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Trading Name(s) (Historic): straight off the OFT Public Register:

 

Eastern Counselling Agency

 

Eastern Collection Agency

 

Take a look at the name on the headed notepaper :Eastern Counselling department.pdf

 

Eastern Counselling 'department' is but a department and has no right to charge a fee, it is nothing more than a telephone extension on the credit control departments desk.

 

It has to be looked into like everything else, absolultely everything as I was mentioning above and Lesterlass is right, it was registered under one guise or another, but all these names are figments of managements ego before they understood about running a business and abiding by rules, regulations or licenses. Take 'Swift Group' that's just a sign outside their building and what someone thinks is a name to make the company sound bigger. If they were selling bricks or soap it wouldn't have made a happeth of difference, but these people deal with financial products and it certainly does make a difference because the licences restrict and dictate what they have to do and they are only now just beginning to realise that as is evidenced on their NEW applications to add the names to their licences from October this year - bit late my friends.

 

Swift Advances... the OFT licence belonged to another company altogether, nothing to do with Arcadia House Swift. It belonged to Swift Financial UK Ltd a broker in the sticks until November 2009 so our Swift have been using an unlicensed trading name since inception....Mistake? - No, stupidity, complacency, ignorance and one mighty big ego.

 

 

Oh, and as also mentioned, but not to be forgotten - it is a criminal offence to use a trading name which is not on an OFT Licence in their profession.

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They were still using the 'Eastern Counselling' name back in 2006 I still have all the paperwork from them !! Actually that letter above is from 2007 !!!

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Alot of guests this morning SC

 

GOOD MORNING GUESTS

 

LL

 

NICE ONE LL,

By the way you are 101% right as far as Fraud is concerned.

 

Have just sent my letter to the Economic Crime Unit of the Police in Swift's home town.....

 

Morning all and best wishes

 

Dougal

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Having a 'bad hair day'..couldn't spell my name!!

Update: 2013 Following our recent (9/7/13) hearing about Bank Charges at the Court of Appeal, and refusal to grant permission to Appeal; an Application has just (23/10/2013) been made for a fresh hearing and the Court Location is yet to be confirmed!

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Swift Group name belongs to another company

 

This is the real Swift Group website

 

http://www.swiftleisure.co.uk/swift-group

 

That's Swift Group Limited.....Swift Group is used by Arcadia House residents..Precision is what makes this fun! If you are going to make legal complaints you need to be spot-on perfect which we are beginning to get the hang of quite well now... Maybe they'll all be living in caravans soon eh?

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NICE ONE LL,

By the way you are 101% right as far as Fraud is concerned.

 

Have just sent my letter to the Economic Crime Unit of the Police in Swift's home town.....

 

Morning all and best wishes

 

Morning Dougal

 

Is there any way all of us could bombard ECU in Swifts home town?

 

This Is what the companies act has to say about the word GROUP.

 

Rule 1197 of the Companies Act.....(the specified words are contained in the Business Names Act 1985)

 

Name containing inappropriate indication of company type or legal form E+W+S+N.I.

 

(1)The Secretary of State may make provision by regulations prohibiting a person from carrying on business in the United Kingdom under a name consisting of or containing specified words, expressions or other indications—

 

(a)that are associated with a particular type of company or form of organisation, or

 

(b)that are similar to words, expressions or other indications associated with a particular type of company or form of organisation.

 

(2)The regulations may prohibit the use of words, expressions or other indications—

 

(a)in a specified part, or otherwise than in a specified part, of a name;

 

(b)in conjunction with, or otherwise than in conjunction with, such other words, expressions or indications as may be specified.

 

(3)In this section “specified” means specified in the regulations.

 

(4)Regulations under this section are subject to negative resolution procedure.

 

(5)A person who uses a name in contravention of regulations under this section commits an offence.

 

(6)Where an offence under this section is committed by a body corporate, an offence is also committed by every officer of the body who is in default.

 

(7)A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale and, for continued contravention, a daily default fine not exceeding one-tenth of level 3 on the standard scale

 

 

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If anyone looks on here because they're thinking about taking out a mortgage with Swift, think about this. After all the trouble i have had (all of us on this forum have had) and trying to work out what this charge is for and that charge is for, i've just taken a step back and looked at the top line and bottom lines alone.

 

The top line is this. We borrowed £215,000 in October 2007

The bottom line is this. When our house was repossessed and the debt settled in July 2010 we had paid back £311,000.

Thats £96,000 in interest and charges in less than 3 years.

 

And for most of that time Bank Of England interest rates have been at 0.5%

 

Dont do it.

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:-) Good Morning All,

I am happy to do as youahve suggested, just give me the details........

Ddougla gave me some fantastic info earlier in the summer, but due to ill health of oh since then , have not got round togoing ot my local police, but am getting there......

Am also happy to go to the unit in Swifts home town as well, as there are details missing and incorrect one entered. they have also sateded in writing they have complied with my SAR giving me the details they felt were relevant! so tell me what to do and the rough jist of the letter adn I will join you........

Thanks again for all the great info...

Jacqui_o

If you kick a Tiger in the Ass youbetter have a plan to deal with its teeth :madgrin:

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Swift seem to think that everything they do is ' relevant' and everything we ask is 'irrelevant' I wonder how they feeling right at this minute? They must be stretched for staff in their accounts department too, haven't filed their accounts yet - naughty boys and girls. maybe they told Companies House they're ' irrelevant ' too

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Following on from my other letter from Eastern Counselling ' Department' take a look at this one which is an earlier attempt to cash-in on fees. Note the first line of this letter " Swift Advances plc have instructed us...............???? Instructed us??......WT*? They tell me they have issued a Default Notice, which they had under 'Swift Advances' but this was an unregulated loan....mmm why the DN then?

 

On the other hand I should be grateful they were offering to help me shouldn't I? - I'm such an ungrateful, selfish bitch...:|

 

Eastern Counselling 2.pdf

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Hi All,

 

I note that the OFT public register has been updated.....:-)

 

Swift Advances plc licence number 0391618

Licence Notes:

Minded to Impose Conduct Requirement(s) 10/11/2010

 

Lets hope we don't have to wait too much longer!!!!!

 

Apollo18

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Lets hope we don't have to wait too much longer!!!!!

you can wait forever and a day the oft wont do nout, toothless and faceless bunch

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/welcome-consumer-forums/107001-how-do-i-dummies.html

 

 

 

 

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its just so they dont build up their hopes too much ,we all know from past experiances that the OFT are not to be relied upon and the average desicion can take almost forever

so i try not build up the hopes on them acting in favour ,i have complaints with them and its been longer than two years ,so i would sugest another tactic , the swifties have had their wrists slapped by the looks of things but no serious actions have been taken concerning swift ,that is unless the oft have been instructed to await the new FSA investigation into swift..so the FSA is the one for this complaint and all swift complaints , but saying that we know that the FSa cannot comment on individual complaints , hence complaints made through the which consumer mag and the citizens advice to enable a class action complaint only then will the FSA jointly with OFT will they be forced to act , personally i have no faith in the OFT

patrick

ps sorry i dont mean to be harsh its just my personal opinion

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ps sorry i dont mean to be harsh its just my personal opinion

 

..and that in a nutshell is what Cag is all about Partick and long may it be so....just a personal opinion, but coming from the heart...we are all in this together to find the end game and so we shall! Swift won't know what's hit them one of these days, we've just been tickling them to date :lol:

 

.and look..no guests !! - they must all be in the accounts department trying to get their figures fixed for their very late year end accounts :-)

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..and that in a nutshell is what Cag is all about Partick and long may it be so....just a personal opinion, but coming from the heart...we are all in this together to find the end game and so we shall! Swift won't know what's hit them one of these days, we've just been tickling them to date :lol:

 

.and look..no guests !! - they must all be in the accounts department trying to get their figures fixed for their very late year end accounts :-)

 

Evening all,

 

....Or they may have left the building!!!

 

However, I still have a pit for them to fall into..........

 

Best as ever to everyone,

 

Dougal

Update: 2013 Following our recent (9/7/13) hearing about Bank Charges at the Court of Appeal, and refusal to grant permission to Appeal; an Application has just (23/10/2013) been made for a fresh hearing and the Court Location is yet to be confirmed!

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Nice to see some old friends back on the thread - seems like things are hotting up :whoo:

So local police, CAB and Which Magazine. Thanks Patrick and Dougal, I'm on it!!! I wouldn't dismiss the OFT though, they are listening.

 

Best of luck to all. SJ

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