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    • Ok so helping a Male friend.    Friend and daughter, 16 he has full custody of her, was due to flight out for a holiday to Spain for Christmas. The Spanish government, along with a list of other countries, said they were banning UK flights over a new strain of Covid. They did not know until they got to airport as they were due to fly on the 22nd first flight of day. I have searched and cant find anywhere to say the the UK Government/foreign office closing air travel.    Wizz air rep was useless just told them to contact Wizz air as they cant fly. Friend contacted Wizz air who said well the flight is still going ahead so you fly or you cancel. Wizz air did not budge so they had to cancel. Was not a package deal but the hotel has cancelled and refunded without ay problems within a few hours of request.  Flight went ahead Wizz air still not budged re flights and insisting they were cancelled and a fee is to be paid. They have been arguing for months over the refund. He is still waiting and feels its unfair that he is waiting months for a refund when not his fault and that he has to pay a cancellation fee for the flight when it was the Spanish government that closed the boarders to all but citizens. He is not saying he does not understand why just he could have been treated better. Money went out quick enough but cant press a button to refund him. He has been to the CAB but found them utterly useless. What are his rights on the cancellation and what legal argument can he use. He has thrown at them lots of phone calls, yes l have told him to stay of the phone but he wont listen to me on that and as he is big enough to know better but then stuck between a rock and hard place.    Oh and just so you all know they did not go without a few presents and Christmas dinner. They came and Socially distanced collect a care package from me containing food the presents l had brought them already and a little extra.   
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    • @BankFodderI've made some slight tweaks to the letter, would appreciate your thoughts....  also I'm not sure to keep the bits in bold - what do you think? /-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-   I am the executor of my father’s will and as such I have authority to bring legal proceedings against you on behalf of his estate.   On 2 September 2019 my father bought a Jaguar XF  3.0d V6 vehicle, registration number XXXX XXX, from you.   You know all the basic facts but for the record I'm setting them out here for your information and for the benefit of the court.   ·        My father purchased the car from you in September 2019, however the car was not collected until October 2019. ·      In less than two weeks of having the car, it started to demonstrate some serious defects and as a result the car was returned to you to repair the electrical faults. ·      The car was returned to my father in late January 2020, with the repair still outstanding, despite the fact that you had the car ostensibly to carry out precisely this repair. ·     My father made various attempts to contact you and to discuss the matter with you. In March 2020, a full six months after the purchase of the vehicle, you collected the vehicle ostensibly once again to carry out the repair of the electrical fault. ·       The car was eventually returned to my father six months later in August 2020. It seemed the original electrical fault had been repaired, however upon return of the vehicle, a further fault then presented itself whilst under your possession, in the form of a loud ticking noise from the engine. ·        You commented that you had topped the engine with oil as it had been running low, and your only suggestion was to take the car on a long drive. ·       My father followed your instructions, and this did not resolve the problem. Still in August 2020, the car was returned to you for further inspection and repair. ·         Since August 2020 you have been in possession of the car and apparently the repairs are still outstanding. There have been extensive exchanges between yourself and my father by text message and phone calls and you have informed my father that the repairs were still outstanding and in fact the car is now in an undriveable state. ·         As you are aware, my father died in January 2021 and myself and other members of my family have attempted to contact you to return the vehicle. There has been extensive exchanges between you and I, by text messages and phone calls, regarding the attempted and outstanding repairs of the car. ·         We have asked you repeatedly to advise us of the location of the car together with photographs so that we can make our own assessment and possibly carry out our own inspection and you have not provided any of this information. ·         You have given us various excuses such as, the car is awaiting parts to be fitted, the car needs new parts (turbo charger, crankshaft), the parts are being sent for re-conditioning, to most recently the car needing a new engine, but again we have not been permitted to visit the vehicle to carry out any inspection or to assess the situation for ourselves. ·         I have previously asked for access to the vehicle, and you have refused this, so I have been unable to understand the condition of the vehicle as it is now. In addition, I have been prevented from understanding what work may have been carried out so far and have also been prevented from obtaining my own comparative estimates for the work which you believe needs doing. ·         Not only have you withheld access to the vehicle, you have apparently moved it to new premises and refuse to divulge its whereabouts ·         I have made strenuous attempts to contact you and hold a dialogue with you and you have failed to provide me with the information requested.   Since the beginning of April 2021, I started writing to you formally, sending you three letters and have received no reply. This situation cannot go on any longer. You sold a vehicle to my father which has been scarcely driven since it has been purchased and which has now been in your possession for 20 months (to date).   The car is not of satisfactory quality and my father has not had the use of the car for most of the period of ownership and has been deprived of substantially the whole benefit of the contract.   I take this to be a fundamental breach of contract and as such I consider the contract has been terminated by you and so I require you to refund me the purchase price of the vehicle.   If I do not receive payment of £10,995 from you within 14 days then I shall begin a County Court action and without any further notice.   Yours sincerely  
    • Can you upload <<Clickme a copy of the injunction/paper work in pdf form with Personal details blanked out, so people can advise you further, Thank you....    
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Thanks to this web site and all the things i have been reading, it has given me new hope in trying to get my money back. To cut a very long story short, I got a car in Jan 2003 through Welcome finance, I know, stupid me!!. Anyway, things went from bad to worse within a week. The car lasted for about six weeks when the cam belt went and i was left stranded. After calling the number for ages for the welcome recovery - no answer. I ended up using my own insurance company who came out and picked me up within an hour.

 

Got on the phone to the local welcome office and they told me I had to go back to the garage, got onto the garage and they told me, you guessed it - get back to welcome. This went on for about three weeks. Got really fed up and wrote to the office asking for a solution. In the meantime, money was still going out of my account.

 

In 2003, we also had our child, which was one main reason we got the car. It makes me sick that as someone who does not know the inside out of cars, we were told it had a check by the RAC and passed with flying colours. But when it was checked out by someone I got in after it broke down, They gave me a whole list of major faults.

 

As said to cut this short, I paid over £2,200 for a car that I had use out of for six weeks. I have written untold letters between 2003/04 asking for 1, to pay back the money 2) to collect the car as it had been written off. 3) to confirm that I had not been given any defaults etc for cancelling my agreement as I was not paying for goods which where sold to me with defects. I have always asked for them to contact me in writing which they have NEVER done. Luckily, I have kept ALL of my records for this including who I talked to and when, letters and also any thing they have told me. Only wished I taped some of thier excuses, it would have made me millions in comedy!!!

 

I would say that there is no difference between Welcome and Yes car credit. And as I live in the area where the BBC did a programe (which shut the Yes car credit office down) I would recommend to anybody - it does not matter how hard up you are - do NOT go with any of these companies as they will sell your granny if they could.

 

I have searched around the site, but not sure what to do now. I am determined to get this sorted once and for all. Can I send Welcome a form like the banks one to give them a timescale to return my money before taking them to court.

 

Any advice would be much appriciated.

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Just got the ball rolling. Found out from local authority that you can complete a compliant form at consumerdirect.gov.uk and they see if you have a case and offer their advice.

 

Filled in the form so lets wait and see what happens (if anything)

 

Found all the letters and corrispondance today including my orginal request for data and giving them notice. (which they never replied too) I already know (from records i have) that thier records will not match mine. I have the evidence - letters, phone bills etc. THEY DON'T

 

God i am so glad I found this site, it has given me so much incouragement to fight these people and get back whats mine. Thanks to Dave for giving setting this site up.

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It's been a good day today!

 

Consumer direct got back to me this morning by phone and e-mail

 

Gave a little advice and gave me another contact - Finance and leasing association. Gave them a ring, gave them details of my issue and they have put a letter in post for me to sign to let them deal with my case.

 

Welcome will have 21 days to respond from the time they get my letter back. :-)

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my boyfriend has a similar situation with them, we are going to court against them we also took advice from consumer direct wrote letters, phone calls and then trading standards took it up on our behalf , they ignored everything , never even responded , we are going to court but this is also a slow process and it has toaken 6 months so far and we are still waiting for a hearing date now , they do not care , and he bought his car a year and half ago, prepare yourself for the long haul, we had to get another car in the meantime but this has ruined his credit history as he is unable to get credit on anything while this is on his credit file ,even though it is marked as a dispute

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Thanks for your comment curlysmum. Believe me, I don't care any more how long it takes. I'm in this for the duration. Did you go to the Finance and Leasing Association?, I was told yesterday by Consumer Direct and FSA that this body is really the only one that can take up the complaint as it is for the car. They give a 21 days notice for thier report. I'm not too sure what will happen after the 21 days are up.

 

My wife was pregnant when all of this was going on, but they did not care. It meant rushing out to get another car like you. We really need to stick together and get them back for all they have done to us. Keep in touch.

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HI again, no ours was a HP Agreement, so I was never advised to go to them just Consumer Direct put me through to the Local Trading Standards Officer who had quite a few previous dealing with them, its been a nightmare as I needed the car to take our daughter to school and go to work and he needed another car for his work , so its been a long year already.

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good luck with this one, I too had a car on finance from them several years ago and am still sorting out the mess, basically still paying for it, it was a heap of rubbish and broke down umpteen times - it is daylight robbery and not enough is being done to stop those that prey on the vulnerable, very good luck.

'rise like lions after slumber, in unvanquishable number, shake your chains to the earth like dew, which in sleep had fall'n on you, ye are many, they are few.' Percy Byshse Shelly 1819

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Thanks for the message maybelline, know what you mean. Those people at the watchdog programme should do the same with welcome to what they did to YES car credit.

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Got all the info sent in the past to welcome together including agreement. Had letter from Finance & Leasing Association and am sending the whole lot back to them in the post in morning. Welcome will have 21 days to answer to them.

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Letter is off in the post so should arrive with the FLA very shortly.

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Recieved confirmation letter today from FLA. Complaint has now been passed to the Chief Executive's office for further information.

 

They will contact me as soon as they have a responce but have said if I do not hear anything in 21 days, I'm to chase them.

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Spoke to the FLA this morning. Had nothing back from Welcome as yet but they said this was not un-common. As usual, they most of the time, will leave it to the deadline to reply.

 

Hurry up Friday!!!

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Just a quick note to say

 

I've WON:) :) :)

 

Recieved letter today to confirm they were in the wrong all the time :lol: and they have contacted credit agencies to update my reference

 

AND SENT FULL PAYMENT BY CHEQUE:) :)

 

I'm off to put it in the bank before they change thier mind

 

Thanks to the CAG for giving me so much help and guidence. Once money has gone through, I will be make a donation

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 

well done for sticking with it.

 

i want to tackel Welcome but my loan is secured on my home, so a bit risky but it could be years before I can move to another lender so still considering this matter.

 

not pinchng your thread - how big is the smile on your face :):):)

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THANKS Maybelline

 

Smile goes from one ear to the other. :)

 

I have found out (in a very short time) that years of trying to do something on my own was not working, thanks to the support of people like you and others, I was put on the right track and it's been sorted in a really short period of time.

 

My advice is don't worry about it. If they are in the wrong, kick them where it hurts. They got me down for over three years and thats something I've learnt, All they do is bully us inderviduals as they think they have a lot of mussle.

 

You've always got this forum and us to support you. GO FOR IT:wink:

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I had a car financed through Welcome, which cost me thousands to repair (it had 2 new engines!!) Infact, it was so rubbish i scrapped it in the end. Maybe that was a mistake on my part, but with £1600 still owing, i will be contacting Welcome and trying to find a way of either recovering some costs or not paying the balance. This thread has inspired me. I know they charged me loads for missing payments, can i claim them back as unfair charges?

 

Congrats on your win, Welcome are a really bad company to deal with, i'm glad someones got their money back!

£914.00 unfair bank charges recovered from NatWest after 1st letter :)

 

£255.00 unfair bank charges recovered from RBS after 1st letter :)

 

Welcome Finance cannot supply original agreement, N1 issued for charges, PPI & interest total over £3k :cool:

 

Woolwich 2 defaults removed, 1 ccj removed. My credit file is now clean :D

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I had a car financed through Welcome, which cost me thousands to repair (it had 2 new engines!!) Infact, it was so rubbish i scrapped it in the end. Maybe that was a mistake on my part, but with £1600 still owing, i will be contacting Welcome and trying to find a way of either recovering some costs or not paying the balance. This thread has inspired me. I know they charged me loads for missing payments, can i claim them back as unfair charges?

 

Congrats on your win, Welcome are a really bad company to deal with, i'm glad someones got their money back!

 

Firstly - I need to know more to say if I could give help out. How long did you have the car before the FIRST engine went. If it was within the first six months. There may be another route to look into. Secondly, did you at any time write to Welcome regarding the issues of the car?

 

Lastly, I am pretty sure that you can claim your money back on unfair charges. Take a look at thread http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/debt-bailiffs-advice/37780-welcome-finance-any-dealings.html

 

Won other bit to remember is keep hold of all paperwork however small you may think it is, you may need it. Hope this helps and it may be better for you to join in on the thread above.

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Just a quick note to say

 

I've WON:) :) :)

 

Received letter today to confirm they were in the wrong all the time :lol: and they have contacted credit agencies to update my reference

 

AND SENT FULL PAYMENT BY CHEQUE :)

 

I'm off to put it in the bank before they change thier mind

 

Thanks to the CAG for giving me so much help and guidence. Once money has gone through, I will be make a donation

 

I just found that this post is edited out ??????, sorry surreylad it should read congratulations :-)

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finally got my act together and sent my DPA request and the CCA request off to Welcome Finance, my difficulties started with a car on finance that I paid off with a refinanced with a secured loan with them, trouble is they whacked on loads of extra things I did not aks for and is only now that I have found this site that I am beginning to educated myself as to how to handle agreements and what not to sign!

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I am going to start claiming against these when I know whats going on with my banks claim - In the mean time I will be sending SAR of all of my accounts with them!!!

Allyxia

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The Banks are somewhere which lends you an umberella when it is sunny, and takes it away when it rains

 

HSBC £1200 - Settled in Full

Cap 1 2 X £100 - Settled in Full

Nationwide £1641 - Settled in Full inc Default and CCJ Removed by Court Order

NatWest £2215.60- Settled in Full and Removed Default Natice

Woolwich £3690 - Settled in Full

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...trouble is they whacked on loads of extra things I did not aks for and is only now that I have found this site that I am beginning to educated myself as to how to handle agreements and what not to sign!

 

Hi maybelline,

 

Glad you are starting the ball rolling. I noticed the bit above but unsure what it is you are trying to say. Was it extra's like insurance and protection, damage waiver etc. If it is, this is common from welcome. Good luck and keep us posted.

 

Allyxia, Good to see you have also started the ball rolling. 40 days and counting:)

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Aye SL - hopefully my millions willahev made they way back to me from the banks by then so watch out welcom as you will have my full focus and attention

Allyxia

KEEP FIGHTING FOR YOUR MONEY - EVEN WHEN IT GETS TOUGH

The Banks are somewhere which lends you an umberella when it is sunny, and takes it away when it rains

 

HSBC £1200 - Settled in Full

Cap 1 2 X £100 - Settled in Full

Nationwide £1641 - Settled in Full inc Default and CCJ Removed by Court Order

NatWest £2215.60- Settled in Full and Removed Default Natice

Woolwich £3690 - Settled in Full

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