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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 5th Jul 18, 2:46 PM
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    MSE News: Lifetime ISA savers hit by bonus delay
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    • 5th Jul 18, 2:46 PM
    MSE News: Lifetime ISA savers hit by bonus delay 5th Jul 18 at 2:46 PM
    An estimated 150 Lifetime ISA holders have seen their annual bonus of up to £1,000 delayed by up to two months, MoneySavingExpert can reveal - so if you're expecting your bonus to have arrived, check now if it's been paid...
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    • Jibeddy
    • By Jibeddy 5th Jul 18, 3:23 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 3:23 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 3:23 PM
    Proactively contacted? They never attempted to contact me about the whole debacle.
    • jinkssick
    • By jinkssick 9th Jul 18, 1:14 PM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 1:14 PM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 1:14 PM
    I am one of the 150. They told me to contact HMRC and still nothing. All the details are correct on both fronts and as above, I contacted them, they did not contact me. Not happy chasing something that I am rightfully entitled to.
    Save saynoto0870.com in your favorites, and stop giving companies more £££ dialling 0870 numbers when you can dial freephones or cheaper alternatives
    call your credit card company, tell them that you want to leave, 99% of the time theyll lower your APR%
    Remember when that Bank Manager or Salesperson smiles at you, all he sees is £ notes. Dont forget the motto, "the wider their grin, the more debt your in"
    • edbrooks9
    • By edbrooks9 24th Jul 18, 1:34 PM
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    • 24th Jul 18, 1:34 PM
    Still no bonus
    • #4
    • 24th Jul 18, 1:34 PM
    I think I may be part of an even smaller edge case that is yet to receive the bonus as well.

    Like others, I initially opened my LISA with Nutmeg at launch date and transferred to a Skipton Cash LISA when it became apparent that Nutmeg would not accept Help-To-Buy ISA transfers.
    After this, when Moneybox launched their stocks and shares LISA I decided to transfer again to try and make the most of a reasonable stock market compared to pathetic interest rates!

    I now have a situation where Moneybox are communicating with HMRC and Skipton, both of whom seem to be accepting no responsibility and giving no reason as to why the bonus may not be payable. Can't fault Moneybox in all this, they have been very good with communication and have even offered to help persue compensation from HMRC after this is all resolved.

    The common denominator here all seems to be Nutmeg transfers to Skipton, but why!?
    • Alexland
    • By Alexland 25th Jul 18, 7:47 AM
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    • 25th Jul 18, 7:47 AM
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    • 25th Jul 18, 7:47 AM
    I am not sure HMRC will pay you any compensation but MoneyBox, as your current provider, should definitely be managing this situation for you.

    First time I have heard of someone transfering a LISA twice. If you are buying property in the near future it might have made more sense to stick with the Skipton cash product.

    Alex
    • clarke-m11
    • By clarke-m11 25th Jul 18, 6:32 PM
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    • 25th Jul 18, 6:32 PM
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    • 25th Jul 18, 6:32 PM
    I have been told by my provider (AJBell) that HMRC holds different information on one of three key items; name, dob or ni number. This is not true, as I have verified. I was only advised a week ago and my provider is threatening to close my account on 31st July, despite the fact that I have been in constant communication with them about it since I got notification. I feel that I have not been given enough time, and I feel powerless to resolve it. When I contacted HMRC, twice about it I was told that there was nobody in HMRC able to deal with LISA problems and I was directed to contact my provider or the ombudsman. AJBell tells me to deal with HMRC. What am I supposed to do about it? Isn't the provider supposed to check these details at the point of opening the account, not 3 months after the end of the tax year it occurred in? What can I do to prevent losing my LISA? I am not 40 and if I lose this one, I will not be able to apply for more.
    • Alexland
    • By Alexland 27th Jul 18, 4:22 PM
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    • 27th Jul 18, 4:22 PM
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    • 27th Jul 18, 4:22 PM
    I have been told by my provider (AJBell) that HMRC holds different information on one of three key items; name, dob or ni number. This is not true, as I have verified. I was only advised a week ago and my provider is threatening to close my account on 31st July, despite the fact that I have been in constant communication with them about it since I got notification. I feel that I have not been given enough time, and I feel powerless to resolve it. When I contacted HMRC, twice about it I was told that there was nobody in HMRC able to deal with LISA problems and I was directed to contact my provider or the ombudsman. AJBell tells me to deal with HMRC. What am I supposed to do about it? Isn't the provider supposed to check these details at the point of opening the account, not 3 months after the end of the tax year it occurred in? What can I do to prevent losing my LISA? I am not 40 and if I lose this one, I will not be able to apply for more.
    Originally posted by clarke-m11

    You may find the below guidance for ISA Managers helpful. There are actually 4 bits of informaiton required - Name, DoB, Address (inc postcode) and NI number.

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/information-you-need-from-investors-when-they-apply-for-an-isa

    If you have provided proof to AJ Bell and this matches the HMRC records (maybe provide them with a printout from the government gateway page) then AJ Bell as your manager should be resolving with HMRC. If they are not doing this then I suggest you raise a formal complaint with them.

    Alex
    • edbrooks9
    • By edbrooks9 29th Jul 18, 12:18 PM
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    • 29th Jul 18, 12:18 PM
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    • 29th Jul 18, 12:18 PM
    I am not sure HMRC will pay you any compensation but MoneyBox, as your current provider, should definitely be managing this situation for you.

    First time I have heard of someone transfering a LISA twice. If you are buying property in the near future it might have made more sense to stick with the Skipton cash product.
    It was moved out of the necessity of Nutmeg not offering Help-to-Buy transfers. I have no plans to buy in the immediate future and therefore the returns from a stocks and shares product are much more attractive for me, not to mention that once the bonus is actually paid there will be growth on that as well.

    Like I said before, I can't fault Moneybox as their communication and pro-activity has been very good. I just hope that they can resolve this with HMRC as soon as possible.
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