In the UK a pensioner lost his inheritance in the amount of 193 000 pounds (about 253 thousand U.S. dollars) due to incorrect Bank sorting code, writes the Mirror.
It is noted that the 74-year-old Peter Teich from Cambridge was to receive the inheritance after the death of his 100-year-old father. For this he gave his lawyer the correct name, address and Bank account number Barclays, but accidentally gave him the wrong sort code.
In the end, it turned out that the money was sent to another customer of Barclays, who later refused to return the money.
When Peter Teich realized his mistake, his lawyer contacted the Bank, which, according to him, promised to deal with the problem of the return of funds.
In the end, the Bank agreed to pay retiree only 46 000 pounds as compensation for legal costs and £ 750 in compensation.
Peter Teich was pleased with the decision, but criticized the behavior of the Bank.At the same time, Barclays said in a statement: “it is Obvious that in this case, we are unable to meet the high standards that Mr. Teich can expect from Barclays, and for that, we bring our sincere apologies”.