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    • jennishebard
    • By jennishebard 14th Feb 18, 5:43 PM
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    charged 1% more because I'm female
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    • 14th Feb 18, 5:43 PM
    charged 1% more because I'm female 14th Feb 18 at 5:43 PM
    Hi
    In the 80's I had a mortgage with National Provincial BS and was charged 1% extra because I was a female. When I switched to Nat West Bank it was the same. Was this legal? Can I claim it back at all?
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    • kingstreet
    • By kingstreet 14th Feb 18, 6:03 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 6:03 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 6:03 PM
    Do you have something which evidences this?

    I've been active in the mortgage market since 1984 and I don't remember seeing anything like this. I even remember N&P's white bee-covered marketing material from the 80s after the Burnley merger spawned the N&P.

    NatWest? Again, I don't recall seeing anything like you have suggested...
    I am a mortgage broker. You should note that this site doesn't check my status as a Mortgage Adviser, so you need to take my word for it. This signature is here as I follow MSE's Mortgage Adviser Code of Conduct. Any posts on here are for information and discussion purposes only and shouldn't be seen as financial advice. Please do not send PMs asking for one-to-one-advice, or representation.
    • Amst
    • By Amst 14th Feb 18, 6:23 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 6:23 PM
    Do you have something which evidences this?
    Originally posted by kingstreet
    I wouldn't hold your breath for this...absolutely ridiculous claim which will be guaranteed to be incorrect.
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 14th Feb 18, 7:03 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 7:03 PM
    wind up, calling it
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land"
    • mcpitman
    • By mcpitman 15th Feb 18, 1:14 PM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 1:14 PM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 1:14 PM
    Hi
    In the 80's I had a mortgage with National Provincial BS and was charged 1% extra because I was a female. When I switched to Nat West Bank it was the same. Was this legal? Can I claim it back at all?
    Originally posted by jennishebard

    Prove it, and why has it taken 30 years for you to come up with this query?
    Life isn't about the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away. Like choking....
    • Brock_and_Roll
    • By Brock_and_Roll 15th Feb 18, 1:40 PM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 1:40 PM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 1:40 PM
    Count yourself lucky!!


    I am a man and for the last 30 years I have been charged many % more for than a woman for the same car insurance! #metoo #compo
    • dunstonh
    • By dunstonh 15th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
    I was doing mortgages back in the 80s and don't recall any pricing based on gender.
    Last edited by dunstonh; 15-02-2018 at 4:19 PM.
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    • Mahsroh
    • By Mahsroh 15th Feb 18, 2:09 PM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 2:09 PM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 2:09 PM
    If your claim is successful do let us know...... i'll have a few car insurance companies i'll want to speak to!
    • ashe
    • By ashe 15th Feb 18, 2:09 PM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 2:09 PM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 2:09 PM
    Count yourself lucky!!


    I am a man and for the last 30 years I have been charged many % more for than a woman for the same car insurance! #metoo #compo
    Originally posted by Brock_and_Roll
    Quality
    • curtlyb
    • By curtlyb 15th Feb 18, 3:46 PM
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    I'm watching this thread with interest, reckon I could have a case with the European Court of Human Rights about having to take my state pension at 65 whilst the missus could take hers at 60 ........
    • dunstonh
    • By dunstonh 15th Feb 18, 4:20 PM
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    I'm watching this thread with interest, reckon I could have a case with the European Court of Human Rights about having to take my state pension at 65 whilst the missus could take hers at 60 ........
    Originally posted by curtlyb
    Be careful. the thicko WASPI trolls will come after you for saying that.
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    • Thrugelmir
    • By Thrugelmir 15th Feb 18, 5:03 PM
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    Boredom at half term.......
    Financial disasters happen when the last person who can remember what went wrong last time has left the building.
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