is illegal and I got the guy removed from the case (if not, his office !!)
  15. Hi Mumsurfer, its a scaremongering tactic they use, just to get you to pay up. They are not allowed to use intimidation, threatening phone calls or anything like this - it is against section 40 of the Administration of Justice Act, 1972 (I think thats the year !). If they are found guilty, the managering director can go to jail !!! I had a pdl company do the same to me. Remind them of this particular law - you are within your rights to lodge a complaint to them. Send them a letter to this effect and that should stop them intimidating you any further. hope that helps.
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