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    Hi, was just wondering if throwing away a few bank statements would be a really bad idea. I'm 18 years old and its just for a debit card, nothing is taxed or anything like that.

    To be honest, I just want to get rid of the ones that show me being in a club, would rather parent didn't see that
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    In these days a lot of statements can be viewed online with online banking, so I say no you don't have to keep them.

    However, I do recommend you do keep physical copies going back at least the last 6 months to be on the safe side of things.
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    (Original post by Zain-A)
    Hi, was just wondering if throwing away a few bank statements would be a really bad idea. I'm 18 years old and its just for a debit card, nothing is taxed or anything like that.

    To be honest, I just want to get rid of the ones that show me being in a club, would rather parent didn't see that
    You can switch off / opt out of getting paper statements. I've only ever requested them if I need proof of things like address or bank details.

    As for your original question - I throw mine away. I've only kept a credit card statement because I can't actually read the credit card number.
 
 
 
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