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    • Future Comms issues. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/416504-future-comms-issues/
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    • This is a bit of a lengthy one but I’ll summerise best as possible.
       
      THIS IS HOW THE PHONECALL WENT 
       
      I was contacted by future comms by phone, they stated that they could beat any phone contract I have , (I am a limited company but just myself that needs a business phone and I am the only worker) 
      I told future comms my deal, £110 per month with a phone and a virtual landline, they confirmed that they could beat that, £90 per month with a phone , virtual landline  they also confirmed they would pay Vodafone (previous provider) the termination fee. As I am in business, naturally I was open to making a deal. So we proceeded. 
      Future comms then revealed that the contract would be with PLAN.COM and the airtime would be provided by 02, I instantly told them that this would break the deal as I have poor 02 signal in the house where I live as my partner is on 02 and constantly complaining about bad signal
      the salesman assured me he would send a signal booster box out with the phone so I would have perfect signal.
      so far so good.....
      i then explained this is the only mobile phone I use for business and pleasure, so therefore I didn’t want any disconnection time in the slightest between the switchover from Vodafone to 02
      the salesman then confirmed that the existing phone would only be disconnected once the new phone was switched on.
      so far so good....
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    • A shocking story of domestic and economic abuse compounded by @BarclaysUKHelp ‏ bank complicity – coming soon @A_Gentle_Woman. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/415737-a-shocking-story-of-domestic-and-economic-abuse-compounded-by-barclaysukhelp-%E2%80%8F-bank-complicity-%E2%80%93-coming-soon-a_gentle_woman/
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    • The FSA has announced large fines against DB UK Bank Limited (trading as DB Mortgages) - DeutscheBank and also against Redstone for their unfair treatment of their customers.
      Please see the links below for summaries and full details from the FSA website.
      It is now completely clear that any arrears charges which exceed actual administrative costs are unfair and therefore unlawful.
      Furthemore, irresponsible lending practices are also unfair and unlawful.
      Additionally there are other unfair practices including unarranged counsellor visits - even if they have been attempted.
      You are entitled to refuse counsellor visits and not incur any charges.
      Any charges for counsellor visits must not seek to make profits. The cost of the visits must be passed on to you at cost price.
      We are hearing stories of people being charged for counsellor visits for which there is no evidence that they were even attempted.
      It is clear that some mortgage lenders are trying to cheat you out of your money.
      You should ascertain how much has been taken from you and claim it back. The chances of winning are better than 90%. It is highly likely that the lender will attempt to avoid court action and offer you back your money.
      However, you should ensure that you receive a proper rate of interest and this means that you should be seeking at least restitutionary damages - which would be much higher than the statutory 8%.
      Furthermore, you should assess whether the paying of demands for unlawful excessive charges has also out you further into arrears and if this has caused you further penalties in terms of extra interest or any other prejudice. This should be claimed as well.
      If excessive unlawful charges have resulted in your credit file being affected, then you should take this into account also when working out exactly what you want by way of remedy from the lender.
      You should consult others on these forums when considering any offer.
      You must not make any complaint through the Ombudsman. your time will be wasted, you will wait up to 2 yrs and there will be a minimal 8% award of interest and no account will be taken of any other damage you have suffered.
      You must make your complaint through the County Court for a rapid and effective remedy.

      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/Library/Communication/PR/2010/120.shtml
      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/final/redstone.pdf
      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/final/db_uk.pdf
       
      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/consumerinformation/firmnews/2011/db_mortgages.shtml
      Do you have a mortage arears claim to make? Then post your story on the forum here
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Fizdup V The Bank of Scotland

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I have requested a list of all the charges that have been levied against me by the BoS-tards (someone elses joke that, but I like it!)

So far I have recivieved copies of all my bank statments back to 2004 when the Halifax took over the BoS and the others are on their way, apparently.

 

I would like to claim back charges made on my account from 1997, but I believe that the law only allows me to claim back to 2001.

 

Has anyone successfully claimed back charges from more than 5 years ago?

Is there an argument that the Banks have refused to reveal what the breakdown of the charges is and therefore have been decieving us all along, or is that just wishful thinking?


Story so far...

 

BOS - Student account - preliminary request letter sent

 

Cahoot - Current account - list of charges totalling £420 recieved

Cahoot - Credit card - list of charges totalling £200

 

Mint - Request for list of charges made by telephone and letter.

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I think theres a thread in the general section that will inerest you but from what i've read on this forum it is possible but is quite complicated:wink:, I'm going to give it a go when i finally got my info back( sar).hope this helps


Rbs £114 + contractual at 29.84% I won total=£125 no laughing it's a win

Don't moan about it DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT :D

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I'm not sure how far back you can claim as I wrote to HBOS and asked for statements for the last 6 years and received them from June 1995 onwards. Don't know whether this means we can claim this far back or what but I dare say we will find out.

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There's a thread in the FAQ's section about claiming back more than 5/6 years (it's 5 years if you live in Scotland, 6 in England/Wales)


** I AM NOT A LAWYER, PLEASE CONSULT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT **

 

I have successfully claimed against: "MBNA, Capital One, Bank of Scotland & Clydesdale Bank"

 

The Consumer Action Group is a Self-Help website, Moderators & Site Helpers offer advice on a voluntary basis. Please spend time reading the FAQ's, and other cases relating to your bank before starting your own claim

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cheers, JMio and HadEnough, I will check out that FAQ.


Story so far...

 

BOS - Student account - preliminary request letter sent

 

Cahoot - Current account - list of charges totalling £420 recieved

Cahoot - Credit card - list of charges totalling £200

 

Mint - Request for list of charges made by telephone and letter.

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I have added up all the charges made against me and the total comes to £708, though only £128 of those charges were made within the 5 year limit.

 

Following the "step-by-step instructions" FAQ I have not requested any interest on top of the charges.

 

I have decided to go ahead and ask for the whole amount, nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?


Story so far...

 

BOS - Student account - preliminary request letter sent

 

Cahoot - Current account - list of charges totalling £420 recieved

Cahoot - Credit card - list of charges totalling £200

 

Mint - Request for list of charges made by telephone and letter.

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PLA hand delivered to my branch this morning... fingers crossed...


Story so far...

 

BOS - Student account - preliminary request letter sent

 

Cahoot - Current account - list of charges totalling £420 recieved

Cahoot - Credit card - list of charges totalling £200

 

Mint - Request for list of charges made by telephone and letter.

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