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you're supposed to serve the summons on their registered office, which for both these banks is in Edinburgh.

I did a google for registered office for Bank of Scotland (Halifax), and it gave me:

 

The Wharf, Neville Street, Leeds, LS1 4AZ

and

Trinity Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 3RG

 

So, does this mean I can ask for more than £750 by sending to the nearest court of one of these 2 addresses, even though my branch is in Scotland, and so am I?

 

 

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I did a google for registered office for Bank of Scotland (Halifax), and it gave me:

 

The Wharf, Neville Street, Leeds, LS1 4AZ

and

Trinity Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 3RG

 

So, does this mean I can ask for more than £750 by sending to the nearest court of one of these 2 addresses, even though my branch is in Scotland, and so am I?

 

 

 

Yes. Issue court proceedings against the Trinity Road address.

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This question arises time and time again. Please note that if the bank has an address in England then you simply raise a claim on Form N1 and send to the local County Court of the Bank's registered office. I did this with A&L, I live in Scotland but raised an action in Leicester. It is not difficult or complicated in any way.

 

Only problem arises if the bank is also a Scottish Bank.

 

Hope this helps any future occurences of this question. It took me months of going round in circles to find out it was this simple, so don't want others doing the same thing.

 

Thanks for this. Our claim will go in via Head office.

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I did a google for registered office for Bank of Scotland (Halifax), and it gave me:

 

The Wharf, Neville Street, Leeds, LS1 4AZ

and

Trinity Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 3RG

 

So, does this mean I can ask for more than £750 by sending to the nearest court of one of these 2 addresses, even though my branch is in Scotland, and so am I?

 

 

 

Note - we are also going back 6 years and not 5.

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This question arises time and time again. Please note that if the bank has an address in England then you simply raise a claim on Form N1 and send to the local County Court of the Bank's registered office. I did this with A&L, I live in Scotland but raised an action in Leicester. It is not difficult or complicated in any way.

 

Only problem arises if the bank is also a Scottish Bank.

 

Hope this helps any future occurences of this question. It took me months of going round in circles to find out it was this simple, so don't want others doing the same thing.

 

 

Sounds a stupid question but is Bank of Scotland a Scottish bank? my claim went through branch level to Head Office in Edinburgh against whom the small claim was raised, but the letter about the settlement came from Leeds.

I would be delighted if I could get the rest of my charges refunded in one fell swoop under the English system rather than having to repeat the small claims here in Scotland another 3 times.

Bank of Scotland round 1: £740 + costs settled, still sore over the 8% grrr

Bank of Scotland round 2: £629 +101.15 interest +£39 costs settled.

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Sounds a stupid question but is Bank of Scotland a Scottish bank? my claim went through branch level to Head Office in Edinburgh against whom the small claim was raised, but the letter about the settlement came from Leeds.

I would be delighted if I could get the rest of my charges refunded in one fell swoop under the English system rather than having to repeat the small claims here in Scotland another 3 times.

 

In the same boat. At least I have an english address though as I work here during the week. I think i might investigate this further, I have quite a large claim.

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Just throwing in another question into the mix, did I not read though that HBOS state in their T&Cs that Scottish Law will govern over any proceedings by or against them?

 

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HBOS Acc1 - Small Claim Filed 31/07/06 - WON -21/8/06 - MCOL -06/09/06 - WON 13/09/06

 

HBOS acc2 -Small Claim Filed 02/08/06 - WON 13/09/06 - Round 2 Prelim Letter sent 14/09.06 - LBA sent 27/09/06 - MCOL 16/10/06

 

HBOS acc3 Prelim Letter sent 14/09/06 - LBA sent 27/09/06 - MCOL 16/10/06

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Is there a "friendly" english solicitor that could be used (for a fee) as an English postal address. They could just give an inital consultation, then forward all corrispondance to your Scottish home address.

 

Nice little earner for them, lot less hassle for uss Scottish folks - so worth the few quid?

 

Just a thought.

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Hi, just read this thread - have been away and not paying attention to the forums as much as normal.

 

I have always lived in Scotland and did have an account at the Bank Of Scotland for many years, until their charges became obscene and I switched accounts.

 

Last week I recieved a large cheque from Halifax Bank Of Scotland through suing them via moneyclaim online at their Halifax address. I was advised to try this by my Scottish based solicitor and it worked. The only problem I had was that I had to get a friend to act as an agent - ie let me use his house in York as a mailing address. Again I was told by my solicitor that this was fine, that as it was only a mailing address and my Scottish address was on the form anyway so they were purely acting as an agent - in the same way as a solicitor would.

 

I hope this is of help.

Smile £315 Paid In Full March 2006 (no court action)

MBNA £2600 Paid In Full May 2006 (no court action)

HBOS £5800 Paid in Full August 2006 (action raised but not defended)

Morgan Stanley £585 Paid In Full August 2006 (no court action)

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don't know if this is any help, but last week I sent my preliminary letter to BoS, PO Box 23581, Edinburgh. When i checked Royal Mail website it was delivered from Leeds sorting office! I phoned and was told that all BoS has redirection in for all mail with this PO Box to go straight to Leeds.

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So what court is the case heard in, if HSBC is in Leeds is that where case is heard, or to save travelling do we Scots lodge claims in Berwick on Tweed?

 

I live in Scotland and claimed agaisnt 1st Direct, based in Leeds. I have lodged a claim at Berwick upon Tweed. Which is my nearest English court. They were happy to accept my claim.

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