Sample Letter for Closing an Inactive Bank Account

Many people open multiple savings account for different reasons. However, it is prudent to close unused/inactive accounts. This article provides a sample letter for closing a bank account.

Sometimes it can be observed that some people open many savings accounts in different banks. There may be various purposes behind this. Businessmen do this for the convenience of their business transactions. People who are in transferable jobs do this in various places of their posting. Many people, who change their jobs frequently, open a new savings account when they join new offices.
However, with the passage of time, many such savings accounts become inactive. Sometimes the account-holders forget about the existence of those accounts. This may create different types of financial irregularities. Sometimes the customers may forget such accounts even after accumulating a substantial amount of cash. So, it is always better to close such inoperative and inactive savings accounts. Following is a sample letter for closing a bank account to the branch manager of a bank to close such inactive savings account.

Sample Letter for Closing an Inactive Bank Account

Sub: Request to close Savings Bank Account No. {Indicate the exact Account No.}
Date: {Put the date here}

The Account-holder {Name as per the bank record}
Address {As per the bank record}

The Branch Manager
XYZ Bank {The Bank in which you have the particular inactive account}
ABC Street {Exact address}
New Delhi-11000*

Dear Sir/ Madam,
I {name of the Account holder} hold the Savings Bank Account No. {indicate the Savings Bank Account No.} in your Branch. I would further like to state that I have now transferred from Delhi and am presently posted at Agra. As a result, I no longer operate the Savings Account mentioned above, and the Account has become inactive.

In view of above, I would like to close the said Savings Bank Account with immediate effect. You are requested to close the Account and send the balance amount to my permanent address mentioned in your record by Demand Draft. I am hereby returning the unused cheque leaves issued by your bank and the Passbook.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

{Signature of the Account-holder}
{Name of the Account-holder as per bank record}

Enclo:- As indicated above.

Concluding comments

The letter to be drafted in this particular situation is more or less simple. It is expected that the sample letter for closing a bank account would serve the purpose of such Account-holders who want to close their unused/inactive Savings Accounts.

Article by Partha K.
“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.” - George Gordon Byron

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