Sunday, 3 January 2016

Large (not) cheque received in post

I closed a savings account before Christmas, withdrawing the princely sum of £1.51 to do so. I was surprised to receive a cheque a few days later for the outstanding balance of ... wait for it ... one penny.

It must have cost more than that to print it, let alone post it to me.

I'm pleased, of course, that Santander was determined to pay me every penny it owed me, but could it not have sent me a text message suggesting that I called in to collect my money or it would be donated to charity?

Now, given that it hardly seems worth the effort to pay it in to my bank, what do you suggest I do with the cheque?

4 comments:

Neil Corbett said...

Frame it! And hang in the loo.
Kath (nb Herbie)

Vallypee said...

I agree with Kath! You realise, though, if you do that you will frustrate their efforts as that penny will remain in in their account if you don't cash it :)

nb AmyJo said...

I like the loo idea, then you can spend it.

Halfie said...

Steve/Chris, ha ha, very good! I shall have to hang it up now.

Kath, sorry I didn't get your wit until AmyJo pressed it home.