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    • I came across this discussion recently and just wanted to give my experience of A Shade Greener that may help others regarding their boiler finance agreement.
       
      We had a 10yr  finance contract for a boiler fitted July 2015.
       
      After a summer of discontent with ASG I discovered that if you have paid HALF the agreement or more you can legally return the boiler to them at no cost to yourself. I've just returned mine the feeling is liberating.
       
      It all started mid summer during lockdown when they refused to service our boiler because we didn't have a loft ladder or flooring installed despite the fact AS installed the boiler. and had previosuly serviced it without issue for 4yrs. After consulting with an independent installer I was informed that if this was the case then ASG had breached building regulations,  this was duly reported to Gas Safe to investigate and even then ASG refused to accept blame and repeatedly said it was my problem. Anyway Gas Safe found them in breach of building regs and a compromise was reached.
       
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      The boiler was removed and replaced by a reputable installer,  and the old boiler was returned to ASG thus ending our contract with them. What's mad is I saved in excess of £1000 in the long run and got a new boiler with a brand new 12yr warranty. 
       
      You only have to look at TrustPilot to get an idea of what this company is like.
       
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    • Dazza a few months ago I discovered a good friend of mine who had ten debts with cards and catalogues which he was slavishly paying off at detriment to his own family quality of life, and I mean hardship, not just absence of second holidays or flat screen TV's.
       
      I wrote to all his creditors asking for supporting documents and not one could provide any material that would allow them to enforce the debt.
       
      As a result he stopped paying and they have been unable to do anything, one even admitted it was unenforceable.
       
      If circumstances have got to the point where you are finding it unmanageable you must ask yourself why you feel the need to pay.  I guarantee you that these companies have built bad debt into their business model and no one over there is losing any sleep over your debt to them!  They will see you as a victim and cash cow and they will be reluctant to discuss final offers, only ways to keep you paying with threats of court action or seizing your assets if you have any.
       
      They are not your friends and you owe them no loyalty or moral duty, that must remain only for yourself and your family.
       
      If it was me I would send them all a CCA request.   I would bet that not one will provide the correct response and you can quite legally stop paying them until such time as they do provide a response.   Even when they do you should check back here as they mostly send dodgy photo copies or generic rubbish that has no connection with your supposed debt.
       
      The money you are paying them should, as far as you are able, be put to a savings account for yourself and as a means of paying of one of these fleecers should they ever manage to get to to the point of a successful court judgement.  After six years they will not be able to start court action and that money will then become yours.
       
      They will of course pursue you for the funds and pass your file around various departments of their business and out to third parties.
       
      Your response is that you should treat it as a hobby.  I have numerous files of correspondence each faithfully organised showing the various letters from different DCA;s , solicitors etc with a mix of threats, inducements and offers.   It is like my stamp collection and I show it to anyone who is interested!
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Unsecured Loans - Bad Credit, anyone know a genuine lender?


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Hey folks,

 

Right, I'll try and keep this a bit brief. My rating is a bit shot thanks to some youthful indiscretions and I really wanna get myself back on an even keel.

 

I am currently having issues with some payday lenders, but thanks to the advice on here, it's well in hand. However, that doesn't stop me wanting to really put things right again and just in one place.

 

Basically, I'm looking for bad credit unsecured/tenant lenders for £3000 over 3 years, hopefully averaging out at £125-150 a month in repayments, well within my scope of finance, even if I ended up jobless.

 

My debts aren't quite as high as £3k but I want some left over so I can move in with my partner and with only one debt, with a very affordable repayment.

 

I'm in full-time employment and only been there 3 months though, but they have just sorted my contract and I'm earning about £1k take home right now. I have other plans for earning more, but neither here nor there atm.

 

Anyways, I wasn't sure where to post this as I didn't see an unsecured loans board, so feel free to move this.

 

Any help would be grandly appreciated.

 

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Personally, I think it would be a bad decision to go for new credit if you're already handling payments back to payday lenders. First sort them out and then decide what to do.

 

Also, even bad credit lenders would not look positively on someone being with an employer less than 12 months.

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I understand that, but paying off charges etc that payday lenders charge is much tougher than taking one big loan and setting them all at once.

Plus I have designs for the rest of the loan that I would be taking. It's just much safer than continually incurring charges/defaults/rollovers to sort things out.

 

To reiterate, does anyone know any dependable unsecured loan companies for people with poor/fair credit?

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Hi,

I would imagine the best way to get quotes would be on google or such like but I note you stated unsecured and wanted to advise you of this....

 

You should be aware that their no such thing as an unsecured loan, they are in fact easily secured on your property providing the CCA is enforceable. If you have equity in your property any creditor will have this loan secured on your property in a matter of months. I have personal experience of this and took out an 'unsecured loan' for new windows. to cut along story short my employment changed and I could not meet the repayments. Within 5 months they had a CCJ and subsequently secured the loan via a charging order. To sum up we had to sell the house.

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i dont think the charging order point would be anything to worry about, i think the OP is a tenant.

Good place to start looking would be moneyline, if your a council tenant or credit union, but you wont get 3k to start with

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