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Due to Kwikfit being enormously overpriced (and slapping some big charges on top of my policy when I wanted to add a minor addition to my policy....key cover) I decided to cancel my policy and take out new cover with another provider. I cancelled my Direct Debit with Kwikfit and sent them a letter telling them I was wanting to cancel the policy.

 

I got no response but have just received a letter telling me that THEY have cancelled the account and that I have to pay the balance. They say if its not paid within 28 days they will take it from my card (which they have the details for) but Im sure they can't do that without permission.

 

Then they are threatening to send it to a DCA. Any suggestions on where to go next ?? Ignore it or send them a snotty letter ??


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hi,

 

I would suggest contacting them now, to avoid it being passed out to a DCA as it will be an automated process and will be with some harassing DCA firm before you know it, do you have a copy of your letter requesting cancellation? if so, enclose a copy, also enclose your certificate of insurance, which shows that you have no intention of using this as proof of insurance once the policy is cancelled- it will just be another excuse why they wont cancel!

 

make sure you send everything recorded delivery.

 

If all else fails and it goes to a DCA, you can then provide documentary evidence that the debt is disputed and under the OFT Collection Guidelines the debt cannot be enforced whilst the dispute remains unresolved.

 

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Did you cancel in time for the renewal date? If so, there shouldn't be an outstanding amount to pay.

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No I cancelled mid-term when I discovered that I had been charged almost £100 in charges for adding additional key fob cover (costing something like £5) and for changing my address.


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Capital One - Took them to court and they settled for the full £998

Aqua - Threatened legal action, they refunded the whole £424

Barclaycard - Threatened legal action, they refunded the whole £636

RBS/Universa - 1st letter sent, settled for £132

Virgin Media - 1st Judge great....second Judge couldn't even be bothered to read the case details

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Accidentally 'lose' your debit card and phone your bank to get it cancelled and a new one issued. I had to do that to stop an automatic renewal thing going through.

 

That should at least stop them taking money off your card. Can't help on the DCA though sorry.

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Already done that :)


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Capital One - Took them to court and they settled for the full £998

Aqua - Threatened legal action, they refunded the whole £424

Barclaycard - Threatened legal action, they refunded the whole £636

RBS/Universa - 1st letter sent, settled for £132

Virgin Media - 1st Judge great....second Judge couldn't even be bothered to read the case details

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LOvely letter turned up today where they said they hadn't received the cancellation letter, but they'd listened to my phone calls to them.....and apparently I still owe the outstanding amount for the full amount, which now includes a £50 cancellation charge and another £25 charge as well.


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Capital One - Took them to court and they settled for the full £998

Aqua - Threatened legal action, they refunded the whole £424

Barclaycard - Threatened legal action, they refunded the whole £636

RBS/Universa - 1st letter sent, settled for £132

Virgin Media - 1st Judge great....second Judge couldn't even be bothered to read the case details

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Right, finally got 5 minutes to add to this, basically posting what I was sent with regards dates and figures.

 

Inception Date: 25/02/2009

Cancellation Date: 07/08/2009

Days on Cover: 164

Annual Premium: £337.53

Instalment Charge: £44.19

Cancellation Charge: £50.00

Amount Due: £245.85

 

Final Totals:

Total Amount Due: £431.27

Total Amount Paid: £202.87

Cash Back: £0.00

Total Amount Outstanding: £228.40 (Customer owes KFIS)

 

Right.....if I've cancelled half way through how the F can I owe more than the total amount for the year , especially when I've paid more than half the full years cover????


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Capital One - Took them to court and they settled for the full £998

Aqua - Threatened legal action, they refunded the whole £424

Barclaycard - Threatened legal action, they refunded the whole £636

RBS/Universa - 1st letter sent, settled for £132

Virgin Media - 1st Judge great....second Judge couldn't even be bothered to read the case details

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Anyone able to assist with this ? As I've officially disputed it with Kwikfit and they've done the usual company thing of passing it on to a DCA/Solicitors


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Capital One - Took them to court and they settled for the full £998

Aqua - Threatened legal action, they refunded the whole £424

Barclaycard - Threatened legal action, they refunded the whole £636

RBS/Universa - 1st letter sent, settled for £132

Virgin Media - 1st Judge great....second Judge couldn't even be bothered to read the case details

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This has now gone to Buchanan Clark and West who are sending some really nasty letters now. My instinct is to send them a "get stuffed" letter pointing out that I've paid over half the amount which is more than the time provided. And that the instalment charge is a bogus charge and the cancellation charge is an unlawful penalty charge.

 

Anyone able to offer advice ?


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Capital One - Took them to court and they settled for the full £998

Aqua - Threatened legal action, they refunded the whole £424

Barclaycard - Threatened legal action, they refunded the whole £636

RBS/Universa - 1st letter sent, settled for £132

Virgin Media - 1st Judge great....second Judge couldn't even be bothered to read the case details

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Due to the fact that over 6 months of cover has been paid for and provided, and the Cancellation charge is an illegal penalty charge and the installment charge is not clearly defined under Consumer Credit Law, Im going to tell BCW and Kwikfit that the cover provided has been paid for and they can get stuff for the rest as they.

 

a. Did not provide the additional cover

b. Are attempting to charge an illegal charge

c. Are attempting to charge a non-clearly defined charge (thus also illegal)

 

Should I threaten to counter-sue for harrassment, and their unlawful business practices ??


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Capital One - Took them to court and they settled for the full £998

Aqua - Threatened legal action, they refunded the whole £424

Barclaycard - Threatened legal action, they refunded the whole £636

RBS/Universa - 1st letter sent, settled for £132

Virgin Media - 1st Judge great....second Judge couldn't even be bothered to read the case details

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