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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.
      A month later and ASG attended to service our boiler but in the process left the boiler unusuable as it kept losing pressure not to mention they had damaged the filling loop in the process which they said was my responsibilty not theres and would charge me to repair, so generous of them! Soon after reporting the fault I got a letter stating it was time we arranged a powerflush on our heating system which they make you do after 5 years even though there's nothing in the contract that states this. Coincidence?
      After a few heated exchanges with ASG (pardon the pun) I decided to pull the plug and cancel our agreement.
      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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Sent a PPI questionairre claim to Northern Rock which royal mail say was delivered on 4th March, still hadnt received a reply to even acknowledge they had recieved it, so my husband called them today and they said there was no PPI account number attached to the paperwork, dont know if they meant the paperwork we sent in or their own?! Anyway, he was given Pinnacle's number and they have provided him with the account number.

We want to send a SAR but after reading NRAM website it keeps mentioning to go straight to Pinnacle, is this correct? Northern Rock sold us the policy, and made out we had to take it, with no option to use anyone else. Then when my husband was made redundant he was unable to use the policy and got into mortgage arrears!



How do I know if I purchased a

PPI policy via Northern Rock?




This type of PPI policy was offered via Northern Rock with any mortgage (or

secured loan) until June 2009. These policies were optional, so some mortgage

customers will not have purchased one, or could have taken out a policy with

another provider.


The premium for a secured loan PPI policy would have been paid by monthly

Direct Debit to the specific insurance provider. The premium was not included in

the monthly mortgage payments paid to Northern Rock (or now NRAM). As a PPI

policy holder, you would therefore see a payment leaving your account each month

to the insurance provider. This would be in addition to and separate of any

payment leaving your account to Northern Rock.


If you are unsure of whether you purchased a secured loan PPI policy through

Northern Rock, we would first recommend you review your bank statements for the

monthly premium which would be paid to Cardif Pinnacle. If you are still unsure,

you could contact Cardif Pinnacle direct on 0870 122 2190 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0870 122

2190 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.


Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm. Alternatively, you can write to:

Cardif Pinacle, Pinnacle House, A1 Barnet Way, Borehamwood,

Hertfordshire, WD6 2XX.




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T Mobile (Red) £194.58 Cleared - November 2008 - Statute Barred

Capital One (Lowell) £2182.45 Cleared - June 2010 - No credit agreement

Yes Car Credit (Go Debt) £7143.70 Cleared - July 2010 - Statute Barred

HSBC (Lowell/Red) £8476.37 Cleared - July 2010 - Statute Barred

Tesco Loan PPI £2668 - March 2013 - Refund


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Edited by klassykitty

T Mobile (Red) £194.58 Cleared - November 2008 - Statute Barred

Capital One (Lowell) £2182.45 Cleared - June 2010 - No credit agreement

Yes Car Credit (Go Debt) £7143.70 Cleared - July 2010 - Statute Barred

HSBC (Lowell/Red) £8476.37 Cleared - July 2010 - Statute Barred

Tesco Loan PPI £2668 - March 2013 - Refund


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Hi Klassy Kitty,

I have started this procedure and have contacted pinnacle confirming account numbers , moved to NRAM and received response .

So waiting game now . Good Luck .

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