Old ING account

Hi I had an ING account (Belgium) in 2002 which I stopped using in 2005. I have now received a letter from a debt collection agency. There are charges totalling over £2000 and I can’t get any sense from them other than that most of this is for interest but they can’t tell me how the debt came about in the first place. Where do I go from here? 

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  • RetiredwelshmanRetiredwelshman Forumite
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    Maybe they levied a monthly fee?
    We are lucky in being one of a small number of countries that has free banking.
  • dunstonhdunstonh Forumite
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    they can’t tell me how the debt came about in the first place
    The debt collection agency wont know how you accrued the debt.  Only the lender can.
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  • FarfetchFarfetch Forumite
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    Different country rules of course but I'd suspect Belgium may well have something similar to the statute of limitations over here meaning debts that are not paid/acknowledged after 6 years cannot be enforced. You need to seek advice from someone who understands Belgian financial law

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