Most banks allow their customers to close their bank accounts through the mail as long as the account is in good standing. You can use WalletHub’s free template below to send closing instructions to your bank and to request a check for your remaining balance, if any.
Please note that your bank may require you to use its own account closure letter template. You may want to consult with your bank before using the one below.
Account Closing Letter
[Bank’s Street Address]
[Bank’s City, State and Zip Code]
RE: Account Closure Request
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing to inform you that I am closing my account(s) at your bank. Please close the following account(s) listed below.
This letter also confirms that I have deactivated all automatic recurring transactions on my account. Upon closure, please send a check payable to me for the remaining balance(s) and a confirmation of the account closure to the following address:
City, State & Zip Code
If you have any questions regarding this request, please contact me in writing or by phone at [Your Phone Number]. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Authorized Signature Cosigner Signature (if applicable)
Printed Name Cosigner Printed Name