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to think this is none of her business and she shouldn't ask me questions?

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ForgetMeNot85 Sun 13-Jan-13 22:03:32

I've been saving for a cosmetic procedure done for 4 years now and finally have enough. The money is in two separate accounts.

I went into the bank to withdraw a largish sum of money from one. When the woman asks me - "what will you be spending it on?"

It's quite a personal reason of what I am spending my own money on and it's really none of her business.

Or aibu and she was just making conversation?

Passmethecrisps Sun 13-Jan-13 22:22:16

My sister worked in a bank and had to ask this for cash withdrawals I've a certain amount. Daft really - I would imagine a money laundering operation are going to have a cover story

HappyNewHissy Sun 13-Jan-13 22:22:44


I had a friend who had that done a few years back, best thing she ever did!

All the best of luck to you! smile

DoJo Sun 13-Jan-13 22:35:52

It was probably the preamble to a sales pitch for a mortgage, insurance or similar - I had the same thing when withdrawing the money for our deposit which lead to 'did you consider us for your mortgage?' and I had the pleasure of saying that I had until their mortgage adviser failed to turn up for the appointment we had. I don't think it's unreasonable to just say 'something personal' and leave it at that, but most people withdrawing a large amount of money are probably only to happy to share the good news of what they're spending it on, so it's not really unreasonable to ask even if it is just a part of her job.

Gooeyhead Sun 13-Jan-13 23:56:11

It's called "up-selling"'. When I worked in a bank we had to "make conversation" all the time.. "Ooo what you spending that on" customer replies "a holiday" us "ooo that's lovely did you know we sold holiday insurance" blah blah blah!!!!! smile

HoneyDragon Mon 14-Jan-13 00:00:18

Well you could've simply informed her you were reducing your assets grin

nokidshere Mon 14-Jan-13 00:02:10

When I withdrew a large sum of cash I( was also asked what it was for. Apparantly they have to ask - something to do with money laundering I think!

thatisall Mon 14-Jan-13 02:43:44

I think she has to ask you if you withdraw a large sum of money, the same if you deposit it. Something to do with money laundering ?

thatisall Mon 14-Jan-13 02:44:06

Anyway if that's what you want to do with your £££ be proud of it!!!!

HollyBerryBush Mon 14-Jan-13 04:47:19

Ah, they want to know if you are investing it somewhere else - then they can sell you their product.

exoticfruits Mon 14-Jan-13 05:21:54

You don't have to tell them the truth- just make something up.

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