Scottish Daily Mail

We’ll take out our £27k rather than accept this

- Sunderland

LINDA and Joe McCauley have been buy­ing Premium Bonds since 1963 but are now con­sid­er­ing cash­ing in their en­tire £27,500 in­vest­ment.

In those f i ve decades the cou­ple have won at least £25 in most of the prize draws and some­times £50 or even £500.

But they have no in­ter­est in man­ag­ing their f i nances or hand­ing over their bank ac­count de­tails online.

The cou­ple do own an iPad but use it only for Skype calls with their daugh­ter in Canada.

When Mrs McCauley, 76, dis­cov­ered NS&I would be phas­ing out prize cheques last month, she tried to call to ask if she could con­tinue re­ceiv­ing them.

But af­ter 45 min­utes on hold the re­tired nurse gave up and is now plan­ning to send a let­ter to the sav­ing arm’s head­quar­ters in Sun­der­land.

The great-grand­mother of five, from Lin­coln, said: ‘I am not go­ing to have any­one forc­ing me to do some­thing that I don’t want to do.

‘I might have an iPad, but I wouldn’t f eel com­fort­able putting my bank de­tails into a website and NS& I should re­spect that.’

 ??  ?? Left be­hind: Linda and Joe McCauley won many prizes
Left be­hind: Linda and Joe McCauley won many prizes

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