UK customers were notified on Sep 6 2001 by e-mail, in accordance
with first-e's standard Terms and Conditions and given assistance
to either close their accounts completely or transfer their funds
into an investment account which was exclusively negotiated with
the UK subsidiary of Direkt Anlage Bank.
The accounts and balances of the small number of customers who
did not contact us or make alternative arrangements are securely
held by Banque d'Escompte in Paris (Swift banking code ESCBFRPP).
Of course this money remains the property of customers who can claim
it at any time. The transfer of the remaining balances and subsequent
account closure must be requested by signed letter or fax
which may be downloaded in either
PDF or Word
format. We regret that transfer and/or account closure requests
by e-mail cannot be accepted.
It is no longer possible to access first-e accounts on-line and
payment tools such as debit cards and cheques book have been withdrawn.
No interest will be paid on any balances by Banque d'Escompte and
fees will apply. Click here for