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Paul Potts Gets Revenge On Barclays

by | 9th, July 2007

BARCLAYS has lost a customer. Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts has decided to change banks.

The day after Potts won the dubious talent show, the chubby everyman was £15 overdrawn at his bank. With direct debits due, the 36-year-old asked Barclays for a £500 overdraft to tide him over. Yet despite his burgeoning fame and beckoning wealth, the bank refused his request.

Says the Port Talbot crooner: “I could not believe it. Barclays refused to give us a £500 overdraft for three fays. They were rude too. They paid one bill but charged us £30. Then they charged £35 for bouncing another two, even though we had £100,000 coming.”

With Paul Potts expected to earn millions with his ‘untrained” talent, and despite his apparent lack of confidence, directionless and low self-esteem (he was a Lib Dem Councillor), Barclays seem to have scored yet another own-goal.

“We’re in the process of changing banks,” adds Potts. “If it wasn’t for that I’d have stayed. I believe in staying loyal if there’s good service.”

Let’s see what kind of loyal and good service Potts gets from Simon Cowell…



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