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  1. Im in England now but all this debt was created in Scotland, 7 defaults are from 2010/2011, originally the debt was £20k. I have been on 2 payment plans a DPP and a token payment plan through Step Change. After a long period of unemployment i had to sell my house to relocate for work. Im now in a position to clear my debt. I owe 7 different amounts which add up to £15,600. I want to know if its possible to negotiate a reduced settlement figure for each debt. I wanted to do this myself as Step Change seem to have wrong info regarding the amounts i o
  2. I have been in a good job for more than one year now. I have been renting privately. Now i'm about to go and see about getting a mortgage. I checked my free credit report and i have a new default on my account. This is because Barclaycard has passed the debt onto Link Financial. I originally had 2 defaulted accounts with Barclaycard from 2011 and all my defaults are gone from my credit history. One was passed to Link in March 2013, Link wrongly put a default on my account at that time in 2013, it took a long time before they removed it. Now the other Ba
  3. Today i received this letter from a different Solicitors. What action should i take if any guys? As always i really appreciate your wonderful assistance. link LOC.pdf
  4. Hi Guys, I hope all is well. I have been trying to regsiter for a gas supplier. I have called around all the big suppliers and was told that they didn't supply my property as there was no meter point reference number. Having done some research online I discovered I could all XOSERVE to find out my MPRN so I could regsiter for a gas supplier. XOSERVE have said that due to an admin error from the previous supplier to my flat that I was not registered on their system and to contact any of the energy suppliers and sign up with them which didn't help at all. I have gon
  5. I have received a Claim form from Reston Solicitors representing ARROW Global, who has bought the debt from HSBC. This debt goes back to a loan I had with HSBC which was taken out sometime in 2010 , but I stopped making payments on it in 2012 when I became unemployed. Since then, ARROW have been contacting me but I have not responded. I do not know if a default notice was issued since I have been ignoring all debts except priority debts since 2014 when I started working again. I am now in full time employment, have a spouse who unfortunately is not working, and two ch
  6. I am a light sleeper and have been using ear plugs to bed for quite some time. 2 weeks ago, my boyfriend picked up some of Superdrugs own-brand earplugs, which are like a soft silicone putty. He wore a pair to a concert and gave me the remaining two pairs to use. Despite the box saying they are suitable for sleeping in, after the third night of wearing them, I found that I couldn't remove one of them. It turns out that the squishy silicone softened so much with my body heat that it slipped down into my ear canal, and adhered to my ear drum. It is nigh on impossible to get rid of due to it
  7. Hi Everyone, Tricky situation, but I'm hoping for some guidance, found a few bits of info on here. Unfortunately my father passed away last summer. I am joint executor (with my sister who lives overseas). Here's the background but unfortunately I don't have much paperwork - He had a small bungalow worth £225k but also a £162,500 mortgage. This was sold by GE money to him, aged 70, for 14 years (In 2004) - interest only. He wasn't great with money(his whole life tbh) and soon fell into arrears. In 2006 it was sold on to Engage Credit. We are about to finally c
  8. Hi, I had a van through Moneybarn which they repossessed in Aug 16 and sold it at a loss and now are wanting £6403 out of me. What options have I got to get them to play ball nicely? I know they had what I borrowed back plus about 2.5k in payments etc in my mind they had the initial loan back. There is a big fat default on my credit file that I would like sorted as trying to get car finance is an issue currently. thanks
  9. My landlord wants to increase my rent, and so he has asked me if I can get an increase from my Housing Benefit. I'm in shared accommodation with a private landlord, and I'm also claiming ESA. What are my options?
  10. I'm about to buy a (relatively) low cost item from a small-time online manufacturer who usually sell in large quantities to tradesmen. They have applied a 'low order fee' to make my order up to £50. Are they allowed to do that? (I suspect yes). I noticed in the Shopping Basket breakdown that VAT then also got applied to this fee - are they allowed to do that? Thanks.
  11. Hi, I received a Parking Charge Notice for parking in a place I thought would be fine to park in. I have a PCN for £60 rising to £100 that I just can't afford to pay. Things are so tight i'm afraid that this might take me over the edge. Is there ANYONE that can help me? Key details... - Date of infringement: 11/01/2019 - Not appealed yet. - NTK: Not received the notice to keeper - Company: One Parking Solution Ltd. - Place: New England House, Brighton.
  12. Hi Guys, I am currently on long term sick and I am in receipt of ESA. I had to fight a DWP tribunal last year and thankfully won it. I am therefore in the support group and received council tax reduction. However, as I had to move recently and although I notified DWP there has been a gap with registering for council tax reduction. Now the council want the full amount for the last 3 months and I do not have the £600 they are demanding. I have been warned by the council to expect a summons. I am very worried. What can they do? I have told them my financia
  13. Just by way of a change on this forum I thought it would be fair to point out when a company gets it right. Put in a claim for delayed flights at around 11pm six days post journey and by mid afternoon the next day the airline came back saying they had investigated, the flight was delayed by 3 hours 12 minutes due to operational reasons, this was within their control and considered non-extraordinary circumstances under EU law and they would be paying £440.26 (£220.13 per person) into the bank account of the details you gave within the next 14 days. They've also agreed to an ex
  14. Ok heres the deal. I signed up for a 3 month virgin active membership back around july, after one months use I wanted to cancel, they wouldnt agree and the idiot manager would not even agree to simply talk with me. I didn't use the gym in the last two months but they don't care and the contract doesn't of course. Arc debt collection has been dealing with me, I owed around £170 or something in total ive already paid £90 worth, maybe that was the wrong decision but I do not want to pay them the remainder. I've set loads of dates to pay and many I have not pai
  15. How much rent can you afford? An interesting article with links to government and local authority calculators. It points out that you need to consider far more than just any fees and the rent itself, but all other utility bills, council tax, water bills and in some cases, service charges.
  16. Emollient cream build-up in fabric can lead to fire deaths READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/emollient-cream-build-up-in-fabric-can-lead-to-fire-deaths
  17. my friend cancelled his JSA claim today and has appointment booked with his ingeus advisor tomorrow, he has asked me if he can still get sanctioned for not attending as he is switching from JSA to ESA? sorry to keep going on but he keeps asking me.
  18. OFCOM have upheld a case against Channel 5 regarding the TV series Can't pay, we'll take it away. This case starts at page 41 of the OFCOM bulletin http://tinyurl.com/ycwlnaev In this case it would appear that although consent was given, OFCOM found that there was no 'Informed Consent' meaning that the complainant had not been given sufficient information to make a concious decision.
  19. The following is an extract of the news report published in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/feb/22/couple-filmed-evicted-channel-5-tv-show-win-damages-high-court
  20. A relative's carer helped themselves to her bank account. This was discovered by the executor who stopped looking back through the bank account when the amount topped £11k in the five months prior to her death and handed the matter to the police. It is going to court and there's little doubt there will be a conviction. It will however be for considerably less than the amount taken because the criminal case is sensibly concentrating on those withdrawals and purchases which can be proved without any doubt. The direct victim was the now deceased relative and if she was still al
  21. Hi, I have just received a letter from a debt company that I haven't used for over 15 years. The letter says data protection laws have changed. This means thy need to provide me with an updated explanation of how they use my personal data. I do not want then to use my personal data. Do I ignore the letter? Thanks in advance.
  22. Hello I wonder if you can advise me. My son has had a loan from Money barn. He picked the car up and its been one problem after another with the car. He has phoned moneybarn to tell them, and they say they have opened a case but he should take it up with the garage. It is 14 days on Wednesday so does he still have time to cancel the loan and if he does should he send an email as well as phone them, he wouldnt have time to send a letter would he? Thank you for any help you can give.
  23. This is the second case from the OFCOM bulletin and starts at page 78 http://tinyurl.com/ycwlnaev This case is (in my opinion) more serious than case 1 in that NO consent was obtained. Also it has disclosed that the Body Worn Cameras transmitted live audio/video to the film crew. The BWC were supplied by the production company so all copyright material belonged to Channel 5 rather than DCBL.
  24. For the last 2yrs I have been kept going in circles by the NHS, I've seen 4 consultants, been passed through 3 different districts and all of them have said the same thing... I need surgery. I have a problem that needs correcting, but there is another problem getting in the way of them being able to do that surgery. They CANNOT carry out the needed procedure until the secondary issue is resolved... I have been repeatedly fobbed off and passed around without anyone taking responsibility for it. Then after almost 2yrs it got bumped back to my doctors to apply for funding for the s
  25. Hi everyone,This is my first time on this topic .I am currently paying off two loans on reduced payments, one with Welcome which is almost finished and one with Norwich Union which is halfway through. The Welcome document shows an optional payment protection insurance for £344 and healthcare for £170.The Norwich Union shows an item for Norwich Union Creditcare Gold for £369.Would I have case to reclaim these charges.Both date back to 2001.
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