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I'm new to this site (great site by the way guys, geep up the good work!)

 

I just can't find a scottish section... i did a search and can't find it, i've spent about 2 hours now.

 

instructions on how to get to the scottish section, or a link, would be most appreciated.

 

thanks in advance for any help!

 

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ah... founf it under the 'resources' section, but it says "Error HTTP 404 Not Found"

 

anyone know why?

 

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I think we have some server problems which will be solved over th nex couple of days.


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Hi,

 

I HAVE read the FAQ's & spreadsheet and I'm unsure of two things:

 

Q. 1) Can I add this 8% to ANY of my bank/credit card charges, and is 8% to take into account for inflation?

 

Q. 2) Also, can I add this 8% on to the total amount they owe me and send it along with my INITIAL request for money?

 

Thanks in advance for your help

 

:-)

 

 

 

 

"Q. Can I claim interest?

A. When you put in a claim you should claim interest at the statutory rate of interest, which is currently 8%

You must write your claim in the following way:‘ The claimant claims interest under section 69 of the County Courts Act 1984 at the rate of 8% per year from (date when the money became owed to you) to (the date you are issuing the claim) of £ …(put in the amount) and also interest at the same rate up to the date of judgment or earlier payment at a daily rate of £… (put in daily rate of interest)

You will need to work out the interest you are owed up to the date you start the claim.You first need to work out the daily rate of interest. Using a calculator, do the following:

0.00022 X the amount of your claim – this gives you the daily rate of interest."

 

..Doesn't make any sense to me!!!

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Hi...I will keep it simple...

 

Only add the 8% when you file to court NOT with your intial prelim letter.

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Thanks, Overdrawn. Does that mean that, if the banks just pay up without a fuss/court, then I wouldn't get my 8%? :-(

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You are correct. But we are only claiming what is rightfully ours to start with. There is no profit to be made in doing this.

 

When you start your claim, don't forget to post a thread in your particular bank forum and keep us updated in that thread so we can follow your progress easier.

 

Good luck with your claim.

Vamp.:)

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When you start your claim, don't forget to post a thread in your particular bank forum and keep us updated in that thread so we can follow your progress easier.

 

Good luck with your claim.

Vamp.:)

 

I shall, thank you for your advice!

 

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Hi,

 

Can anyone tell me whether or not I should send the initial Data Protection Act Requests by Recorded Delivery (so that the banks don't say "We never received any letters from you" etc)?

 

And can I claim this money back? If yes, would it be along with the initial request for money?

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

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Yes, and enclose the £10 minimum fee.

 

Yes, you should add this to the first letter. They will say they don't have to repay it, but assuming they have levied unlawful charges, it becomes a legitimate legal expense you have incurred in discovering the amount they have taken.

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Alan, Derby, UK.

 

 

 

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thanks for the advice Alan! I shall send off my DPA requests ASAP!

 

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Hi,

 

I have composed my DPA letter (with the help of BankFodder and the library!)

 

I have 4 accounts with the HBOS (2 current accounts & 2 credit cards) and was wondering if I can request bank charges for all 4 accounts under the 1 letter (and therefore only paying £10 instead of £40)?

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

 

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Provided they are all under your name then that will be fine - just give them all the account numbers etc.


Alan, Derby, UK.

 

 

 

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Sorry, but I cannot deal with your case by PM - please ask questions in your own thread. If you do not get a reply within 48 hours send a PM, with a link to the relevant thread, to any Site Team Member.

 

DO NOT SEND QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CLAIM TO ADMIN, or our WEBMASTER - YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REPLY.

 

Advice given is purely my opinion, and is not based on any legal training.

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ok, thanks Alan!

 

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hi,

 

i received a reply from HBOS to my initial DPA request and they said:

 

"With regard to your request for information relating to manual intervention on your account, HBOS plc is under no statutory obligation to record this information and therefore, I am unable to assist further with your request"

 

So is this acceptable? When this eventually goes to court, I don't want them to come out with some manual intervention thing which they say they've 'just found' etc?

 

And do I request my £10 DPA fee refunded (even though I still got some statements)?

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

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The "we are under no obligation" reply to manual interventions seems to be very common. The probably reason for this is because they don't actually keep structured records of interventions...

 

It would be quite awkward for them to turn up in court and say "yes, but the manual interventions recorded here, here and here show we incurred excessive costs" on the grounds that you have asked for them and relied on the lack of reply to file your claim.

 

Notwithstanding the fact that it is *highly* unlikely they'd ever let it get that far...

 

My advice; Ignore this and press on with the letters.

 

Good luck!


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Hi all,

 

I have several issues with the banks/credit card companies and hope you can help advise me on what to do next:

 

1) I sent the standard DPA letter to HBOS asking for list of charges (for 2 current accounts and 2 credit cards with them). After receiving an illegible set of credit card statements, the 40 days are now up, they're saying that if I want the 2 current account statements I'm to contact my branch helpline as they only deal with the credit cards.

How do I stop them leading on a merry dance? I should have them by now. The original letter was, after all, sent to the HBOS Data Protection COnsultant?!

 

2) Egg are trying to say that the 40 days started from when they received proof of my identification, not from when they received my original request. They asked for ID a week or two after I asked for statements, which I sent to them.

 

Should I have the statements by now, and what should I do next?

 

Thank you in advance for any help/guidance you can give me

 

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Hi,

 

can I just clarify something?

 

I'm working out what the banks owe me in late payment fees, and came across an "Overlimit Fee" and was wondering if I can claim this bank?

 

It could be argued that going overlimit is a service they are providing so they are justified to charge for it?

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PROBABLY......but not excessively, if it is not a reasonable pre-estimate of actual loss to the bank its a penalty. if the overlimit fee was £1 - 3 or even a bit more it might be classed as reasonable hower a £25 - £30 charge probably isnt

 

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thanks dave

 

they're £18 (which rose to £20 a few years later...bloody cheek!)

 

are these disputable?

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what would you say ?

 

I would think so.....how much does it actually cost the bank?

 

My bank charges £28 for over limit and £38 for direct debit bounce and £30 for cheque bouncing :-(

 

I'm gonna get em !


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see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,

Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:

Follow your spirit; and, upon this charge

Cry 'God for Harry! England and Saint George!'

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yeah, they've a bloody cheek asking for any more than £2.50 (which is REALLY pushing it... bring it on, Capital One!

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When you go over your limit (o/d etc) the banks will charge a higher rate of interest, so as well as this they slap a £20 fee on top. Yes it is one you can claim back.


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Hi everyone,

 

So I've got a lot of statements missing. I'm taking them to court just to get them to co-operate with the Data Protection Act request. I understand that for the banks, I use my local branch manager's address?

But what about the credit cards? Whose name do I put on the claim form for those/how do I find out whose name to use?

 

The credit cards I'm claiming are:

Egg

Virgin

Barclaycard

Bank of Scotland One

Morgan Stanley/Goldfish

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