Creative and  Business Writing

Writing a letter to the bank

How can you ask your bank to transfer funds from one account to another?

Firstly, plan what to write before you start writing so you know you have included all the relevant information. For example, make sure you have all the account information the bank needs.

Secondly, keep it simple and concise. Don't write the same thing twice, and edit out any unnecessary information.

Finally, add the standard business greetings and endings. If you know your bank manager, you can write to him / her by name. (Dear Mr / Ms XX and end Yours sincerely). If you don't know the name, write "Dear Sir / Madam" and end "Yours faithfully".

Sample letter to the bank

Dear Sir / Madam

I would like to make an urgent transfer of XXXX from my current account (put in your number here) to my joint account (put in account number here). Please let me know your fee for arranging this transfer.

Account details

Current account: Number
Name of account holder: (Write the name of who has the account)
Branch address and code: (Write the bank address and any codes)

Joint account: number
Names of account holder:
Branch address and code:

Please contact me if you require any further information. My telephone number is XXXX.

Yours faithfully

Your name




Clare Whitmell is a qualified business communication trainer & has been coaching individuals and businesses for more than 20 years. She specializes in business & resume / c.v. writing and is the author of English Grammar for Busy People

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