and it wasnt too bad !! I explained my situation told her I was applying to do an IVA, she then wanted my reference number...oh, I said my IP doesnt deal with numbers so name etc given. Account now on hold for 30 days. I actually feel a little relieved...although I will admit to not answering previous calls from them today. Daughter dear answered the phone and then asked me why I was shaking !!! [:I][:I]
See Jan...thats me opening my big mouth the other day !! x
Well done Scaredykat..
I am expecting the calls to start next month as this is when the payments will not be made. Have not made up my mind yet whether to be brave and answer or ignore when the number is not recognized on caller ID!!
Yep I agree. First one I had was terrible, I was shaking like a leaf! Now I just tell them straight. Glad you had a positive responce to the 'no ref number' question, I wasn't so lucky, but at the end of the day we are all sorting out our problems so they can just wait![:D] Well done!
I was almost in tears by the time I rang my first one.
I thought they understood at the time. Then I got a letter saying my 10.00 token payment wasn't enough and I should be paying pro rata and they wanted...
Today I've had five telephone calls from them asking for immediate payment as my credit card is over the limit. A credit card with a limit of 10k and a balance of 2.5k that they decided to cap at 2.5k then decided to add interest.
That's an 'ethical' bank for you.
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Sent letters to all my creditors and informed them I would not be able to speak to them on the phone, at work also. I informed them that I would respond to any letters or emails. I got a extra mobile number to give to familly and freinds, a answer machine to filter calls and didnt respond at all to silly threats of visits. When I knew I was starting the IVA I contacted them all by letter and informed them. I didnt go through any of the stress some people do and certainly did not have to deal with the disturbing calls.
Well done for speaking to them. I was a coward and never did. I also wrote and told them I'd only deal by letter. Didn't work though!
Just hang in there. Things will get better soon!
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Well done. I dealt with them all by letter and initially my hubby took the calls and after seeing it wasn't as bad as I thought i took them too. Hang in there it will get easier and hopefully soon all will be sorted . good luck xx
I have given up talking to my creditors as all most have done is try to trick me into paying money to them!
yesterday had a letter from Barclaycard saying they have put my limit up to £10500!!! BUT I have to pay them £480 NOW (it was in capitals on the letter) before I will be allowed to use up to that limit.
I now know how a reformed alchoholic must feel when someone keeps offering them a drink, luckily I have my eyes wide open
Thanks Mel and everyone else !! i felt a little proud of myself too, was on quite a high when I left for work last night. That lasted till i got home this morning, the dreaded letters, and the phone ringing but i didnt get out of bed to answer it,Im sure if its important they will phone back (she says tongue in cheek) xx