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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'.

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.

  • Fill in your contact details, account number and any extra information you want to include in the grey shaded areas.
  • Today’s date will be added automatically.
  • Sign each letter and enclose a copy of your budget if needed.

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.

Change to joint version
You need to include the organisation name.
Name of the organisation you are writing toInclude the name of the person or creditor you are writing to.
You need to include their address.
Their address line 1Make sure you include the full address for the person or organisation. Don't forget the post code.
Their address line 2
Their address line 3
You need to include their postcode.
Their postcodeDon't forget their postcode.
You need to include your address.
Your address line 1Make sure you include your full address.
Your address line 2
Your address line 3
You need to include your postcode.
Your postcodeDon't forget your postcode.

24th November 2020

Dear Sir/Madam
Letter exercising first right of appropriation
Name of account holder:
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Make sure you include the exact name of the person who has the account.
Account No and Sort Code:
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Your account number and sort codeYou will find your account number and sort code on any paperwork from your bank.
I request that the following items be paid from the funds that are due to be deposited into the above account on
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DateInclude the date that the money will be paid into your account.
for the sum of £
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Enter the amount here.Make sure you put in the amount that is due to be paid in. This may be a cheque you are paying in or the date your wages go into the account.
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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:
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Rent or mortgage:Change this to make the payment relevant to you.
£
This field is required.
Enter the amount here.
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Council tax:You can change this if it does not apply to you.
£
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Enter the amount here.
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Any other bills:Make sure you list any other household bills you wish to cover, for example, gas or electricity.
£
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Enter the amounts here.
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
You need to include your name(s).
Include your full name