Followers of my blog will already know that Jane and I have been on the verge of bankruptcy for the last four years. Last month (see A Bank with Heart? 3) they told us to send them an offer, so we did. It wasn’t very much because we don’t have much.
As you may imagine we have been waiting a little anxiously. This is the final act of a long saga. They have come up trumps. They do have heart. Yesterday we received a letter offering to settle for £5,000! (We owe over £320,000). We have to pay within 28 days. It’s hard to take it in. All we have to do is raise this money and it will be over at last. What an extraordinary relief. Who knows? It may contribute to saving my life! Actually if I think about that, it certainly will contribute.
We have, of course, learned a lot from this experience, and are grateful (I mean that). However, the removal of this particular ABGO* is extremely welcome, we have a sufficiency of them at the moment.
*ABGO. Another Bloody Growth Opportunity