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Sample Letters
Letter to Financial Institution Cancelling a Direct Debit Authority

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[Your name and address]

[write Date here]

The Manager
[Name of bank, building society or credit union]
[Name of branch]

Dear Manager,


My/Our account name:

Account No.________________

I/We wish to cancel the direct debit to [name of merchant] from my/our account effective / / [insert date]/immediately. [Delete one] Please ensure that any direct debits from that merchant are not deducted from my account. [for credit cards only]In further, I attach a copy of my letter to the merchant withdrawing my authority to direct debit my credit card.

Yours faithfully,





Your address:

*All account holders must sign