The battle of an 80-year-old from Friuli who received 195 thousand euros. Federconsumatori wins the first appeals and recovers one million euros of interest
But an eighty-year-old from Udine was not given up, to whom the Italian Post Office will have to pay 195 thousand euros of interest in addition to the 108 thousand euros that had been proposed to her by the Institute.
The story with a happy ending, at least for the interested party, is part of a going of appeals proposed through Federconsumatori Fvg. About a hundred practices learned and sent to the Financial Banking Arbitrator in the last year by the Friulian association, which is consolidating a record at national level. And the pronouncements are flaking with results at eight zeros: the sums paid out already exceed one million euros.
«Among the most recent results – announces the president of Federconsumatori Udine Erica Cuccu – the cases of three people from our region stand out who have obtained the recognition of additional interests on their titles for amounts greater than 100 thousand euros, plus a fourth case that comes from outside the region and a hundred consumers who have been paid between 10 and 50 thousand euros “. Not to mention the practices pending definition.
“Among these – anticipates Gianni Zorzi, financial analyst and head of the sector for Federconsumatori Fvg – there are more than one that should exceed the figures already paid”.
In addition to the holder of four postal vouchers Q / P series of 5 million lire issued in 1988 who took home a treasury of 195 thousand euros, the case of a Friulian pensioner who had already collected from the Post Office was successful vouchers in which he had invested, accepting the disbursement despite the fact that the amount was different from the interests proposed 30 years earlier, but which he then rethought.
The figure assigned to a thirty-year old from Gorizia who had inherited seven titles subscribed in 1987 by her father was slightly less. The appeal by a saver from Rovigo who turned to Federconsumatori Udine with the well-founded hope of resolving his dispute with the Italian Post Office was worth 160 thousand euros.
“And it is only the first results that begin to arrive after more than a year of work in this sector – announces President Cuccu -. Obtaining the correct interest is now possible also for the vouchers already cashed, from the years 1986 (from July 1), 1987, 1988 and 1989, but it is necessary to move quickly as the risk of the prescription approaches them ».
The securities issued in the 1980s have seen their yield cut in half over time, however without any communication to savers, but with a note in the Official Journal. The change in interest rates up to 2000 was established by decree, to adapt them to the performance of the financial market.
“A possibility used in several circumstances – explains Zorzi – the last of which in June 1986 when the rates were reduced, even if the institute continued to use the modules of the previous series” O “and” P “. And it is on these bases that the Italian Post Office calculated the interests, without respecting the tables printed on the back of the vouchers ». But he had not reckoned with the rain of appeals that now find their way clear thanks to the first pronouncements.