VICTIMS of the collapsed Farepak Christmas savings scheme called on bank chiefs to do more after they predicted a big rise in profits.
Halifax Bank of Scotland, which provided banking services for Farepak's parent company, said it was on course to beat its predicted annual profit figure of £5.35bn.
The bank has been criticised for its role in the collapse of the savings scheme which saw 150,000 people lose an average of £400 each.
Those affected include scores of Huddersfield people who saved thousands of pounds with Farepak.
An appeal fund launched for the victims has raised more than £6m - with HBOS putting in £2m.
But campaigners want the bank to put up more cash following the profits prediction.
The row blew up as it emerged that gift vouchers worth £6.8m have been sent to Farepak agents for distribution to 150,000 customers who lost out when the Christmas club collapsed.
The distribution has been handled by Park Group plc.
Some 19,000 grocery hampers are being sent out to victims who placed orders for them before Farepak went into administration in October.
HBOS provided an overdraft facility to Farepak's parent company, European Home Retail.
A decision not to extend it eventually led to administrators being called in.
Labour MP Jim Devine said: "This represents over £600,000 of profit an hour - about £10,000 a minute.
"At least £30m of that is money directly from hundreds and thousands of hard-working families who have had their Christmases stolen
"I will be writing to the chief executive of Farepak asking the bank to reconsider its position."
A bank spokesman said it had "absolutely nothing to reconsider" adding: "We were not involved at all in the running of Farepak."