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Reclaiming studio cards charges

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Hi all

I thought i would try and get some expert opinions on reclaiming charges from studio. I requested a copy of all statements since inception of the account along with a signed true cca and surprise surprise the sent a copy cca but they have however sent all the trading accounts since inception of the accounts

These show

ppp charges of £8.44

and service charges of £656.81

My account is not in arrears and is paid every month but the service charge is extortionate. What is my next best step to try to recover the charges

My outstanding balance is 664.47 and i coupld potentialy claim back charges of 665.25 so i could clear the account and have 78 new shiny pennies left over for a small icecream lol:-D

So gurus what should my next step be


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the service charge is the interest payable under the account. They arent classed as penalty charges (like default charges / missed payment charges etc) and dont think you can claim that back.

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Hiya Ultimate


I claimed the service charges because my whole outstanding balance was made up of charges!!


The service charge is worked out as a percentage of the total outstanding amount on your account - for example: If your balance is £150 and £100 of that is charges then the service charge should only be worked out on the remaining £50 of the balance! They work it out on the total outstanding amount!

When they replied originally I rejected their offer because they tried getting out of paying the service charge - I sent another letter explaining how they apply them and got it all back!!


Hope that helps!





Fatboydukey (FBD) = my big fat ginger tom :DI am of the fairer sex :razz:


HSBC - FBD 1st claim Bank charges Jan 07 = success

HSBC - FBD 2nd claim Bank charges June 08 = on hold

Lloyds - mums claim Bank charges June 08 = on hold

Lloyds PPI - mums claim June 08 = Got back PPI now fighting for interest

Citi loan PPI - FBD June 08 = WON!!!!

Citi cards - FBD Credit card charges June 08 = ongoing

Skycard - FBD Credit card charges - WON!!!

Kays - FBD Catalogue charges June 08 = ongoing = told Moorcroft where to go and they went!!!!!

Studio - FBD Catalogue charges June 08 = WON!!!!!!

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