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We have just succeeded with an Ombudsman claim upheld in our full favour.

A refunded claim amount plus interest and a 4 figure compensation amount have been instructed to be paid. 
They have also been told to rework our credit files to reflect being in a position where the transactions and any consequences of the transactions didn’t take place.

For us that’s a bit of an open statement as the consequences have been huge.

I’ll use the example:

12 months ago a payment of £5000 should have been refunded to us by the bank. it was reported at the time yet it took 6 months for them to start the process. About 5 months back they pay refund in full advising it’s a refunded payment. We withdraw the much needed money and left the account balance at £0 with intent to close it.

Two weeks later a letter is received advising after completing the investigation they actually hold my partner liable and will reclaim the £5000 payment which they call a temporary refund, having already advised it being a refund payment from the team carrying out the investigation. They provide nothing evidence wise as to why or how she is liable or any explanation as to what’s been looked into.

They withdraw the amount (no overdraft set) and take the account into an-unauthorised overdraft. Despite numerous warning of hardship, and potential for it to affect mine and her credit scores they ignored it and left the account OD. Even requested they hold or freeze account till the complaint was resolved, again ignored.

Month 1 adverse credit marker, month 2,3, 4, 5 same and 6 due soon. Both scores dropped massively. Ombudsman investigation is only into the initial investigation and outcome into the amount reported to the bank.

The bank upheld and ordered as stated above. Now the compensation only takes into account the investigation and outcome of it, and not the actions resulting of short/long term consequence of what their actions caused.

Consequentially the credit scores dropping has prevented finance applications, remortgages and resulting rate increases for both account holders. Adverse markers on the account I believe can still be visible up to 12 years on the account even if removed 

How do you put a measure on these consequences and the potential for it to impact for months or longer.

My partners credit card had late payments during this period due to the £5000 not being available, could this be argued a consequence too?

It’s been a horrible year and the amount of hours she’s put in to this over that period is very extensive which are all consequences with stress and worry over late payment letters etc. 

Can anyone help at all and thank you from us, happy to provide any more info needed.

For the record the FCA are investigating their conduct, the ICO have a case with them as well and the FOS have upheld in our favour. They don’t care!!

 

thanks

 

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I'm sorry to say that I don't fully understand what has happened and your account which is an extensive narrative seems to be rather  confusing and seems to miss out important aspects of the story.

Maybe if you could go through carefully and tell us exactly what has happened from the beginning then we could start to help.

Please try to reduce the narrative. We aren't able to start looking at enormously long posts.

Try a bullet pointed chronology of what has happened and we can start from there

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Good Evening

i requested an SAR from Barclays Bank following an ongoing almost 12 month old complaint involving the ICO and FO.

I received 290 plus pages however it was evidently short of information.

For example there were no email exchanges between me and the bank, there was no log of calls made, online chat conversations and no details at all relating to the complaint (logging of, investigating, outcome letters), for all intent you wouldn’t know it had been raised.

They were written to immediately advising of the data missing,no acknowledgment was received or further data supplied. The 30 days / one calendar month has expired now by a good 2 weeks.

There was also a GDPR issue sent to them where the bank have disclosed investigation notes in evidence to the FOS, the adjudicator has stated the notes contain references to another consumers complaint within my notes, meaning also my notes could be present in that consumers data. Of all people, the bank disclosed this to the ombudsman highlighting a complete incompetence in their investigation.

I reported this to the ICO who said I must report this to the bank and give them 30days as they have to investigate and make the other party aware but it amounted to an inaccurate disclose at least. This was also reported to the bank and that 30 day period has expired now with again no acknowledgment from them at all.

Some of the missing data withheld is preventing me approaching CRAs to deal with adverse payment marks applied to the account unlawfully by the bank affecting both account holders credits for 6 months now.

we were declined for mortgages and any credit at all as a result, both individual and as business directors.

The ombudsman have asked the bank twice now but they have ignored their requests to put their actions right and rework the credit scores. 

what is best now they have failed in their statutory duty to disclose?

 

thanks 

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threads merged.

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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  • dx100uk changed the title to barclays - Adverse Account, Credit Ruined, HELP PLS
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Good Evening All

12 months ago issues began with barclays bank, exhausted the internal complaints then referred to FOS in Feb.

slow process with responses taking over 4 weeks from them, information not provided  and it got referred to an ombudsman august time after they failed to supply info requested 

their limited powers on compensation meant there were elements of the claim not taken into account and it was suggested legal may be the more suitable option 

we filed LBA giving 14 days, a week in we received a response from an external solicitor to which they requested we don’t issue forms until they sent a formal response.

They continue and state that rules state 3 months is reasonable for us to wait, they the ask again that we do not issue until they respond - but if we do issue then send it directly to them. We responded saying as per the letter we give 14 days

2 days prior to the 14 days another email which again requests that we do not issue until they respond.in the least convincing statement ever they say “we hope to be able to provide a response to you as soon as possible”. “Hope and soon as” 

My question is  why are they so worried and against the forms going being issued.

Their client knows the issues and in 12 months they have refused at all to enter discussions and defended their position, nothing could have changed, in theory they would defend and have no issue with submitting.

They shouldn’t have delayed the response until day 14 if they were going to defend and it has to be grossly unfair to ask for longer and request we hold off if they are going to write back and respond claiming as per previous letters we proceed to court.

why are they so against the claim being issued and for what reason would they need such a long time to decide.

I can only presume settlement being 1 option and the going through paperwork to see the strength of case?

TIA

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I'm afraid that it is not at all clear from your post what your questions about.

I see that you have a thread already running involving Barclays bank. Does your question relate to that issue?

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it amazes me how someone can type 4/5 pages of info and actually tell people nothing. and expect them to guess what advice they need.

 

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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Hi Bf yes it does relate to the same matter it’s just moved to the LBA stage

dx I appreciate you taking the time to comment and I know you are well versed and with respect I thought my point was clear but BF politely says the same so I apologise for the confusion ok

why would they request 3 months to respond to the LBA when they have defended the case throughout.

Why have they requested 3 times to not issue claim till they responded

I would assume the bank already knew before they passed the case to an external legal team where they proceed next 

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  • dx100uk changed the title to barclays - Entered Wrongful adverse Credit info - complained to FCA/ICO - FOS ruled in our favour - but consequential loss are? PAPLOC issued now

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so what was your PAPLOC for please?

can you post it up please im getting to understand the story but the way you wander around explaining things is a wee bit confusing to everyone.

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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remove what, you also have 2 usernames?

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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It is unhelpful that you are using two username. It is clearly confusing you and it is causing extra work for us.

Please will you decide which account you want and we will merge them

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If you have issued your claim, please can you post up the claim form in PDF format. The original please

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no just at PPLOC stage @BankFodder

that paploc above (now a pdf as docx has all your pers details in file/info)

is FAR FAR FAR too long 

thats a witness statement!!

dx

dx

 

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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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cut it right down simply to the main point of why you are going to launch a court claim.

it might well be best to get your poc ready too then send the paploc so you are ready to launch the claim on day 15 if they dont respond.

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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Apologies dx May have been unclear from the last waffle post.

we issued that PAPLOC 16 days back, 9 days after we received an email asking we do not issue claim until they respond  (stating 3 months is reasonable)

day 12 they again wrote to ask we don’t issue until their client responds “we hope to send this as soon as possible”

day 14 we received confirmation from the FOS to confirm that the number of pages the bank state to us contained inaccurate data on was not one page, it was 4. 

bank disclosed doc to fos on investigation,

fos confirm multiple pages of doc contain another consumer complaint,

reported to ico as inaccurate data,  bank “redact”

due to send to us via fos 1700 pages to fos and less than 500 to us,

fos confirm all pages useful to us completely removed,  

bank write in complaint outcome stating “a single email of another consumer only was in file”,

bank refer us to FOS to confirm his “multiple entries he confirmed were present”,

we approach fos and bank have prohibited fos from confirming there were multiple pages stating confidential information,

fos eventually confirm with us 4 pages not one contained the info..

the bank have drummed down their breach and reported as a single error to ico knowing the fos were only people who knew and tried to stop them disclosing.

Appears they have manipulated or destroyed all the data originally sent to fos leaving just one email.

we wrote back to bank yesterday raising this new info from the fos and giving 7 days before now issuing.

Their claim was that the other costumers info had been entered in error onto our file and had been noticed and removed from their system. they then say “however this information was still included in the information that was sent to the fos”

they say it was an isolated manual error. - quite how it’s deleted and removed off the system and can then find its way back into the file is extraordinary!!

 

Can I upload the POC to check?

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yep the experts will check it for you.

put it here as text in a msg not a pdf so's it can be edited.

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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1.       Breach of PRIN 2.1 - (2) Skill care and diligence

2.       Breach of PRIN 2.1 - (6) Customers Interests

3.       Breach of PRIN 2.1 - (7) Communications with Clients

4.       Breach of PRIN 2.1 - (9) Customers: Relationships of Trust

5.       Breach of PRIN 2.1 - (11) Relationships with Regulators

6.       Breach of PRIN 2.1 - (12) Customer Duty

7.       Breach of BCOBS in their duty under 4.1:

4.1.1 - Providing inaccurate, unclear, and misleading information on many occasions Decisions were made on the back of clear information given by Barclays which they admit was unclear.

4.1.4A – Breach of ”Right to Offset”, did not explain the nature or extent of the firms Right to Offset. Applying this right, with no warning or intent on an account which had no credit balance and no overdraft in place. Provide no information and against FCA rules they did not provide 14 days notice  prior to actioning this right. Once exercised they failed to make the consumer aware and provided no information to the consumer.

8.       Breach of BCOBS in their duty under 5.1:

5.1.3 – Breach of compliance with obligations under 5.1.1R & Principle 6 Customers Interests by applying the right on the account taking it knowingly into an unauthorised overdraft. Failed to refund the payment despite disputing the debt and advising of financial hardship and stress. Did not justify their decision and ignored requests from consumers on alternative temp actions which would not affect their credit scores.

5.1.4 -Failed to pay any regard to consumers interest and treat us unfairly, this was after repeated emails raising concern about financial hardship, credit scoring damage, stress and blatant refusal to discuss the dispute relating to the debt being caused by Barclays.

5.1.11 – Barclays failed  to prove with any data, evidence or information that disputed transactions had been authorised by the consumer. Failed to refund the unauthorised payment to the consumer despite having no suspicion of fraud.

9.       Breach of BCOBS in their duty under 6.5:

6.5.2 – Barclays lay false claim that the consumers agreed to a promise to pay on the debt that was being disputed. Consumers were not aware of the credit plan which had been setup by Barclays until a notice letter arrived advising the plan had failed. As the consumers were unaware a credit plan was in place Barclays failed to provide notice to the consumer.

10.   Breach of BCOBS in their duty under 7.2:

7.2.1 – Failed to treat consumers in arrears in a fair and appropriate manner.

11.   Breach of BCOBS in their duty under 7.3

7.3.2 – Failed to treat consumers fairly and operate with our best interests when dealing with debt and arrears.

7.3.3 – On imposing a payment plan without consumers knowledge the plan failed on the date they set. Barclays failed to act inline with Principle 6 and gave no opportunity to request the consumer to make a payment on the account. The date they set the plan to end and subsequently failed saw them immediately report this to CRA as adverse.

7.3.4 – Barclays did not treat consumers in default and arrears with forbearance or consideration.

7.3.6 – Barclays failed to give consumers in default and areas any reasonable time to pay the debt. Having unlawfully applying the right to offset, they took payment from the account on 16 December. On 22 December Barclays unknowingly setup the payment plan, for which there was no letter sent to confirm any details and Barclays confirm that they cannot provide any evidence of the agreement for. The plan failed as per a letter of 24 January., At no pint between 16 December and 24 January were we contacted by Barclays in relation to the account, debt or payment plan. Mr Matthews the joint account holder who they hold jointly liable for the debt was completely unaware of the account balance and subsequent debt until the payment plan had failed. By which point Barclays had reported the account adverse and gave Mr Matthews no opportunity to pay off the debt before it impacted our credit.

7.3.7 – Barclays provided no information to consumers in arrears relating to free impartial debt advice or refer us to a not for profit debt advice body.

7.3.8 – Barclays contravene CONC 7.3.4 & Principle 6 by not providing an alternative to repay the debt and having not made Mr Matthews aware of the debt or arrears on the account until the account was reported as defaulted, they provided no opportunity for either Mr Matthews or a representative of his to resolve the account issue until it was reported adverse.

12.   Breach of BCOBS in their duty under 13.1

13.1.4– No true copy of the credit agreement was provided to the consumer in relation ta payment plan setup by Barclays.

13.1.6 – Failed to comply deem the agreement unenforceable and mislead consumers when they enforced the agreement.

 

13           Breach of DISP in their duty under 1.1

14           Breach of DISP in their duty under 1.4

15           Breach of DISP in their duty under 1.6

16           Breach of CONC in their duty under 1.1

17           Breach of CONC in their duty under 1.2

18           Breach of CONC in their duty under 1.3

19           Breach of CONC in their duty under 8.2

20           Breach of CONC in their duty under 8.4

21           Breach of CONC in their duty under 8.8

22           Breach of T&Cs under “Barclays and You” – personal customers

23           Breach of T&Cs under “Barclays Overdraft lending commitments”

24           Breach of FCA terms under “Unauthorised payments from your account”

25           Breach of Consumer Credit Act 1974 Section 77

26           Breach of statutory duty under the GDPR Act 2018.

 

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In December 2020 the FCA issues the defendant a Final Notice for a breach of the Authority’s Principles and the CONC sourcebook when they failed to show forbearance and due consideration to customers when they fell into arrear or financial difficulties. Customer contact, Customers circumstances and Forbearance are again a contributory factor in the level of service which has a life changing impact on the claimants which is all as a result of the defendant’s inability or desire to operate inside the Authority’s principles.

·         Investigations carried out by the defendant in relation to disputed transactions were confirms by the FOS as being inconsistent and display no evidence or rationale for decisions made. In breach of BCOBS 5.1.11 R guidance  the defendant failed to provide the claimant any proof that any of the circa 90 payments were authorised. They also failed to comply and refund the payments by the end of the working day.

·         BCOBS 5.1.10A R highlight the defendant having sufficient security in place relating to electronic payments. The nature of payments, the frequency and repeating amounts of payments should flag as potential fraud and speak to consumers to confirm payments. Payments in USD to countries such as Nigeria, Mexico, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Rwanda and more, sometimes up to 8 per day with repeated amount would be expected to raise concern and be looked into.

·         The claimant acted on advice the defendant provided, relating to a credit payment received into the current account. The advice was clear and specific, and the claimants’ actions were justified based on this. The defendant later confirms they failed to elaborate on the full details of the refund payment, these details had a significant bearing on the accuracy of the advice and the considerations.

·         The defendants soon after reneged on the advice when enforcing their right to set-off which was done unlawfully on the claimant’s current account with no credit balance. The claimant knowingly put claimant in financial hardship when breaching policy.

·         FCA guidance states the defendant should have notified the claimant at least 14 days prior to it carrying it out. They also failed in duty to inform the claimant quickly offset- off had been used on the account.

·         In breach of BCOBS & CONC sourcebook the defendant did not contact the claimants regarding the account.

·         The defendant setup a credit plan without the claimant’s knowledge and 30 days later the plan set to fail.

·         In the period the plan was in place the defendant made no attempt to contact claimants, in fact the defendants ignored all emails and calls as part of the complaint which was unusual behaviour.

·         After the credit plan failed, the claimants received a letter confirming this. This was the first-time claimants were aware of the plan. Claimants’ rationale for this action being to shift liability of the account debt from defendant to claimant.

·         No contact was attempted to claimants in this period to discuss the account before the defendant reported the adverse account to credit reference agencies without notice or reasonable time.

·         Following the defendant’s unlawful application of right to set-off it was 6 days later they then unlawfully setup a credit plan on the account. The plan failed on 24th of the month and the defendant reported the adverse actions by month end again without contacting the claimant or giving notice of reporting the account.

·         The defendants can display no evidence to show they gave the joint account holder any prior notice of the account going into an unauthorised overdraft. There is no evidence to show a credit plan was setup and the first and only correspondence on the credit plan was not until the plan failed and a letter sent.

·         The damage at this stage had been done as the adverse reports were made and so insufficient notice was given to both account holders on the debt.

·         CONC 7.3.2 G firms should pay due regard to Principle 6 when dealing with customers in default or arrears, the defendant failed in its duty.

·         CONC 7.3.4 R state firms should treat customers in default or arrears with forbearance and due consideration, which again the defendant failed to comply with and under.

·         CONC 7.3.6 G states a firm must allow a customer reasonable time and opportunity to pay a debt when in arrears or default, the defendant again failed to do this.

·         CONC 7.3.14 R states a firm must not take disproportionate action against a customer in default or arrears, the defendant did this by firstly unlawfully causing the debt for the claimants and the reporting the account as adverse and impacting them negatively.

·         CONC 7.5.3 R says a firm must not ignore or disregard a customer that disputes a debt and must provide clear justification and evidence of why their claim is not valid. The defendant ignored all requests and comments in relation to the debt with no rationale.

·         CONC 7.13.2 R and 7.13.3R state the firm must hold adequate and accurate information in respect of debts and must ensure information it discloses to a credit reference agency is accurate and adequate.

·         CONC 7.14.1 R states should a customer disputes a debt on valid grounds the firm must suspend any steps it takes in recovery of the debt. The defendant ignored the claimants dispute of the debt and proceeded to apply right of set-off unlawfully. After the debit was taken, the claimant repeatedly raised concerns and the defendant refused our reasonable requests.

·         CONC 7.14.3 R and 7.14.5 R states the firm must investigate the dispute and provide details of the debt in a timely manner and also provide information on the outcome of the investigation the customer disputed. No evidence that this was considered by the defendant.

·         CONC 7.14.14 R is what the claimant believes is the rationale behind the defendant creating the credit plan for the claimants without their knowledge. It states if the customers offer to settle the debt is accepted by the firm, it must be communicated formally and unequivocally that the relevant payment  has been accepted as settlement of customers liability. The claimants maintain no offer of settlement of the debt was ever considered and there is no evidence to suggest that occurred and neither any documents from the defendant to confirm any offer was made.

·         Claimants have requested a copy of the credit plan that they state was agreed to resolve the account debt. The defendant confirms no evidence is available due to it being done on their mobile app. Under the CONC & CCA 1974 a copy of the agreement must be made available as soon as possible and provide details of the agreement.

·         Under CONC 13.1.4 G and CCA  1974 a copy of the credit plan should be provided to the consumer and contain the date, the amount, any conditions, and a breakdown of instalments agreed. One member of staff (evidenced in a recorded call) quotes figures of questionable. A second staff member of staff was unable to provide any information relating to the plan in contrast to information previously provided. CONC 13.1.6 G (1) and the CCA 1974 section 77B (8) state that failure to comply with provisions imposed render the agreement unenforceable.

·         The defendant the went on to report the account as adverse, without notifying 14 days prior, its intentions to the claimant. As the credit plan is unenforceable the defendant has reported inaccurate data to CRA relating to the claimant’s account.

·         Under CONC 8.2 .2 G, 8.2.3 G, 8.2.5 R, 8.4.4 G and Authority principles, the defendant fails to protect the claimants’ interests and act with due skill care and diligence relating to consumer debts. CONC 8.8.1 R state firms must ensure they maintain contact and regularly review the financial position and circumstances of the consumer, the defendant breached this totally.

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