Re: Opening a new bank account
Originally Posted by APRICOT
it is really hard these days open a bank account, guess it is to do with money laundering. I have an account with a miniscule amount in so that if I wouls ever want to re-activate it I could.
I do the same .
Never close a bank account .
A few years ago I tried to open a bank a/c with Barclays s
After copious paperwork photocopies of passports etc etc I had a phone call from a Barclays person .
We need to see where the money is coming from .
I have already told you that lloyds bank
But we need to see a statement .
The amount does not equate with your income .
You are not seeing my statement how old are you ?
Well when you have worked many years you have if you are lucky some savings .
Then you retire and are on a small income ( pension)
I wish to open a savings a/c
We still need to see your bank statement .
Unless we do you can't have an account
I then told them they could keep their bank account along with their boss Bob diamond ( who at the time had just been found guilty of fixing the Libor)
Once upon a time a new customer was welcomed now all are treated as potential criminals .