They must be as they have refused to concede, it was no co-incidence to me but then again EBS have been and continue to get away with it for a long time now. I did speak with Padraigs secretary earlier and she said my stuff will be kept on file and we will be contacted if there is any changes in this cohorts position such as new evidence etc so if any of you have stuff that you feel will get the cohort over the line and are not already with Padraig please get in touch with him asap. There is stuff on this thread so whoever owns it please contact Padraig so as he has seen EVERYTHING relating to this group because otherwise im afraid it is a lost cause. She said if there are any changes in position she would get in touch.If it tracked it I don't see why either has to concede it, it's fact. Are they claiming it was coincidence?
I have looked over most of the thread and can't see that anywhere. If anything some posters are tripping themselves up.There is EBS documentation given to variable base customers that includes a specific margin over the ECB rate.
These are for me the contracts that for me should be successful as they do have a reference on them to ECB+. and i do wish any of ye well that do continue pursuing this. Hi Peemac, i prefer people to be straight like you are here so i dont have any issue with youre comments. I cant help feeling disappointed tonight but i always did realise that this was a live possibility. As Padraigs secretary said the banks will have lawyers looking at their own contracts to ensure theyre watertight and the VBR group is no different.There is EBS documentation given to variable base customers that includes a specific margin over the ECB rate.
Giving up on a fight is not part of the way i do things myself usually and i agree totally with youre sentiments but bar the ombudsman which i am considering as an option to take this or the courts which to be honest i simply could not afford where do we go. I would love to see it get tested somewhere because as you say SVR is not referenced in my partners contract either.OK so you say pk does not agree. so what, this man has done the world for a lot for tracker's n stuff but I never was waiting on his opinion only, its simple I'll goto the end of the high court if needed it may take years but I do believe that when all is said n done my contract does not and has never referenced svr simple, as I say I respect this man's opinion but that's what it is his opinion even if we never get what we want I know what I signed for and it was not a svr ill not change my opinion even if other people just want closure I know these people have robbed me of a decent living with the rates they charged ill never stop fighting till the fight is done, again thanks to pk...
I wouldn’t say it’s pointless as there are inconsistencies in the documentation that each variable base customer has received. A poster on this forum was redressed and put back on the tracker because they had a fixed to variable base contract but also signed a tracker application form. Other variable base customers have additional documentation confirming the variable base is a tracker rate. Some variable base customers have been informed by EBS that they can’t locate the loan application forms so it can’t be confirmed what type of mortgage the customer applied for in the first place. No harm in getting PK to have a look at your case to see if it’s worth pursuing.Hi, sorry new this thread. I have a case opened about 2 years with with the ombudsman against EBS over the wording of my contract.
I have letters from the EBS stating my variable base rate is increasing inline with the ECB rate. I have multiple letters that state this.
Note sure if this was mentioned in a previous post but Standard Variable Rate” (September 2006) was defined by the EBS as “A mortgage rate which can rise and fall in line with the interest rate changes set by the European Central Bank (ECB)”. this would lead the consume to believe they had a tracker mortgage.
In Stowe & anor v Financial Services Ombudsman  IEHC 199, High Court, Twomey J, 18 April 2016 Mr and Mrs Stowe sought to set aside a decision of the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO), rejecting their complaint against the EBS.www.algoodbody.com
I'm assuming form the response from PK, its pointless fighting further as the CB has sided with EBS
So they are now admitting that the variable base rate is NOT their standard variable rate and the the VBR rate is linked to the ECB rate but the SVR is not? Why are customers who have a contractual obligation to be on the VBR now on a SVR?Today (day 3), I asked for a definition for the terms "variable base rate" and "standard variable rate" and was informed the VBR is linked to the ECB and SVR is the standard rate
That is what it sounded like to me although each time I called, it seemed like I was being fobbed off especially as the account is no longer active.I
So they are now admitting that the variable base rate is NOT their standard variable rate and the the VBR rate is linked to the ECB rate but the SVR is not? Why are customers who have a contractual obligation to be on the VBR now on a SVR?
Hi togger, if you have anything in print that may help please do let us know as we do need a lucky break or something to happen to have any hope of getting anywhere here, im not holding my breath though. As you can tell from.my previous post and the very 1st one on this thread that im a long time involved here and as i said previously my advice from PK was against us but that the file would be kept in case any new information does appear, thanks in advance.Hi All, long time lurker on this thread (I have read the thread three times to try and get to grips with some of the terminologies).
My situation is a tad different from everyone here. House was purchased in 2007 with a top-up mortgage taken out in 2010 (all done with an EBS branch manager). Everything was going well until 2013 when a combination of illness and redundancy for myself and my partner resulted in a voluntary sale for loss, the house was sold with a residual balance. As we were not in a financial position to repay any of the balance, the value was written down.
This week I was advised by a friend to look into the mortgage and check to see if the mortgage and top-up loan were affected by the tracker issues. I have been on the phone to EBS three days in a row where I was told:
Day one: "You should have been offered a tracker"
Day two: "Your account was not affected as you were on a fixed term from drawdown"
Day three: "Your main account doesn't seem affected but cannot access details of the top-up loan"
Today (day 3), I asked for a definition for the terms "variable base rate" and "standard variable rate" and was informed the VBR is linked to the ECB and SVR is the standard rate. I then advised the lady that according to the jargon buster section in EBS leaflets (thanks to posters on this thread for this information), both meant the same thing... I received no response. I have asked for a complaint to be opened on the top-up loan and for this account to be reviewed, the member of staff said she would arrange this and asked that I email EBS if I come across any information which may support my case once I have received the paperwork relating to both accounts.
As my mortgage account is deemed as an older account and the top-up loan moved to a different system, it will take time to determine if the mortgage was affected. What I do remember is that we received letters advising of a rate change and the new monthly payment once the fixed period finished on both accounts.
I am aware that all this may not result in a positive outcome. We have disposed of all correspondence as it really was a bad chapter in our lives but I am keen to see what happens. I have requested information yesterday on the main account using the SAR form and as I now have the account number for the top-up mortgage, I have sent one-off for that account too.