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Hi,

 

I'm new here so please accept my apologies if I'm asking the same question as hundreds of others or posting in the wrong place!

 

A couple of years back, I suffered mental health problems and also a gambling addiction and got 'stuck in a rut' with various payday lenders.

 

I knew I could say I earnt however much I wanted, no one checked, few credit checked, and I got money to waste. I was forever offered the chance to extend these loans, or repay them and get a higher loan the same day, until I reached breaking point, and for a while I've ignored them all.

 

My question really is, although I'm not saying I was completely innocent in all this, are the loans enforceable? Were all the times Payday UK and CFO lending emptied my bank account, right down to the pence, reasonable? Was the refusal to discuss payment plans without including ridiculous interest rates fair?

 

I'd be grateful of any feedback/advice.

 

Many thanks

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You need to make an official complaint to the lender, using the reasons above. Especially the fact they did not credit check with any due diligence. If they don't offer a resolution .. eg, reduction/ceasing of interest or a repayment plan - then you can escalate your complaint to the Ombudsman.

 

Have a read round the forums you will see many similar stories.

 

If you did not tell the truth on your application forms, then that might be a problem.

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thanks for the reply CitizenB, the 2 mentioned which I have the biggest issue with were actually my earliest ones at which time there will have been no need to fabricate anything as things were generally good. I'll have a look for other people in similar situations, thanks.

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