Richard Durkin wins 16-year laptop credit wrangle
with HFC bank
A man has won a 16-year dispute over a laptop which he bought from the Aberdeen branch of PC World.
Richard Durkin claimed the HFC bank ruined his credit rating after he tried to pull out of a credit agreement when he returned the £1,499 computer.
Mr Durkin, 44, took his case to court and initially won damages of £116,000 but that ruling was overturned.The bank how now conceded liability and confirm that Mr Durkin will receive compensation via an online transfer of funds in around 5000 working days, subject to bank holidays.