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Hello, I have now officially moved abroad and no longer resident for tax purposes. I have left a correspondence address in the UK at a friend's because the customer service officer at the branch told me they couldn't keep my account alive if I had a foreign address. My friend, for his own reasons, is not very happy with receiving mail for me and is a bit paranoid about possible consequences for him.

 

You will be probably aware that Halifax gives often incorrect advise both in person and by telephone, so I wonder if anybody has a clue on how to move from here.

 

I will probably receive a couple of letters a year and in 3 years I will receive new ATM and credit cards, so this could be a problem. I would like to keep this account alive as I still do online shopping from the UK.

 

Any help will be appreciated.

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Hi

Just did a search and not much comes up but I did find this

 

http://www.banking-guide.org.uk/blog-moving-abroad-can-i-keep-my-uk-bank-account.html

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All you need to do is ask as a general enquiry. You dont need to say you are an account holder.

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All you need to do is ask as a general enquiry. You dont need to say you are an account holder.

No, with Halifax you can't. If you call Customer Service you need to input your account number. They don't give pre sales information.

 

EDIT: However I've found this:

http://international.lloydsbank.com/guidance/?WT.ac=HFX_LP_MA

 

I'll give them a call, but it looks like Lloyds would only accept international banking for deposits of over £25k a year.

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