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Lowell Solicitors / Provident Personal Credit Limited

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  • #31
    The case of the Doyle v PRA Group is clear that a creditor must serve a default notice, it is not just a procedural requirement, it is part of the cause of action, it is an ingredient that must be there before the claim goes to court.

    If they havent mentioned the default notice, and more importantly they havent disclosed one then their claim fails end of discussion
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    • #32
      Thank you PT2537.
      I will look over all received documation again today, to see if includes the original Default Notice from provident.

      Thanks again.
      Best Regards.


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      • #33
        I did reply with more information but it seems that post is gone, unsure of why.

        Anyway, going over the SAR documents from lowell:
        I once again can confirm that the received SAR pack did not contain a copy of original Default Notice from provident.

        The pack only had letters dated between February 2017 and August 2019.
        and letters dated between start of October 2018 and end May 2018 where sent to a wrong address.


        Best Regards.
        Last edited by needguidance; 20th July 2020, 12:28:PM.

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        • #34
          Following on from post #24 on 8th February 2020.

          Exhibit RC1: Copy of Fixed Sum Loan Agreement, dated 12/08/2013. Correct address.
          Total ammount of credit 1000.00, duration of the credit agreement 110 weeks, Repayments 110 weekly payments of 20.00, total amount you will have to pay 2200.00, the flat rate of intrest is 56.7% per annum (fixed), Annual Percentage Rate of Charge (APR) 137.8%.

          Exhibit RC2: Copy of Account Statement, dated November 2019, Wrong address.

          Exhibit RC3: Copy of letter from Vanquis Bank (Fresh Start), Wrong address.
          We are Vanquis Bank Limited, a specialist credit card provider. Your outstanding debts with Provident Personal Credit Limited were sold to us on 23 October 2015. As we now own the accounts, you now owe the outstanding balances to us.

          Exhibit RC4: Copy of letter from Vanquis Bank, dated 01/02/2017, Correct address.
          We're writing to inform you that Vanquis Bank Limited sold your Vanquis account to Lowell Portfolio I Ltd on 21/12/2016.
          This means that Vanquis Bank Limited no longer own your account and your account is now owned by Lowell Portfolio I Ltd. The total balance sold was 1900.00.


          Exhibit RC5: Copy of letter from Lowell Solicitors, dated 05/07/2019, Correct address.
          Letter of Claim - 30 days to Prevent Legal Action
          We act for Lowell Portfolio I Ltd and we are instructed to recover your debt of 1900.
          What do I need to do now?
          You have 30 days from the date of this letter to either make a one-off payment of 1900. agree a payment plan or respond to this letter as set out in the following enclosed documents.


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          Last edited by needguidance; 24th July 2020, 11:50:AM.

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          • #35
            I have pretty much the exact same situation! Including date and teleconference hearing! I hope you managed to figure it out. I am going through my cc statements trying to find errors, as I was briefly told by a legal expert that I was being overcharged the advertised interest rate for starters.
            Nobody complied with my CCA and SAR requests either. The requested documents were only provided to me at the same time as they submitted them to the court, and they obviously continued charging me at this dubious interest rate while ignoring compliance...

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            • #36
              I am also in the same situation. I've read Lowells witness statement on page 2 and it is almost identical to mine. I received significant help on another forum putting together a coherent witness statement. I am pushing a hearsay defence since the debt or alleged debt has moved from Provident to Vanquis to Lowell. Fabricated documents and an electronic credit agreement against a local cash application.

              Lowell have not produced any original documents everything is reconstituted. They state a default not is not required but they were informed one was sent to me and they have including it in their witness evidence. The formal notice of default they have submitted has my name and address with an incorrect postcode from York, it should be Birmingham. The payment date on the formal default notice is dated 2019. It should have been dated 2 years previously if it was indeed created and issued in 2017 which is what they state. I've pushed a fabricated document in my defence and hopefully this puts all their other evidence at risk as they have proven themselves as willing to fake documents regardless of whether the default notice is required or not. I've read many times over it is required.

              Unlike your case, Lowell produced an electronic agreement without my signature. I applied to Provident in 2015. I remember at the time learning about them through a friend who knew the collector. As far as I'm aware, my loan application was completed locally. When I asked for my credit agreement, I expected a physical copy with my signature. When I didn't get one, I sent a SAR to Provident. After sometime and filing a complaint to them, they advised I made an electronic application through my email. They claim it was a new application process that came into effect May 2015.

              Whilst I'm aware credit agreements are enforceable without an ink signature, it is reasonable to expect a physical agreement for a door step cash loan. I'm not sure if Provident have made all new applications electronic but certainly in 2015 you didn't need an email address to get Provident. Lowell state "the defendant upon entering the door step loan". I am hoping to dispute this against their electronic agreement admission in the previous paragraph.

              Like you, Lowell mention the whole Vanquis "Fresh Start". Fresh start can imply several things. They've called it an initiative. I've pointed out in my defence I'm not aware of what it refers to. As this is not Lowells initiative, I don't see them being able to comment on it further. This may be of some relevance to the case (I hope so).

              My hearing is tomorrow through BT conference call. I'm nervous simply because my current situation would not allow me to pay within 30 days if I lose; not without taking more credit. And if the CCJ registers quickly, I won't be able to get that credit. And even if I do get it, I can't afford repayments straight away since Coronavirus has taken my livelihood. Such a nightmare. I wish you both the best of luck.



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              • #37
                nima88 how did you go?? I failed to get default judgment set aside! The only time I got to speak was to state my defence points and that i deserved to be heard by the court. Judge had not read any case notes before she started proceedings. But she came with a precedent case to read as to why it wont set it aside. I only recall something about wasting court time. When she asked for my comments at the end, I questioned the lack of CCA and the remediation and she snapped and told me to get legal advice ! "You are dismissed" then a dial tone. It was brutal. I am very shellshocked.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by bettyb View Post
                  nima88 how did you go?? I failed to get default judgment set aside! The only time I got to speak was to state my defence points and that i deserved to be heard by the court. Judge had not read any case notes before she started proceedings. But she came with a precedent case to read as to why it wont set it aside. I only recall something about wasting court time. When she asked for my comments at the end, I questioned the lack of CCA and the remediation and she snapped and told me to get legal advice ! "You are dismissed" then a dial tone. It was brutal. I am very shellshocked.
                  Really sorry to hear this Betty Sounds like an absolutely ghastly Judge, I guess they are even more impatient and intolerant than usual with all the Covid disruptions.
                  Would you mind posting this update on your own thread also please?
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Celestine View Post

                    Really sorry to hear this Betty Sounds like an absolutely ghastly Judge, I guess they are even more impatient and intolerant than usual with all the Covid disruptions.
                    Would you mind posting this update on your own thread also please?
                    thanks Celestine, will do, and yes I barely got to speak, she snapped what time it was and how busy they were! Still completely shocked at how unfair it felt, not because it didnt go my way, but because it was so rushed and she did not fully read the affidavits or witness statements.

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