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21/02/2013 at 13:00
I've really got to sort mine out as everything is all over the house but I was wondering how long things like credit card/bank statements should be kept for?
21/02/2013 at 13:07
I've just quickly googled and it says 6 or 7 years as thats how far disputes can go back.
Personally I don't keep any statements.
21/02/2013 at 13:22
6-7 years! Oh blimey. I think I'd rather shred the lot than keep it all. Thanks for looking SW x
21/02/2013 at 13:40
We have recently thrown out all bank statements as they just fill up boxes and it's ridiculous. It's all online anyway!
21/02/2013 at 13:45
That's true, I did the online statement thing a couple of months back. It's just rest of the statements to sort.
21/02/2013 at 13:51
I keep for 3months then bin. It gets ridiculous otherwise. Thankfully a lot of stuff is online now so tht saves a lot of paperwork!
21/02/2013 at 14:08
Lol, mine go back YEARS. I also have every pay slip I've ever had since i was 14. I'm 31. Probably time for a clear out...
21/02/2013 at 14:21
I think I've kept nearly every single bank statement I've ever had. I realise that's rather extreme and I should really have a sort out!
21/02/2013 at 15:35
i dont keep any as everything is online & regarding disputes, you can ask for statements to be reprinted
21/02/2013 at 16:00
I check mine when they come through, and file and keep for 6 months!
21/02/2013 at 20:55
That's true Twink, I had forgotten about reprints. I'm going to tackle the paperwork next week as it's getting beyond a joke here. I found another stash of papers in a cupboard, goodness knows how long it's been there!
21/02/2013 at 22:31
Mine are all filed away going back years. It did come in handy when claiming PPI as Barclays took ages to reply, but I found the statements that proved we had PPI.
It does take a while for me to get round to actually file it though. I could do with sorting it out again.
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