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I am a newbie on here and would like some guidance if possible.


This morning I checked my RBS current account balance to notice a charge of £25 for a court order fee.


I have absolutely no idea what this is for as I have had no mail relating to this and I am at a loss as to what it is for.


The only items I pay from this is mortgage (never missed), Vodafone (never missed) and a monthly magazine subscription (again, never missed.


I have never had a loan or any other such arrangement through this account.


I do have another bank account I will use in the meantime.


Has anyone else had experience of this ??


Any help welcome



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why would RBS be charging a court fee?



have you moved in recent years?



yes they are entitled to legal fees



but only if they file a court claim!!



pers I'd be on the phone now to them

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Thanks for that. No I have been with them for many years and have had same address for over 7 years. Like I said I have money going in and a couple of monthly payments coming out. It is not like I missed a direct debit and then did not pay it


I have never linked my account to something and not paid it or defaulted on it.


I'm inclined to think it is an error on their part, as I can't think of what it may relate to.


I shall go into branch and see if I can find out what it is, I just hope it is a typical "clerical error"


The only hassle I have ever had was a while back, I went in to the branch and paid cash in, this showed on my account immediately, as is normal, I then paid my mortgage and transferred cash to my wife later that day.


I then received an unauthorised overdraft notice, when I looked at account the cash I paid in had jumped from the Friday to the Monday, I wrote to them to reverse charges and no charges were ever taken, although I never received confirmation.


Surely, if they are charging a court order fee, rightly or wrongly, I should have been notified ??

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unless its one of these spoof companies and their name is court order but still would not say fee by it.



very strange!




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ok thanks, it just says "court order fee" and when I expand it only says "charges", usual vague descriptions !!

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Yes, do enquire at the branch - if no sense or proper explanation, you should make a formal complaint to their Head office. Unless and until they issue a claim against you, they cant charge any "court" fees and it wouldn't be applied to your account in that way .. it would have to be identified on a County Court Claim !

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