DAUGHTER FORCED BY RBS TO PROVE HER FATHER’S DEATH OVER JUST £6 – As Bank bosses from the RBS recent received vast bonus payouts, even though the taxpayer is picking up the tab as the RBS loses hundreds of millions, some people are wondering what types of people could stoop so low as to hound a grieving daughter over a £6 debt – I guess that would be a banker.
Siobhon Peers, 31 lost her father in October 2011 to bone cancer. After his cremation she started receiving letters from the RBS claiming that her father owed the bank £6. At first Siobhon, in her distress and grief, simply dismissed the letter but it wasn’t long before she received another.
All in all Siobhon received no less than 20 threatening letters over the £6 debt and despite sending them a copy of her father’s death certificate and asking them to close the account the RBS refused to accept the copy of the death certificate as proof and insisted that the original was supplied.
As the threaten letters continued to arrive so did the demand for more cash as the £6 debt grew with charges of late payment and interest to a staggering £625.
At that point Siobhon had reached the end of her patience and marched into her local branch with the original copy of her father’s death certificate and his ashes and announced, in front of a stunned queue of customers; “You wanted proof my dad is dead, well here he is. I’ve brought him along with me.”
Siobhon pointed out that since his death some 18 months ago she had tried to close the account but the bank refused to do so before I could prove he was dead. Initially the RBS asked for a copy of his death certificate, which Siobhon duly send, however as the letters mounted up with demands of proof and ever larger payments the situation became too much to bear.
Eventually the bank manager did agree to see Siobhon and close her father’s account, but it wasn’t long before another letter arrived from the bank demanding payment.
The RBS has since explained the situation and apologies to Siobhon stating that it is standard procedure in order to recover a bad debt.
If you ever thought that our bankers and banking system couldn’t get any more despicable than fleecing the public it is now crystal clear that their lack of morals will even allow them to target the relative of those who have lost loved ones; and all the while continue to award themselves huge pay bonuses for failing to do their jobs – at the expense of the taxpayer of course.