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  1. Yeah I gave each lender the number of concurrent loans, loans taken in 30 days prior and loans taken in 90 days prior. All the ones that haven't lent to me before are coming back to say that a recent response by the FoS has told them that they can rely on borrower disclosures on income and expenditure on the early loan cycles. Does anyone know anything about this? I lied on some applications. The other defence I'm seeing is that Transunion credit reports (lenders version) does not schedule individual loans and contractual payments and so they had no way to know that I had such large shoes term credit commitments.
  2. Great thanks dx, good advice. I have had a few letters back so I will try to post later this evening. The one from Cash4UNow was a disgrace. My favourite part is 'Your complaint makes reference to your circumstances in October 2017; this is not relevant as this was 19 months prior to your loan being funded in May 2019, you may have experienced some personal and financial issues and we are sympathetic to the personal circumstances that you may have been facing at the time, however 19 months is ample time for your personal and financial circumstances to improve.' Surely that type of comment at the end would be frowned upon by any reasonable adjudicator?
  3. Hi Guys So a number of weeks ago I began the process of opening IRL claims on 35 payday loans. 15 of the loans are ongoing, with monthly credit commitments standing at around £2k per month. I have so far written and sent letters of complaint on these 15 loans (to 10 different companies). I have outline drafts for the other 20, although the structure is largely the same. I have run out of momentum in a big way but having had a short break with my young family I am getting back on the case. I have begun to receive replies from the Companies in question, none of which have been favourable thus far. I have also not spoken with and come to an arrangement on a payment plan for a handful, which is adding to the stress and impact on my mental health. My intention with this topic is to try to lay out in as concise a way as possible the history of these loans, the key figures involved and also an example of the letters that I have sent thus far. From there I will share the responses that I receive and further action thereafter. I am unsure on a number of issues if I am honest. I do not think that I provided anywhere near enough evidence in my letters, which is probably going to lead to a string of rejections. I can not afford to repay the loans under the initial terms and in any case I have no intention of repaying a single penny over the loan capital. I am concerned about the effect that this will have on my credit file, the security of my mortgaged house, the prospect of bailiffs etc. should I run into problems while waiting for The Financial Ombudsman. I feel it is therefore in my favour that I have not yet sent the other 20 letters, which request a refund of interest totalling nearly £4k, as I expect to have a much stronger case within a couple of weeks. I am off to search the forum as I recall seeing a post about Etiquette when posting files, and I will have quite a few to upload. First being a spreadsheet which I hope will give a clear understanding of all of this. Most of all I am hoping that, by the end of this process, my journey will give even a single person the means and hope to get themselves out of a similar position. Thanks for reading. Pierre.
  4. End date for claiming? Are we talking a claim for irresponsible lending? I thought that was ongoing.
  5. @fkofilee thanks so much for that advice. I contacted Joe Garner on Sunday last week and got a response from senior resolution the next morning. Still not heard anything since but tbh I've been so busy and pretty comfortable that, if they cock it up from here, they have impinged on my rights for the third time and I have a case against them now. You know what, I didn't get a single message from PayPal telling me what they were going to take and when. An email with each transaction, which didn't even distinguish between Visa and DD, but nothing to say oh BTW were taking £1.7k in three days. I can't be in the minority here, they are a disgrace. I've just talked myself into chasing NW tomorrow assuming the team is staffed at the weekend.
  6. Oh mate they are getting both barrels, whether they help me or not I have them bang to rights on irresponsible lending. My closed loans report on Noddle (now Credit Karma) is 40 pages long. I can link mental health issues to my debt. I took loans to pay loans. They are all getting it. All that being said I still need to get through the months and I'll be unable to stay afloat for another month, never mind 2, 3 etc. I refuse to take any more financial aid from my parents or my wife, because it's all my own doing, so I need a month or two to get on my feet. If they mess around I'll just read out every company that rejected me for a PDL in the week that they accepted, as well as my % loan repayments to net salary at the time. Will need to read up on the claims process though - how longs it take?
  7. I got a PDL with Lending Stream a month or two back. Their decision took 10 seconds and I'd been rejected by every shark under the sun that day. No underwriters, no check on my monthly debt service payments which were understated by at least a grand. Couldn't afford the loan then, couldn't afford the next three that I took out with other lenders either I'm looking forward to calling them tomorrow and negotiating a repayment holiday
  8. Good advice thanks very much. Are there any guidelines on how long they should take to send said transcript? I was quoted 28 days on an information request today... I have just sent two secure messages to NW. The first was to state that they did not follow my instructions from this morning when I cancelled the DD authority held with PayPal, as they allowed PP to reinstate this mere hours later. I gave them formal notice that PP have no authority to take DDs from my account and so I will seek reimbursement from NW should they allow any in the future. The second was a formal request for them to re-credit my account for all DDs taken by PayPal in the given time period, in accordance with the DD mandate. Reason being that I did not give PayPal the authority nor instruction to take those payments by DD. Will relay this to the manager tomorrow and ask for a transcript so I can complain to the FOS if this is not sorted by end of play.
  9. Thanks dx that's a good plan. Will speak to the manager tomorrow and report back. I do wonder what would have happened if I hadn't called and they made those claims against visa transactions. Farcical situation!
  10. Wow so just spoke to Nationwide. You'll like this one. Stated that I was calling due to concerns over previous conversations that day and to check the status of my claim. Was on and off hold a lot and the rep was very cagey, speaking to manager etc. She tells me that there are two DDI claims on my account, for dates and amounts that are completely different to what I asked for. I asked her to read the notes from my previous calls. She goes on hold again and comes back to day she will send me all notes, correspondence etc. from my calls. I ask for it via email and am told that I will receive this in 28 days (!!) I ask if we can go through the documents over the phone. No call notes (they'll be on the DDI forms I'm told - there were no notes on the forms either). Okay, next I ask for dates and amounts included in the claims. I load up my PayPal activity to cross check and the first claim was for 'send to friends and family' payments made by visa. The second claim was also for visa transactions. In fact PayPal didn't take a single DD from my bank account for the whole time that I have used them, up until the start of May. These claims were for April. A little while later the claims, that might be considered spurious/fraudulent, are cancelled. Or at least there's a note on them asking for them to be cancelled. I ask for my actual claim to be raised. More hold music. We can't do it right now due to the volume of transactions. You'll have to wait two days for your statement as we can't load the transactions. System can't handle it. I escalate the matter to her manager so I can make a complaint. Manager takes details, asks some questions. Asks why fraud team aren't involved, is it fraud? I say it was the fraud team that I called this morning I thought they raised the claims. I don't know what the transactions are, I haven't spoken to PayPal, I'm exercising my right to a DDI. She calls them to 'check why they aren't involved, maybe because its DD'. Comes back saying there's a lot of transactions, lots of gambling. Okay I say, point still stands that I want to claim a full and immediate refund, which I am entitled to do. She gives me an email address to put all of this in writing, which I'd asked for previously. Asks me not to do so until the complaints team speak to me by Tuesday, as it will duplicate. She goes to end the call and I'm like, so what about my claim? She responds while clearly looking at my account and says that she can see a claim was raised earlier today... Flabbergasted, I go to remind her that yes, that's why I'm complaining and... Half way through my sentence the phone cuts out. The time is 19.58 and her office closes at 20.00... Try to call back, she's gone for the day and will call me tomorrow. So so so poor. Pierre
  11. Thank you MrTRC, fantastic post and some great advice there. I've heard a lot of stories the past few weeks from GA members. Your story and theirs give me hope that there is a bright future ahead. I stumbled across the 'billing arrangents' page on PP last night (log into website: settings - payments - billing arrangements) Cancelled them all, even Google but I'll sort out an alternative finding source with them directly. My wife and I have worked on a budget and a plan to pay down all our debts. I do financial modeling for work, so I do the tappy tappy and she has the final say on everything. Its only money at the end of the day and getting my life back, my families life back, is worth anything in the world. Pierre
  12. I will be closing my NW account too, no matter the outcome. More out of necessity as I need to relinquish all control of money while I go through recovery. My salary, all bills and all debt repayments will be going through my wife's Santander account and we will look for a solution so that I can access small amounts of cash. Digital services seems the way to go and that's the second recommendation of Monzo after fkofilee posted this morning. Will definitely look into Monzo and Revolut with my wife and see if they can give me the boundaries I need. No matter the outcome of all this, taking a stance and challenging what I think is a disgusting practice has started to pull me from a really dark place. Can't thank you guys enough and I will be sure to use my experience to help others who come to this site in need. Pierre
  13. Guys this is great thank you so much. I have been reading up on direct debit guarantees and indemnities. I want to call NW back today and challenge a few of the things I have been told. I wanted to check a few things first of I could? Sorry if this is basic but I am trying to get my head around my rights and there's so much misinformation around! 1) the DD mandate states If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit, by the organisation or your bank or building society, you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society The Nationwide rep (second call) said A) due to the number of transactions it may take 10 days to process the indemnity claim, and; B) due to the amount they can't just process an immediate refund. Is this not in direct contravention of the DD mandate? 2) they have asked why I am raising the claim and I gave a simple answer of 'I did not authorise them to take those payments'. Is this sufficient for the claim? 2) They say someone may call to ask more questions - what is my approach? Initial thought is that it's quite simple - I did not authorise PayPal to take those payments by direct debit and once the indemnity has been claimed PayPal will have 14 days to prove otherwise. 3) the first rep said that they don't do DD indemnity claims against PayPal because they just reject them. As dx says above, Paypal don't bother with a counterclaim - is the rep again telling porkies? Even if they did counterclaim surely they need to provide proof rather than merely rejecting? 4) they said I need to speak to PayPal before they raise the claim. I flat out said that I do not need to speak to PayPal and that I want to raise an indemnity claim - am I right? She then went ahead and made the claim so I'm either right or said it with enough conviction that she just took what I said at face value. Didn't record the first call but did record the second. So glad I came across this forum, such a great resource that all consumers should know about. PDLs are next on the hit list Pierre
  14. Thanks for the reply. So all of the additional payments were taken by DD. I've cancelled the DD and instructed the bank not to allow any further payments. Fraud team initially said that PayPal reject any DD indemnity claims so they wouldn't process one until I spoke to PayPal. I called back after brushing up on DD indemnities and said that there is no obligation for me to contact PayPal, that I did not authorise DD charges and that I wanted the money back in my account. Apparently due to the number of transactions it may take ten days even though its one day usually. Will be calling back tomorrow. Anyone have any experience with DD indemnities? How will PP try to successfully challenge the claim? Many thanks Pierre
  15. Can anyone help me. I am stuffed. PayPal allowed me to deposit £4.4k into a gambling website when I had no cash in my bank. It was the final straw and so I came clean with the wife and joined GA. I didn't even think to search on the internet, despite how wrong Paypal's actions seemed to me. This was a few weeks ago and I suffer with depression and anxiety, so all of this just crushed me. I wake up every day and literally beat myself up. After a lot of intervention and love I am able to lift my head out of the sand and address what has happened. Here's the issue: My wife was getting texts from Nationwide daily saying '£1,700 is due out of your account tomorrow' and so she found the money, and transferred it in. We took on debt of £3k and Paypal have managed to get their hands on c£4k. My Paypal balance is now -£420. I initially posted this in the wrong place and dx kindly offered some advice. yes I would get all the payments back from NW under chargeback and remove that account as a payment method to PP as well as you say via CPA.. I am not embarrassed to say that I don't understand how this works and the call to the bank is filling me with dread. What do I need to say to the bank when requesting a charge back? Does this fall under unauthorised transactions? PayPal aren't letting me remove the bank as a payment method atm. Trying to not get my hopes up as this would be so huge for me and my family. Truly grateful for any help. Pierre
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