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    • Cuelebre
    • By Cuelebre 29th Nov 17, 6:20 PM
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    How to close a TSB account
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    • 29th Nov 17, 6:20 PM
    How to close a TSB account 29th Nov 17 at 6:20 PM
    I returned to live in Spain and I would like to cancel it
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    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 29th Nov 17, 6:25 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 6:25 PM
    I think you will need to put that in writing since you are no longer in the country.
    When I wanted to close an account (with HSBC) I just wrote a letter and handed it in to the local branch.
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    • Cuelebre
    • By Cuelebre 29th Nov 17, 6:36 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 6:36 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 6:36 PM
    I'm already living in Spain
    I could send from here?
    • Heng Leng
    • By Heng Leng 30th Nov 17, 12:20 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 12:20 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 12:20 AM
    I'm already living in Spain
    I could send from here?
    Originally posted by Cuelebre
    Yes, write to the branch or mailing address then add Reino Unido (Regne Unit if in Catalunya) to the address.
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 30th Nov 17, 1:07 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:07 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 1:07 PM
    If you are no longer a UK resident then I guess you wouldn't qualify for the account anyway.
    Do you have a debit card?
    If so think I would be phoning them to check what they want you to do. Clearly you wouldn't want to send a valid debit card through the postal system (unless it was cut up)
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    • Heng Leng
    • By Heng Leng 30th Nov 17, 2:07 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 2:07 PM
    If you are no longer a UK resident then I guess you wouldn't qualify for the account anyway.
    Do you have a debit card?
    If so think I would be phoning them to check what they want you to do. Clearly you wouldn't want to send a valid debit card through the postal system (unless it was cut up)
    Originally posted by Katiehound
    Ms Hound, a slightly bizzare comment.

    You don't need to send a debit card back in the UK.
    I doubt they'd suggest you do so from overseas.
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 30th Nov 17, 2:09 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 2:09 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 2:09 PM
    Yes, write to the branch or mailing address then add Reino Unido (Regne Unit if in Catalunya) to the address.
    Originally posted by Heng Leng

    Surely that depends on which side of the Catalan fence you sit?
    • Vortigern
    • By Vortigern 30th Nov 17, 2:52 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 2:52 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 2:52 PM
    I returned to live in Spain and I would like to cancel it
    Originally posted by Cuelebre
    Is there any cash in this account?
    - If so, you'll have to tell them where to send it.

    Is it overdrawn?
    - If so, you should settle the debt.
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    • By badger09 30th Nov 17, 3:57 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 3:57 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 3:57 PM
    Ms Hound, a slightly bizzare comment.

    You don't need to send a debit card back in the UK.
    I doubt they'd suggest you do so from overseas.
    Originally posted by Heng Leng
    Agreed

    If you are no longer a UK resident then I guess you wouldn't qualify for the account anyway.
    Do you have a debit card?
    If so think I would be phoning them to check what they want you to do. Clearly you wouldn't want to send a valid debit card through the postal system (unless it was cut up)
    Originally posted by Katiehound
    And having left the UK does not necessarily mean that a person already holding it 'wouldn't qualify for the account anyway'
    I'm a supporter of dunstonh
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 30th Nov 17, 8:48 PM
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    As I already said:
    Clearly you wouldn't want to send a valid debit card through the postal system (unless it was cut up)
    Well presumably if you close the account they want to know you have destroyed the debit card?
    Why is that bizarre?

    and for most UK accounts you need to be a UK resident? That's one of the first questions to establish your eligibility.
    Last edited by Katiehound; 30-11-2017 at 8:51 PM.
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    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 30th Nov 17, 8:53 PM
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    Yes, write to the branch or mailing address then add Reino Unido (Regne Unit if in Catalunya) to the address.
    Originally posted by Heng Leng
    and why are you adding spanish phrases in a letter to a UK bank?

    Surely that's also bizarre??!!
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    • Eco Miser
    • By Eco Miser 1st Dec 17, 5:08 AM
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    As I already said:
    Clearly you wouldn't want to send a valid debit card through the postal system (unless it was cut up)
    Well presumably if you close the account they want to know you have destroyed the debit card?
    Why is that bizarre?
    Originally posted by Katiehound
    They can just cancel the card, in the same way they would if it was reported lost or stolen.
    and for most UK accounts you need to be a UK resident? That's one of the first questions to establish your eligibility.
    Originally posted by Katiehound
    You need to be resident to open an account. You may continue to be eligible to use an existing account if you leave the country, depending on the exact policy of the bank.
    and why are you adding spanish phrases in a letter to a UK bank?

    Surely that's also bizarre??!!
    Originally posted by Katiehound
    Not to the letter, but to the envelope, in order for the Spanish postal service to deliver the letter to the UK (the Spanish phrase means United Kingdom).
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