Interpal (a charity dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to
Palestinians) has released a copy of the letter sent by Lloyds TSB to
IBB bank to serve them a formal notice to cease all dealings of
Interpal bank accounts at IBB.
“On the November 12, Interpal received notification from their bank,
the Islamic Bank of Britain (IBB), that Lloyds TSB (their clearing
bank) has served notice on IBB to cease all dealings with Interpal.
Clearing banks are responsible for the processing of all financial
transactions and Lloyds TSB is one of the 4 clearing banks in the UK
which all high street banks must work through. The notice comes into
effect on 8 December 2008 (date subsequently revised to 30 January
2009) and has the potential to force Interpal to cease operations
early next month.
After this time “all transactions into or out of Interpal accounts
will be blocked and IBB will be at further risk of all its customer
payments being suspended”. To date, despite pressures from Lloyds,
IBB has offered Interpal its full support but it remains threatened
by Lloyds’ demands.”
Please Act now. Contact Lloyds TSB and no. 10 to protest the bank’s
unacceptable bullying to charity organisations that help the caged
Palestinians in Gaza who are being systemically and intentionally
starved to death.
Copy of the letter from Bulat Betaigiry, Lloyds TSB can be found here:
Posted on November 30, 2008 by loolt