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barry1010 | 12:49 Sat 03rd Jul 2021 | Business & Finance
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Can anyone explain how I have premium bonds in my name bought four years before I was born? As far as I know, these bonds cannot be transferred.

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But they can be cashed in.
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Yes, they can but then I wouldn't have the premium bonds entered in the draw every month - and I do
You could contact NS & I and ask them how you issued premium bonds before you were born.Better to know in case you get a big win,

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I think I'll have to, danny, although they haven't won even the smallest prize in all these years
It would be interesting to know how it happened.
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Yes, maybe the rules about transferring them changed since they were first released.
do you have the original bonds.
If not maybe when they computerised manual records they kep't he process simple by using set dates or maybe they misskeyed it?
If there originals was there a relative maybe dad with same name or could there of been a older barry who died as a baby?
Maybe you are 4years older than you think you are?
Your parents may have bought them for a future child, or it is a mistake by NS&I.
I think Bobbinwales has it. When old style records are transferred to modern computer systems, often general dates are used rather than accurate specific ones.
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I am the only Barry in the family. I do have an older sister that died when she was 2 but that was years before premium bonds were released.
I do have the original bonds.
I will phone them up
08085 007 007
Let us know what they say please Barry - if you can get through
Off course they might refuse to speak to you for security reason's if you get the date of birth question 'wrong'!!
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Puzzle solved. The bonds I have are not the originals as I thought but duplicates. When they digitised old bonds they didn't know when the original bonds were issued so used a placeholder date - 1st January 1957.
I have been assured that the bonds are mine and were sold after I was born.

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