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Shock at 84m overdraft extension

Kaylie Coomber
The letter came as "a bit of a shock"

A careworker from Gloucestershire who asked her bank for a 50 overdraft to MOT her car was shocked to discover her overdraft had been extended to 84m.

Kaylie Coomber, 20, from Highnam, received the letter from Alliance and Leicester confirming her new account limit last week.

It read: "We are pleased to confirm an arranged overdraft limit of 84,480,090.00."

The bank has apologised for the mistake calling it an "unfortunate incident".

Miss Coomber, a careworker at the National Star college near Cheltenham, said she had previously phoned the bank asking them to extend her overdraft in the run up to Christmas.

"It's been hard this month with Christmas and I've got a lot of birthdays this month and I have my car tax and my car's just failed its MOT and I had a high phone bill," said Ms Coomber.

"When I received this letter it was a bit of a shock," she said.



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