What To Do If You Get A Nasty Letter or Phone Call From:
Mackenzie Hall Ltd
If you are currently having problems with debt collectors, or if you suspect them of using illicit or unfair tactics, then please contact the BBC in complete confidence at the following email address:
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Hall Ltd is a debt purchasing company or debt collecting company listed
in the website of DBSG
(The Debt Buyers and Sellers Group) and/or mentioned in consumer finance
forms. They have a legitimate function as debt collectors, but there
is some indication that some such companies (not necessarily Mackenzie
Hall), and especially the debt purchasing element, go a bit too far
sometimes and can make people's lives a misery when those same people
are at their most vulnerable. We do not suggest that they are acting
outside the law, but getting that letter or phone call is not exactly
helpful to you right now.
So the first thing
you must do if Mackenzie Hall is bothering you is not to panic
or despair. That's just what they want! They'd love you to
call their number and speak to their specially trained sales team for
'advice'. But once you do that you'll be suggestible to whatever they
tell you, instead of getting independent advice. While we always say
that you should keep an open dialogue with debt collectors, we would
recommend that you do so in writing only. This will prevent them 'railroading'
you into any action which is not in your best interests, as they so
love talking people into doing things on the spur of the moment. Of
course, they are only doing their job, but that's hardly a consolation
for you in the present situation.
There are several
courses that are open to you, and some will suit your own situation
better than others.
A sensible option,
we would suggest, is a debt management plan or even an IVA - which is
designed to actually write off a large chunk of your unsecured debt.
But you would need to take advice on this and look at your income and
expenditure in detail. This option won't suit everyone. There's more
on this below.
For an alternative type of
loan you could apply for a 'logbook loan' which many
people find a very handy option. It is actually a loan secured on your
car, except you get to keep the car and keep the cash as well! That's
why some people find it such a good idea, as it unlocks the equity in
your vehicle without taking away your means of transport (there's no
need to sell the car). To apply
for a logbook loan click here.
Yet another option
is a no credit-check guarantor loan. This is especially
useful because your own credit rating is not looked at; you must find
someone else willing to act as a guarantor for you such as a friend
or family member. This is an ideal solution if you're at the stage where
your credit profile has been downgraded by recent events, etc. So click
the following link for Unsecured Loans
that don't need you to be credit checked.
If you wanted to
try a debt management plan, then we provide a whole-of-market service,
with a number of debt management experts on our panel. So whatever your
circumstances, your application will find the plan for you, meaning
the optimum outcome for your situation. It also means
there are no minimum requirements for debt levels or income.
So apply for a debt management plan using the form below.
Registry. Consumer Credit Licence number 633327.
Also Known As: Mackenzie Hall Debt Collectors, McKenzie Hall Ltd, Mackenzie
Hall Kilmarnock, etc.
Address: Unit 1A, 58 Portland Street, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA1 1JG
Telephone: 01563 554540 - DO NOT PHONE MACKENZIE HALL.
Fax: 0845 2801776
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Ltd and the Truth About Your Debt
is a debt purchasing agency which has purchased the
delinquent account from the original creditor, usually a bank for a
tiny percentage of the original value and is trying to recover the full
sum of the original debt from you.
Mackenzie Hall Limited
will use all sorts of methods to get you to set up a standing
order in order to make money from you. You may have already experienced
bad dealings with them on the phone or by letter. They may phone you
up at strange times when they know it is inconvenient for you and do
this many times every day. They may write official-appearing nastily
worded letters or cards threatening to come round and collect the full
amount or take you to court for the full amount. Other tactics may include
attempting an order for sale charge on your home or in some way cause
you great personal suffering.
So ask Mackenzie Hall Ltd
for a copy of the original contract when you took out your loan or credit
To find out if you
qualify for an IVA or can benefit from a debt management programme,
try the IVA
Test. It's free to apply, and again you are protected by the consumer
laws regarding debt management at all stages. Click
here to go to the application form.
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you have any information that you would like honest people to know
about Mackenzie Hall Ltd then send us an email in complete confidence and
we will try to corroborate it with the clowns involved.
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