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You will need to make a formal complaint to the organisation which registered the CIFAS marker against you - if they uphold your complaint they can remove the marker. You need to detail why the Cifas marker was unwarranted. If they reject your complaint then ask them for a final response letter (a "deadlock" letter) and then you need to escalate the dispute to CIFAS themselves who will do an independent review of the case. The address to write to is :
Cifas6th Floor, Lynton House7-12 Tavistock SquareLondonWC1H 9LT
That should take no longer than 14 days to complete. If CIFAs agree with the bank, you would have to escalate it to the Financial Omudsman Service (http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk) who can review the evidence and they can order the CIFAS marker to be removed.
If the above does not work then the marker will come off in any event at some point over the next few months.
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Yes, it can last for up to 6 years in total, you can still apply for a basic bank account but if it's due to you and not the company's fault then there isn't much you can do. However you can try http://www.stepchange.org - which is a free to use debt charity and they may have other ideas about the cifas marker, so well worth asking them