Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 1
seeder

HSBC UK bank refuses large withdrawls

16 posts in this topic

I find this story a bit worrying, a bank who wont let you withdraw your own money (larger withdrawls) without you explaining why....,you want your own money

HSBC imposes restrictions on large cash withdrawals

Some HSBC customers have been prevented from withdrawing large amounts of cash because they could not provide evidence of why they wanted it, the BBC has learnt.

Listeners have told Radio 4's Money Box they were stopped from withdrawing amounts ranging from £5,000 to £10,000.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25861717

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Withdrawal symptoms are always hard to deal with. Trust me.

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Withdrawal symptoms are always hard to deal with. Trust me.

hehe, But I hope this wont become standard practice in all banks, look what happened to those in Cyprus when the govt closed the banks and atm's, then mugged everyone for a portion of their money.

OK its a UK bank - so different scenario...

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't care where it comes from when you're paying it in though, Do they?

At the end of the day, If its your money and you require it, The bank have no legal right to know what it is being used for, And you have no need to tell them, They refuse? Threaten to close your account and move the money elsewhere. I don't bank with the HSBC, But if my bank pulled a stunt like this, I would move my money elsewhere.

I remember once, I inherited a bit of money when a relative died and went to open up an account to put the money in, The cashier who was dealing with me said "Oh, Thats a lot of of money for someone of your age, How did you get that? I told them my elderly lover with a serious heart defect had died days after signing the money over to me, Then smiled sweetly. They asked no further questions.

Edited by SheWomanCatTypeThing
6 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HSBC are in a lot of trouble - I doubt they can honour most of what they have when it comes to your money....I left them 2yrs ago and moved somewhere more secure ;)

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hehe, But I hope this wont become standard practice in all banks, look what happened to those in Cyprus when the govt closed the banks and atm's, then mugged everyone for a portion of their money.

OK its a UK bank - so different scenario...

There's a guy here in the UK named 'Fred the Shred'. He shredded docs to cover his mismanagement. He was given a Knighthood by our Queen. :(

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HSBC are in a lot of trouble - I doubt they can honour most of what they have when it comes to your money....I left them 2yrs ago and moved somewhere more secure ;)

My friend banks with them and was a victim of fraud, Someone cleared £3000 of her account on one occasion and £2000 on another occasion. She had to fight very hard to get this money back off the HSBC, It took months in the end. It does make you wonder what's going on with them

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My friend banks with them and was a victim of fraud, Someone cleared £3000 of her account on one occasion and £2000 on another occasion. She had to fight very hard to get this money back off the HSBC, It took months in the end. It does make you wonder what's going on with them

I am with one of the bigger banks now, I had £1051 taken out of a personal account and spent in Turkey, I was working in Aberdeen that day. That bank actually phoned me to tell me what had happened, they apologised to me for authorising it and put the money back before the end of the day. I was impressed, and stunned tbh.

Similar to your other story about inheritance, I paid 15k in once (in an ice cream box for added effect lol)...no one asked me a single question, even though I had to proof with me where it came from I was not asked a single question, they just counted and paid it in.... :/

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pilgrims, I am employed by a bank. If you are upset about their treatment, send a registered letter of complaint and threaten to close your account. They will panic. It may not sound like they panic, but panic they will.

Edited to remove image of my fat-ass boss. lol

Edited by Eldorado
5 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am with one of the bigger banks now, I had £1051 taken out of a personal account and spent in Turkey, I was working in Aberdeen that day. That bank actually phoned me

Barclays? I once sent some money to my sister in the States online. I was amazed they called me within a day and asked if I knew about the transaction, made me feel a lot safer too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

they could not provide evidence of why they wanted it

Is it customary for Banks to demand to know that, or does it sound fishy to anyone else?

Pilgrims, I am employed by a bank. If you are upset about their treatment, send a registered letter of complaint and threaten to close your account. They will panic. It may not sound like they panic, but panic they will.

Edited to remove image of my fat-ass boss. lol

evil_zps7140f7fe.png

?

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We ask our customers about the purpose of large cash withdrawals when they are unusual and out of keeping with the normal running of their account. Since last November, in some instances we may have also asked these customers to show us evidence of what the cash is required for.

The reason being we have an obligation to protect our customers, and to minimise the opportunity for financial crime. However, following feedback, we are immediately updating guidance to our customer facing staff to reiterate that it is not mandatory for customers to provide documentary evidence for large cash withdrawals, and on its own, failure to show evidence is not a reason to refuse a withdrawal. We are writing to apologise to any customer who has been given incorrect information and inconvenienced.

Honestly what it sounds like to me is that they are trying to collect as much interest as possible off monies depositied. Insurance companies do the same thing in the states when they deny to pay a large bill; they wanna keep making money off that money, so they're not happy to let large amounts of it go. They make you fight for them to pay.

If I walked into my bank here to withdraw money and they gave me this type of static, I wouldn't be their customer anymore.

Just another 'thing' in a long list that has cause the decline of HSBC over the last few years.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Barclays? I once sent some money to my sister in the States online. I was amazed they called me within a day and asked if I knew about the transaction, made me feel a lot safer too

Yes it was, which is why I keep my personal account with them. Alliance and Leicester were great too, and handled my business account etc...Santander took them over and I must say their customer care is nowhere near the same, i'm not impressed with them at all.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

H.S.B.C. doesn't that stand for HongKong. Singapore, Banking Corporation, they bought out what used to be the Midland Bank. Oh well.

Barclays refused to let me pay a credit card amount because it wasn't their C.C.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whose money do these banks think it is? They are being far too proprietary about other people's funds which they are being paid to hold safely for them and not to be nosey about what folk are doing with them.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I heard there were some technical Problems yesterday involving.oh, all sorts of Banks. Llloyds, TSB, Halifax, I think were among them. They say it was a technical fault or Difficulty, but ,ight it be the start of a Conspiracy or Plot? :unsure2: -->

Lloyds says 'card problems fixed'

Edited by Colonel Rhubarb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 1

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.