“Stephen Cotton went to his local HSBC branch this month to withdraw £7,000 from his instant access savings account to pay back a loan from his mother.
“A year before, he had withdrawn a larger sum in cash from HSBC without a problem.
“But this time it was different, as he told Money Box: ‘When we presented them with the withdrawal slip, they declined to give us the money because we could not provide them with a satisfactory explanation for what the money was for. They wanted a letter from the person involved.’
“Mr Cotton says the staff refused to tell him how much he could have: ‘So I wrote out a few slips. I said, “Can I have £5,000?’ They said no. I said, “Can I have £4,000?” They said no. And then I wrote one out for £3,000 and they said, “OK, we'll give you that.'"
“He asked if he could return later that day to withdraw another £3,000, but he was told he could not do the same thing twice in one day.”
Yeah, it’s at fark.com.