SIR - Post Office card accounts should not stop. We pensioners were offered these accounts when benefit books were phased out, and there was no mention of the cards being a temporary measure.

Forcing pensioners to open a bank account just plays into the hands of the powerful banks - First Direct has already shown its apparent contempt for customers who will only be able to deposit small amounts, such as their old age pension.

Mr N Backhouse, Fountain Drive, Liversedge