Stop banks freezing accounts leaving people without money to buy food

Stop banks freezing accounts leaving people without money to buy food

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Tricia Roseby/Henderson started this petition to Borris Johnson

I would like to raise the issue surrounding the impact of banks freezing their customers accounts without notice. I have experienced this and have read that it is happening to thousands of innocent customers. People are being left without enough money to pay their rent or mortgage and when approached the banks stay silent. This is all done under the guise of suspicious activity but even when this is proved to be unfounded the banks do not even apologise. How can people be left without the very basics to keep living? People are being left without money to buy food. I have read that they are being told to go to Food banks for help. The very least the government can do is legislate that customers are allowed a minimum amount to enable them to keep a roof over their head and food for their family - not too much to ask surely? There is also the issue of compensation if the bank get it wrong. I believe it is possible that this may also be a cause of homelessness. If people cannot access their wages and therefore are unable to pay their rent, how long do their landlords allow them to stay? THE BANKS DO NOT SUFFER, they allow payments into the account to continue. People are therefore working for a wage they cannot access. Please sign this petition.

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