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Just a quick story. 2 years ago I went to a local bank with 10k from my personal safe. I wanted to buy a multi-family investment property. The 10k was the down payment. I sit down in the loan officers office and he asks me what kind of down payment I will have. I placed the money on his desk. He then takes it puts it through a counter and it gets banded. He then hands me a form to declare how that money was appropriated. I asked him whst this was for and he says that it's law that all money over 5k be declared. I then tell him that it is from my personal savings. A concerned look came across his face as he put his hands on top of my money and began sliding it towards him. While he was pulling he said something about the patriot act. At this time I very forcibly placed my left hand on his hands and my money and unsnapped my colt with my right. I am very aware of how that situation could have escalated but I was willing to escalate the situation if necceassry. He let me leave the bank with my money. I am not one to go all John Wayne. I am level headed and calm for the most part. This however was different. I saw red. Almost a PTSD like reaction from the bubble burst of 2008. Needless to say I did not get a loan with that bank. There was a credit union more then willing to take my money and give me a mortgage.
Hypocritical of them seen as they were the ones who were involved with drug cartels and money laundering or some such nefarious actions. I can't remember what it was at the time.
edit on 25/1/14 by Kram09 because: typos
Well if one bank does this and gets away with it, who is to say the others wont try. Maybe it is just an experiment to gauge the people. No matter the reason it's wrong..............just wrong.
reply to post by stargatetravels
Just HSBC I think....hope also.
I know generally for withdrawals over £2000 you have to order it as they don't keep that kind of money onsite.
You have to give them a day or two notice.
But asking why you want it? Thsts crazy.
It's like when you want to cancel your account or change companies for anything, they grill you and make the process very difficult.edit on 25-1-2014 by stargatetravels because: (no reason given)
i went in the other day to withdraw about 5k , was asked what it was for and i replied
"im on vacation, so i want to go out to the local casino and play some poker and then after that im going to order in some hookers and have a threesome, do i need to get a quote from the prostitutes?"