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    • Hello and thanks for taking the time out to review my problem.    I was at an ATM I use occasionally. Plugged in PIN and amount, the cash machine whirred opened and closed a few times then said ‘thanks for using’.    I contacted my bank immediately and they have started a dispute. This seems to be a common problem from what I gather reading about this now it’s happened to me.   It seems a bit odd that I have to wait so long to get my money back, if I get it back at all.   Surely they should be able to check the camera and see that there was obviously something wrong and no money dispensed?    is there anything I need to know so I don’t get shafted here by the ATM owner or by the bank dispute?
    • but they didn't remove them 'because' you agreed to pay or continue to pay + i bet they are over 6yrs old anyway and thats why they were removed.     who were 'they' you complained too..
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    • Hi @BankFodder
      Sorry for only updating you now, but after your guidance with submitting the claim it was pretty straight forward and I didn't want to unnecessarily waste your time. Especially with this guide you wrote here, so many thanks for that
      So I issued the claim on day 15 and they requested more time to respond.
      They took until the last day to respond and denied the claim, unsurprisingly saying my contract was with Packlink and not with them.
      I opted for mediation, and it played out very similarly to other people's experiences.
      In the first call I outlined my case, and I referred to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 as the reason to why I do in fact have a contract with them. 
      In the second call the mediator came back with an offer of the full amount of the phone and postage £146.93, but not the court costs. I said I was not willing to accept this and the mediator came across as a bit irritated that I would not accept this and said I should be flexible. I insisted that the law was on my side and I was willing to take them to court. The mediator went back to Hermes with what I said.
      In the third call the mediator said that they would offer the full amount. However, he said that Hermes still thought that I should have taken the case against Packlink instead, and that they would try to recover the court costs themselves from Packlink.
      To be fair to them, if Packlink wasn't based in Spain I would've made the claim against them instead. But since they are overseas and the law lets me take action against Hermes directly, it's the best way of trying to recover the money.
      So this is a great win. Thank you so much for your help and all of the resources available on this site. It has helped me so much especially as someone who does not know anything about making money claims.
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I am in the process of claiming bank charges from Nationwide. I have 2 Flex accounts with them, if I split the 2 accounts as seperate claims (to keep within the 5,000), is it possible for Nationwide to request the courts that the 2 be amalgamated into 1 claim or are both accounts legally viewed as seperate contracts?


Anyone knowledgeable regarding this, please help.

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Personally I Would Run One First And Then When You've Received Settlement Start The Other. The Danger Of Running Them Both Together If They Jointly Come To Over 5k And Both Reach The Court Stage There Is A Chance That A Judge May Fast Track Them Rather Than Small Claims. This Costs More And If It Went To Court And You Lost Then You May Be Liable For Their Costs.

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Apparently not at the court stage, I'd do either one account at a time or for example 2001-2004 and then 2004-2007 with both accounts? - does that make sense?

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I think you will find its nothing to do with the accounts per se, its an individual claiming charges from a bank and therefore the bank will probalby argue you shoul bring the whole claim in one go.


If one is a joint and one a single name that could make a difference although i wouldnt be surprised if the bank tried to get them amalgamated, whether they could or not im not sure.





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Where were you? Next time please



Abbey 1st claim -Charges repaid, default removed, interest paid (8% apr) costs paid, Abbey peed off; priceless

Abbey 2nd claim, two Accs - claim issued 30-03-07

Barclaycard - Settled cheque received

Egg 2 accounts ID sent 29/07

Co-op Claim issued 30-03-07

GE Capital (Store Cards) ICO says theyve been naughty

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Lombard Bank - SAR sent 16.02.07

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