Unlawful Credit Card Charges
The default credit card charges, according to consumer law, are only meant to cover the actual costs of late payment or exceeding the card limit. Credit card companies cannot impose fines or levy charges over and above this level.
OFT & Credit Card Charges
But that is precisely what’s been happening. When the Office of Fair Trading carried out an investigation in 2006, it concluded that fees above £12 were unfair and unreasonable. Consequently, most credit card companies have lowered their charges to £12.
However, on the basis that most credit card charges have been almost three times this amount (on average £30-£35), the OFT have recommended that individuals are entitled to claim from their credit card provider the difference between £12 and what they were in fact charged. We on the other hand can act on your behalf to claim back not only the difference, but the entire amount charged. These claims can be backdated up to six years and include interest payable by the credit card company from the date the charges were debited.
On the face of it you might think that recovering your credit card charges would be quite simple. Unfortunately, the credit card providers have been making it as difficult as possible for consumers to make a claim.
This is where we can help you. Due to our in-depth experience in handling claims for credit card charges, we have invested heavily in customer-focused systems in order to deal with your claim in the most efficient manner.
We make starting the process as easy as possible (as explained on our Make a claim page). Once we’ve taken on your claim, we guarantee not to charge you a penny until you have been reunited with your money. We will then invoice you for 20% plus VAT (24% in total) of the amount of credit card charges we recover.
Find out if you are one of the millions of people who's owed thousands of pounds
- 1,000 000's of consumers have been unfairly charged by providers
£30 - £45
is the average charge
- 10,000's have reclaimed back unfair charges
is the typical unfair charge refund