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Capital One have offered to refund OH the difference between the 6 x £20.00 charges and none of the £12.00 charges on his Credit Card statements.

 

They say the OFT hasnt challenged the right of banks to charge default sums and they consider theirs to be fair.

 

I have seen somewhere, something that says that the OFT have only said that they will intervene if the charges go above £12.00 and not that £12.00 is necessarily fair.

 

Can someone please point me in the right direction.. I thank you. :)

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The Office of Fair Trading made a statement on 5th April 2006 regarding Credit Card Charges.

 

Where credit card default charges are set at more than £12, the OFT will presume that they are unfair, and is likely to challenge the charge unless there are limited, exceptional business factors in play. A default charge is not fair simply because it is below £12. Setting a threshold for intervention is a pragmatic pro-consumer action that is designed to give the industry the opportunity to change its practice without litigation. It is supported by detailed guidance to the industry as to how to reduce the likelihood of public enforcement
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The OFT is not proposing that default fees should be equivalent to the threshold, and a court will certainly not consider that a default fee is fair just because it is below the threshold. Where there are exceptional business factors, so that the presumption that a default charge over £12 is unfair is not applicable, this does not necessarily mean that the current level of the default charge is consistent with the OFT's interpretation of the requirements of unfair contract terms legislation. But for example, where a card issuer has a policy of requiring customers to pay minimum monthly repayments by direct debits, such as that operated by Egg, and offers credit cards only to customers that satisfy a relatively high scoring requirement it may be able to set a fair default fee at a level above the threshold.
This is a link to the statement on their website:

 

The Office of Fair Trading: Current credit card default charges unfair

 

In my opinion there's no point in getting bogged down with this arguement. My experience and that of others on this forum suggests that if you keep going with your claim Cap1 will pay up.

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:) Egg Card - Won!

:confused: Abbey National - Stayed pending Test Case Judgement

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Hi Alex, thank you for this, much appreciated. I wasnt going to include this in any correspondence. I just wanted to make absolutely certain that they were talking rubbish :D

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1: Making a PPI claim ? - Q & A's and spreadsheets for single premium policy - HERE

2: Take back control of your finances - Debt Diaries

3: Feel Bullied by Creditors or Debt Collectors? Read Here

4: Staying Calm About Debt  Read Here

5: Forum rules - These have been updated - Please Read

 

 

BCOBS

 

2: Does your Bank play fair - You can force your Bank to play Fair with you

3: Banking Conduct of Business Regulations - The Hidden Rules

4: BCOBS and Unfair Treatment - Common Examples of Banks Behaving Badly

5: Fair Treatment for Credit Card Holders and Borrowers - COBS

 

Advice & opinions given by citizenb are personal, are not endorsed by Consumer Action Group or Bank Action Group, and are offered informally, without prejudice & without liability. Your decisions and actions are your own, and should you be in any doubt, you are advised to seek the opinion of a qualified professional.

 

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