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.
HSBC admitted it has not informed customers of the change in policy, which was implemented in November.
“Why do you want to withdraw this large amount?”
“I’m closing my account and doing business with a bank that can mind it’s own f’n business!”
I wonder how they’d react to “I am going to buy drugs from the Sinola Cartel“