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  1. Hi, I have not sent the DCA's any CCA requests from what I can remember. MY memory is pretty bad so will need to check my records at home. I dont think they ever added any charges to the amount as they where all in payment plans with each Credit card company first then went to DCA's and the amount has never changed up or down.
  2. Hi All, Looking for some advice. I signed up to this site nearly 6 years ago so its getting to the point where I have paid off many debts and that the ones that are left I am looking for some advice on. I settled many of the accounts for decent figures after using advice to get over 6k in PPI back I am down from 30k of debt to just over 8. The problem I have is two of them still refuse to accept decent settlement offer's of around 25% let along less. Each lender is due just over 4k each and neither will accept the offer I made of 1500 and want £2200 each as a minimum. I currently pay them £1 each month and have sent many offers and circumstance letters. (less than 10 year life expectancy) but they do not budge. While on my credit expert account I noticed all my defaults are due to expire within the next year and half so looking for some advice. Debt 1 Arrow Global LTD for CC from MBNA - Default Date 03/2011 so expires March 2017 Default Balance £4000 - Refuses to take decent partial offer Debt 2 PRA GROUP (UK) LIMITED CC from Bank of Scotland - Default Date 11/10 so due off Nov 2016 Default Balance £4000 - Refuses less than £2250 settlement offer Any suggestions on what to do. At the moment I am of the opinion that stuff them they can continue to get £1 and then when the Defaults drop off then they will be more than happy to take a settlement. However a part of me just thinks pay them now and get it over and done with. Sorry for the long post its just annoying to get so far and then half two hold me back.
  3. Does anyone have a template letter I can send to them with all the legalities pointed out about I bought it with good title and here is all the sellers info but should you wish to take back the car a court order is require under scottish law etc? If not im thinking I better visit a solicitor this week
  4. Who exactly would I go to if they do decide to "steal" the car without a court order? I intend to phone them when they are open tomorrow and let them know that I am in the owner I bought it and in Scotland have good title and that if they want to claim it back I will be happy to go to court while they fight for a possession order.
  5. Thanks, I was also under the impression as HP is not guaranteed on the car like a logbook loan and that when you buy a car in Scotland its good title as long as market value and your not working with the seller. I also looked up online and it said about having to get a court order for them to come and randomly steal it from me. Just worried about it and not sure if I should ignore it in case its auto generated like yours or call this company who have a very bad reputation.
  6. Hi All, This seems to be a bit of a complex one to me but hoping you guys can clear up what steps to take next if any. Purchased a BMW from a private seller 2 months ago also in Scotland for market value at £5600 and paid cash. The ad was on auto trader and as such I did a mobile car check to make sure it was not stolen or writen off etc. The seller had owned the car for over 3 years after purchasing it from someone down south in England near Carlisle in I believe 2011 from documentation. It was owned by that person in Carlile for what appears to be just under 2 years. Today I received a letter from a Company called Billing Finance Ltd stating. "Dear Sir BMW Registration *My REG* ("The Vehicle") We are the owners of the Vehicle, which is subject to a hire purchase agreement. The Finance outstanding on the Vehicle has not been settled. It has come to our attention that you have recently been registered as the the keeper of the vehicle on June 2014. In order that we can fully review our position in respect of the Vehicle, I enclose a new keeper questionnaire. Please complete the questionnaire and return it to us together with proof of your purchase of the vehicle within 7 days of the date of this letter, failing which the Vehicle will be recovered without further notice. In the meantime whilst we conduct further enquiries, we have the title to the Vehicle and all of our rights remain expressly reserved. You must not dispose of the vehicle and you must keep it safe and insured and within your possession. If you dispose of the Vehicle at this stage then you may be liable to us for conversion. " It then has several pages asking for basically all my personal details such as. My name and address, my employers name and address, Payslips, bank slips, All the purchase details of the vehicle, if I sold my other vehicle to pay for it who did I sell it to and how much and that persons name and address and proof of sale. If I used finance to pay for it who from and copies of agreements. Now what gets me is that I then done a HPi check costing 20 quid and it does indeed show Finance as Below. Outstanding finance Recorded against VRM and VIN Description BMW Date /2008 - Full date here Finance house BILLING FINANCE LTD Finance house telephone 01604 402204 Agreement reference ******** - Agreement number was here Agreement type Hire Purchase The lender owns the vehicle until the loan is fully repaid, including the final 'Option to Purchase' fee. So I phoned the previously seller he was very helpful and claimed he done a HPI check when he bought it and will send this on Wednesday as he's on Holiday (we shall see) but he has not heard a peep from them in 3 years and new nothing about it. I do want to believe him and he has poured thousands over the 3 years to keep the car running as its not a cheap car. So what do I do now. The letter was not sent recorded. Can they legally just come up into Scotland to someone who is the 3rd or 4th owner of the car since the finance and just take it? Will I be liable for the finance? OR do I try and take the person I bought it from to court? Really confused on what to do and not sure if I should contact the finance company they have a really bad reputation from a google search. HELP
  7. Hi Can anyone help me im trying not to freak out now. I have quite allot of debt that I thought was finally in a stable monthly payment plan with them all but Bank of Scotland have gone and thrown a spanner in the works. I will break down what I owe for the hole picture. its allot I have a credit card with bank of scotland £4952 to pay a loan with them with £7700 to pay Virgin credit card £4287 Now I have been on a payment plan to pay £25 to each debt for bank of scotland loan and credit card.the loan is for a year arrangement from july and the credit card was arranged 6 monthly due to be renewed in march. The virgin is now under the limit of £4500 and im paying it at £80 a month and they seem fine so far with that. All of them said that it wouldn't stop it going further but as long as I kept making the payment as agreed it probably wont. Silly me believed them. Today I received a letter from Moorcroft Debt Recovery Limited - Pre court division Basically asking for the whole amount for the credit card 4952 or to arrange a payment with them by the 28th or a claim may be issued by our clients solicitors without further notice. So I phoned the Bank of Scotland retail collections and they confirmed they passed it to them and that they where just another step down the ladder and not to worry just set up the same plan with them. He put my through to them without asking and I got some rather rude woman asking me to pay upfront immediately 3% which was something like £150. After answering her questions it quickly became obvious to her I dont rent or own a home or anything so she wouldn't be able to badger it out of me she eventually went down to my original amount of £25 and said pay that now and then on the 7th each month and that wont be a problem it will all be set up. Can they be trusted and should I set this up with them over the phone? I will probably end up going through lila if its still available to become bankrupt next year as I cant afford all these debt and I dont have allot of time left to be blunt. Any help is much appreciated. Long story short im wondering if I should deal with these people and set up this amount over the phone
  8. No problem I will be going for a lila within the next month so were in the same boat wish you luck
  9. You should be fine as lila shows Low income means gross weekly income of no more than the standard national minimum wage for a forty hour working week. This is equivalent to £229.20 a week. So even if your on contribution based it will be less than that. You need to be careful if you get a large redundency possibly look at not holding it in an account where it can had. Also I assume you dont have any assets worth more than a £1000 As per your bank account I think the best bet is to just see if they allow you to keep it after lila. If its a basic cardcash with no overdraft I dont see a problem, if however your wiping off debt with them Ie. overdraft I dont think they will be so forgiving. Hope that helps.
  10. Sent the harrasment letter off recorded aswell a request to freeze interest etc, had no response in writing but keep recieving phone calls still from rma, and letters saying I still owe them money. Starting to annoy me now any idea if I should just keep ignoring rma completly as I have been doing? Thanks
  11. Thanks very much I have just had 2 calls again from RMA, Rejected it on my mobile then 1 minute later they phoned my house which I clearly told Virgin was not a number they could call. will print letters just now and send them all off. Thanks very much I have a few addresses for mbna from letters any idea where to send them to please
  12. Hi all. Lost my job and as such have no money. Only recently happend. I missed last months mbna virgin credit card payment and as such got a few calls from them being rude and asking for payment. Told them to stop phoning me at 8am in the morning and put it in a letter. fast forward 1 month and my next payment is due soon. However they have passed over last months to a company called RMA. Talk about not giving you much time if your struggling. I made a token payment of £20 to virgin a few days ago. This letter from RMA has also been accompanied by a few texts and a few calls telling me to phone virgin / mbna. Im lost where do I go from here, Do i phone these people and tell them im not paying as I cant afford it ?
  13. I have a loan from Bank of scotland from 2008 has about 9k on it, They wont be getting any payments as I cleared out my account. I cant see anyway of cancelling the loan repayments as it doesnt appear as a standing order or direct debit. Is there no to cancel it? Should I just leave my account on 0 balance and when they try take money from it they will just send me a charge. any advice appreciated.
  14. Thanks that website is very handy, and will give them a call tomorrow for advice. As for the student loans and finance etc that was going to be my next question So thanks for clearing that up. After checking my car documents its actually a loan from suzuki and is not secured on the car so thats great news. Will keep this updated Thank again.
  15. Thanks for the quick reply, will most likely be looking into JSA and rent as I private let I will hopefully get help with that. Also writing to my cards etc, about paying a smaller amount sounds great paying that little. And would certainly help. I tried to find out what CCAing them would mean sorry, its a big site. Is this a template letter to them asking for the original credit agreement to make sure its correct?
  16. Hi all, firstly sorry if this is the wrong section. But im from scotland Im in the process of losing my job and pretty certain its going to happen. Really just wondering where to go next. I have quite a bit of debt from my teenage years. Silly really. Bank of Scotland Current AC OD - £1045 Alliance and Leiciester Current AC OD £1045 Bank of Scotland loan - £9145 left to pay Bank of Scotland Credit Card - £4095 Virgin Credit Card - £3980 Barclaycard credit Card - £790 Thats all the debt I have at the moment from cc and loan I also have my car on a payment plan. which is for about 5k but I have paid about 1.5k of it over a year. I understand I will probably end up losing the car. I have 2 current accounts both with overdrafts now as my wages just went in I have taken that all out aswell as my other account, So have 2.5k cash to tide me over while job seeking. Just wondering do I start writing to all these companys now saying I have lost my job and can only make token payments. And then after a few months go down the BR router with a LILA as I have no assests at all or do I stick it out with monthly payments. and then to courts etc. I want to goto college which I will get bursarys for etc, So im thinking best plan is to just keep paying monthly and not BR. Never been in debt before or missed a payment or had bank charges so this all scary to me. Which I why when adding the debt up I think BR could also work. Thanks all.
  17. Thankyou for the reply much appreciated, will send the letter off and the person that suspended me said that at anytime I can resign with no notice as I said to them there and then I would quit but she persuaded me not to untill they decide if its going to a diciplinary. As for emails they have no excuse as all emails are kept for 6 months as backups according to IT. But we shall see perhaps they got destroyed by "accident" so now is the waiting game
  18. Thanks for the reply. At the moment its just at investigation and im suspended on pay. They will send a letter out sometime this week most likely saying they are going to take it to a diciplinary hearing or if there dropping it. I know they will most likely go for a hearing and then try sack me. Will see where the options go from there. But at the moment just wanting to really put in a SAR for as much info as I can, I know it takes ages but at the end of the day if I get anything its worth the shot. Standard suspension rules in the letter, dont contact anyone at work etc. Does my letter seem okay? with what it requests etc as im pretty sure im getting the sack im prepared for that just wanting to gather intel just now. Thanks again
  19. Hi all. After having read allot of the threads etc I am ready to ask a question. I am currently suspended from work as one of the managers accused me of "abusive" language when I was off a call talking to another colleague. I have had ongoing issues with the managers in this company for about a year and according to other managers I know etc they have been sending emails about me and basically victimising me in anyway they can updating each other on the progress I have ready that I can request all relevant data about me held by my work etc. Can I request I want all my personal files they hold on me all my HR files notes and payrol etc but also can i request all emails that my manager has sent about me aswell as others? Thats the critical question. I appreciate any answers. Bellow is the template I found on here by a member I have modified slightly will this be detailed enough for them Thanks Data Protection Act 1998 Subject Access Request Dear Sir/Madam Please supply me with copies of all the data which you hold on me in relation to any matter and in any form and for any period of time. Please note that I require disclosure of any personal data which you hold on me for the entire period of my dealings with you. As an employee of xxxxxxxx, I hereby Make a subject access request under section 7 of the data protection act. This may include, but is not limited to 1.Full copies of all contracts which you believe exist or have existed between xxxx and your xxxx, including true copies of any documents you hold in support of the same. This should include any Memorandums, employee handbooks, and signed counterparts. 2. A complete list of all transactions or statements, including Payments made, or received. This will include ALL payments, including wages, and ALL Charges from xxxx to xxxx For example, charges in relation to replacement of items, belongings, or repairs. 3. Copies of all documents which include any of my personal information including copies of any contacts or invoices, emails or computer records containing my personal information, or any records which pertain to this information. This should include any data which relates to my working hours, that being any records of periods of work, such as time sheets, job sheets, indications of hours worked, average hours worked under the WTD rules, and Tachographs. 4. Full copies or transcripts of any correspondence in postal, email or any other format which you have entered into with any individual, organization or third party which contains my personal or financial, or which pertains to me. 5. Full hard copy print outs of my personal or financial information, held in a digital, magnetic or any other format which is held in any archives, backups or other storage devices / locations. 6. Details of any data, stored in a digital, magnetic, or any other format, which has been deleted. This should include date of deletion, reason for deletion, and should be signed by a manager. Should any abbreviations be used, please indicate these, and provide transcriptions. I hereby request you provide all the above data, within the timescale as laid out by the Data protection act, currently set at 40 days. This letter was sent by recorded delivery, to be delivered not after the 13th of August 2009. I also request that you acknowledge receipt of this letter immediately upon receiving it. You have a legal obligation to do so. I will accept an acknowledgement. Should you be unable to confirm my home address, please contact me via my mobile telephone on file. I enclose the statutory maximum fee of £10. You have 40 days in which to comply. Furthermore, if I discover that you have levied disproportionate penalties or charges which are invalid under the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations against me, then I shall be reclaiming them together with any interest charges which you have levied on them. If there is specific information which you require in order to satisfy yourself as to my identity, please let me know by return. H Yours faithfully,
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