Barclays refuses to pay the balance amount of British expats living in Italy which was closed due to Brexit.
A British expat living in Italy has said that Barclays refuses to pay the leftover income of his mother’s account which was closed due to Brexit. The British expat’s mother had a Barclays account for 40 years and Barclays had closed the bank account due to Brexit.
He said all his efforts to get the balance amount of £4,000 has failed despite many attempts made to Barclays. The British expat was then asked to pay the balance amount into her Italian account, but that never happened.
Even after many calls and requests, there was nothing done, The British expat even sent the documents via DHL, He also asked his friend living in the UK to deliver it to Barclays in hand, but there was no effect.
One of the major outcomes of Brexit is the UK bank's closure of British expats accounts living across the EU. It's a major headache for all those affected.
After the case raised by the British expat living in Italy, Barclays did move really quickly and resolved the problem, and the money was paid into expats mother's Italian bank account in few days.
Barclays has sincerely apologized for the delays.