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I have just rec'd my bank statements from Aug 2001. On them I see that I had a Gold Service account, for which I was charged £8 a month. No idea why I had this, I cannot see what advantages this Gold service account gave me. I understand that I reclaim this back.

 

Also I had an overdraft and regulary had O/draft interest (which I know I cannot claim back obviously) and O/draft usage fees and later charges called O/draft excess fees - varying from £25 to £85 a month. Now and then they would charge me £35 or so for unpaid cheque and Direct Debit.

 

Does anyone know what the diference is between the usage fee and the excess fee? I would have assumed the excess fee was going over the agreed overdraft, is this correct?

 

Is there anything I need to do before I send my letter off with the calculation? I am going to add interest.

Also saw a few rejected standing orders which Lloyds charged £120 for!

 

Thanks, mel

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£120.00 for rejecting a Standing order ?

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Just checked again, and it does not give any more details than that, just £120 Unpaid S/O, and O/Draft excess fee £80. That was in 2003. I had a pile of other documents which I need to sift through maybe they may tell me more.

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I have to admit, I am not sure of the two terms being used.. excess fee and usage fee.

 

Could it be that you were charged when you actually used the overdraft and there was an extra fee if you went over the o/d limit that had been set ?

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... I had a pile of other documents which I need to sift through maybe they may tell me more.

 

do you mean from a dsar? if not, consider doing one as that might shed some light on things/produce some useful info?

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