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Credit Crunch

By Monday 24 August 2009Money / Finances

I must admit that I was worried about the credit crunch when I applied for a mortgage (see The Move). But it all was fine and I thought I had escaped any impact the credit crunch could have on me, wrong!

My main overdraft account is being reduced by £1,000. Ok this is not really because of the credit crunch. Apparently it’s in the terms and conditions of my account as a graduate. 🙁 I mean who reads the small print when you open a new account?

My other account the bank has wrote me a letter. It says I am no longer “elligble” for my £450 overdraft. Not elligble. This could potentially be the credit crunch or the fact I don’t fund the account as much as they would like.

So I have had to find £1, 450 extra cash. Inaddition to this it’s the dreaded car month. You know the month when your MOT, Car Insurance and Road Tax is due.

Recognising this cash flow problem I applied for a credit card. Tesco and M&S rejected me, can you believe it? I have never had a credit card before but always paid my other bills (mortgage – rent before this, phone bills, etc.) on time. The cheek of them. I applied for one more with The Bank of Scotland. Approved. Yes. Must remember not to go crazy with it.

Write soon,

Antony

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