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    • i am not aware of any refunds being issued retrospectivity for years when you could have attained free road tax but simply didn't.   you will however gain a refund of any road tax already paid this year backdated to the start of the month you submit now. don't forget you will need the certificate of entitlement number when applying now and keep that certificate safe as you will need it each year.
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    • I was recently given an upgrading of mobility to enhanced estrangement to pay.I was not aware of had indeed been informed that over the last 3 years I should have only paid 50 % of normal rft any chance of a refund of the overpaid duty  Cheers
    • great so everything sort of matches now a meter with no flat number and one not for your number.   now simply write to EON. i doubt your usage will be that dissimilar to a like flat so you might even get a credit balance   dx  
    • threads merged.   going by your original thread the debt was sold around mar/apr 2017 so a default would have been registered by LLoyds upon sale when a debt is sold the name if the OC is replaced by that of the debt buyer   so everything to me sounds ok the defaulted date is of that time  and the whole account will vanish on the defaults 6th birthday.   what anyone put post that can't harm you further because they are not allowed to change a defaulted date subsequent calendar markers are irrelevant and can't hurt you file  further.
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      They are not your friends and you owe them no loyalty or moral duty, that must remain only for yourself and your family.
       
      If it was me I would send them all a CCA request.   I would bet that not one will provide the correct response and you can quite legally stop paying them until such time as they do provide a response.   Even when they do you should check back here as they mostly send dodgy photo copies or generic rubbish that has no connection with your supposed debt.
       
      The money you are paying them should, as far as you are able, be put to a savings account for yourself and as a means of paying of one of these fleecers should they ever manage to get to to the point of a successful court judgement.  After six years they will not be able to start court action and that money will then become yours.
       
      They will of course pursue you for the funds and pass your file around various departments of their business and out to third parties.
       
      Your response is that you should treat it as a hobby.  I have numerous files of correspondence each faithfully organised showing the various letters from different DCA;s , solicitors etc with a mix of threats, inducements and offers.   It is like my stamp collection and I show it to anyone who is interested!
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Hi,

 

I took out a Goldfish credit card in 2003. The account had a balance of around £1000 which I was making minimum monthly payments towards.

 

Goldfish then sold the account to Barclaycard when they merged. At this point I stopped receiving paper statements. I therefore called them on numerous occasions to try and rectify this and continued to make monthly payments of random amounts as I had no statement to refer too.

 

I then received threatening letters from Barclaycard stating my balance was over £4000. I had not used the card and I had not received statements so I disputed this and told them I would not pay any further balances until this was resolved and they could tell me where these additional charges came from.

 

No statements were ever received and then I received communication from a debt chasing company stating they had been appointed to retrieve the debt in full. I explained the circumstances to them and again tried to call Barclaycard. Barclaycard could now not even discuss the account as it had been closed on their systems as the debt was sold.

 

Around 6-8 debt companies have since tried to retrieve the debt but each time I call them to ask for evidence they go silent. MKDR is the latest company to 'own' the debt and they issued a small claims court case against me in 2015. I submitted by defence and nothing happened. I called the court and they informed me MKDR had not proceeded any further with the case.

 

The issue I have is that this seriously affects my credit rating and will do for another year. My credit report states that the account has been overdue since 27/04/2011 and if I am to wait 6yrs this will not expire until 2017.

 

Is there anything I can do to challenge this in the meantime? I am certain no one has the statements I have been asking for for the past 5yrs. How can I get MKDR to either proceed or close the debt off?

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Katie

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You can make application to lift the stay and proceed the claim as defendant...as to why you would wish to do this I'm not sure as it would have no effect on your CRA,s...the markers will remain there until 2017.Also should you proceed and lose you will then have a CCJ on your CRA,s for a further 6 years........

 

I would keep schtum

 

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so no defaulted date in the debt summary?

 

 

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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Barclaycard deliberately defer defaults so that the markings remain long after they should.

 

I have sent a letter before action to them on the basis that they have failed to follow the ICO guidelines

and their incorrect markings are contrary to the requirement of the DPA that data should be accurate.

 

 

In my case they wrongly claimed that a repayment plan should be classifed as an Agreement to Pay for some years.

They defaulted the account only when the repayment plan was stopped and entered a default.

 

As a result of the Vidal Hall v Google Appeal Court ruling it is now possible to make a claim

even though there is no financial loss but the claim may be stayed until the Supreme Court ruling due in October 2016.

 

 

I believe that a claim for personal injury less than £1000 can be made under the small claims track

and a CCJ against MKDP might affect their credit rating

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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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From memory ICO's guidelines were that the AP markers should only be used where there was a realistic probability that the arrears would be cleared within a six month period and normal contractual payments reinstated. The also stated that arrears should be for a maximum of six months before it was reported as a default.

The problem is that Barclays insisted that a default could only be marked once the final demand had been made and the time for payment had elapsed. That meant that they believe that they could issue a number of Default Notices and still comply with the guidance.

I wonder what a judge would make of a s140 CCA claim on this.

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