Thursday, October 30, 2008
and waiting and waiting
A saver is still waiting for a £24,000 transferral from the UK arm of an Icelandic bank to appear in his bank account three weeks after making it. Rhys Livsey, 29, from Cardiff, withdrew the money from Kaupthing Edge a day before it was taken over by ING Direct after a financial crisis in Iceland. In an email the company told Mr Livsey his money "had been held up". A spokesman for ING Direct said the administrators were working on clearing payments from prior to the takeover. Mr Livsey, who works as a PA, told BBC News he had decided to move his money, a total of £24,067, after reading some reports of problems with the bank on the internet.