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I put in a claim for £1003 , 1213 including interest. Asked for £900 for quick settlement.

 

I still have an outstanding balance of £2900, although the card is no longer active.

 

HFC sent out letter claiming charges fair etc and would not be making any payment.

 

I rang them and the day after i recieved an offer of £500 which would be credited to my account.

 

I rang them again as i felt that this was unfair and that any settlemnt should be direct to me in a chq.

 

The stance they took was that the balance obviously reflected the charges and it should make no differenec to me.

 

I told them i was not happy , and they said they would reconsider.

 

Two days later i have had an offer of £1003 as long as it comes off the balance, and they would not pay any interest.

 

Happy with the offer, but i still feel that it should be a payment to me and not taken off the account.

 

Anyone had anything similar ?

 

I still think its slightly unfair , given that ive been paying off the balance including the charges at a very high interest rate.

 

Just a thought , when i make a manual payment over the phone im charged £1 , and likewise similar amounts for non direct debit payments to other institutions, so when a bank has to make a manual intervention for charges, why do they cost £30?

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have decided to accept the offer of £1003 against my account, HFC were not for budging and given that this is a full refund of the charges including those levied at £12 ( upto April 2007 )im reasonably happy.

 

So i see this as another victory for the consumer.

 

Now awaiting the Abbey (£4448.50 plus interest at £1042.92 )

 

and RBOS who are in the process of sending out statements plus offer.

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Hi there,i had a claim for £2200 which they originally offered £1100 but i refused.The same as you they said they would take off my outstanding balance which is £2000.I replied accepting offer and to be paid into my woolwich account this week.We'll see what they do.

 

They also offered 100% of my claim for £1000 on another card account which is clear and nothing outstanding and said it would be deducted from an outstanding balance,strange when it is clear.I cleared the account via a collection agency.

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