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Information Powers: Bank Mandates: Specimen Letter to Bank Managers

Letters sent to branch managers of banks EM10063 should be in the form set out below.

‘To: The Manager  
     
  …………………………………)  
  …………………………………) Branch of bank’
M ………has authorised me to approach you for information about his(her) financial affairs which you may possess as his(her) bankers. I enclose a copy of his(her) authority and would propose to call upon you by appointment in due course bringing with me the original authority. [Amend this sentence appropriately if one of the banks at *EM10065 is involved.]    
*    
  The matters on which I would like information when we meet are  
1. What accounts (whether open or closed) to your knowledge M …………………………. Has maintained at your branch since…………………………. ;  
2. For what period(s) particulars of the entries in these accounts are still available in the Bank’s ledgers;  
3. For what period(s) the  
  i. paying-in slips, and
ii. paid cheques  
  Are still available.  (If any documents relating to any of these accounts are about to be destroyed, please retain them until after my intended visit);  
4. What standing orders or direct debits on these accounts are (or have been) in force;  
5. Whether, so far as you can trace from your records, you have at any time  
  a. Bought or sold stocks, shares or other securities on behalf of M……………………. ;
b. Held any boxes, parcels, valuables or other securities for safe custody;  
  c. Issued any Bankers’ draft;
  d. Sold foreign currency or travellers’ cheques to M …………………………………….. ;
  e. Transferred any funds out of the United Kingdom on behalf of M ………………..… ;
  f. Had any other dealings with M …………………………………………………………. ;
6 Whether you have any knowledge of other bank accounts operated by M ………………..  otherwise than at your branch;  
7. Whether there are any other banking accounts which you have reason to believe may have a bearing on M …………………………..’s financial affairs, or to which he (she) is or has been a party or, on which he(she) is or has been entitled to sign, but about which you cannot give me information without some authority other than the present one’