Sample letter

Ask your bank to pay particular bills out of your account (sole name)

​Use this letter when you need to ask your bank to pay particular bills out of your account from money you have paid in. This is known as exercising your 'first right of appropriation'.

Letter in joint names

You can choose to send a letter in your own name or in joint names. You may have a debt in joint names, or want to write to your creditors together because you have worked out a joint budget.
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21 September 2020

Dear Sir/Madam

Letter exercising first right of appropriation

Name of account holder:
Account No and Sort Code:

I request that the following items be paid from the funds that are due to be deposited into the above account on for the sum of £.

In doing this I am exercising my first right of appropriation over these funds and wish you to pay the following items. These are listed below:




I understand that any other items may be returned if there are insufficient funds available to pay them.

Please confirm that my request has been carried out.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully