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Hi All

 

 

I have also experienced same problem.

 

 

I entrusted one company to which i payed knowing full well as they were very clear with their requirements to assist me finding a loan for a car.

 

 

The following month i checked my bank

 

 

6 diffrent companies had taken money,

 

 

alot of money too in which has left me struggling finacially for the month.

 

 

i spoke to Halifax bank and

 

 

they said i must speak to the companies that have debited the money.

 

 

Firstly i have not authorised any other company to take money

and tyring to find their contact details is near on impossible.

 

 

Any suggestions or advice in how i can go forward.

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Halifax are wrong its their problem under CPA rules

 

 

GENERAL NOTES ON CHARGEBACK & Continuous Payment Authority & BACS

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We have been telling people to put a letter into their bank instructing them

not to make any payments under any circumstances to these companies

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http://whatconsumer.co.uk/visa-debit-chargeback/- it works!

usually this shuld be done using the numbe on your debit card

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banks MUST follow written intructions from their customers !

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This fsa guide has now been updated:

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http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/consumer_...ghts_guide.pdf

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Here's the text:

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Cancelling a regular

card payment:

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When you give your credit or debit card details to a company and authorise them to take regular payments from your account,

such as for a gym membership or magazine subscription,

it is known as a ‘recurring transaction’ or ‘continuous payment authority’.

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These are often confused with direct debits, but do not offer the same guarantee if the amount or date of the payment changes.

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In most cases, regular payments can be cancelled by telling the company taking the payments.

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However,

you have the right to cancel them directly with your bank or card issuer by telling it that you have stopped permission for the payments.

Your bank or card issuer must then stop them – it has no right to insist that you agree this first with the company taking the payments.

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Be aware, though, that you will still be responsible for paying any money that you owe.

and that CANELLING YOUR CARD WILL NOT STOP THE CPA

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see:

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk...-Viewing)-nbsp

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http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/consumer...ng/index.shtml

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http://www.theguardian.com/money/201...?newsfeed=true

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New june 2013

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Regulator orders Banks and mutuals to review complaints about not cancelling recurring payments from November 2009.

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Consumers who have set up a regular payment from their account will now be able to successfully cancel that arrangement

by contacting their card provider, the Financial Conduct Authority said.

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The FCA has been examining how easy it is for customers to cancel Continuous Payment Authorities (CPAs)

due either to payday lendersicon or for other regular payments such as subscriptions or gymicon memberships.

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CPAs, which are also commonly called recurring transactions or recurring payments,

are relatively easy to set up but can be hard to cancel, causing problems for consumers trying to manage their finances,the FCA said.

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Now, following the FCA review of how the largest high street banks and mutuals process requests to cancel CPAs, they have agreed that they will ensure that when

a customer asks for a recurring payment to end, that will be sufficient to cancel the arrangement. They have also confirmed that should a payment go through by

mistake following cancellation by a customer the customer will be refunded immediately.

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In addition to securing this commitment, the largest banks and mutuals have agreed to review every individual complaint they have received about the non-

cancellation of a CPA and to pay redress where payments have continued to be made despite the customer cancelling the arrangement. This applies to all complaints

since November 2009 when the Financial Services Authority, the FCA’s predecessor, began regulating banking conduct.

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Clive Adamson, the FCA’s director of supervision, said: “It’s important that consumers are confident that banks are meeting their everyday banking needs. Today

customers can be confident that when they ask for a Continuous Payment Authority to be cancelled – it will be cancelled - and that it can be done easily.

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“We recognise that historically this is an area where some customers have struggled but the banks and mutuals have responded positively to our work on this issue.

From now on we expect them to be getting this right. In addition, they have committed to review past complaints.”

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http://www.ftadviser.com/2013/06/28/...J/article.html

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Also mentioned your displeasure that as whomever took your money had obviously attempted this many times

probably activating your banks own anti fraud software - nobody had the decency to inform my you this was going on.?

.In the FSA's own words:

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What should I do about a payment from my account that I didn’t authorise?

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Your bank must refund an unauthorised transaction.

Money can only be taken from your account if you have authorised the transaction

or if your bank can prove you were at fault –

see below.

Contact your bank immediately if you notice an unauthorised payment from your account.

If you are sure you did not authorise the payment, you can claim a refund.

However, your bank does not have to refund you if you do not tell it about the payment until 13 months

or more after the date it left your account.

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Your bank must refund an unauthorised transaction

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Your bank may only refuse a refund for an unauthorised transaction if:

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? it can prove you authorised the transaction

– though your bank cannot simply say that use of your password,

card and PIN proves you authorised a payment; or

? it can prove you are at fault because you acted fraudulently,

or because you deliberately,

or with gross negligence, failed to protect the details of your card, PIN or password in a way that allowed the transaction

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How quickly must my bank refund me for an unauthorised transaction?

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The bank must make the refund immediately unless it has evidence that one of the above reasons applies.

Your bank may ask you to answer some questions and fill out a form confirming what has happened,

but it cannot delay your refund while it waits for you to return the form.

If the bank has evidence that one of the above reasons for refusing a refund applies,

it may investigate before making a refund

but must look into it as quickly as possible.

If your bank rejects your claim for a refund it should explain why.

If the transaction was on a credit card, the refund may not happen immediately.

But the card issuer cannot charge interesticon or ask for repayment of the amount unless it can prove you are liable to pay

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These are your statutory rights under FSA regulations. They are not guidance.

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if you did it by your banking portal:

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then follow this:

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http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk...73#post4534173

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

 

I have also fell victim to this [problem]. The following companies:

 

MLoans

MLLoans

ORLloans

PTloans

 

Now afftetr doing some research aNd lookings at all details on the transaction on my bank account i was lead to a company called merrywood loans to which funny enough the transaction number was same as phone number supplied.

 

I rung halifax and they told me i must get money back myself. I rung the compnay merrywood loans firstly i was greeted by a single hello and not the standard introduction you would expect off a professional finacial company. The girl then informed me she had no record of my details nor any evidence they had charged me. I was then told the bank had got it wrong and just gave wrong details out.

 

I then spoke to trading standards who well very helpful, i was told these companies had mutipul complaints against them. They informed me about CPA and chargebacks and that i should contact halifax and report it as fraud.

 

Now back on phone with halifax to report fraud where i was told it was not fraud. I was ring up companies and ask them to fax halufax saying they had not charged me and then i would get my money back. Option b if this did not work once the money had been released the disbutes department would try get my money back.

 

I can not believe how much I have had too do myself. I asked any CPA to be stopped and was told thus could not happen.

 

I have lost 420 pound this month and more from previous month. I am a hard working soldier and i do not appreciate being robbed.

 

ANY ADVICE

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how many more times are we going to hear of the Halifax making up their own rules!!

 

 

THEY MUST REFUND IT UNDER THE FCA RULES

 

 

I 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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read the stuff in post 2 and find the relevant laws on yahoo.

 

 

you really need to be rather forceful with some of these banks

they really don't give a stuff about you.

 

 

esp the phone jockeys operating to a fixed script.

 

 

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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