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i have 2 accounts with natwest, one is a student account which has 30 pounds in it and i opened when i was 19, the other is a current plus account which is 630 pounds overdrawn, has an overdraft limit of 250 and i opened this when i was 17. Just after i opened my current plus account and whilst i was still 17 i went over my overdraft limit by 3 pounds, since then the charges have kept racking up and i have paid out about 400 pounds to reduce them. My accounts have now both been barred and i cant access the money in my student account and i have been told if i dont sort it out very soon they will both be shut down and legal action will be taken against me. My question is since i first went over my limit when i was under 18 is there any legal ground for reclaiming the charges.

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I cant answer your question but I would go open another account with another bank fast before they trash your credit file.


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Hi,

 

A bank has to refund charges on an account where the person is under 18 years of age.

 

You should write a simple letter telling them you were not 18 when these charges were applied. I'am afraid, the system is automated so does not see age. If it takes you into an overdraft then the Credit Consumer Act applies because you cannot give credit to someone under the age of 18. They will refund it.

 

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