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opening bank account or cashing a cheque without an address

(8 Posts)
lilyplant Thu 27-Aug-09 07:06:05

How on earth can someone who doesn't have a bank account already and is homeless and isdue to receive some money soon, meant to claim their money? They can't open an account without an address and to go to a cash chequeing place they need a bill or letter dated within the last 8 weeks!

MaryBS Thu 27-Aug-09 12:32:18

If its benefits, can it be paid by Girocheque? Only certain government benefits can be paid like this, but you can cash them at a PO and don't need a bank a/c.

ruddynorah Thu 27-Aug-09 12:34:18

where is the money coming from? could it be made out to someone else who does have an account?

lilyplant Thu 27-Aug-09 12:35:38

its for someone who has been let money in a will

MaryBS Thu 27-Aug-09 12:37:06

Can they be paid in cash, or is it a big amount?

I have insured money I sent through the post, which is cheaper than postal orders (which is the other option of course).

lilyplant Thu 27-Aug-09 12:39:42

not possible to pay on cash as different ends of country

MaryBS Thu 27-Aug-09 15:06:36

Not even if you insure it? That is what the PO recommended to me, but then I was only sending £100.

shigella Thu 27-Aug-09 20:26:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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