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Hello All

Time to expose myself I suppose. Bankfodder has encouraged me to join the conversations so I can clarify what I said last night. As Bankfodder has mentioned elsewhere on the site, the clip shown last night was just a tiny part of the filming. I need to clarify that the true cost of returning unpaid items when you have gone overdrawn is LESS THAN £2 as I said verbally. NOT 9p as some of you appear to have picked up from the spreadsheet. The spreadsheet was me explaining to Amanda how it worked & we used a simple debit & credit transaction to illustrate this. The BBC in true media style have shown the clip in such a way as to make it appear that I was showing the charges sheet.

Hope this clears things up a bit.

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I hope you don't mind Yoda, but I've copied your thread to the YB forum as there are some people here who I'm sure would like to meet you.

 

I can't stop saying it.

 

Thank you thank you thank you thank you.

 

This bank give us such a hard time it's great to get good news.


 

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Yoda, you are, to us, a working class hero. This bank has given us all so much grief and you have given us all a ray of light. Well done girl


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Wifes YB account: S.A.R. 11/10/06: Prelim 23/11/06: LBA 27/11/06: Offer Rejection 17/12/06: MCOL 09/02/07

Joint YB account: S.A.R. 11/10/06: Prelim 09/02/07: LBA 17/02/07

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wwwwoooooooooooooooooooo hhhhhooooooooooooo wtg yoda good for you the whole thing hadme jump on the sofas tytyty


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Hi Yoda and much the same as ALL clamants from CB/YB a BIG thankyou for your time and effort in the making of this programme which shows that the CB/YB are making a KNOWN profit out of these charges to which they have always denied and to give encouragement to claimants in respect of this.

Once again

MANY THANKS

George.

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Hey no problem. And these replies are just reminding me why I did it in the first place.

 

Caro, you've got to take a bit of the credit here too because if it wasn't for you spotting my little message in the first place, and referring me to Bankfodder, this would never have come about.

 

And by the way, for anyone who hasn't met Bankfodder, he's a lovely bloke. He's been there supporting me every step of the way.

 

Well, that's enough trumpet blowing for one day. Off to work we go.:D

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Thanks Yoda, you have no idea what that means to me. I did very little and I certainly did not put myself on the line as you did. This may sound silly but your reply has actually brought a tear to my eye.

 

I completely agree with you about BankFodder. I've met him a couple of times now, and he really is lovely and a gentleman in the true sense of the word.

 

I too am reminded why I spend so much time trying to help people who have fallen victim to all the banks, but none of them seem as bad as Yorkshire Bank, or any in the National Australia Group.


 

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Yorkshire Bank Moneyclaim issued 21/6/06 £4,489.39 full settlement received 26 January 2007

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Hi Yoda

I echo everyones thanks , I have been around the YB forums for aaaaaaaages and this is by far one of the most important breakthroughs we have had against Yorkshire/Clydesdale .This info surely has helped against all the banks in the UK as undoubtably they all calculate their charges in a similar way.

 

Pardon the pun but .........may the force be with you:-|

 

We certainly know it is now with us;)

 

Glad it came from a fellow Yorkie too , you see Caro we dont all fly pigeons and walk whippets:razz:

 

Jules

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Jules,

 

What do you mean? I'm an avid pigeon fancier and after a long day down't pit I like nuthin more that a pint of tetleys, then a long walk wi't whippit.

 

Seriously though, I didn't realise at the beginning of this journey that my little bit of info could be so useful to so many. It was just what I did (I repeat DID) for a living. Never even realised that the banks were not allowed to profit from their charges.

 

Learn something new every day don't you.


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Hi Yoda

 

Would just like to echo everyone else's sentiments if i may. Took a lot of balls to do what you did and you should be immensly proud of yourself. I guess you thought long and hard and questioned yourself a million times, but as i say, i for one think you have done nothing at all wrong and you should be very proud of yourself. Whatever line of career you have now chosen i really do hope that you have every success, you deserve nothing less.

 

Good luck

 

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Great programme Yoda. As you should see from my signature I won all of my charges back from Barclays thanks to the excellent support from this site.

 

I have actually been in the Guildford branch of Barclays bank with my son. True to your report they tried to sell him an Additions account. He politely told them he was not interested.

 

Thank you for all your efforts.


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I have actually been in the Guildford branch of Barclays bank with my son. True to your report they tried to sell him an Additions account. He politely told them he was not interested.

 

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god almighty unbelievable isnt it :o likewise today my barclays branch tried to get me to move my savings to difft account i said no ta! im withdrawing the whole lot next week! the look on her face was classic! :D

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like everyone else I would like to add my thanks to you for helping us,

 

I am glad you pointed out about the 9p charge as I was alerted to this when the camera showed it in the spread sheet, thank for clearing that point up


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Well done Yoda.clap.gifclap.gifclap.gifclap.gif


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Hi Yoda,

 

I too, thankyou. I was watching in awe throughout the whole of whistleblower, amazed that that all banks especially YB/CB have been making profits from their customers for years and not giving a stuff about plunging them more in debt!.

 

Again, THANKYOU!!!

 

 

Leanne x

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Yoda,

 

Thank you. I know that's not enough but I'm not articulate enough and I can't think how to say it any better!

 

Thank you more than you will ever know,

 

KA.


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Just a simple thank you Yoda. I have not got a claim with Yorkshire but the information you gave has a massive impact on us all. I am grateful that you were prepared to say something as you did.

 

Well done and enjoy the praise here

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i eco the thoughts of many Yoda, if as has been stated many time that Barclays have made a massive 7 billian profit this year with 68% in banks charges it makes it all very scary indeed, the goverment than talk about national debt, it the bloody banks who are causing it in the first place. All i hope is like the rest of us we can reclaim what is rightfully ours be it personal or in my case business over charges and keep our heads above water working 24 /7 whilst they bask in our money, the rich get richer and the poor die trying .

 

hels

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I've realised from a couple of the posts here that it may not be totally clear who Yoda is. She is the Whistleblower from Yorkshire Bank not Barclays. The part of the programme about her revelations may have a more significant impact on banks charging as she revealed the true costs and was shown working on a spreadsheet used to calculate costs, although most of the programme was about Barclays and their appalling behaviour.


 

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Smile £1,075.50 + interest Email request for payment 24/5/06 received £1,000.50 14/7/06 + £20 30/7/06

Yorkshire Bank Moneyclaim issued 21/6/06 £4,489.39 full settlement received 26 January 2007

:p

 

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nice to see a geordie in here for a change


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Thanks Yoda, I was already claiming against Barclays but the Whistleblower programme gave me extra impetus.

 

 

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  • Barclays: WON!!! It took four months but was totally worth it!
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  • Elephant.co.uk: VICTORY - they admitted there was no debt!
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god almighty unbelievable isnt it :o likewise today my barclays branch tried to get me to move my savings to difft account i said no ta! im withdrawing the whole lot next week! the look on her face was classic! :D

 

It's not just me that walked away from Barclays then:D (that's a whole other thread!!) .

 

Yoda, I caught the tail end of the whistlblower documentry and was blown away by your pretty selfless act. I can't remember if you did this before you left your job with YB or wether it cost you the job (probably wasn't worth having anyhoo;) ) but you you deserve all of the praise that you are getting on this thread.

 

If Karma is a real thing then, m'dear, you richly deserve all of the good things that will be coming your way.

 

Stay happy and stay safe.

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Reds, just to let you know, I had already left the bank when I did the Whistleblower piece.

 

Thank you for your sentiments. It is good to know that I may have helped a few people by doing what I did.

 

And thanks, I can feel the positive vibes already :D


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