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Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008

Section 8: “Balance”

55.This section sets out the meaning of the term “balance”. This definition is relevant to understanding the amount of money which must be transferred to a reclaim fund and the amount which a customer is entitled to reclaim, under sections 1 and 2. It ensures that a customer is entitled to payment of their original deposit plus interest due in accordance with the terms of the original contract (less any charges which would have been deducted).

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