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hello everyone,

this is my first thread.i have just become a member of the site. the reason for this is im trying to claim back 6 years of bank charges from barcleys bank. i have held the same savings account now for over19 years. the actuall ammount im trying to claim back is £440 over the past 6 years which doesnt sound like much but my main concern is 4 years ago i suffered the loss of several close members of my family one of those being my dad all in a short period of time which thrust me into deep depression so i had to claim income support which went directly into my bank. it made life difficult trying to survive on as little as £50 a week and to make matters worse i was going overdrawn on my bank account and getting charged for this and as you can imagine a £30 bank charge out of £50 was leaving me very little(and sometimes nothing!!) to live on each week. this of course did very little to help my depression,in fact it made things so much worse,i spent a lot of the time in tears not seeing how i could possibly survive. i called the bank on a number of occations telling them that they have left me with no money to live on and it must be illegal but i got absolutly no simpathy just warnings that it was my own fault and i should take better care over the money going in and out of my account. i was devastated and im affraid to say it led to me wanting to take my own life!! what i need to know before i send my claim in to the bank is can i stop them from doing this again?(the last charge was £30 on 20th april this year) is it legal to take money from me that the government has paid me to live on? and can i claim any compensation for all barcleys bank plc have put me through?

i would be so greatfull for a reply to my problems as soon as possible as my life has taken another turn for the worse and money would be a massive help. thankyou.

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Hello Alice, you have found the right place!

Chin up :-D

first of all, take a look at this thread

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/halifax-bank-bank-scotland/78487-voyager-9-bank-scotland-post900605.html#post900605

there is reason to argue that the fact the bank is taking your benefits, and these being the only money you have to live on, is against the law. please take a look, post 31.

also take a look at this, it might help.

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/bank-templates-library/42170-right-appropriation-stop-bank.html

as for the damages caused against you, although I have no doubt that the bank did contribute, I think you would have enormous trouble proving it.

nice to have you on board, have a good read around. there are inks in my signature that will help you get your money back. take control, show them what for! :-D

 

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I like the Right of Appropriate!

 

It's amazing what you can find out and how you can use that knowledge to your advantage (not always at once but always handy to know job).

 

Pooling info is so empowering and helpful in so many ways. This site is amazing and so are all the people on it.

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Pooling info is so empowering and helpful in so many ways. This site is amazing and so are all the people on it.

It is very empowering... we all have it within us, we just have to let it out! :-D


 

 

HSBC WON three times!!!!! Read about my continuing battle (claim FOUR!) Link HERE

Capital One WON Link

HERE

GE capital (5 accounts) WON link HERE

Lloyds bank account WON second claim starting! link HERE

Budget insurance cough up WON link HERE

Principles WON link HERE

A&L (Mrs Crusher's account) claim link HERE

Barclays claim link HERE

 

Any advice given is on an informal basis only and without prejudice or liability. In in any doubt, consult a qualified lawyer.

IF YOU HAVE GOT YOUR MONEY BACK, PUT SOME BACK INTO THE SITE TO HELP KEEP IT OPEN!

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Don't encourage me Crusher!:D

 

I think I was born a rebel! I'm one of those people who hates to see the little man being squashed by the big fat cats or honest decent people being seen over. It really makes me mad! :mad:

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