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    • Hi there, Just a query regarding Savvy. I took out a loan with them in October 2019 for £750. This would be repaid over 52 weeks at £28.27 per week. I maintained payments on a regular basis until 20th March 2020 by which time I had paid a total of £565.40 (20 repayments of £28.27. I notified Savvy by live chat that I had been furloughed on 23rd March and would struggle too make repayments. i also emailed them on 27th March with confirmation of my furlough. They asked for Income/expenditure - not unreasonable but the template they asked me to use was shocking to say the least. I then sent them my own version drafted with help from National Debtline. This is a self service budget that I can amend and save as necessary.   Long story short and I am now back in work and my wages are back to normal. However, i am required to move house for personal reasons and the current landlord wanting the house back - well notified so there is no issue there. I have also kept Savvy up to date, especially as my family have suffered mental health issues in the early part of this year. Again i have notified Savvy, filled in a new IE form. This is the response I received.   Thank you for your email.   I have updated the income and expenditure form based on the information you have provided which shows you have a minus disposable income of £66.86, we allow £50.00 emergency cash which leaves a minus disposable income of minus £116.86.   Can you please confirm how you make up the deficit each month?   When the loan was issued in October 2019 an income and expenditure form was completed with you, can you please confirm the reason the following has increased.   Rent/ Mortgage has increased by £1,162.00   Housekeeping has increased by £580.00   Household Bills has increased by £507.40   Car/ Travel has increased by £123.80   Social has increased by £150.00.   Due to the changes to your financial circumstances we would need to see a 90 day copy of your bank statement.   Please find below a link to a system we use calls open banking, please click on the link and log in your online banking details this will automatically generate a 90 day bank statement.   LINK REMOVED.   I have placed your account on hold until the 12th August to allow time for the bank statement to be sent in.   They have now issued a default notice.   Any advice would be greatly appreciated before I initiate a complaint against Savvy. I have maintained reduced monthly payments in line with what I can afford. Is it reasonable for Savvy to ask for access to my bank statements. They did not ask for them when I took out their loan.  
    • Click on the SAR link. They will send you everything, that they have on you, screen shot's , emails, etc.  You will be looking for, and will easily find the date that a default notice was sent out, and sold to Cabot. If the default date is before your last payment date then it will be statute barred in 3 months.   Providing the DCA has your current address I really don't think you have anything to worry about. 
    • Is it possible to see my defaults from over 5 years ago anywhere. Not showing on my credit file. I downloaded the whole thing from experian. 
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