Mother of four left stunned by a Lancing bank’s stance on change

FOUR young children have been left upset and confused after a bank in Lancing told their mum not to bring their pocket money into the branch anymore.

Julie Gardner-Stanbridge and her Family outside the NatWest Bank at Lancing

Julie Gardner-Stanbridge, 34, of Peveril Close, Sompting, went into the Lancing branch of Natwest last Wednesday to pay her children’s pocket money into their individual accounts, when she was told counting out the coins took too long. They said in the future she should go to Natwest in Worthing and use their change machine.

Julie said: “My children couldn’t understand why mummy was being told off for paying the money in.

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The kids were so pleased travelling to the bank with their bags of money. They thought they were millionaires with all their pennies, but they came back with a stressed mum and a bank that didn’t want their money.”

Julie took five amounts of money into the bank, one for each child, with a fifth amount of £40 to be paid across the four accounts.

For the full story see this week’s Worthing Herald, Thursday, July 4.