Scottish Daily Mail
We’ll take out our £27k rather than accept this
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.’