I defaulted on my Payday Express Debt as I had a large number of outstanding Payday Loans and could no longer afford to keep on rolling them over. As a result I didn’t pay my Payday Express Loan.
This account is settled and I don’t owe anything for it. I didn’t physically pay off the account but you will find out more about that later.
What did I do?
On the day my loan payment was due it failed. There was no money in my account and I had changed over to a different bank so that my account wasn’t emptied.
What happened when I didn’t pay my Payday Express loan?
Over the following months I received numerous e-mails telling me that an agent would call me to discuss my none repayment of the account.
I also received phone calls asking for payment. This is the same for most of the other Payday Loans I did not pay so nothing new there then.
I wrote to Payday Express to try to arrange a payment plan but I was not succesful. Quite a lot of charges were added on to my account which I shall be trying to get refunded.
After a few months of me not paying my Payday Express loan the account was defaulted and referred to a Debt Collection agency.
Payday Express Manage to Secure Repayment
I had already moved bank accounts and cancelled my Co-operative Bank debit card. Unfortunately this did not stop Payday Express and their debt collection agency somehow managed to debit my Co-operative Bank account taking me nearly £700 overdrawn.
Nice one Payday Express. As a result of this, and the fact I could not pay back my Co-operative Bank account I got a default from the Co-operative. Two defaults for the price of one. Fantastic.
So it looks like even cancelling your debit card might not be enough so be careful although I believe new rules have come into place to prevent this from happening.
All in all I am very unhappy at the way Payday Express has treated me. They have also ignored my e-mails asking for information about how much they charged me.
I am making one last attempt to contact them and if I don’t hear anything I will be complaining to the Financial Ombudsman and reporting them to the Office of Fair Trading.
I will keep you all updated. Please let me know if you have had any similar experiences.
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