7th June 2016 – Reports have reached UK Shooting News that Barclays Bank is “randomly surveying” rifle clubs – and demanding they hand over lists of members’ names and addresses.
A post on the ever-popular UK Fullbore Target Rifle Facebook page alerting the licensed firearms community to the bank’s activity says, in part, the bank demanded from a club official “all the names of my club members names and addresses and wanted to see my home office certification and FACs”.
As press offices don’t normally bother offering a comment of any value on stories such as this at their outset – it’s either a dismissal or a polite denial – there’s not much point in UKSN asking Barclays what’s going on.
Affected Barclays customers, however, may wish to take the bank to task.
Have you been targeted by your bank, or has your club been subject to inappropriate demands? You can contact UKSN’s author in confidence from the link above.