What to do if the Home Office closes your current account

Measures requiring banks to check on the immigration status of existing account holders come into fo

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Measures requiring banks to check on the immigration status of existing account holders come into force today. To celebrate, the Home Office has published some brief guidance for those who, as “disqualified persons”, find their current account locked or closed. It has also updated its guidance for the banks themselves. Section 40G of the Immigration Act 2014, as amended by the Immigration Act 2016, sets out a duty on banks and building societies to close an account where instructed to do so by the Secretary of State. The duty is to close the relevant account ?as soon as reasonably practicable?. The bank or building society can delay for a reasonable...
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