On several occasions, mainly from the US, accusations have been made that Interpal has links to terrorism. These allegations have been thoroughly investigated by the UK Charity Commission, who found no evidence to support them and reported that Interpal is a "well run and committed organisation which carries out important work in a part of the world where there is great hardship and suffering."
On Nov 12 2008, Interpal received notification from their bank, the Islamic Bank of Britain (IBB), that LLoyds TSB, their clearing bank, has served notice on IBB to cease all dealings with Interpal. Clearing banks are responsible for the processing of all financial transactions and LLoyds TSB is one of the 4 UK clearing banks, which all high street banks must work through. The notice came into effect on 8 Dec 2008, but has been subsequently revised to 30 Jan 2009, and has the potential to force Interpal to cease operations early next month.
Stand up for justice - contact LLoyds TSB and demand they reverse this outrageous decision.
Ms Gay Campbell,
Lloyds TSB Bank PLC,
25 Gresham Street,
020 7661 4778
Alternatively, visit your local branch and demand that your concerns be passed along that way - this is likely to have far more impact!