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  1. Hi, I had an agreement with MBNA where they would hold all interest, as long as I paid the debt off within 10 years. The amount owing was divided up in 120 months (10 years). However, in the mean time, they have decided to sell the debt, at the same time as our financial situation has changed. The monthly payments are now less. They write to inform me that I am in arrears. The DCA have said the following, is this right does anyone know?? The payment was set by MBNA, based upon, I assume a previous Income and Expenditure form at the point of being 'charged off' which means no further interest is applied to your account but it does mean that this is your 'normal monthly payment'. This can not be amended now as it was sold on this way. It is also less than the 5% normally applied to credit card accounts. And so, we are happy to accept your offer of payment but as it is does not meet your contractual payment the arrears will continue to accrue. We have a legal obligation to reflect accurate data to the Credit Reference Agencies, which also includes arrangements, missed payments and arrears and so your data entry at the credit reference agency will be updated with this information.
  2. My partners car was stationary in a car park on 06/01/2017. There is a fee payable of 50p for 1 hours parking. The driver of the car went to the machine, realised they didn't have change for it, and returned to the car. The car left. The Reg keeper wasn't driving. When they got back to the car, a plastic envelope with a piece of printed cardboard was inside with the name MyParkingCharge.co.uk on. It has a serial number on it and a date only, hand written. It has no offence date, time, day, location, penalty details, appeal details or registration number of the car. As far as I can see, reading the rules - PoFA 2012, this is an invalid NTD. The date on this card was 06/01/2017. On 19/01/2017 my partner as the Reg Keeper, has received a Notice to Keeper (NTK) letter from Excel Parking. This has all the day, date, time, location car registration and contravention details. The issue date of the NTK is 13/01/2017, but was only received on 19/01/2017. The NTK doesn't mention PoFA act. It states the appeal services is IAS, and Excel are a member of the International Parking Community - IPC. The NTK has no ANPR information or pictures of the car or contravention. I am composing an email to DVLA for the intentional abuse of the PoFA rules Excel and the DVLAs breach. As the NTD is flawed (in my opinion) approaching DVLA is improper and the issuing of the NTK within 28 days means the Reg Keeper is not liable, only the driver. Any thought for suggestion on how to proceed would be gratefully received. NOTE. There is no ANPR on this car Park.
  3. I recently made a section 78 CCA request to Cabot who I have been paying a debt off to for 2 years. There was another 12 months left until I realised I could make a CCA request to them. I received a reply today saying that they could not get the info from the original lender, and the account is unenforceable. What data position does this place them in? Can they still request from me or use my data in any way? What about the default under their name on my credit file?
  4. Hi I would like some advice please. I owed the freeholders of my lease some service charges that were a total of 436.62. In mid Aug I telephoned them and they demanded I pay in full immediately. I tried to discuss with them some payment plan but they would not accept anything just a demand to pay it all or they will instruct their solicitors. I paid 250.00 by direct debit at the end of Aug. 10 days later in early Sept I receive a letter demanding 436.62 be paid. I called them and told them that their figures were wrong Both they and the freeholders had to check their accounts, they demand I pay the remaining balance of 186.62 or they will ask for interest per day and take me to court. I then receive a credit note in mid Sept for 124.00 balancing for the year. this meant I owed 62.62 in sept In addition around the early part of Sept they sent me another service invoice in advance for 105.00 for sept 29 to Dec 24th. now I ow 167.62 I was unwell for the later part of Sept and early Oct. and under the doctor. I didn't pay it with my Sept salary. I am 1700 overdrawn and living in debt that leaves me with no income for food. I am having bowls of cereal for meals. This is just to give you a snap shot Well I was paying the money at the end of this month Oct and paid it under duress today on my account again when I don't get paid till Friday this week The reason is this Saturday I get a money claims letter. They are asking me to pay interest back to March and costs of the court application at 35.00 and for writing a solicitors letter at 50.00 all this on top of their costs. I want to ask you this A. I did not receive any demand letter from the freeholders, only the solicitor in early Sept when their figures and understanding of what I paid was wrong. The company have not liaised with me, only sending me a statement in mid Oct, they have also allocated money I paid of 250.00 on what invoices they wanted leaving the furthest one back as the ones that still need paying for which I believe is so they can gain more interest, but it stands to reason that the money was for the earliest invoices. I don't believe they have given me any chance to negotiate, they write from a solicitor after a payment was made and they are not willing to have any arrangement. The recent invoice in advance and 62.00 was the only thing outstanding and that was only given in Sept. Are there any way behaving correctly I feel like I am being intimidated, I have had a good 6 years with this freeholder and have never missed payments until this year I dont know what to do. I was frightened into this payment but I knew I had to pay it this month anyway. Will I have to pay the court, letter they wrote me when I had paid most of the bills that was wrong and court costs. I can't afford them . I did try to speak to the accounts dept but the person was either not at her desk or I was working, I can't use my phone at work unlike some because I am on a ward and breaks are not heard of where I am it's so busy. Where I say 10 days later I recieve a letter, this was from the freeholders solicitors. Just to clarify now that I have paid the 167.62. Do I contest the charges on the money claims form for the 50.00 they are asking for the solicitors letter that came after payment, the first mention of it was on the money claim form, the interest they are seeking and the court costs of 35.00. I really don't have any money at all. Phew sorry for lengthy text. Thank you Caron
  5. Hi All through the years I have been able to follow great advise from here and have managed to put to bed a number of private parking tickets for quite a few people as a hobby, the last where two tickets for a lady who parked in her own complex. Ttoday I have been faced with a new challenge. a friend came to me and said i dont know what to do, I have this lot.. there were a number of letters asking for payment for a parking charge, a couple of letters that gave notice of claim and 4 claim forms. having registered all of the claims online we find that 2 have got default judgements and the other 2 are judgment pending. all of which are from BW legal and are all for parking at a specific Total Parking Solutions site. i am assured that all the paperwork is there and what i have been given is all that she has received, there are no notices to keeper and other debt letters. one letter relating to one of the CCJs just gives notice that a claim has been issued, there is no other paperwork. one letter gives notice of claim issued and gives a ticket reference but that does not relate to the claim that had been issued , dates and times match. i managed to get her to look at her credit file, where there is another CCJ issued in Oct 18 my guess it is for the same thing, but that was issued at her old address, even though she been in her current address for over year. any thought to help me pick through this mess would be fab.. thank you all
  6. I had a Vanquis card up until late 2012. I lost my job through no fault of my own and contacted them to start the repayment insurance that I was paying them for. They didn't call it PPI, they called it something else. I was told I could not claim. I said what on earth was I paying Payment Protection Insurance for if I cannot claim on it. I told them angrily at the time that as far as I was concerned, the matter was closed and they would not be getting another penny out of me. I had the usual two dozen phone calls each day all from different numbers, but I just disconnected the phone. In the end, they got fed up and farmed it out to several DCA's all of which I told to get lost. In November last year, they sold the 'debt' to Lowell and I have had them on my back. I said that as far as I was concerned, I was mis sold insurance and the amount was mostly made up of illegal charges and exorbitant credit fees and the matter was closed. This is due to be Statute Barred in about December, but I don't think that I could hold them off that long. I have heard that Lowlife now go to Court on their 'purchased' debts. I just wonder what my next move is and would the mis selling route be the best way to do down if they do decide to go through the Courts. Can anyone help? it would be much appreciated.
  7. Hi Guys, posting for a friend who needs more than my advice to be reassured what to do, she is on the verge of paying these people! Windscreen ticket in a marked bay for council flats, marked bay was allocated to the resident who was in the car, google nosey neighbour doesn't show the flat's car park as it's gated. The driver was giving the resident a lift home with a baby and helped them into the flat and came out to a PCN, there doesn't seem to be a 'from' and 'to' parking time and the driver says she was only there long enough to drop the baby and shopping off and come out, so possibly over 10 minutes. I have scans of the NTD and NTK in a word document with pictures of the car in the bay and the signage which is too high to see from a car, but I cannot make them into a PDF as I do not have the software or the know how and my PC is on it's last legs so I can't download any new programs. Happy to PM the word doc to anyone willing to help, but it's not redacted either so I will trust you! I suggested doing an appeal that the driver was parked in a marked bay allocated to the resident with the resident's permission which trumps any agreement they may think they have. Advice please guys? 1 Date of the infringement: 01/11/2018 2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date]: posting date 03/12/2018 notice date 05/12/2018 3 Date received : 05/12/2018 4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [y/n?] Y 5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event?: yes - photos on www.paymypcn-uk.co.uk 6 Have you appealed? no - need some advice from you guys 7 Who is the parking company?: Parking Control Management (UK) Ltd, SL1 2XF 8. Where exactly?: Capstan Drive RM13 Google maps doesn't show the car park for the flats, car was parked in allocated bay for the flat it was visiting I managed to find someone under the age of 30 to do the PDF conversion on their laptop, please see attached for all the NTD, NTK and other info PCN info for CAG 01_11_2018_01.pdf
  8. Hi guys massive advice needed. I'll try and get to the point but this is so complex you would not believe. Split up from wife in Jan 14 moved out she stayed in house due to the 2 kids. Morgage solely in my name. Went on credit report Nov 15 due to not being able to get a overdraft credit card or add a tablet to phone contract. Couldn't access it for weeks due to many factors one my own fault did no realise I wasn't on electoral roll. When I did get on it there was quite a bit of debt not a huge amount but things I knew nothing of. Signature forged etc. One debt ended up in a CCJ, but I went to court and had it set aside. I have not reported her for fraud due to the kids. Lots of credit searches in her name to payday loan company's many to a company called welcome finance. Who had been calling me about a debt for a few months prior about a joint account . Yet every time I went down local office when I found out where it was no one would speak to me due to data protection. There is nothing on experian tying me in with this debt no default, no loan account Due to CCJ I contacted land registry to see if anything there and a legal charge secured loan to progressive finance 2006 again not clue how. Do some digging and welcome and progressive same company . I email them for more info. They tell me it's down to a secured loan I took out in 2008? But the charge says 2006 I asked for further information on this? Such as a credit agreement. As I have had no dealings with your company. Other than a few phone calls regarding payments when I went down to the local office in Merthyr and returned phone calls asking for more information no one would speak to me regarding it or provide what I asked for. I requested a CCA which the returned po and asked for my signature I did not sign and told them they gave sent information before so I have no need to prove who I am they emailed a credit agreement dated 2008 which looks like my signature but you can barely make figures out. After the 12 + 2 days were up. I head office they were now in default and they had not provided me with what I'd requested . I then received a sar. I had a default notice asking for arrears from local office , they were sent a debt dispute letter. I had thank you for being a good customer and local branch were moving in April 2016 heard nothing since I look through sar there are blank pieces of paper with my signature on there are loans some look like they are my signature some definitely aren't mine. almost all have her and my signature loans are from 2001 to 2008 the last loan was for 30 grand and 39 grand interest on top 300 months? There are call logs saying mr called in was not me phone calls again not me . But the handful of times I did ring or go down to get answers nothing logged . Am bank statement in this sar are ex wife's. There are some of my bank details for direct debits I've checked my bank there were many payments to welcome. No dockets of mine in there or proof of my wages at all. There a piece of paper saying legal charge 2008 but it hasn't been registered with land registry. There are statements and I have to admit when I left in 2014 I paid money to this company as she worked out who would paid what. Stupid not to question but my head was in shed when I left. . I have calculated that £20.6026 has been paid to loan since 2008 balance on then was £30,514.26 and still stood at £25,384.31 in July 15 no payments since jun 2015 cos I had already wised up by then and thought why am I paying a debt that's hers. The loan before this in 2006 you can't read figures on the fixed loan sum agreement it looks like £429 a month. on the contract and legal charge agreement it says £129.39 180 months they all look like re writes but not all are that readable. Plus they have overinflated house price in 2003. Is this loan legal enforceable? What can I do? Help?? Still haven't heard a pip out of welcome.
  9. Hi All Tesco Credit Card taken out in 2004 and got into difficulties 2007/08 Been gradually repaying debt since then Last 4 years been paying £50/month Current balance circa £2,500 Went through I&E with Tesco in January and agreed £50/month for next 12 months Tesco letter and Intrum letter came together in one envelope from Intrum last week Per Noddle, Intrum have done a search Tesco letter says: "If you have an active repayment plan in place, and your circumstances haven't changed, you can continue to pay off your balance as you are now, but paying Intrum UK Finance Limited instead of us. You will need to take action and update you payment details to redirect your payments to Intrum UK Finance Limited." Intrum letter says: "We understand that you've already agreed a repayment plan with Tesco Personal Finance Plc. We want you to continue this agreement with us so we ask you contact us in the next 30 days to make arrangements to do this. If it's affordable we're happy to accept the same arrangement you had with Tesco Personal Finance Plc." What propose doing is pay £50/month to Intrum for next 4 years until debt is paid off. What I don't propose doing is communicate with Intrum. Question - can Intrum force me to go through I&E or any other form of communication with them? I'd appreciate any advice on how I should proceed.
  10. Hi All This is my first time in posting about this topic. I am a divorced mom with two teenagers. Up until recently my children were going to their fathers pretty much every weekend. He is now starting to complain about having them on weekends, and is demanding to change the schedule this is alongside his gf who is shouting the odds about the fact they live together and its her house and they go their because of her goodwill. I am standing fast and saying no, but this is being met with resistance. There is a constant request to change nights, and I get no support with my children's teenage behaviours and moods, which can be very stressful at times. He tells me to sod off and deal with it myself. I am now living with my new partner (we jointly own our home t - albeit it is the ex-marital home), and the pressure of not agreeing the child care formally at divorce stage - including the maintenance is now coming back to haunt me. My ex and I never had anything in writing when it comes to the children, and he is now resisting, I am at the point of requesting joint care as I can take no more. He is aggressive and abusive towards me and so is his partner. I have had vm's left for me and visits to my house, with his gf ranting and shouting the odds. My partner is telling me to calculate what the actual costs of the children have been since the split, including a portion of the mortgage costs (we were joint mortgagees until I bought him out). His view was that he didn't live there so wasn't paying it! I am not at the point where I think I need mediation or something! please can someone offer me some advice?
  11. Good afternoon First of all I thank everyone for any advice you may be able to offer. On the 24th March 2016 at 19:14 I was parked at the rear of some shops on Slough High Street. I visited a Supermarket (one of those shops) and was in there no longer than 20min. On my return I discovered a parking ticket from Parking and Property Management Ltd with the issue reason 'Not displaying a valid permit'. It was dark so I obviously didn't see the sign post which outlined the conditions of parking there. The following day I went away for work and totally forgot about the ticket. Almost 3 months later I have recieved a 'LETTER BEFORE CLAIM' from Gladstones Solicitors. This letter is dated 7th June, was sent 2nd class and I recieved it a week later?? Having done extensive Googling online I read there should have been a NTK before this? I cannot recall having received one of these. I will be trawling through all my post again just to make sure. They are asking for a payment of £150 or they will take legal action? The easy option would be to pay the fine, however the bay I had parked in was for a Carpet Shop, which was way past closing time at the time I got the ticket! Where do I stand with contesting the ticket? Looking forward to the advice and I appreciate it!
  12. Hi I'm wanting to get information from Blemain with regard to my loan. It's due to finish later this year and they claim the current balance is approx £4.5K which won't be cleared by the payments! I'm going to send a SAR but I'm not sure which template to use from the library. There's Full Subject Access Request or Debt or DCA Subject Access Request I was going to use the "Full" one, but then the "Debt" one looks better as it specifically mentions insurance and additional charges. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. BB
  13. Hi to you all who have taken out loans with this company me also being one I feel we are all same unite here cos we are all similar cases loans done by the company mine has been too trauma to put on here its cost me dearly in my nerves etc I just want to say thank you for saying on here to each and everyone of you I know we all have experienced same things to do with this company, please hang on cos I believe there is now light at the end of the tunnel. BLESS YOU all and try relax , sometimes it just takes one more to move the mountain . I had to remember nothing is impossible is it, release is coming we have to remember its just a loan and yours and my views count , whither its 1 person 2 people 50 people 1,000 plus people with same view multiplication is coming or is not needed because sooner or later it just takes the right place, action, things, people to change things.
  14. Hello all In the Autumn of 2017 I moved into a new property. Both Gas and Electricity were provided by Npower on a PostPay meter. I immediately contacted them to advise them who I was and they set up new accounts for the property in my name. I then went to a comparison website and ended up switching both fuels to Iresa. Npower did not object to the Gas being switched but did initially object to the Electricity being switched. I contacted Npower who said that they no longer objected and Iresa should apply for the transfer. I subsequently received final bills from Npower which I promptly paid and closure of the accounts and commenced paying Iresa by monthly Direct Debit. I continued to receive bills for Electricity from Npower, some were issued and cancelled and they appeared to have some confusion, then re-issued with different amounts. I ignored the lot. However, it got to the point where Npower were threatening action including adverse credit reports. I wrote a letter of complaint and this was duly investigated, if that is the right word. Npower claimed that Iresa had not requested that the electricity be switched over the second time and that I was still liable for it. To complicate matters Iresa has gone bust and the new supplier is busy absorbing the accounts into their own operation. I believe having contracted with Iresa, paid my final bill with Npower and been notified of account closure by Npower that I owe them nothing. This is currently out with Face2Face, their field agents which is likely the last debt collection action before an application for Disconnection (or a prepay meter) is made. Anybody got any advice? Thanks in advance for reading and contributing.
  15. Firstly a bit of background. I have a secured loan with blemain finance (we all make mistakes:-x) It was taken out in may 2007 and is for £10K also it is cca regulated. They have added over £4K in charges in just 2 years, I have requested the charges back and after lots of letters i have they're final bog of letter. so i am now debating whether to take then to court for unfair credit agreement or go to the fos, i have phoned the fos and they have taken details and sent me out the forms to carry on with my complaint,but as yet i have not sent them back.so i have all options open to me and some advice in which way to go would be appreciated. Also i have a suspended possession order after they went for repossession, now the thing is i think when they took me to court they first sent out a default notice, but i think that it is non compliant and would like a second opinion,and some advice on how to deal with a suspended position order that they got on the back of a dodgy default notice. my issues with the default notice are a]That they didn't give me 14 clear days to rectify. b] No specific date to remedy (they say 14 days from date of letter) c]The paragraph saying that if you dint understand this then seek advice from CAB is missing the following is word for word what it says on the default notice and the only date on the notice is at the top of the page. 1] To remedy the breach you must pay the total arrears of £xxx within days of the date of this letter. 2] If the action required by this notice is taken before the 14 days, no further action will be taken in respect of the breach. 3] if you don't take the action required by this notice before this date then the further action set out below may be taken against you. 4] FURTHER ACTION: on or after the date shown above we shall apply to the court for an order for possession and sale of the mortgaged property. so any advice on how to proceed with this would be greatly appreciated and thanks for looking. welshperson (from bridgend:-))
  16. Hi I started a Ppi claim with Lloyds a few weeks ago there were 9 old loan account from 1992 to 2000 with Ppi. I should have my response in Aug. But this week I have received 2 letters in the same envelope to old address even though Lloyds have new my address due to claim. One is from Lloyds saying they have sold my debt to asset link the other from asset link. I know there's a Lloyds charge on my old house from 2006 (ex wife and kids live there but my sole mortgage) as its on land registry. Any one know why I've been sent letter? I assumed they would offset against any debt anyway. Any advice on what to do I will upload letter off asset link. PDF Photos 16-07-2016.pdf
  17. Hi all, I am new to this forum, so please bare with me as I get hang of how it all works. My story dates back to 2006, when I took out a secured loan with Blemain/Together finance for £25k. This was to pay additional bills and to do some repairs on my property. I brought the property in 2003. This was the first time I took out a loan, I had no real knowledge of the best type of loan to choose, which is why I did the loan through a broker, who pass my application to a third party Loan Options, who recommended Blemain finance. They were both paid a commission at the start of the loan and that was deducted from the loan amount. Blemain also added £2000 in charges for handling my application, so at the start of the loan I was already £4000 in debt. My understanding from the start was this was a loan, but over the years it is now referred to as a mortgage, with added legal clauses such as remunerations. None of this information was made clear to me at any stage of my application. There is no way I would taken this loan if I knew the interest rate would be so high. I am now paying more to this loan then my actual mortgage. In the last 11 years Blemain has added charges to this loan for building insurance, Telephone calls, Letters, Arrears and court fees. Yes they have taken me to court on 2 occasion to reprocess my property. Each time adding extra charges to the loan amount. I have recently had a audit done on the amount I have already paid Blemain and it totals to over £39k, I still have 4 years left to pay off this loan. I have been in financial hardship since taking out this loan, with very little to live on. I have been to solicitors, law centers, etc, none them has been successful. I can’t afford the monthly charges of this loan any more, I am compelled to sell the home I lived in for over 33 years. I recently asked Blemain for a redemption figure and they have quoted £46k to pay off this loan early. I am horrified that they can charge such extortionate interest for a loan I took out 11 years ago. If I pay the £46k redemption figure It would total £85k for a £25k loan. How is this possible:???: I would appreciate any advise or guidance from the forum. Thank you! Bdoubleu
  18. Hi to all. I am going to try and keep this very simple and brief. I was sent a package/gift by my relative. So it was not a online purchase or any of that sort The item was delivered to my apartment complex via Royal Mail signed for service and was received by the concierge who signed for the item and made a log of my parcel and put in a delivery note via my letter box. However when I went to collect my parcel it had disappeared from a secure parcel room. I am not here blaming the concierge stealing the package all I am saying it just disappeared. I spoke to the building management and put in a formal complaint. I contacted the police also who could not do much at this point as no proof of who took the parcel. I wrote endless letters of complaint to the building management company of my apartment complex. Who ignored my complaint s and never responded. I then did a subject access request for the office log sheets containing the acceptance and delivery of my parcel even then they ignored and after my letter to management stating I will make a complaint to the ICO they sent me the documents. I then wrote to the CEO of the company and yet received no response. I had no choice other than to seek financial claim of my missing item via the small claims court. £ under 5000 claim. So The Small Claims court acknowledges my claim and gave until 1st of October for the defender the building management company to acknowledge and put in a defence to my claim. I rang the small courts/money claim centre on the 2nd of October who said they have received no information from the defendant however they are 5 days behind. i had to wait until 7th to find out if they had received any correspondence. I ring up on the 7th and yes they have not received any information. I sent in via email a request for judgment by default on 7th October, received the confirmation email, but again it takes 5 days for it to go through. The judgment by default was sent as the courts had not received any information from the defendant at this point of time. On the 8th of October I received an email from the defendants solicitor stating that there is no contractual relationship between me and the building management, and my particulars of claim are not clear, (I have been extremely clearly in my claim form) and that the claim is misconstrued and vicarious and that the concierge company is separated and are hired separately and in so many words saying it’s not them and trying to shift blame, followed by giving me 2 options, A)discontinue the claim B) agree to an an extension for the defence to allow them a extra 1 month to put in a defence C) And if I do not agree to a or B the building management company would file for a summary judgment strike out as the claim is vicarious. And giving me a 23 hour notice to respond via email only and to seek legal advice. Note I received the email on the 8th at 9pm and was given less than 24 hours to respond via email only by 3pm on the 9th of October. And the defendant will claim between £2500-£3000 In court costs and legal charges etc In a panic and surprise that having not any response up to date and all of a sudden a letter from a solicitor o sort legal advice and was told by my legal team to continue with the judgment by default. On the 14th of October I rang the court and was told the defendant on the 6th of October put in an acknowledgment of service but have until the 15th to put in the defence. So the judgment by default is not valid. But can put in another judgment by default if they don’t receive a defence. That’s the basic of what is going on. Now my question is can the defence claim legal costs via small claims? What advice and help would you suggest. What steps could you suggest I take as I am getting stressed out. Thank you and all response will be appreciated.
  19. Hello all, apologies if this is repeating other posters, but just needed some reassurance or additional advice: I was sc@mmed via an Ebay/Paypal seller. I sold a bike to a buyer, the payment was requested as bank transfer, however the buyer suggested using PayPal and all I needed to provide was my email for him/her to deposit the money to my PayPal account. The money was deposited, the bike collected (I didn't ask for a collection receipt as it wasn't a courier I had arranged). I removed the money from my PayPal account, and thought everything was good. Two days later, PayPal indicate that the the person who deposited the money didn't receive the bike and the money will be paid back. Now I am missing a bike and my PayPal account is negative £900. I argued strongly with PayPal, explaining the details of my case, supplied the CRN, all conversations with the buyer, etc, but with absolutely no joy. I haven't had any formal communication from PayPal about paying the debt, however, this week I started receiving communications from Westcot (2per day at present). Their number is blocked and I am making a log of their calls. My question is, how do I know if PayPal have sold my debt, or have they just instructed to recover it on their behalf? If they have sold the debt, am I legally obliged to pay it back? In my eyes I don't have a debt and it was PayPal's decision to give the money back from the process of an obvious [problem]. I am quite happy to go to court as I believe PayPal are assisting and allowing fraudulent transactions to take place. It is apparent their security is flawed, and I would love to fight this, I'm just concerned that if PayPal sold the debt that they created then I am tied in to paying Westcot which clearly I don't want to do. Any advice on this would be very much appreciated. Clearly I haven't disclosed all details as its quite complex, but nonetheless I have been the victim of a this and PayPal facilitated this. Regards.
  20. Good afternoon, In a nut shell. Opened a BC CC in Mar 2003. Missed a few payments which meant that i incurred Over Credit limit charges. Over the course of the next 14 years, it escalated. Despite missing payments and over credit limit charges, BC doubled my credit limit on 3 occasions, June 2009, March 2011 and March 2014. Leading to more financial trouble for myself which was impossible to get away from at the time. Finally got back on track in 2018 and managed to clear the balance, but still incurring interest and some charges. Prior to each limit increase, my record with them was nothing short of abysmal, missed payments, over credit limit, when i did pay i was rarely over the miniumum payment. 38 missed payments and 48 over credit limit from 2009. My question is, do i have a claim against BC for irresponsible lending? Regards G
  21. Hello, I employed a builder to do a loft conversion, and renovate my house which I had just bought. He quoted £72,000 to do the work including all electrics, plumbing, plastering etc. The quote was itemised and he visited the property twice and priced up materials etc before emailing it to me. He said that the work would be completed by the end of last summer. He requested an initial payment for materials into his wife's bank account quite a while before any work was done. When he started he told me that he didn't have a lot of money and that I would need to give him money for materials which he would not make any profit on, and he generally showed me receipts. He also asked for 'wages' for himself on a daily rate of £180. I'm a single woman and I realise now after googling that I should have had a proper contract in place and made stage payments; I know now that he took advantage of me for being trusting. I was renting alternative accommodation in another town as the property wasn't liveable. I would pop down once or twice a week or so to see how it was going and progress was slow. Sometimes there would be no-one there at all and most often when I arrived they would be in the kitchen drinking tea. He had decorators, plasterers, electricians and plumbers come in, who he knew and had arranged. He had me pay their invoices. He had initially one labourer working with him, but that escalated to three labourers - he was invoicing me for all of them at a daily rate. The work dragged on past the end of the summer for no reason. The builder told me that he had been diagnosed with leukaemia and I felt sorry for him, but now realise this was probably a lie. I was finally able to move in in November, The main house being finished. The builder seemed reticent to move on the the conversion of an attached brick outbuilding and seemed to be finding odd jobs to do around the house. He asked if I could do a favour and pay his building subcontractors directly as this would mean they would need to pay their own National Insurance instead of him. I made a couple of payments to them in November- the daily rate for the builder and 3 labourers was £500. I also gave the builder £7500 in cash for the roof, which he gave me a receipt for, but he has kept the money and not given it to the roofer as intended. When I started the renovation I had the money needed from the sale of my previous house plus another £20,000. That had all gone and I took out the maximum loan I could from my bank of £25,000. The work continued throughout December when I was away on holiday. I came home after Christmas and it still wasn't completed. I did a spreadsheet and found that I had paid through bank transfer to the builder and various of his contractors £105,000. I also had unpaid invoices from him, his building subcontractors and further other contractors of £12,000. There had not been any extra work requested on top of the original quote, I had chosen the cheapest option wherever I could and the work on the original quote is still not finished. I told the builder that there was a problem with the overcharging and not to return to site until it had been resolved. I asked for a list of his extras and he quoted putting up a shelf in the pantry and other trivial things which in no way add up to the total. The biggest overcharging has been in payments to the builder and his 3 subcontractors - £60,000, the vast majority of which is for labour. This does not include the £7500 for the roof. My house is not huge, it is ex local authority 3 bedroom, outside of London. I refused to make any more payments and had the subcontractors texting, calling round at my house and demanding payments. One morning I found concrete poured on my car, and when I got home that night the front and back door locks have been superglued so I had to call an emergency locksmith. I reported this to the police and bought security cameras. I paid to have letters sent the builder by a building disputes company explaining that he had overcharged me and needed to pay me back the money. Also letters to the contractors stating that any payments they had received from me were made in error because the builder had told me to and that they should get payment from the builder and reimburse me with the money already paid. In return I got seven identical letters back from the builder's solicitor, one for each contractor saying that he was looking into it. That was two weeks ago. I would appreciate any advice please - I am a woman on my own who is finding it hard to get advice which doesn't cost a lot of money. I don't have much funds left and need to get the work finished. The cost of a solicitor is very off putting and I worry that if I take that route I could end up owing more money. I am also a little concerned that the six subcontractors might try to sue me for their outstanding invoiced which are each in the £1000-£2000 range. There are also some issues with the work which has been done - the brickwork for example is shocking and needs re-doing. I have tried calling CAB who referred me to Trading Standards, I called Trading Standards but they said that they would only help businesses in my county and not individuals. The builder is a sole trader and he co-owns his house with his wife.
  22. Hi I have finally dug out all 3 of my loan agreements for WFS. I did issue a PPI refund request back in 2007 but they point blank refused and due to health reasons i hadn't the energy to pursue them. I have recently had success with black horse and wondered how i proceed with Welcome, i have already contacted the FSCS regarding the 2 most recent loans but looking at the paperwork they were both re-finances of the first and that one was pre 2005. Can anyone advise? the net searches have suggested i call them but im not sure about that - they were pretty awful to deal with back then Huge thanks Maudy x
  23. My Mother is 96 and has had a M&S CC for many years, used for phone and online shopping which also gave her a feeling of independence as she rarely left the house. She began displaying signs of dementia late last year following a stroke, then fell at Christmas suffering a v serious head injury and was not expected to survive. She was eventually stabilised, though only after two scary doubt-filled relapses. It was then immediately clear that her dementia had deepened v substantially, and to make a long and very evil story short my Mother has in just a few weeks been replaced by someone who looks like her but has no memories, doesn't retain anything she is told conversationally for longer than 30-60 seconds, has no retained awareness therefore of her circumstances or where she is, who never has a yesterday to help her understand today, is confused on a good day and distressed on a bad one, doesn't recognise friends/some-family, and only occasionally recognises me when I tell her who I am. She is now in permanent residential dementia care where we continue to visit a very frail stranger unable to look after herself and needing help with all aspects of daily life, and that we love very much but can do nothing to help, only ... observe. Anyway ... I am dealing with her personal affairs. I would like to know please whether a card-issuer - M&S in this case - has legitimate recourse to family if the card-holder is neither competent nor capable and is unable to settle an outstanding balance, in this case just under £2K. Today the State takes all of Mum's pension and benefits to offset some of the £900+ p.w. cost of her Care, with the exception of a few pounds as so-called pocket-money to provide "personal treats" like toothpaste and replacement clothes/undies etc. Treats? There is no longer any possibility of the outstanding balance being settled by Mum from any source at all, she has no assets and had been getting by just okay on her State Pension+ small benefits whilst in a sheltered-housing bungalow since my Father died. I have been far too preoccupied to bother with the M&S reminder-letters over the past three months, but should take control before things escalate. I don't have any problem ignoring DCs if M&S moves it along, however I'd rather put the brakes on with M&S before that stage. So, to repeat my question ... I assume that in Law M&S would have recourse to income or assets, however there are none and I am wanting to know if In Law there is then permitted-recourse to family for the debt? If they try to make noise instead of writing the balance off, I am perfectly capable of berating M&S very robustly about pursuing a 96 year old woman in residential care with dementia! However, before then I want to be clear in my mind about the legitimacy of any other channels they may claim to be entitled to pursue for recovery. In reality they would actually be unsuccessful that way also as I am 71, retired with no assets and only state pension income, and with debts and obligations of my own already after a past business-collapse. I'm not concerned with that just now however, just in knowing whether M&S would be on solid ground if they should respond by saying that in these circumstances the debt becomes the responsibility of someone's family to settle if their assets/estate isn't able to cover it. So can someone advise on that one point please? Thanks! Howard
  24. I am having an issue with a very slow moving solicitor who is the executor of my mother's estate. In an attempt to be proactive I have just been looking on the government probate search site (https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills) and on there it shows a Probate Number and a Date of Probate for her will. Does this mean that - the probate process is now concluded and the funds from her estate can now be distributed? - does it indicate that the process has been started and that the case has been assigned a number but that is it not yet completed? Thanks in advance for any guidance you can give.
  25. Received today and the time is not correct also i think the code is wrong the fact was i had a disabled person in the passenger seat needed the loo very quickly so i cut around the to light at 1703 the ticket saying 1702 the code also said 38l think that was wrong to but i needed to get them to a loo asap and had sat in the traffic 20 minutes already and could not pull into the left as was a bus lane what can i do
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