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1979 claim and Barclaycard

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Reclaim Bank & Credit Card Charges
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Geoffg2611Geoffg2611 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Reclaim Bank & Credit Card Charges
How do I claim from a loan which I have no paperwork for in 1979 as I know I had PPI on it ? I have a new Barclaycard account now, but I had an old Barclaycard account in the 80's to the middle of the 90's which when they have checked the account they always refer to the new account, How do I have the old account checked again i have no paperwork?


  • BoGoFBoGoF Forumite
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    First of all I don't believe PPI existed in 1979 but stand to be corrected.

    If it did do you really think they will have paperwork 40 years later?
  • The_squirrellThe_squirrell Forumite
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    Very unlikely. All providers will have published retention periods and SHOULD NOT keep records for any longer than is required. Once a file is outside of any retention period, it will be destroyed, erased or made anonymous in line with Data Protection obligations.
    So don't expect Barclaycard to have the records, as you would not want them to hold all details about you indefinitely.
    I work in Data Protection and spend my days dealing with CMC's. Only here trying to help!!
  • dunstonhdunstonh Forumite
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    It could have existed in 1979 but the banks didnt really start misselling it until the very late 80s/early 90s. Most of them didnt have a product available on every credit type until the mid to late 80s.

    statistically, its highly unlikely it a) had PPI and b) any record exists today.
    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.
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