Formal IELTS Letter to a Bank

by Sachin
(Melbourne, Australia)

You have received a letter from your bank, asking you to acknowledge receipt of a new bank card. However, the card was missing from the envelope.

Write a letter to the bank's head office. In your letter:

- explain why you are writing
- express concern about the missing card
- ask them what they intend to do

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear __________


Dear Sir,

I am writing to you in regard to a letter which I have received this week from your bank. In this letter I have been asked to acknowledge the receipt of my new bank card. I have received this letter but surprisingly the card is missing from the envelope. I anticipate that it happened because of an administrative error but there are fair chances that the card has been misplaced or stolen in the transit.

There were 5000$ deposited in the bank account which is linked to that card. As a precaution I have already transferred this amount to my other saving account. Firstly, I request you to cancel that lost card on urgent basis so in worst case scenario if it is stolen then it may not be misused by anyone. Secondly I would like to know about the procedure to get another card. This time I would prefer to visit your nearest branch and collect this card by hand.

I hope that you would do the needful on urgent basis. Please do not hesitate to contact me in this regard.

Yours faithfully

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Mar 16, 2016
some grammatical errors and formal words are missing
by: Anonymous

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this in regard to a letter that I have received this week from your bank. In this letter I have been asked to recognize the proof of my new bank card, but surprisingly the card was missing from the envelope. I anticipate that it might happened because of an administrative error but there are fair chances that the card has been misplaced or stolen in transit.

There were $5000 deposited in the bank account that was linked to that card. As a precaution, I have already transferred that amount to my other savings account. To avoid any theft, firstly, I would like to request you to cancel the lost card on prompt basis so in worst case scenario if it is stolen then it may not be misused by anyone. Another request is, I would like to know about the procedures to get another card and this time I would prefer to visit the nearest branch and collect it personally.

I expect that you would do the needful on urgent basis. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further inquiry.

Yours faithfully

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