barclaycard denying i ever had an egg card

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Reclaim Bank & Credit Card Charges
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Reclaim Bank & Credit Card Charges
I had an egg card from about 2006 until 2008. I have no details of my card info.
I was told when i rang Barclays, to send them in writing my name, address, and dob ( all of which were registered on my egg card )

They replied today saying they cannot find any record that i ever owned an egg card and that unless i send more information, then they're denying my claim for a ppi refund.

Any advice what to do next? My only thought is contacting my bank and asking for statements from that time period. I looked for one on my online banking account but they only go back 7 years.

The only purchase i made on the credit card was a £2000 tv from comet, which now no longer has a website.
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  • zx81zx81 Forumite
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    They're not denying you had a card. They're saying they cannot find a record.

    After a decade, I would think you're out of luck.
  • really. dam.
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    Mariemcr99 wrote: »
    The only purchase i made on the credit card was a £2000 tv

    Did you even have PPI? You don't say that you know for certain.

    If you only ever made one purchase on the card and swiftly paid off this debt, the amount of PPI you paid would have been negligible anyway.

    Unless you can find evidence of having paid PPI from your own archive, your complaint is now over.
  • Hi.

    I made the £2000 purchase but paid it off over about 18 months.
    I do not know if i had ppi. All i remember is only about 60% of my monthly payment coming off my cc debt. The rest was taken by whatever fee's/ apr the card had ( the first 6months were interest free )

    Im more frustrated by not being able to find any records of it. Comet have gone bust and so have egg card. I just want to find out really.
  • Geoff1963Geoff1963 Forumite
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    If you only ever made one purchase on the card and swiftly paid off this debt, the amount of PPI you paid would have been negligible anyway.
    Yes, I think PPI for cards, was a percentage of the balance ( or maybe the balance carried over ).

    If PPI was mis-sold to you, it means the bank had some of your money for years or decades ; and you either went without, or had to borrow the difference. If you weren't one of those people, you should be happy.

    My mother never took thalidomide while she was pregnant with me ; if she had, I might be entitled to compensation. Should I feel unlucky that I missed out ?
  • Geoff1963Geoff1963 Forumite
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    only about 60% of my monthly payment coming off my cc debt. The rest was taken by whatever fee's/ apr the card had
    Credit card APR is a killer. Maybe in 20 years, someone will decide it was too high, and there will be a round of compensation for that.
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    Mariemcr99 wrote: »
    I do not know if i had ppi.
    This is key. Without any evidence to prove that you did have PPI, what complaint reasons did you provide in your "complaint"?

    You cannot complain simply that the interest rate was high!

    Mariemcr99 wrote: »
    Im more frustrated by not being able to find any records of it
    You could send a SAR to the Bank if you don't believe a thorough enough search has been carried out. This will cost you £10 and is not refundable if it returns no information.

    Time to put this to bed.
  • My letter to Barclays was just asking for my egg card info, because when i rang them, they said their records only go back 7 years via the customer service phone line and that for longer searches i'd need to write to them.

    Barclays replied saying they cannot find any info on me at all. That searching my name, address and dob shows up nothing, so therefore they cannot tell me if i am due a ppi refund or not.

    They said unless i can send them more details within 6months, then consider the ppi claim denied.

    I 100% had an egg card from 2006-2008. So before i give up, i atleast want to get them some proof i did have an egg card.

    I have just rang RBS ( yes they were open at 11pm ) and they told me their records only go back 7 years via online banking and i'd need to go into a branch to get longer period statements.

    So monday i shall go to the bank and see if they can print out some statements with my monthly eggcard payment info. If they can't then i have no other way of proving/getting my details.

    No i do not know if i had ppi...but isn't that the whole point and why they need to refund everybody?
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    Mariemcr99 wrote: »
    No i do not know if i had ppi...but isn't that the whole point and why they need to refund everybody?
    Not at all. Not everybody who bought the insurance is refunded. In order to be refunded you'd have to show it was somehow mis-sold to you, not simply that you had insurance!

    It's also a myth sponsored by claim companies that PPI was routinely added without the knowledge and permission of the customer.

    With credit cards like Egg, the PPI would have appeared on each monthly statement (itemised on a separate line) whenever the account had an outstanding balance. Any customer complaining that they didn't know they had it is simply saying they've forgotten signing up for it and didn't read their statements.
    Mariemcr99 wrote: »
    monday i shall go to the bank and see if they can print out some statements with my monthly eggcard payment info.
    This is a completely futile action I'm afraid. Even if the Bank can print statements (for which there will be a charge) showing payments to an Egg account this won't suddenly magic up any record of there being PPI on this account. You'll have achieved nothing that will help you make a valid complaint.

    As I've already said, your one chance is to send the Bank a Subject Access Request (SAR) letter. For £10, this will provide all records the Bank has on file for you. It will bring to a close any doubts you have that there might still be a record of your phantom PPI.
  • Ok thank you i shall try the SAR business.

    Also, my point is not that they cannot find if i had PPI but they cannot find that i had ANY egg card at all. They asked for more info inorder to help the search, which is what i hope i will find when i go to the bank. The claim, they say is dead unless i provide further account info.
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