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Getting a credit card refund turned into 'cash'

edited 18 May at 12:02PM in Credit Cards
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BOWFERBOWFER Forumite
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edited 18 May at 12:02PM in Credit Cards
It looks like our holiday will be refunded.
We paid by credit card, for protection, but then immediately paid the card.
The problem we have is that we'd like to use the money for house improvements, and we can't pay the tradesmen by credit card.
Is it possible for us to get the money paid back into our bank account?
FWIW the card is MBNA and the bank is Clydesdale.
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  • eskbankereskbanker Forumite
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    Yes, as pointed out in all the other threads about this, contact the card company and ask for a credit balance refund.
  • phillwphillw Forumite
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    eskbanker said:
    Yes, as pointed out in all the other threads about this, contact the card company and ask for a credit balance refund.
    That is fine if you are in credit. It's a bit annoying if they refund to your 0% stoozing credit card.

  • edited 20 May at 3:59PM
    BOWFERBOWFER Forumite
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    Would the card have to be in credit to get a cash refund?
    I have a balance of around £4k on the card, the holiday refund would be around £3K.
    Does this mean I'm screwed for a cash refund and will just have to accept the balance on the card coming down to £1k?
    FWIW the holiday amounts put on the card were paid immediately, none of the current £4k balance can be attributed to the holiday.

  • edited 20 May at 4:01PM
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    edited 20 May at 4:01PM
    Correct, they are under no obligation whatsoever to give you the £3k. The refund will just reduce your balance down to £1k.

    Have read about someone who managed to get them to send it back to him when he had a balance but I have no idea how he managed that.
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  • jonesMUFCforeverjonesMUFCforever Forumite
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    BOWFER said:
    Would the card have to be in credit to get a cash refund?
    I have a balance of around £4k on the card, the holiday refund would be around £3K.
    Does this mean I'm screwed for a cash refund and will just have to accept the balance on the card coming down to £1k?
    FWIW the holiday amounts put on the card were paid immediately, none of the current £4k balance can be attributed to the holiday.

    Yes...................IMO you are not eligible for a refund. You could try to contact them to see if they will do what they want or alternatively would you be eligible for a new money transfer card?
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  • BOWFERBOWFER Forumite
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    BOWFER said:
    Would the card have to be in credit to get a cash refund?
    I have a balance of around £4k on the card, the holiday refund would be around £3K.
    Does this mean I'm screwed for a cash refund and will just have to accept the balance on the card coming down to £1k?
    FWIW the holiday amounts put on the card were paid immediately, none of the current £4k balance can be attributed to the holiday.

    Yes...................IMO you are not eligible for a refund. You could try to contact them to see if they will do what they want or alternatively would you be eligible for a new money transfer card?
    Ah, are you thinking transfer the £4k to a new card?
    Then when the refund comes through for the holiday, it will automatically put my existing card into credit?
    That is genius, if it would work. 
  • edited 21 May at 3:50PM
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    edited 21 May at 3:50PM
    No reason why it wouldnt as long as you get it done quickly 
  • briandobriando Forumite
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    I always pay my balance monthly. The credit card company have credited the £2k holiday money and holding onto it against future spend ie a no credit credit card! Surely they should return the situation to as it was before I paid them the money?
  • zx81zx81 Forumite
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    Ask them to send you the credit balance.

    Alternatively, just spend it.

    Or if you're not planning on using the card again, close it.
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