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    • mumonashoestring
    • By mumonashoestring 9th Aug 18, 10:27 AM
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    Barclays account not closed?
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    • 9th Aug 18, 10:27 AM
    Barclays account not closed? 9th Aug 18 at 10:27 AM
    About 8 years ago I finally got fed up with Barclays and switched to Halifax - I instructed Barclays in-branch to close my account and as far as I was aware, everything (DDs etc) had switched over to my new Halifax account. I've heard nothing from Barclays since, and have moved house, but today received a letter from them saying that they had realised they hadn't been as helpful as they could towards those who were in debt in the past and had applied a 140 credit 'against my outstanding debt'. I have no idea how best to go about contacting them to find out what the heck they're on about without accidentally acknowledging or accepting any debt; any ideas gratefully received!
    If you lend someone 20 and never see them again, it was probably 20 well spent...
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    • zx81
    • By zx81 9th Aug 18, 10:32 AM
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    It doesn't sounds as if you need to. If you've not acknowledged any debt in the last 6 years, it is statute barred, so makes no difference.

    Equally, there would be no risk in asking them.

    You could check your credit files for further reassurance.
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