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BBC Radio 4 programme You and Yours will be broadcasting a report regarding mortgage shortfalls on tuesday 12 March 2002 which should be interesting listening!!

-- rathernotsay (, March 09, 2002


Call in free with your reaction to items in that show on 0870 010 0444

-- Lee (, March 09, 2002.

Do you know what time?

-- Jessie (, March 09, 2002.

Radio 4 'You & Yours' ....12noon - 1.00pm Happy listening!

-- Joy Harker (, March 09, 2002.

Lee, is the telephone number you give the number to ring whilst the programme is actually on air? Joy

-- Joy Harker (, March 09, 2002.

The BBC's reporter visited me at my home this week and showed 'extreme interest' in all the documented evidence of under- selling and negligence by the Halifax that I provided him with along with my audio recording.

If the Halifax in fact do come on the program I bet that they hide behind their "We can't comment on individual cases" PR phrase! Just like they avoided comment when the assistant manager of one of their branches was recently found to have sold a repossessed house to his uncle for 20,000 below market price and then bought it back from his uncle the very same day for himself and his family to move into.

The general public are beginning to find out just what the Halifax bank is really like. Their dirty washing is not just being hung out on flipcharts (The "Customer's we don't want" incident) for all to see. The media in general are taking a heightened interest in the Halifax's suspect ways and now is a great time for the Halifax's victims to fight back.

Halifax - You've been given every opportunity to act decently. Well, we will see in the days ahead whether in fact you do so!

-- Tony Hayter (, March 09, 2002.

Great to read your posting above - I'm really looking forward to the programme. It will be interesting to hear the Halifax's reaction/response. When all is said and done under-selling is not confined to just that one particular lender. Judging by the postings on this site - it is endemic behaviour of a very high number of lenders involved in repossession cases. They then go on to add insult, (in the form of the MIG scandals that occur),to the deep and outrageous injury already caused to the borrower who has been dis- possessed.

The Halifax manager you mention who possibly could be said to have 'helped himself' to a very cheap property - isn't he from around the Cheltenham area, or am I mistaken ? Anyway, WHERE-EVER you are in the UK and you look at what the Halifax and others appear to be tolerating in instances of that nature -you can really SMELL it can't you?

What the offending lenders don't seem to realise is that by their blatant, arrogant disregard of compliance with the B.Soc Act's requirements in respect of selling prices, they have, in fact, grasped a very fierce tiger by the tail!

I don't know about you folks, but I'm all for feeding the tiger as much raw meat as possible.

-- Joy Harker (, March 09, 2002.

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