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    • I must withdraw from the course as Student Finance England will not fund my second degree which is an exception degree. For I been told of an outstanding debt that I had no idea existed, which was sold to a third party from my original degree. SFE told me that there no outstanding debt when doing my application but now informed me that they sold half my loan to a private company that put a block on my account.  I tried explaining that I never earn over the threshold so no payment was due, which sfe agreed but they say they can do nothing about the block on my account by Erudio.  I rang Erudio to explain but they said will only remove if I fully pay even though I am under no legal obligation as I never earn the threshold, plus I cannot afford 8070 pounds.  I spent hours telephoning looking for a solution with no luck, I contacted Student loans England, Student Finance England, the University credit and finance but no luck in finding a solution. But I really see a solution being found as I don't want to liable for course fees as I can't afford them without SFE loan.  What makes it worse is the university stringed me along even though I phoned them on 28/10/2020 and raised this as a concern that finance not been received and she assured me the cut off point was 18/11/2020, I received my decision on 21/11/2020 i immediately withdrew from the course.  But when I rang the university to explain that these are circumstances out of my control,  and its not like I don't want to continue the degree there no finance she said well we charge you 2250 pounds because you two days over the cut off point. I told look at system notes I already telephone with concern and now they sending me invoices, totally stressed made appointment with Student union adviser I find it amazing they try to take advantage of me in this way.  If anyone has any advice please I would very much appreciate it.       Just add I rang erudio whom informed me the debt was Stature barred in 2010 and they bought loan in 2015, and they only remove if I pay it in full which I cannot afford, this reason I have drop out.  On my SLC loan every if up to date and there no outstanding balance there deferment till 2005 and then gap in 2018 it says   Annual Unmatched customers/oversees/Not eligible to repay statement.  I did move address erudion had my old address but slc had my new address.  Anyway the lady said that since I did not fill in my deferment regardless if I can prove I never earn over the threshold that the debt had been statue bared,  If anyone can tell how I handle the university whom going after for a whole term payment just cos I was two days over the tutor said she allow my withdrawal from the 18th but I don't know how the university will act.      
    • Some 162,000 mortgage payment deferrals are still in place, after dropping from a peak of 1.8 million in June, according to UK Finance statistics View the full article
    • Okay. The plumber can have a quiet life but you need something from him to describe the installation, and also that the expected life of a copper cylinder would exceed XX years even in the case of corrosion and that corrosion at only five years could not be described as "normal wear and tear" and is likely to be caused by some inherent defect. The fact that the terms and conditions of the warranty are not clear will help you because at the end of the day I think you are in a position simply to say that you understood it was guaranteed and that no terms and conditions were set. That it was absolutely reasonable to expect that if there was a defect in the item then the reparation would include not only the replacement of the cylinder but also all associated costs. I think I've already suggested that you get a couple of written opinions about the expected lifespan of a copper cylinder – even if they can't give you a lifespan, they can certainly comment on corrosion occurring within five years. You are doing all of this for your neighbour. If this runs to a legal action – as it probably will – then your neighbour is going to have to do this. Does your neighbour understand this? The chances of you succeeding in court are extremely high. The chance of this actually going to court are much lower because it is much more likely that they will put their hands up. I would suggest that you might be best off suing the manufacturer and the plumber's merchant together as first defendant and second defendant. If they are sensible, they will pull together on the cost. I'm assuming that a new cylinder has now been fitted – is this correct? Presumably you have the invoices for the purchase and installation of the new cylinder. Presumably the new cylinder which has been fitted is the same or equivalent to the one which corroded so that there is no particular difference in the cost.
    • just says you need access. you need to make it public.   dx
    • it will and it will have a reply pack.   ignore everything unless you get a PAPLOC.   dx  
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Several years ago I lost my job and therefore couldn't make the minimum payment on my credit card.

 

I rang BC to explain and they were reasonably helpful at first.

They told me they could lower the payment, which I still couldn't afford,

but told me that was the least they could take.

 

I later found out this was rubbish and

rang back to make token payments to show I wasn't trying to ignore/avoid it but just couldn't pay at this time.

 

they quickly added charges to my account and continued to add interest

despite me pleading to them to freeze the account as I had long since cut up the card... they wouldn't.

 

After dealing with 3 separate recovery companies,

explaining exactly what had happened,

the third company then sent an "agent" round to my house, illegally.

 

Luckily for him, my mum answered the door and sent him on his way.

 

I rang the company to let them know what they had done was illegal and that I was going to sue them.

 

A few days later I received a letter saying that the case was closed

and I wouldn't hear anything about it, which I didn't, for 2 years.

 

A few weeks ago I got a letter from MKRR

saying they were acting on behalf of Barclycard and I owed them £4,518.63.

 

I had spent less than £2000 on the card so the rest is interest and charges which is what I argued about for so long.

 

The thing that is puzzling me is that Barclycard have had my address and contact details for the past 2 years

so why has this company only contacted me now?

 

And how does it work if the last company "owned" the debt?

 

Have they sent it back to Bacrlycard or sold it on to another company?

 

I'm currently unemployed (just finished uni) and don't claim any benefits.

 

They are threatening legal action and saying the amount will continue to go up if I don't contact them.

 

Do I still have a case suing the other company for coming to my house illegally?

 

Thank you in advance to anyone that offers help, support or advice.

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Hi

Don't even think of sueing anyone. The doorstep caller did nothing wrong. He turned up and was sent on his way. Did you ever send a letter telling them not to call?

 

BC are in the wrong and as such you should submit a formal complaint. They knew at the outset you were in difficulties and refused to stop charges and interest.

 

These charges and subsequent interest should be removed and a suitable agreement made to repay what you owe.

 

As to why the accounts have been bounced back and forth, no one can ever fully know how their minds work.

If you are asked to deal with any matter via private message, PLEASE report it.

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is this on your cra file ?

 

that will tell you the owner.

 

if MKRR don't own the debt

then they can wave their arms as much as they like.

 

also.

 

unlawful, not illegal.[not a criminal matter]

 

dx

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

 

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

 

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

 

 

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Hi Hippo,

 

Make a list, using all the old statements, showing penalty charges added to the a/c. BC should not have added these after they knew you were in Financial Difficulties but they often did, so reclaim these charges in full, plus compound interest.

 

Forget suing anyone as they did nothing wrong.

 

But DO reclaim what is yours, to reduce the balance owed.

 

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