Thames Credit Ltd Debt Collectors 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 Thames Credit), 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.
Read what to do if you can’t pay back your debt.
So the first thing you must do if Thames Credit Ltd are 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.
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Who are Thames Credit Ltd?
Founded in 1999, Thames Credit is registered in the UK in space specializes in data collection and adjustment services. The company also offers various insurance related services.
What are your options?
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).
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.
Thames Credit Ltd Contact Details
Name: Thames Credit Ltd
Also Known As: Thames Debt Collectors Ltd. , Thames Debt Ltd., etc.
Address: Wells House, 15-17 Elmfield Road, Bromley BR1 1LT
Telephone: 0208 3130033
Fax: 0208 3131022
Email: The address given in DBSG is an @aktiv-kapital.co.uk address.
Extra Data: Responsible for at least one documented suicide (see below).
Thames Credit Ltd and the Truth About Your Debt
Thames Credit Ltd is a debt purchasing agency that has purchased the debt from the original creditor (or in some cases an intermediary or third party) for about a tenth or less of the original value and is brazenly attempting to get the full sum of the original debt from you.
Thames Credit Limited will use all sorts of methods to get money out of you in order to make money from you. You may have already experienced bad dealings with them on the phone. They may write you official-looking sternly drafted letters threatening to send someone round to collect the money in full or that they will take you to court if you cannot pay. Other tricks may include saying that they will make a charging order on your property or make you homeless.
So ask Thames Credit Ltd for a copy of the original contract when you took out your loan or credit card.
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.
More Data On Thames Credit Ltd
It was Thames Credit who were implicated in the suicide of a 61 year-old grandmother. Thames Credit hounded her for a £16,000 debt which was not hers, and the woman was so troubled that she drowned herself (source: Daily Mail online). In fact, Thames Credit had got the identity wrong. The original loan was from GE Capital Bank and was defaulted by an unknown man 200 miles away. GE sold the debt to Thames Credit who wrongly associated the grandmother with the debt because of what it described as an “administrative error”.
From that point onwards Thames Credit’s pursuit was relentless.
After receiving letters threatening that agents would call at her home to “discuss repayment of the debt”, she became so distraught that she decided that the only way out was to take her own life.
Derbyshire South MP Mark Todd said: “We need to examine the regulation of debt collection agencies who sell debt around like a commodity.”
For the full story visit http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-484772/Grandmother-terrorised-death-bank-wrongly-hounded-16-000.html.
If you have any information that you would like honest people to know about Thames Credit Ltd then send us an email in complete confidence and we will try to corroborate it with the clowns involved.