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    • good  thanks for telling us the full story. its better we know where we stand always.   get the last CCA return up into ONE multipage PDF please read upload. don't post as JPG's to your thread please
    • The decisions were mine.  I had alot going on back in early 2011. We had a fire in our home office and my wife had just started a new job.  I was trying to get my head around my business which folded at the end of 2009 and what to do as well as look after 3 daughters 16, 14 and 11. That was when I decided to use a DMP and let someone else handle a number of c/card issues for both my wife and me. I stopped the DMP around April 2017 and then realised that I would stop paying and push to see who had a possibly valid CCA. Most of the cards have been sold on and there are no valid CCA's so are not enforceable but may raise their heads again. Cbot have decided that the size of this makes it worth trying for  suppose so that's why I'm ready to get this resolved now. Non of the CAG team have given an opinion on this recon CCA yet.   Will pick this up again on Monday as not around over the weekend. Thanks for your help.
    • I have a notice of enforcement, dated 26/4/19! This was the correspondence i received following my response to Harrow council detailing my difficult circumstances and requesting time to pay over installments.  Following receipt of this Notice of enforcement I had the visit just a few days after and before the said date on the letter.   I will do as suggested and contact my local Councillor.   Is it worth me sending a text message to the bailiff i spoke to?    
    • For a Civil Debt they would have to have a Controlled Goods Order with the items properly listed and a copy sined by the debtor. before they could apply to force entry.
    • Okay thankyou I have every faith In Ellen it's just worrying when get the letters especially with 2 little ones to think of makes u feel like u have failed them xx I'm just hoping our luck changes xx
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    • Future Comms issues. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/416504-future-comms-issues/
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    • This is a bit of a lengthy one but I’ll summerise best as possible.
      I was contacted by future comms by phone, they stated that they could beat any phone contract I have , (I am a limited company but just myself that needs a business phone and I am the only worker) 
      I told future comms my deal, £110 per month with a phone and a virtual landline, they confirmed that they could beat that, £90 per month with a phone , virtual landline  they also confirmed they would pay Vodafone (previous provider) the termination fee. As I am in business, naturally I was open to making a deal. So we proceeded. 
      Future comms then revealed that the contract would be with PLAN.COM and the airtime would be provided by 02, I instantly told them that this would break the deal as I have poor 02 signal in the house where I live as my partner is on 02 and constantly complaining about bad signal
      the salesman assured me he would send a signal booster box out with the phone so I would have perfect signal.
      so far so good.....
      i then explained this is the only mobile phone I use for business and pleasure, so therefore I didn’t want any disconnection time in the slightest between the switchover from Vodafone to 02
      the salesman then confirmed that the existing phone would only be disconnected once the new phone was switched on.
      so far so good....
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    • A shocking story of domestic and economic abuse compounded by @BarclaysUKHelp ‏ bank complicity – coming soon @A_Gentle_Woman. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/415737-a-shocking-story-of-domestic-and-economic-abuse-compounded-by-barclaysukhelp-%E2%80%8F-bank-complicity-%E2%80%93-coming-soon-a_gentle_woman/
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    • The FSA has announced large fines against DB UK Bank Limited (trading as DB Mortgages) - DeutscheBank and also against Redstone for their unfair treatment of their customers.
      Please see the links below for summaries and full details from the FSA website.
      It is now completely clear that any arrears charges which exceed actual administrative costs are unfair and therefore unlawful.
      Furthemore, irresponsible lending practices are also unfair and unlawful.
      Additionally there are other unfair practices including unarranged counsellor visits - even if they have been attempted.
      You are entitled to refuse counsellor visits and not incur any charges.
      Any charges for counsellor visits must not seek to make profits. The cost of the visits must be passed on to you at cost price.
      We are hearing stories of people being charged for counsellor visits for which there is no evidence that they were even attempted.
      It is clear that some mortgage lenders are trying to cheat you out of your money.
      You should ascertain how much has been taken from you and claim it back. The chances of winning are better than 90%. It is highly likely that the lender will attempt to avoid court action and offer you back your money.
      However, you should ensure that you receive a proper rate of interest and this means that you should be seeking at least restitutionary damages - which would be much higher than the statutory 8%.
      Furthermore, you should assess whether the paying of demands for unlawful excessive charges has also out you further into arrears and if this has caused you further penalties in terms of extra interest or any other prejudice. This should be claimed as well.
      If excessive unlawful charges have resulted in your credit file being affected, then you should take this into account also when working out exactly what you want by way of remedy from the lender.
      You should consult others on these forums when considering any offer.
      You must not make any complaint through the Ombudsman. your time will be wasted, you will wait up to 2 yrs and there will be a minimal 8% award of interest and no account will be taken of any other damage you have suffered.
      You must make your complaint through the County Court for a rapid and effective remedy.

      Do you have a mortage arears claim to make? Then post your story on the forum here
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Got charged recently (£38) for a cheque that was returned (cleared on re-presentation). So I tried to persuade the bank to return my money . . . . and they would have done so if I had signed a letter indemnifying the bank against any future claims on my part.


I was not willing to accept these conditions and sent off my S.A.R - ( Subject Access Request) 31/10/06.


Got the statements within a week. Well, not all the statements. So have written to the bank (JE Tudor) once more for the remaining statements.


Is it me, or am I right in thinking that banks and building societies are trying to circumnavigate the Data Protection Act by only supplying records that are consistent with the statute of limitations?


Anyway, a cursory look at the statements I have reveals over £260 in charges since June 2001. Obviously not a fortune, but important to someone like me on a part-time academic contract.


Once I get the remaining statements I'll be able to see the full picture.


As my branch of RBS is in Glasgow (I live in England), does anyone know if I am covered by Scottish legal jurisdiction (i.e. limited to claiming 5 years worth of charges), or as long as I initiate legal proceedings in England, will the limitation of 6 years apply?



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Sent letter 29 November asking for my money back. Received a letter dated 4 December stating our charges are fair and transparent etc . . . . with offer of £76 goodwill gesture. Now proceeding to LBA for full amount. Good programme on bank charges BBC2 December 12 - expect an influx of new members!

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Result! Got no reply to my letter - but got £259 refunded on 20 Dec, then another £10 on 11 Jan (which actually totalled £3 more than I was claiming).

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