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  1. My partner has been informed he will receive an eviction notice soon not sure when but to get you to grips with stuff we went to court in November 2018 and got a suspended possession order for 350 a month that's 284 for the mortgage contract and 66 for the extra towards arrears which total to 1455 unfortunately due to errors with the bank and me having to go on maternity leave to due having our second son 3 months ago I've been on less income I've paid what I've been able to £100 last month and £200 on the 2nd may and I'm going to be paying £300 today as I cant pay the full arrears of to stop eviction I have a 4yrs old and a 3 month old that are settled in the home do you think the judge will suspend again please as I'm back at work I've been working for McDonalds now for 5years and have a secure job and work full time my total earnings are more than my outgoings spoke to Halifax on Thursday to make an arrangement and they said the couldn't because it had already gone back to the solicitor I did and income and expenditure and they even said I have a access of a couple of hundred pounds even giving Halifax the current 350 I pay payments will not be missed in the future as I'm now back earning just didnt want to lose my home with my 2 children I'm also gonna offer £400 a month if it goes to court to pay the arrears quicker what do you think are chance is I have been reading post about evictions on the forums and have a rough idea what may happen just wanted some advice Halifax have said they cant Come to and arrangement before it goes to court as it may affect the judges decision surely coming to an arrangemt now will stop all the extra court cost we just think they're trying to get us out and fixing it up I've always kept them up to date with info since I even phoned them earlier than arranged before to sort out this they still took it to the solicitors again just didnt want to lose my home which I work so hard for to keep a foot over my children's heads would be great if you could get back to me I've been on maternity leave as I've had a baby who is 3 month old the arrears total £1455 we have paid them £100 pound in April and £200 In may im looking to pay a further £300 pound today when I've finished work due to being on maternity leave my income as been substantially lower im now back at work full time I have tried to stay in contact with Halifax to sort out arrangements but couldnt due to my income being lower than my outgoings i've phoned them up Tuesday just gone and gave them my income and expenditure update they said I would be able to pay my contractual mortgage of £284.15 plus a few hundred extra I offered to make and arrangement on the phone they put me through to the eviction team they took it back to solicitors the day before said we have to wait for an eviction notice to come through as if they make an arrangement now it will impose the judges decision surely to God they could stop the hassle but oh well I suppose they have to go through procedures but that didnt stop me from worry though I'm looking to get the arrears down to £1000 before it goes to court I've also changed banks too has I've had problems with my bank with payments not being processed and what not like I said I'm now back at work full time so going to have a regular income coming in in have 2 children aged 4 and 3 months I'm just panicking as dont want to lose hour family home as my 4 yr old starts school in September and he is settled at home and so is my 3month old do you think the judge will suspend again I've been informed we have received letter from the solicitor not sure which one yet it says we must pay 1455 in 7 days or they will go for repossession do u think if I rang the solicitor they will stop repo if I offer them 300 today and 400 each month
  2. Hi Everyone, I am hoping someone can give me some advice on whether or not I should make a complaint about Mis sold PPI on two credit cards and a loan I had with Halifax when I worked for them. I started working for Halifax in 2002 and with a couple of months of starting I was offered a credit card and a loan as other staff members needed to hit their sales targets. I applied for both by basically sitting beside a colleague in the office who did the application and told me it was successful. He never once mentioned PPi and I was not aware of it as I worked in savings and investments. I would also like to stress the card or the loan was not on any special staff rate. anyhow my girlfriend has being pestering me recently to call Halifax to check if I had PPI. I was very reluctant as I was 100% sure I didn’t have PPI. Anyhow I called them and was shocked to learn that I in fact did have PPI. I left Halifax a year after starting and continued paying the credit card and loan for 5 years after that. I was off ill from work for 8 months during this time due to an undiagnosed illness. I was investigated for Chrones but it came back negative and thankfully I starated to recover from the mystery Illness. My point is if I had of known I had PPI I would made a claim. I just dont know if my case is strong enough as I have no paper evidence. any advice would be greatly appreciated
  3. Hi folks, I hope you can provide me with some advice. I was visiting the Shell Garage on Salterhebble Hill in Halifax. I briefly pulled over to take a phone call and have a coffee. I wasn't aware the area was being actively managed, but I have now received a PCN claiming I "was parked in an area that should be kept clear at all times". Can anyone advise? I have completed the required information below: For PCN's received through the post [ANPR camera capture] please answer the following questions. 1 Date of the infringement: 02/12/2018 2 Date on the NTK: 07/12/2018 3 Date received: 10/12/2018 4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? No 5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? Yes 6 Have you appealed? No 7 Who is the parking company? HX Car Park Management Ltd 8. Where exactly: Salterhebble Hill, Halifax, HX3 0QE (Shell Garage/McDonalds) For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under: IAS If you have received any other correspondence, please mention it here: N/A
  4. In about 2003 I bought a digital camera from a high street electrical shop on hire purchase. The finance was provided by a company called Halifax Cetelem. I think they are gone now but that their affairs are looked after by Barclays Partner Finance. I wrote to Barclays Partner Finance about PPI on this old HP loan but they have written back saying they can't local an account in my name. I am not sure where to go with this now. Did any other company's take over old Halifax Cetelem accounts? I did read online that some people have been successful in claiming from barclays partner finance but they seemed to have old copies of their loan agreement which I unfortunately don't have. Anything I can do?
  5. Hi, I am using a template letter. Should it be addressed to Halifax PLC? Bank of Scotland Group Plc, something else? I am using address found in Bank of Scotland privacy policy pdf.
  6. Hi all Hope everyone is well. Had this back recently - after months on inactivity on all accounts. For a Lloyd’s credit card This is the one and only sheet sent back from Idem. Looks like an application form to me ? Any help much appreciated. Thanks for looking and Bon weekend ! Here is correct picture Lloyd’s scan 2.pdf
  7. Hiya, first post here so hopefully will "do it" correctly so to speak ! setting the scene : I have a mortgage with Halifax and it has all been going fairly well until the last few months. I changed job which has meant that the day i get paid has changed to my personal bank account. My mortgage is a fixed rate 2 year deal, due to expire in march next year. the crux of the matter: due to my pay going in on the last day of the working month to my own bank there was an instance in May (I think) where there were insufficient funds when Halifax tried to take my mortgage payment (payment date for the DD is 28th of each month). I called them up and they advised i could recall the money via my own bank (Barclays) and as long as i paid the amount due for the mortgage before the end of the month all would be good. I did so and indeed all fine. However that gave me a concern....what about other months ? July and August have both been the same kind of situation paid after the 28th. I knew this was going to come up so called Halifax and had a lengthy talk with them. they couldn't change the payment date to the 1st without my having to pay on the 28th and again on the 1st - not really affordable. They then suggested a standing order. I confirmed with them that this would work. I got them to send in writing that i can cancel my DD and set up a standing order for the last working day of the month. Having done this i then got a letter at the beginning of July saying i had a late payment - credit file affected etc. I called them again and they confirmed they had received the payment on the last working day - but it hadn't been applied to my account until the 3/4 of august. they corrected the credit file and all was "safe" for that month. I raised a complaint though and suggested three options : 1) change hte payment date to the 1st without having to make a double payment - i offered to pay the interest covering the "gap" 2) eave as is and they monitor and correct credit file each time this issue occurs 3) allow me to switch my mortgage to another of their deals / another lender without the Early repayment charge. some bad customer service later - i escalated the complaint. eventually I got a call back from a senior person saying they can offer the below: 1) cancel the SO and just call to make a payment at the end of each month (not possible, i work in IT and could be working in Datacentres etc where i cant take my phone and can also be on night shifts depending on incidents and projects) 2) They would grant me a "Payment holiday" (even though i am not due one), then change my payment date to the 1st and i would continue paying that way. the second option was fine until they informed me that due to this i woudl incur extra charges and my payment amount would go up (not much but still an increase). Also if i were to need or request a payment holiday in the future having had this payment holiday it would need to be reassessed and potentially refused. To me i see the solution offered as unfair - it means i pay more and potentially lose the right of a payment holiday when I may need one. Going by the above (And i can share lots more info if needed) do i have a case to challenge the bank under BCOBS ? I've asked for the "offer" to be sent to me in writing and said i will read it over and go back to them. MY account etc stays the same until i respond. Advice appreciated if you don't mind. Cheers G
  8. Hello all, My daughter has a joint account with her ex that she wishes to have her name removed from but the Bank/Halifax are making it difficult. Her ex left earlier this year and moved back to Scotland and left her with debts and a load of other problems which she has slowly managed to get sorted. She had to give up her courier job to look after the two children(6 and 4 yrs) and so has had to claim IS. However, due to this joint account the IS people are making it difficult to get the benefit and this has been ongoing since March. After many calls to the IS they said she would have to make a new claim which she has now done so has to get around the Joint account problem. Noe the bank says there are only two ways she can get her name off the account and these are, 1] she has to go to Scotland and sign a joint application paper to have her name removed as both parties have to go to the bank and sign the same time. She really really does not want to do that, 2] The other way is to actually get him to close the account and has he is out to cause as many problems for her as he can the chances here are probably a big fat zero. So, is there anyway that she can get this account closed/ name removed other than what the bank has said. She really wants it closed as to protect herself from any debts he may run up. The other question is now she's made this new IS claim will they take it from the date of the claim or will they back date it to the start of the original claim. Any help/advice is appreciated
  9. Good evening all, I've done a bit of research trying to close accounts which led me to requesting CCA's to Cabot. I sent two for two different accounts which they took off Halifax (1 x CC & 1 x Current Acc Overdraft). I posted the following to them: Dear Sir/Madam Account No: With reference to the above agreement, I require you to supply the following documentation before I will correspond with you further on this matter. 1. You must supply me with a true copy of the alleged agreement you refer to. This is my right under your obligation to supply a copy of the agreement, under the legislation contained within s.78 (1) Consumer Credit Act 1974. 2. A full statement of account. 3. A signed true copy of the deed of assignment of the above referenced agreement that you allege exists. 4. A copy of any other documents referred to in the agreement. I understand that under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (sections 77-79) , I am entitled to receive a copy of any credit agreement and a statement of account when I request it. I enclose a payment of £1 which is the fee payable under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. I understand a copy of any credit agreement along with a statement of account should be supplied within 12 working days. I understand that, under the Consumer Credit Act 1974, creditors are unable to enforce an agreement if they fail to comply with the request for a copy of the agreement and statement of account. A speedy response would be appreciated to resolve the matter amicably. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Yours faithfully THE LETTERS WERE RECEIVED ON 17TH/18TH JULY AND TODAY I RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING LETTERS: Thank you for your CCA request etc etc... We currently do not have this information on file. However I have requested the relevant details, which include a copy of the credit agreement, statement of account and relevant terms and conditions from the original lender. You have requested a copy of the Deed of Assignment. Please be advised that the DOA is a confidential document between Cabot and the original lender. It does not contain any personal details relating to you or your account and is not available for disclosure. We sent you a Notice of Assignment for your account to your address, which is sufficient to confirm our ownership of this account. Only the courts can request this... Blah blah blah. A couple of things here... I asked for a true copy, they are referring to simply a copy. If they do obtain a copy, is this enforceable? Also is it acceptable what they are saying about disclosing the DOA to me? I don't ever recall being sent a Notice of Assignment, if I did, is this sufficient to confirm ownership and enforceable? I have been currently paying towards what they are claiming, on a monthly basis via DMP. The next payment is due in a couple of days. Should I continue paying or is it advisable to stop until they wholly action my request? Thanks in advance and any help/advice/feedback is much appreciated! I'm looking to get a mortgage by the end of the year so I can get my son into the school I/he wants. Many thanks.
  10. Hi I hope you can help me, on the 13/04/2018 there was a credit card trasnsaction made with Ryanair to fly from Manchester - Madrid and Madrid to Tangier Morocco on the same day. We normally travel to Morocco every summer to our home in Marrakech. We always book direct flights either from Manchester or Liverpiool. This transaction is unusual as I normally travel with my three children all aged under eleven. I immediately informed Halifax who raised a dispute against Ryair as it wasnt a fraud since the details matched. I have explanied to Ryanir and Halifax that I did not authorise nor recognise this transaction as its completely bizarre. We have an excellent record of using our credit card no issues with purchases and payments and to be honest we are planning on paying it all off very soon as we have less than £300 remaining. I am so upset and stressed as I dont want to pay for anything that I have not purchased or bought. Today Ryanair have advised Halifax they they will not refund on the grounds are as follows:- 1) Details of passengers match 2) No refund policy I have spoken to Halifax at length that the evidence provided by Ryanair does not substabtiate to the fact that it was I who booked the tickets and under their 'no refund policy' it is an easy escape route. We have prerviously booked tickets with Ryanair flying direct to Marrakech from Liverpool and London. Never once complained - however this transaction is so bizarre that firstly it is pointless booking a one way ticket to Madrid from Manchester then waiting around couple of hours to fly out from Madrid to Tangier. Now from Tangier to my hometown is further 5 hours drive to Marrkech when I could easily book direct flight to Marrakech and be there in my house within 3.5 hours from the UK. Between the connecting flights there isnt much time to explore, its a one big rush to one side of the airport to another. I say pointless because having 3 children and making them rush to one gate to another would be foolish and injustice. I have also offered the bank to check my previous travels that it will show that I have always travelled direct without any stops. I have no family, friends or flats in Madrid and Tangier and I feel that Halifax is being so unhelpful by applying pressure that I should make this payment. Please could you advice what I can do? Regards
  11. Hi All, I have had a Halifax account for a long time. but it has a massive overdraft (8,700) It was our own fault and very stupid, we were really struggling with money at the time _ it was a few years back -can't even remember how long, but we had a small overdraft we went on line to increase it a bit to cover us for that month, it was so easy, we went back in and did it again till it finally declined at the above amount, but I'm sure we managed to increase it by about 4,000 in one day! things were ok and we were being charged about £100 each month in fees for always being in the overdraft. but in april (I think ) the fees changed to £12.42 per day for us which is about £372 per month!. There's no way I can afford that!. I have a basic current account with the Halifax which I've been using as my main account for some time, but no income is paid into the overdraft account at all now. it's already being recorded on my credit file as two months in arrears and the balance is now about £9100. I want to pay them back but at £372 just for the fees it would be impossible. but I also don't want another default, as my credit record will be clean in 2 years and we're selling up to rent and clean up our credit records so a new default for another 6 years won't be good! Is there anything I can do to avoid this? and make an offer to them to pay what's owed?
  12. Hi fellow caggers, looking a bit of advice for my partner She opened a Halifax Rewards account in 2002 with her Ex husband They separated in 2011 and there was an OD on the account He sub sequentially left all the debt to her, he managed to remove himself from the account by paying a small amount, I will say he was a Halifax employee. The last payment into the account was feb 13 by my partner and the account was defaulted on her credit report in Dec 13 It was sold onto Hoist and is being managed by Wescot, we have not acknowledged the debt and sent them a prove it in January which they still havent complied with and the account is on hold My partner never received a termination notice and we have sub sequentially SAR'd Halifax and received a mountain of paperwork today. I can upload any thing that you need to see Looking through it there is no reference to a termination notice and have noticed from an initial balance of ~£300 the debt stands at ~£800 which is all charges Can she challenge Halifax to remove the default? Also can she reclaim the charges under BCOBS?
  13. I (and my now ex-husband) had a house repossessed back in 1998. There was negative equity of around 25k. I made a full and final settlement offer of 2.5k which was accepted in July 1999. It was paid and I had a letter confirming the debt was settled. I cannot find this letter. 19 years later with no contact from them whatsoever, both Halifax and Moorcroft write me letters. Moorcroft have asked me to pay 18k. Am I right in thinking that as no contact has been made for more than 12 years, that I do not have to pay? As iy was full and final anyway, surely yhay counts for something? Would Halifax have records which would have a copy of correspondence from back then?
  14. Recently I came across some old account numbers and decided to check if any might have had PPI on them and if I might be able to claim anything on them prior to the deadline next year. As I have no details other than the banks referance numbers I filled in the PPI Checker on the Halifax site where one of the account numbers was from. I few days passed and I got a text this morning from Halifax saying "Felix, Thank you for your PPI Complaint, We'll communicate with you via SMS during the course of your complaint" Now all I have done is check to see if I had PPI, I haven't made an actual complaint yet. Is this text just what they send out when they are checking if you even had PPI or does it look like they have found PPI on my old account and have auto opened a complaint? Also I have heard that Banks may phone you up to ask you questions about your claim. I have Dyspraxia and would feel more comfortable being able to read questions carefully and think about my answers and put them in writing. Would I be within my rights to request any questions be put in writing?
  15. Hi All, We recently submitted a claim to the Halifax for PPI on a loan which was sold to us on the basis that the PPI was a necessary stipulation of the application. After 8 weeks of complete silence from the Halifax we today received a letter. The upshot is that they are refuting our PPI claim on the basis that they sent a letter to us 4 years ago stating that they had reviewed their PPI sales process and found that our PPI policy 'may' have been mis-sold. They apparently outlined common failings and invited us to respond if any of these concerned us. Now, apart from not even recalling such a letter or being able to find it in our records; is this sufficient reason to abdicate their responsibility to refund a mis-sold policy? If so, it seems to be a nice way of sidestepping the claim. Now 4 years ago I don't think we were in any way as educated to the whole world of PPI as we are now and so at the time we might not even have thought of ourselves as in the bracket of the 'mis-sold'. However, with greater and greater information and publicity around the whole scandal - we re-educated ourselves and took a longer look at our finances and historical loan applications. It now seems that was all for nought and that even if we were mis-sold, The Halifax can simply state they sent a letter 'way back when' and that's it - no redress. Am i missing something or doesn't that seem particularly unfair and insidious. Is there now anything we can do? or do we simply close this particular chapter and move on. Interested to know everyone's thoughts. Many thanks in advance Kholo
  16. Hello I am writing on behalf of a friend regarding an outstanding debt (overdraft) with Halifax Bank. Since 2015, this has gone through Wescot Credit Services, Cabot Financial and is now with Restons Solicitors. They were out of work for a time but are now employed and wondering how to handle the Letter of Claim sent from Restons on behalf of Cabot. They are asking for payment of the sum £1,261 by 18 May and this just isn't possible. They say if it's not paid they have instructions to issue a Claim in the County Court for the full balance plus fees and costs. They then say Cabot is prepared to accept payment by instalments and ask that a financial statement be filled-in and returned by 18 May - but they don't want to engage with Restons in this way. Is this likely to escalate to County Court any time soon (this is the first letter received from Restons) or will they likely come back with some sort of offer? Do you have any advice on how to proceed. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to reply
  17. hi all, I used halifax website to submit my ppi complaint. they correctly discovered my old loan and credit card 2004/6 and sent me a 7 page questionaire to complete and gave me six weeks to do so... I just had a text msg to say three weeks later they are still waiting questions: can they really give me timescales to complete their form? do i really need to complete their form... can i send them a completed fos form which requires much less information? shouldnt i send them one sar for full statement for each acciunt? any help would be gratefully received zubo
  18. Hello, I hope someone can help please. I have just checked my credit score which is 736 (fair). It states: Halifax balance £0 updated 11/8/13 Cabot balance £1280 updated 1/4/18 There are no other debts there. Am I to assume that they have dropped off? Cabot took over the Halifax debt, but both are listed as a default. If i were to offer Halifax an offer, in full and final settlement, agreed in writing, would that remove the default? If so, how long would it take? Many thanks
  19. Hi there I am guessing this is a common problem. Around 2 years ago, I received a threat from Cabrot regarding an £8k credit card from Halifax taken out in 2000 (I think - may have been 2001). I followed instructions and sent them a letter requesting a copy of the CCA and got the usual BS saying they couldn't find the file but I am still liable for the debt, the last I heard from them was August 2016. Anyhow, out of the blue. Yesterday, I received a letter from our beloved friends stating they had found said documents and they believe these were enforceable to obtain a CCJ. There is no signature on the forms and the page numbers do not correspond properly with corresponding numbers either missing or duplicated (I have copies attached with details blanked out - I can only upload 5 but have another 5 or 6). Additionally, there is no credit limit either, just a note to say that it will be determined and could vary. They do however, have my name & address on the top of the form. Based on this would it be enforceable and accordingly, how should I reply? I had hoped this had been put to bed but sadly not and I'm hoping I am not screwed. Thanks in anticipation. KR
  20. I opened a current account with Halifax in June 2015 with a £250 overdraft facility which I used on a regular basis but cleared every month. In August 2016 I ran into financial difficulties due to an increase in overdraft fees, up to £100 per month. i wrote and explained I was suffering hardship and Halifax cancelled the fees for that month. By this time I was using payday loans to keep my head above water. I struggled along until January 2017 when I again claimed hardship and more charges were cancelled. However, the charges soon crept up to £80 or £90 per month as I was unable to clear my overdraft at the end of the month. In March I opened a current account with the Post Office and stopped using my Halifax account apart from making deposits to try and clear the O/D. In October I received a letter advising that my account would be closed in 2 months. I rang customer services and was advises that if ! paid £52 to clear the excess on my overdraft they would halt additional charges. I agreed to this but my next statement showed a further £40 had been charged . I think that is the maximum since they reviewed their charges. I wrote in December but got no reply or acknowledgement. I wrote again in January by recorded delivery but again received no reply last week when I was informed that the account had been passed to Wescot. I am unable to access my account but Im still getting emails saying there is important info in my message box. What do you suggest as my next step.
  21. Hello, Sorry if this is long winded, I will try to be as brief as I can. I am having issues with Halifax regarding an Ultimate Reward current account that I had. In January 2014 I moved to another country to live, work & travel. I kept the account open as I may have needed to use it, and I did not know how long I would be away. Also initially I did have some money left in it. I didn't inform the bank as I knew I would have no fixed address due to always being on the move. I know I should have informed them now. The account at some point went over it's £100 arranged overdraft limit by £1, charges were added which went up to over £200. By the time I returned 6/7 months later the account had missed payments and had been defaulted. The bank have recently said that the account was closed 3 days after it was defaulted. I arrived back 3 days after this. I do not think I was aware it had been closed, I believe I used it when I returned and even gave the details to my new employer. I remember being able to see the account online, with the amount over £200 still owed. The day I expected to be paid I logged in and the account was no longer visible. I called them up and it had been closed. I asked what happened to my money and they said they could transfer it and I would need to open a new account. I did this and gave the details of the new account with them, they said it would be transferred ASAP. 2 weeks passed and I had still not received the money, I called and complained. I was told by recoveries or collections (can't remember) that it had been processed incorrectly and sent to different account details, this was their fault not mine. At some point I was given £50 compo into my account for this. Several days later the wages were transferred minus the outstanding overdraft, looking back it was transferred twice from different sources. Fast forward to present day. I have been looking at my credit reports and decided to enquire about the default/closed account. I called, and was passed around departments before being passed to recoveries/collections. The guy totally ignored my enquiries into what actually caused the account to be overdrawn and the subsequent default. He did bring up a double payment into the account and said I now had an outstanding balance of over £2k. I asked him to substantiate this, he just said it was owed. I said the account was closed in 2014, how can it now have a balance? Why have I received not notification or communication of this? He said I owed it and ended the call, he gave no information. Not even a demand or request for me to pay. When quizzed he said it would not appear on my credit reports but would always be outstanding with Halifax. A few days later I was called by someone from Customer Services for Lloyds banking group, we discussed the situation and she said she would remove the Default. Made no real explanation into why. She gave me £50 compo which I, perhaps foolishly accepted. 3 hours later she called back, she said she made a mistake and there was over 2k remaining balance on the account, she said she would still remove the default and could I pay the balance back. For her mistake she offered another £50, again I accepted. During these calls she was incredibly helpful and obliging, in hindsight maybe overly helpful. Later that day I made a payment of 1/3 of the balance. Perhaps this was a foolish move. The next day the default was off!!! Now the missed payments, the original c.£200 overdraft outstanding, and the account itself all showed up from Dec 17 to October 17. I now have loads of recent, red adverse marks on all 3 credit reports, the account is now showing as active and has moved to my open accounts section. 1 report now also lists a solitary missed payment and arrangement to pay over a 4 month period in 2015 when the account was well and truly closed. There are also warnings on both Experian and Equifax saying 0 months since last serious payment problem. This has had a very negative affect on my credit scores (I know the score is not important) and the overall condition of my reports are all now messed up by issues on this account. I tried for days to get intouch with the agent, she had given me her extension number. Eventually she called me back, I was now recording my calls. Her tone was totally different, she was quite rude, abrasive and had started accusing me of being deceitful. She said that I was mistaken about our agreement, she said the default would be coming off only once I had paid the outstanding balance in full (It's still currently off). At one point she said "can you give the phone to someone else so I can explain it to them, as you are not getting it". This was because I said the original default can't be used to force me to repay money that they transferred by mistake twice. She threatened to replace the default and if I didn't like it I should complain to the FOS. She informed me that the markers were correct and showed the account before it defaulted in 2014. They would come off once I had paid the remaining balance. I tried to explain they were now for 2017, she didn't listen. At a point that I was totally calm she said I needed to calm down. She became irate and then said I had really upset her. She also asked why I was addressing her as if she was responsible. She actually said in previous calls that she was in a senior department, could make any and all decisions and would be my single point of contact. I explained that I was addressing her as a representative of her company, not an individual. After the rollercoaster call I was honestly shocked to the point of laughter. I emailed her screenshots of credit reports relating to the new markers in 2017. I received a call today from the same agent, much calmer this time. She had looked at the screenshots, claimed they were correct and I was mistaken. They are apparently for 2014 and will be removed once I have paid. My main concerns and enquiries are as follows: -I was £1 overdrawn, hit with numerous charges, then defaulted and account closed. The £1 itself may actually be due to a charge or fee for using abroad. Is this fair/allowed? -They closed my account, I believe without notification and allowed me to use it before they did but after the default date. Did they allow this just so I would settle the c.£200 overdraft of charges? -They made a mistake and transferred the money to either someone else or a non-existent account. -Then they credited me twice. Never have informed me or notified me. To be fair i didn't notice or notify them at the time, I had various amounts going in from various sources that month and it was nearing payday again. -Agreed to remove and have removed default. -Effectively opened a closed account with CRA's, reported recent missed payments/arreas and have listed the account as active. -Are Demanding payment/refund for their mistake immediately or will continue to list recent adverse markers. -Threatened to replace old default at any time. I have requested my old statements and will likely send a SAR in the next few days to see what the charges are. I want this dealt with but feel they may just replace or add a default. In the meantime my credit reports have all been adversely. I feel Halifax have made many mistakes and are acting unfairly. Can anyone advise on how I should proceed? Thanks so much, I know this is a very long post but needed to explain in its entirety.
  22. Just a general comment really. Halifax Plc, with whom many agreements were made, went down in 2008. They are now using Halifax as a division of HBOS and lloyds. Using a trading name, under company law, does not bind the original legal entity in agreements made by that legal entity. In a central recent newspaper spread, Nigel Lawson has said that bankers should have gone to jail in 2008.
  23. Hi Guys, I'm looking for some advice on a Halifax ISA we took out in September 2017 for a fixed 2 year rate. We took it out with £15203.51 as we had the money in a do nothing account and it wasn't expected to be needed. Circumstances have changed and we need to use the money, all of it, so we made an enquiry to close the account and Halifax have said there is a penalty of 180 days interest. Which means (if my calculations are correct) on the 0.6 interest rate we would have to pay the bank £45 to get our money back with no interest at all. I think this is outrageous as they have had and used the money since September - it is our fault as we (blame the wife) didn't read the small print of 180 days interest penalty when the account was opened. Does anyone think we have any grounds to complain and not pay the penalty?
  24. Hi all, Hope this is in the right place... With the new Halifax overdraft charges I am seriously struggling as my OD is almost £3k I would like to know if there is a letter or anything I can send them to offer them a sum every month and to stop the charges from accruing while I am paying it off? Any help much appreciated. Cheers
  25. Hi, I've not been on this site for a while!. Does anyone have any experience with the PRA Group? I have a balance of £1297.80 from an old overdraft with Halifax/Lloyds TSB. The original default notice from the Halifax was 17/8/2011. I have been paying the PRA Group £5 per month as a token payment. PAR Group have now offered a measly 10% discount in full and final settlement. I've recently come to an agreement with another DCA and that was nearly 50% discounted . In the past I have offered to pay 30% of the debt to PRA Group but they have declined. The debt has been passed from pillar to post so they probably have paid peanuts for it. Just wondered if anyone can offer any suggestions as to how to tackle them?
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