Dear Bank of England,
We understand that you hold bank accounts for individuals and organisations, including banks and financial institutions.
If this is correct, do you hold details of the account holders, and the account owners.
Thank you for your email.
The FoI Act provides a general right of access to recorded information held by a public authority. It does not require a public authority to answer general questions on a subject as is the case in this instance. As such we are responding to your request as a general enquiry.
As the central bank in the United Kingdom, our role is very different from that of high street banks. We now do little commercial banking business and we do not hold private accounts or provide banking facilities for members of the public.
You can find out more information about the banking services we offer here: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banking-...
I hope this information is helpful.
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When you contact us, the Bank of England collects information about you. This includes your name, contact details and anything you choose to disclose in your correspondence.
We use your personal data to manage correspondence and (where applicable) to respond to you. Our basis to process this data is that it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority of the Bank.
We will keep your personal data for 10 years. You can request that we no longer use your personal data, by contacting us via the website link below.
To find out more about the Bank’s approach to privacy, your data protection rights, to make a complaint, or to contact our Data Protection Officer, please see our website at www.bankofengland.co.uk/privacy
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