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abbey has put my case on hold from when they could first put claims on hold around 2007 my claim dates back to 2003 am i still eligible to get these charges back or has time expired?

 

im a bit confused around the whole putting cases on hold - will abbey automatically write to me to let me know or do i have to chase

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Hi,

 

We suggest continuing with your claim, better being stayed by the court.

 

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