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Category:Interest on debts

Fast debt recovery – plus over 8% interest on unpaid debts!

Question: How do I maximise the recovery of my business debts and get paid faster? Answer: use a solicitor and claim interest under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Act 1998 and Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013! Research has shown that using a solicitor gets the best results in debt recovery.  2/3 of debts […]

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Disputes involving – Furniture, home improvement and floor covering retailers

If you have purchased furniture, had home improvements carried out (eg new kitchen, bathroom, fitted wardrobes etc) or had flooring fitted (eg laminate or solid wood floors) and the products or services were defective or otherwise poor there are several options available to you to seek redress. Options for seeking redress (1) The first option […]

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Debt recovery

Many small and medium sized businesses rely on cash flow to survive and thrive.  Recent studies have shown that more than £30 billion is owed to small and medium sized enterprises and over 75% are having to wait over 1 month for payment. Sometimes a firmly worded letter from a solicitor can encourage a debtor […]

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Claims under Section 75 and 75A of the Consumer Credit Act

I have blogged about this before here but this is worth keeping an eye on, especially section 75A which is often overlooked. Where you have paid for something wholly or partially on your credit card (total value between £100 and £30,000 – section 75) or bought larger items or services under a finance agreement (between […]

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How to enforce Financial Ombudsman Awards

I have blogged about this before here.  Enforcing an Ombudsman’s decision in court is necessary when the company does not do or pay what the Ombudsman has decided or awarded. This is particularly so in these times where the financial sector is coming under more scrutiny and criticism than ever (and rightly so in my […]

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Pay day lenders now restricted in what they can charge

The Financial Conduct Authority has introduced new rules limiting the amount of interest and charges pay day lenders can charge to borrowers. The rules came in on 02-01-15 and: 1. limit the daily interest rate to 0.8%; 2. limit the fees in the case of default to £15; and 3. limit the maximum total interest […]

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I have not been paid for my goods or services, what can I do?

If you have supplied goods or services (whether fixing someone’s central heating or selling a kitchen or bag of sand) and have not been paid what you agreed you can take action. The buyer is obliged to pay the agreed price unless they have good reason not to do so.  If they claim a reason […]

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Have a dispute but don’t want to go to court?

If you have a dispute and are either owed money, goods or services or to just put “things right” if you have had a poor service or product but don’t want to go to court with the uncertainty over how long it will take or how much it will cost, there are alternatives. Sentinels Solicitors […]

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STILL WAITING FOR WONGA?

If you received “fake” lawyers’ letters from Wonga you should be receiving offers of compensation. If not you ought to write to Wonga chasing this up. If you want some legal help call Nick at Sentinels Solicitors on 01925 759 510. No obligation and I may be able to help. Share This!

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Interest Rate Hedging Products – “Caps, collars and swaps”

These products (often referred to as IRHP’s) are usually offered when credit is given or loans taken out and are intended to “protect” the borrower against some unforeseen movement in the interest rate.  The borrower could be a company or other business, big or small or an individual. In brief the intended effect of these […]

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