As an international student in Sweden, you have an account with a local bank. The monthly bank transfer you receive from your parents has been delayed this month due to an error at your parents’ bank.
Write a letter to your bank. In your letter:
- introduce yourself and ask for a loan
- say why you need the money
- tell how you intend to pay back the money
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Band 8 IELTS essay sample
Dear Sir or Madam,
My name is Sarath and I am an international student at the University of Sweden and I have a student account in your bank with IN986 customer ID. I would like to inform you that my parents had transferred some money to your bank yesterday. Unfortunately, due to some technical error, the transaction could not be completed from the originated bank. Therefore if you could grant me a short term loan, it will be really appreciable.
Next Friday, June 17th, is the last date for paying the examination fee for the fourth semester. If I am unable to pay this amount before the due date, I will not be able to write the exam. Therefore, I am humbly requesting you to consider my request favorably.
I would like to inform you that the loan will be paid back as soon as my parent’s money gets / is credited to my account. I was told by the manager of the originating bank that the error would be resolved within 2 months.
Eagerly awaiting your kind reply to proceed further
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