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Sent off my claim for £1053 plus £161 interest last week. Received the standard fob off letter this morning.

 

I am now sending another letter demanding payment within 7 days or court proceedings will commence.

 

Does anyone have an opinion on whether it's worth claiming compensation for stress caused, etc. If so, are there any guidelines on how to work out a realistic figure?

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Welcome and good luck with your claim.

 

From what I have read on other threads if you want to claim for distress etc. you need to provide letters from doctors and list time taken off work due to the stress that the actions of the bank have caused.

 

i know it's caused me a lot of distress and I'm sure it's caused others even more; but I'll be happy getting MY money back from them.

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Yeah, I don't suppose a compensation claim would be easy. However, to contest one, the bank would have to go to court and, as we all know, they don't want to do this. So if the compensation claim is reasonable, surely they will pay it to avoid appearing in court.

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Having looked through the site, I am clear on everything except what interest I can claim back.

 

As I understand it, the only interest I can get back is 8% of the illegal charges, which is done when I file a claim with the court.

 

So, the procedure is as follows:

 

1) Initial letter claiming back the total amount that was illegally taken (but not including interest).

 

2) A second letter in response to their 'get lost' reply, saying I will take them to court in 14 days if they refuse to pay up.

 

3) When the 14 days is up, I file a claim with the courts, at which stage I add the 8% interest.

 

4) They pay up after stalling as long as possible.

 

Can someone confirm that I have got this right.

 

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Yup, spot on.

 

The only exception, which some people are trying (or talking about trying) is where 100% of the overdraft interest accrued was as a result of the charges. It's so hard to work out, unless you are a maths guru, that the majority of people aren't even trying to work that one out!

 

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No probs.

 

illegal charges

 

Actually, being a bit pedantic I know, but they aren't illegal - just unlawful. There is a small but subtle difference.

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Don't use that tone of voice on me young man/lady!

 

I do say so...

 

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is where 100% of the overdraft interest accrued was as a result of the charges. It's so hard to work out, unless you are a maths guru

Sorry to be pedantic :D, but this is not strictly accurate. There are 2 spreadsheets in the library, one calculating 8% on the charges, and the other calculates the proportion of overdraft interest that relates to charges, and is quite easy to use. The proportion of overdraft interest relating to the charges is, I believe, what is generally being used by those claiming interest. This has increased one of my claims by £185, which I feel is only fair that I claim as I shouldn't have paid it in the first place.

 

It us up to you if you want to claim it or not.

 

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Yorkshire Bank Moneyclaim issued 21/6/06 £4,489.39 full settlement received 26 January 2007

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Caro - In fairness, despite the spreadsheet from Vampiress - it's still a bloody minefield! I took one look at what was needed and fainted from brain freeze! Though I admit, that's because of the added complication of an eternally varying overdraft and the throughput on the account coupled with the number of charges. I wouldn't mind the extra couple of hundred quid, but not if it takes me six years to work it out! :-)

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The choice is yours, but I found the spreadsheet quite simpe to use. Then again I use excel all day every day at work so I am used to working with it, but it really isn't that bad to use. Vampiress has done the hard work so we don't have to.

 

I just wanted alvabay to be aware of the options available.:)

 

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Thanks CARO - you've answered my question. I thought that I must be able to claim back the interest the b.....d's have charged me as well as the capital. If that's the case though, whats the 8% for?

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I've given up!

 

Caro?

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I've given up!

 

Caro?

 

lol Oh no what a responsibility. When and only when you have reach the Moneyclaim stage you can add on an additional 8% to your claim, backdated to the date the charge was taken from your account. This is on top of the overdraft interest and is the standard Moneyclaim rate (I believe).

 

fivelaws is absolutely right, it is a minefield and lots of people don't bother with interest. The answers I have given you are based on my extremely limited understanding. If you wanted to delve further into this minefield there are a few threads with lots of debate and speculation by much more knowledgeable people than me, but what I have told you are the basic tried and tested methods as I understand them.

 

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I think that you'll find that you cannot claim both sets of interest... It's one or the other... Either the interest they have charged or the 8% but not both... Although I may be wrong...

 

As Caro suggested have a look round as there is plenty of discussion on this... And ATEOTD it's you that is claiming and you need to be confident for yourself...

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I think that you'll find that you cannot claim both sets of interest... It's one or the other... Either the interest they have charged or the 8% but not both... Although I may be wrong...

 

As Caro suggested have a look round as there is plenty of discussion on this... And ATEOTD it's you that is claiming and you need to be confident for yourself...

 

I beg to differ, at the moneyclaim stage you can claim both, but you are right, you need to be confident that you are doing the right thing for yourself. It is on your terms. It has taken a lot of reading on this site to get to the stage that I am confident in what I say, but read my signature.

 

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Smile £1,075.50 + interest Email request for payment 24/5/06 received £1,000.50 14/7/06 + £20 30/7/06

Yorkshire Bank Moneyclaim issued 21/6/06 £4,489.39 full settlement received 26 January 2007

:p

 

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I beg to differ

 

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

 

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Is it OK to claim a small amount, say £50, to cover the time and hassle involved in adding up the charges, working out the interest and writing the letter.

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No

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth. :D

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Hi folks, I heard my name mentioned. Oh my, we are in a pickle.:D

 

Here's my two penny's worth...

 

The bank took penalty charges from you unlawfully.

The bank charged you interest.

Some of the interest is on your overdraft, some is on the penalty charges.

If you weren't charged the penalty charges, the interest charged would be less.

My spreadsheet apportions the inerest you have been charged between the overdraft and the cumulative penalties charged to that date.

All you need is the figures for penalties, interest, account balance, and dates. Details of which are in the notes in the spreadsheet.

 

It's not so complicated once you take a good look.

I have a Works version of it too if anyone wants to PM me with a request for it.

 

Hope this helps.

Vamp. x

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Good luck alvabay!!! Not that you'll really need luck, just a bit of patience.;)

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