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    • When you say "do it right" could you elaborate on what you mean? Is this regarding the letter to tfl to settle out of court? 
    • Best Post,  You don't want to email anything as it gives them another way to harass or send stuff at last minute 2002 they need an original agreement with the original T & C's.  Sure other Caggers will be along soon also with advice.
    • Thanks for the help!  I am planning on writing up a letter to send to tfl to try and settle out of court (as it seems to be the only way to avoid getting a record) Should I send an email or letter to them and if so is there a specific address I should send to?    I am worried I send the letter to a wrong department and it doesn't get considered/read at all.    Thanks  
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Such a letter should be sent "signed for 2 post.

Don't use addresses with a PO Box number letters to those often go astray.


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thank you silverfox yes I do have the while you were out card, who should I copy and send to?

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The OFT is no more the FCA took over in April

 

Has there been any further developments since March??

 

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Scan it up, edit out personal info/reference numbers and upload it as a PDF file.


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Update on Welcome Finance Secure Loan.

 

Appears debt taken over by Coast Finance Solutions.

 

Checked my latest credit report and no mention of this debt (credit expert).

 

I stopped paying them about 6 months ago,

 

I have today received a letter saying they are going to send a field agent and charge £120.00.

 

I wanted to check figures but on downloading the credit report cannot see this on there,

it was a secured loan,

its quite an old debt now,

I took this out i think in 2010.

 

I've been in an arrangement for a very long time paying a very small monthly token payment, up until about 6 months ago when things were particularly difficult.

 

Can anyone advise what it means if someone is chasing a debt which is not listed on your credit report?

 

Many thanks

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just means the default reached 6yrs.

so under ICO rules the debt is removed.

doesn't mean it not owed mind.

 

looking back over the thread

it looks suspect to me in many areas.

if you type in coast finance in the top red toolbars search cag box

you'll see these are overseas buyers that have bought an old welcome portfolio.

pers id send them a CCA request.

i'd also get a new sar from welcome too.


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I have today received a lettericon saying they are going to send a field agent and charge £120.00.

 

cant do either. Certainly cant charge you either :)


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I think I made an error by sending an SAR to coast - just re-read a previous post and realise i needed to SAR Welcome and CCA coast - doh!

Came home today to find I've had a visit from 'Excel Counselling Services' RE: Coast Finance Solutions.   Asking me to call the number on the letter.  This was hand delivered as just had my name hand written on the envelope.    Letter states they need to report back to coast by 14/3/19 and states im gathering interest every day.

 

Id better get that CCA request in the post tomorrow..

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address of excel or scan up letter to PDF and hit choose files below

safe to totally ignore mind!!


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is the charge still showing against the home [unless you've moved ofcourse}

 

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I Think I need to get a land registry update from HM Land, Ill apply for this and double check to see if the second charge is still on there,  the debt is not showing on the Credit report but i guess may still be on the registry - will check and update..

Excel made another visit yesterday - left another letter, the same.  They are obviously being quite persistent.  I remember the tactics they used a while ago, calling my neighbours and asking questions about me - they left me what looked like a Royal Mail while you were out card but it wasnt RM it was Welcome!

 

 

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Another visit from Excel today! Im wondering if i should call this chap, on the number provided on the letter and tell him i wont be answering the door to strangers.  It says on the letter he is going to keep coming back 😟

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got a mobile number...send him a text..if you call here again I will be calling the police on 101.

I do not need nor wish your help nor your charges. I refuse your help.

then block him


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I sent an SAR to COAST originally which has arrived in the for of a CD and a code.  Is therre likely to be anything in there that is worth looking at?

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yes as with your mortgage thread

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