We Claim U Gain Ltd

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Reclaim PPI & Other Insurance
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billysingh31billysingh31 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Reclaim PPI & Other Insurance
Hello,

Wonder if anyone can assist, my mother allowed Nev and his team in Swansea to recover some PPI claim money for her and last week received her cheque from Barclays - she called up We Claim U Gain Ltd to pay the 25% + VAT bill that she had agreed to, only to be told their systems were down and to call back again another time, she wont be charged for the late payment, she called again earlier this week and the same thing was said.

She has today received a letter from another company saying they have taken over the Administration of the We Claim U Gain Ltd as they have gone into liquidation - big question is although they have taken over the administration as the company no longer trades, does this void off the agreement and does she have to pay.

She was about to pay the new company without actually knowing who they were and if they were linked - I have asked her for the letter so i can make my own enquiries prior to paying the bill!

Anyone have any advice on this?

Thanks
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  • dunstonhdunstonh Forumite
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    big question is although they have taken over the administration as the company no longer trades, does this void off the agreement and does she have to pay.

    No. She still owes the money to the firm and the administrator has a duty to collect it.
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). The comments I make are just my opinion and are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice and you should not treat them as such. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser local to you.
  • Deloitte's are the administrators, i assume it is them who are asking for the money?
  • Thats what I thought - She is trying to pay it and doesnt begrudge paying it, but I dont want her to pay the wrong person!

    Deloitte are the administrators but this letter has come from another of the group companies not the administrators?

    So although it may be the same company that owned them, surely the income should be given to the Administrators to pay off the creditors before it goes to one of the other companies under the same umbrella?
  • dunstonhdunstonh Forumite
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    Be careful that it is not a company trying it on. e.g. maybe a new company has sprung up and is trying to divert money to it or the sales reps they used to employ may have your data and are trying to get paid for the work.

    I would expect it to be the administrator that should be requesting payment of "debts" owed.
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  • magpiecottagemagpiecottage
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    Who exactly is this other company?
  • The other company is 'savememymoney' which is another company owned and run by Nev Wiltshire who used to own the previous company that has gone into liquidation.

    I have rang them and even though the offer and monies was paid in prior to the 20th November - the company went into administration on the 21st October they are saying that the new company purchased the files from 21st November and as they invoiced after this date then the monies is payable to them!

    Think its a bit of dodgy transacting as mother called up prior to the 20th and was told computers were down!! May look into the validity of this letter, have requested confirmation from Deloitte and also Solicitors but I do think its a legit letter albeit that they have not invoiced it purposely so that they monies do not go to the administrators but instead to them!

    Wonder if this is illegal or not?
  • Alpine_StarAlpine_Star Forumite
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    We Claim U Gain Ltd went into administration on 7 November (according to Companies House) so savememymoney couldn't have purchased the 'files' on the 21st.


    Don't pay them and wait for confirmation from Deloitte.
  • edited 11 December 2013 at 10:39AM
    billysingh31billysingh31 Forumite
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    edited 11 December 2013 at 10:39AM
    This is the confirmation email I received for the above...something is not right with this


    Dear Mr & Mrs Jones,

    I am a group solicitor for Save Britain Money Limited (SBM). Save Me My Money Limited (SMMM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of SBM.

    Your contract with We Claim U Gain Limited (now in administration) (WCUG), has been novated to SMMM.

    I can confirm that SMMM bought the assets of WCUG which included all customer contracts.

    I hope the position is clarified.

    If you have any further queries, please let me know.

    Yours sincerely,
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    Forward it to deloittes and see what they say....
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