Whatever your thoughts about Nigel Farage, his recent experience with Coutts Bank should be a concern to everyone, including the bank, after details contained within Farage's subject access request support his claim the bank closed his account for political reasons rather than financial eligibility criteria. Writing in The Telegraph (main article £), Farage reveals details in the 40 pages of documents released by the bank.
In a related article, The Guardian writes how Farage has joined an "explosion in people using subject access requests."
More specifically, The Telegraph (£) reports NatWest is receiving a wave of SAR requests. Those making the requests include a Facebook group of nearly 10,000 people claiming that NatWest closed their accounts. The group are sharing templates and instructions on how to submit requests. BBC News also covered this story.
In the wake of the scandal, BBC News reports that Dame Alison Rose, Chief Executive of NatWest Group, apologised to Farage for the "deeply inappropriate" comments made about his suitability as a Coutts customer.
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