Cyprus Mail

Barclays sends out new PIN units for accounts about to be closed

IN what has been branded as a “ridiculous” move, Barclays has sent out new PIN ‘sentry units’ to client Clive Flisher so he can access his online account, despite the fact that it will be closed down in under two weeks.

Following Barclays’ move to introduce a minimum £100,000 threshold for clients in Cyprus that will come into effect on September 11, Flisher is one the thousands of expats who will see his account closed.

This however, didn’t stop them from sending out a new PIN. Flisher already has two of them and seems to be amassing a bit of a collection. “The fact that we now have five of these is just ridiculous,” he told the Sunday Mail, as well as ironic, to say the least.

“How ridiculous can Barclays Bank get?” he wondered. A client with the bank for the past 20 years, both for personal and business use, it was not long ago he received the letter informing him his account would be closed on September 11.

After receiving the PIN sentry unit, he sent them an email saying “thank you very much from one of your very loyal customers.”

Their response outlined these were sent automatically, an apology for the way he feels “and other rubbish,” Flisher said.

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