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Watching TV the other day we caught one of these "Bank of Mummy or the Wife" type shows and we thought, "This is Debt Pron." I.e. peoples financial problems exploited for the voyeuristic pleasure of others. Then we thought, "We bet lots of people on B3ta have massive financial problems. Let's exploit them." So, confess them all. Dodgy credit cards, lending money to some bloke in the pub, visits from the bailiffs, using one card to pay off another. We want to wallow in your fiscal pain. So, what is your biggest money fuck up?

(, Thu 23 Nov 2006, 19:50)
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Just remembered this one...

While at Uni, my parents decided to support me on a small amount a month, and my student loan would go into a high interest account. After consulting Which, mother dear decided that Sainsbury's Bank would be the best. OK, get me student load, open up a Sainsbury's account, but they never send me out the card... "Ah well, I wasn't going to spend it anyway" thinks I.


Having finished Uni I get in touch with Sainsbury's (they're shite at letting you know what's going on) and find out the balance isn't quite what I was expecting. I ask them for the statements they never sent me... Once they arrive, I have a look and they've had my address in halls of residence wrong for three years.

I was in Room 199, Uni halls, A road, Deptford. They sent the card, pin number, statements indidcating when money was going in etc to 199, A Road, Deptford.

Obviously whoever had recieved these items had decided that they would use them (as you do if something arrives addressed to someone else at your house). My entire student loan was withdrawn from cash machines in South London over a period of three years. So much for the interest at the end of it.

Sainsbury's deny that this was their fuck up, but were at least kind enough to return my money to me after a lengthy enquiry.

(, Mon 27 Nov 2006, 15:48, Reply)

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