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    • Malg
    • By Malg 30th Mar 19, 10:47 AM
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    Bank Account closure
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    • 30th Mar 19, 10:47 AM
    Bank Account closure 30th Mar 19 at 10:47 AM
    I know that the last thing a bank wants to advertise when you log on to a site is how to close accounts but I have been trying to do just that with several old accounts on different bank sites and to say it is difficult is an under statement. I think we need some sort of action to ensure that closing accounts is given a reasonably prominent link off the main home page of all banking sites, What do others think?

    Mal
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    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 30th Mar 19, 8:55 PM
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 31st Mar 19, 11:13 PM
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    • 31st Mar 19, 11:13 PM
    I know that the last thing a bank wants to advertise when you log on to a site is how to close accounts but I have been trying to do just that with several old accounts on different bank sites and to say it is difficult is an under statement. I think we need some sort of action to ensure that closing accounts is given a reasonably prominent link off the main home page of all banking sites, What do others think?

    Mal
    Originally posted by Malg
    I used an old school method of writing a letter in an envelope with a stamp, sent it on its merry way and it worked, was a piece of cake/ a cinch.
    • vacheron
    • By vacheron 2nd Apr 19, 9:13 AM
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    It's the same with credit cards too, and many service providers.

    Finding information on account closure via their websites is usually been made intentionally hard with the links often leading you round in circles.

    Most of the time I let the google bots who have already trawled the site do the work for me and typing "XYZ company, close account" directly into google usually results in a direct link to the page on their website which contains the information you need.
    The rich buy assets.
    The poor only have expenses.
    The middle class buy liabilities they think are assets.
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    • tryin
    • By tryin 14th Apr 19, 1:57 PM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 1:57 PM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 1:57 PM
    Why don't you call the bank? Will they not close it on the phone, or the very least tell you how to do it online?
    • Sea Shell
    • By Sea Shell 14th Apr 19, 2:57 PM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 2:57 PM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 2:57 PM
    Try a secure message, or social media to ascertain how to close an account.

    They are usually helpful...even if they say, sorry that's available in branch only!!
    " That pound I saved yesterday, is a pound I don't have to earn tomorrow "
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 16th Apr 19, 8:05 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 8:05 PM
    Try a secure message, or social media to ascertain how to close an account.

    They are usually helpful...even if they say, sorry that's available in branch only!!
    Originally posted by Sea Shell
    Or this as opposed to my suggestion of a letter.
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