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Hi

 

Both of my claims (RBS and A&L) have now been settled.

 

A&L have sent the closure letter that I'll be contacted shortly, RBS have made no mention of a/c closure.

 

Firstly, am I right in saying RBS rarely close accounts ?

 

Also - when A&L forcefully close the account will I have a set period (eg a month) to pay back the OD? Are they simply going to demand it all in a week and fefault me if not?

 

Also - I havent accepted the A&L offer , can I write back demanding the a/c is kept open and that I will not accept final settlenment unless this is agreed to?

 

Really worried they;ll defualt me, getting a mortgage this yr and have a fantastic credit history - dnot want it affected - sadly when I initiated the MCOL i was in a position to repay the OD in full - I'm not now.

 

Surely they'd accept the account being kept open if it was the only issue preventing me accepting the settlement ?

Telewest v RBS

[url]http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/royal-bank-scotland-bank/61214-telewest-rbs.html[/url]

Telewest v A&L

[url]http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/alliance-leicester/61215-telwest-l.html[/url]

Telewest v Halifax

[url]http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/halifax-bank/63775-telewest-halifax.html[/url]

 

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Bump -

 

Bump - just spoke to Legal at A&L, reiterated the same information regarding T&C's on the account.

At first tried to purport the decision would be made after investigation of account, finally managed to get them to admit that

as soon as they receive notification the cheque is cashed they will close the account.

Fuming about this - told them I'll be sending the cheque back demanding they issue me with a letter confirming the account will not be closed

(as I don't use the account anymore I've advised I will make no further claims) otherwise I will see them in court.

Any thoughts?

Telewest v RBS

[url]http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/royal-bank-scotland-bank/61214-telewest-rbs.html[/url]

Telewest v A&L

[url]http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/alliance-leicester/61215-telwest-l.html[/url]

Telewest v Halifax

[url]http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/halifax-bank/63775-telewest-halifax.html[/url]

 

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Just a quick reply as I'm at work - The OFT or FSA ( sorry can't remember which & no time to look up! ) recently upheld a complaint against A & L after they closed an account after a customer successfully claimed back their charges. They do have the right to refuse to offer you an account but them doing so under these particular circumstances may well be in breach of either the Banking Code or some other code of practice. Sorry for being a bit vague but I know this has been widely covered in the media so hopefully someone else will jump in and make some sense of my ramblings (!)

 

Good Luck!

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