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Post by Sue » Sat 30 Jun 2012 07:10

My UK state pension was due yesterday and is always in my account here on the due date if not the day or a couple of days before but this month it has not arrived. I am wondering if it has anything to do with the Barclays/RBS fiasco. Is there anyone else who hasnt received theirs.
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Post by carol sheridan » Sat 30 Jun 2012 09:06

I rang the International Pension Service and they said mine was paid on 28th, when it was due, but it is not showing in my CA account yet. I don't expect anything will happen over the weekend.

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Post by Sue » Sat 30 Jun 2012 09:13

Thanks Carol. I bank here with CA too.
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Post by sue and paul » Sat 30 Jun 2012 09:16

Pension paid in on 28th, as expected, BNP Paribas

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Post by carol sheridan » Sat 30 Jun 2012 10:56

I use the English Speaking CA at Rodez and I have a very good personal banker there - I will e-mail her on Monday and find out what is going on.
No problem with my Civil Service pension which is paid into CA through a different bank.

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Post by Sue » Sat 30 Jun 2012 12:06

Thanks Carol, let me know how you get on. If mine arrives I will let you know.
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Post by russell » Sun 01 Jul 2012 15:43

No problem here - mine arrived in my CIC account on 25th.

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Post by carol sheridan » Mon 02 Jul 2012 09:51

It looks as if the problem must be with the CA system. I have sent an e-mail and also tried to ring but got a recorded message that all their staff were engaged - I expect they are getting a lot of calls! I will let you know when they call me back.

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Post by Sue » Mon 02 Jul 2012 09:53

Thanks Carol. Mine still not in my account.
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Post by Colin L » Mon 02 Jul 2012 10:06

I have just found £1657 in my RBS account from some mysterious source - payment of a claim against the Frances Wilderness Lake Lodge in the Yukon.
No, I've never heard of it either, but it's real money and beats vague promises from Juan Whatsisname in the Bank of Madrid who emails me wanting help in shifting €8.2 from a secret account.

I expect the real claimant will be knocking at the RBS door pretty soon......

....stop shoving in the queue, now.

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Post by Sue » Mon 02 Jul 2012 10:09

I should be so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky. There's one for your head this morning Kate!!
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Post by carol sheridan » Mon 02 Jul 2012 10:10

I have already started having my Teacher's Pension paid into my UK account with Santander - I would transfer another of my pensions but they won't give me more than 0.1% interest on my savings account as a non-resident.

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Post by carol sheridan » Mon 02 Jul 2012 10:28

My personal banker just rang me back - she said there are no special problems with their system but she will look into it for me. It was transferred though Citibank Europe last month, so I wonder if the problem lies with them

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Post by Sue » Mon 02 Jul 2012 10:42

Mine is always transferred from Citibank Europe Plc. I assume they transfer to everyone who has their state pension transferred to a foreign bank account. Seems odd the 2 other people who have posted have received theirs into different banks but you and I both with the CA have not. It will be interesting to hear what they come up with.
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Post by carol sheridan » Mon 02 Jul 2012 11:03

Have you tried to contact your branch?

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Post by Sue » Mon 02 Jul 2012 11:22

No because I know all I will get is a shrug of the shoulders!!
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Post by Sue » Mon 02 Jul 2012 11:44

I have sent an email which has been alloted a reference number and probably sat at the back of the queue somewhere!!
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Post by Sue » Mon 02 Jul 2012 14:33

Still no pension and no reply to my email.
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Post by carol sheridan » Mon 02 Jul 2012 16:53

I am going to ring the International Pension Service to see if they can locate it.

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Post by Sue » Mon 02 Jul 2012 17:09

Have just had an email from CA saying they are sending it to the area that deals with us!
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Post by carol sheridan » Mon 02 Jul 2012 17:12

I got through and was told that some pensions had been paid early because of the Jubilee -I pointed out that I would not have been worried if it had been paid early! She suggested I wait a couple of days.

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Post by Sue » Mon 02 Jul 2012 17:18

Some help that is by the pension dept. Anyway the Jubilee had been and long gone by the time our payments were due. Stupid people. I am leaving it until tomorrow and if nothing with ring too. Just checked my CA account again online and they have managed to take out a payment for the dogs haircut which I paid for by card on Saturday and thats it!!
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Post by russell » Mon 02 Jul 2012 17:30

Mine comes through Citibank as well so I don't think the problem is there.

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Post by Sue » Mon 02 Jul 2012 17:50

Off to CA tomorrow if its not in my account. That should be fun!! Trouble is I dont thin CA Argeles will know anything because I think it goes to the Head Office at Perpignan.
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Post by Sue » Mon 02 Jul 2012 20:01

Mine is now in my account Carol.
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Post by carol sheridan » Mon 02 Jul 2012 21:26

Mine too, and at €1.25!

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Post by russell » Tue 03 Jul 2012 10:59

carol sheridan wrote:Mine too, and at €1.25!
I hope that's the charges and not the amount you finally received :lol:

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Post by Howard Whatmore » Tue 03 Jul 2012 11:35

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carol sheridan wrote:Mine too, and at €1.25!
I hope that's the charges and not the amount you finally received :lol:

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Exchange rate would be my guess. :wink:

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Post by carol sheridan » Tue 03 Jul 2012 12:35

NO charges on any of my pensions. Sod's law usually operates on the exchange rate, in that it drops just as my pensions are due, but not this time.

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Post by polremy » Wed 04 Jul 2012 10:02

My uk state pension is paid into Bancamarch in Tenerife. It arrived on time this month, on 26th June.

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