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:p Hi there. I've just joined the forum and have to say it's so reasuring to find i'm not alone with my situation. I've already learnt quite alot in only a few hours. If i can just tell you a little about my story perhaps someone will be able to help ( i'll try not to go around the houses ) This morning a statutory demand dropped through my door from Connought collections demanding that if i dont pay up the sum of £ xxxx.xx within 21 days i could be made bankrupt and my property and goods taken from me :( . Ok i did indeed take out an unsecured loan with CITIFINANCIAL for considerably less than what is being demanded. I fell into difficulty and consequentially fell behind with payments. I am assuming the debt was sold to 1ST CREDIT as this is who CONNOUGHT are quoting as the creditors. I have had correspondence from 1ST CREDIT but stupidly ignored their demands. My stomach completly fell through the floor this morning when i received the letter. I'm not really sure what the hell to do ! The general idea from the forum seems to be to send a letter requesting a copy of the credit aggreement. What happens after this ? I dont want to make them annoyed enough that they go ahead with banckrupcy. I have my house to think of. I'm not disputing i borrowed money and it is only fair it;s payed back. But, times have hit me hard and need to know the best way to go about getting this resolved.

 

Also i have got my credit report online and was astonished to see a default from CITIFINANCIAL for £xxxx.xx and also a default from 1ST CREDIT for £xxxx.xx and therefore my report says i have 2 default for the amount of £xxxx.xx when in actual fact it should be 1 for £xxxx.xx. I cant beleive they can do this. Surely they arnt allowed to do it. Or are they ? Can anyone help me on this or has anyone had a similar situation ??

Many many thanks to you all x

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hi dobbydog welcome to cag

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Hi DD and welcome to CAG,

 

It seems to be connaughts latest threat sending SD's to debtors, have a read here from someone who had one yesterday, and I am moving you hread to general debt.

 

Any questions please ask, and could you possibly scan your letter here (removing any personal details) so it can be checked for authencity.

 

Best wishes

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Hi Gizmo. Thanks for that. Unfortunatly i can't scan the document. I have tried to take some pictures but arnt turning out very well. I will try to tell you as much as i can.

First - The letter was sent through normal royal mail and posted through my letter box. I did not sign for it nor was it hand delivered. On the document it's dated 1st August. On the post mark it says 3rd August and i did'nt receive it until 10th August (last Friday ).

 

Front page - Title- Statutory Demand under section 268 (1) (a) of the insolvency Act 1986. Debt for liquidated sum payable immediately. (The left hand corner has a blue triangle.

Demand - to myself (inc address ). This demand is served on you by the creditor: Name 1st Credit ( finance Limited ) ( inc address )

The creditor claims that you owe the sum of £4205.78, full particulars of which are set on page 2, and that it is payable immediatly and, to the extent of the sum demanded, is unsecured.

The creditor demands that you pay the above debt or secure or compound for it to the creditors satisfaction. Ref No and phone No inc.

 

Page 2 - A The debt was incured by monies due under financial agreement. The debtor is in breach of the repayment terms and has failed to adhere to the terms and conditions of the repayment arrangements.

B - The debt is in respect ofoutstanding monies owed to the creditor by the debtor for non-payment of a citifinancial agreement. The benefit of the debt having been assigned under an agreement to 1st credit ltd 9/5/2007.

 

Page 3 - Tells me about presenting my own bankruptcy petition and tells me the appropriate court is ( YOUR LOCAL COUNTY COURT, OR COMBINED COURT ) and that an application to set aside the demand should be made to that court. It suggests that if i want to know which court this is then i should contact them for this info.

It then goes on to say who i should speak to with phone No and Address and ref No.

Original creditor Citifinancial. Assignees 1st Credit LTD.

Page 4 tells me what i should do to avoid bankruptcy.

 

 

Sorry to go around the houses but i think thats everything.

Do you think i should just make an offer to pay monthly. The last thing i want is for this to backfire on me. Getting pretty desperate now. Time running out. Many many thanks to anyone who can help. x

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Good day, I have a few questions.

 

1) Are you in mortgaged or rented accomodation?

 

2) How was the Statutory Demand served on you? Was it delivered by hand or via the royal mail? If it was posted, was it sent 2nd class?

 

3) Do you dispute the debt? Have you sent a CCA request yet? (If you haven't, do it now!)

 

4) Have 1st Credit or Connaught Collections attempted any collection acticity or visits prior to issuing the demand?

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Good day, I have a few questions.

 

1) Are you in mortgaged or rented accomodation?

 

2) How was the Statutory Demand served on you? Was it delivered by hand or via the royal mail? If it was posted, was it sent 2nd class?

 

3) Do you dispute the debt? Have you sent a CCA request yet? (If you haven't, do it now!)

 

4) Have 1st Credit or Connaught Collections attempted any collection acticity or visits prior to issuing the demand?

 

Hi Sequenci. Yes i do have a mortgage. The demand was deleivered by royal mail 2nd class. I dont dispute the debt but was originally from citifinancial. I have had letters from 1st credit and 1 from connought. There hasnt been any visits that i am aware of. Thanks for the help.

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National debtline. No havnt sent it. I'm too scared that they would just pursue this anyway thats why thinking of making monthly offer. Can they still persue bankruptcy notice if i send off CCA or does that give me some time. I'm not saying i;m not go to pay this coz at the end of the day i did have the loan i just want to do everything possible to avoid loosing my house. thanks.

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Dobbydog

 

As far as the default goes - you are quite right that the default can only be registered once, but it often happens that two appear in such circumstances. There is of course no excuse but creditors often don't bother doing things properly. I'd suggest you query the duplicate entry via the credit reference agency - they should be able to get one of them taken off.

 

As far as the comments about credit agreements go, if you have admitted to Connaught or 1st Credit that you owe some money that route is of limited value, but still worthing trying.

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Dobbydog

 

As far as the default goes - you are quite right that the default can only be registered once, but it often happens that two appear in such circumstances. There is of course no excuse but creditors often don't bother doing things properly. I'd suggest you query the duplicate entry via the credit reference agency - they should be able to get one of them taken off.

 

As far as the comments about credit agreements go, if you have admitted to Connaught or 1st Credit that you owe some money that route is of limited value, but still worthing trying.

Hi Paul. Thanks. I havnt yet admitted anything to anybody. Although i have had letters from them i havnt corresponded to any of them.

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Hi

 

I'm not an expert on bankruptcy or statutory demands, but I'm sure I read somewhere that any loan regulated under the CCA74 can only be enforced through the county court system.

 

They must at least get a CCJ to 'prove' the debt.

 

I may be wrong and I'm afraid I can't recall where I read this.

 

Regards

 

 

 

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Hi, I have a thread with Connaught and 1st Credit, they were the cowboys that got me introduced to this forum. So I should be thankful to Connaught for something.

Any way check out my thread, (sorry don't know how to post it)

I sent Connaught Collections a CCA request recorded delivery and they ran a mile, sent back my postal order as they were legible to collect the debt, and past it back to 1st Credit. I have heard nothing from 1st Credit yet, So you need to send them a cca request, They 12+2 working days to respond, with your agreement, chances are they will not have it anyway

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Hi

 

I'm not an expert on bankruptcy or statutory demands, but I'm sure I read somewhere that any loan regulated under the CCA74 can only be enforced through the county court system.

 

 

that's true, they cannot be transfered to the high court for enforcement of money judgments. bankruptcy is a county court process and bankruptcy proceedings would be possible. get that CCA off pronto.

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Hi, I have a thread with Connaught and 1st Credit, they were the cowboys that got me introduced to this forum. So I should be thankful to Connaught for something.

Any way check out my thread, (sorry don't know how to post it)

I sent Connaught Collections a CCA request recorded delivery and they ran a mile, sent back my postal order as they were legible to collect the debt, and past it back to 1st Credit. I have heard nothing from 1st Credit yet, So you need to send them a cca request, They 12+2 working days to respond, with your agreement, chances are they will not have it anyway

Thankyou very much i'm def going to get the CCA off first thing. Can i ask did you also have a stat demand off them. God i hope this doe'nt back fire on me. x

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Dobbydog, there are a ton of threads here concerning this company's overuse of stat demands.

So far, they have run a mile when a CCA request is sent to them to prove that they have the legal right to collect on a debt.

 

So please, get the CCA in the post FIRST thing tomorrow.

Be VERY careful whose advice you listen too

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For me personally, I didn't pay connaught collections anything as the first communication I had from them was a stat demand, I panicked my hubby found this forum I read & read & read, sent out the cca request and my postal order returned within a week and my account with them closed and passed back to 1st credit. who I have not heard from either, and as soon as I hear from 1st credit I will send them a cca rquest and start the whole procedure again. At first it is really scary then you just get mad, about the way these companies think they can bully and be nasty and intimidate people to pay more than they can, and BLOW you find out they dont even own your debt, and shouldn't be chasing you for the money anyway, well that gets my goat. I didn't sign my cca request I put my name in block capitals, so they did not have my signature, and believe it or not they will mess about with paperwork etc, becuase I have had that done as well, bt they have to got to be cleverer than that, if I get scared I just type it all in here, and the replies are brilliant and reasurring (thanks cb), it won't back fire if anything it has now given you 12+2 days at least, but I bet you will be suprised. Good luck will follow your thread

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Dobbydog, there are a ton of threads here concerning this company's overuse of stat demands.

So far, they have run a mile when a CCA request is sent to them to prove that they have the legal right to collect on a debt.

 

So please, get the CCA in the post FIRST thing tomorrow.

Thankyou CB. I'll do that. Fingers crossed. x

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For me personally, I didn't pay connaught collections anything as the first communication I had from them was a stat demand, I panicked my hubby found this forum I read & read & read, sent out the cca request and my postal order returned within a week and my account with them closed and passed back to 1st credit. who I have not heard from either, and as soon as I hear from 1st credit I will send them a cca rquest and start the whole procedure again. At first it is really scary then you just get mad, about the way these companies think they can bully and be nasty and intimidate people to pay more than they can, and BLOW you find out they dont even own your debt, and shouldn't be chasing you for the money anyway, well that gets my goat. I didn't sign my cca request I put my name in block capitals, so they did not have my signature, and believe it or not they will mess about with paperwork etc, becuase I have had that done as well, bt they have to got to be cleverer than that, if I get scared I just type it all in here, and the replies are brilliant and reasurring (thanks cb), it won't back fire if anything it has now given you 12+2 days at least, but I bet you will be suprised. Good luck will follow your thread

Thankyou so much. I'ts so reassuring to find other people in my situation (not that i'd wish this on anybody !) I'm gunna get that cca sent first thing. fingers crossed x am also gunna watch your thread for news and good luck to you too !

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For me personally, I didn't pay connaught collections anything as the first communication I had from them was a stat demand, I panicked my hubby found this forum I read & read & read, sent out the cca request and my postal order returned within a week and my account with them closed and passed back to 1st credit. who I have not heard from either, and as soon as I hear from 1st credit I will send them a cca rquest and start the whole procedure again. At first it is really scary then you just get mad, about the way these companies think they can bully and be nasty and intimidate people to pay more than they can, and BLOW you find out they dont even own your debt, and shouldn't be chasing you for the money anyway, well that gets my goat. I didn't sign my cca request I put my name in block capitals, so they did not have my signature, and believe it or not they will mess about with paperwork etc, becuase I have had that done as well, bt they have to got to be cleverer than that, if I get scared I just type it all in here, and the replies are brilliant and reasurring (thanks cb), it won't back fire if anything it has now given you 12+2 days at least, but I bet you will be suprised. Good luck will follow your thread

Thankyou so much. Its so reassuring to find so many people in my position (not that i'd wish this on anyone ) I will get the cca sent first thing. Fingers crossed. I'll be watching your thread closely with interest. x

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My theory now is 1st credit probably wont have a cca, if they had got one, why didn't they act on it, instead of selling it on. Two months ago I wouldn't have even thought like that, I have got myself into a horrible mess, was receiving loads a letters each week, hid them from the other half, had sleepless nights over this, and now (I am not proud of my situation) but I work too hard to pay some cowboy who has got my details illegally and should not be chasing for payment. Now I get dissapointed when I don't get any post

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