Correspondence

1. Formal letter 

Beginning of the letter : “Dear Sir / Madam”.

Ending of the letter :

“Yours faithfully

(your name)”

2. Formal business correspondence 

Beginning of the letter : “Dear Mr / Dear Ms” + surname.

Ending of the letter :

“An early reply would be appreciated / I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.”

Yours sincerely
(your name)”

Friendly e-mail correspondence

3. Friendly correspondence 

Beginning of the letter :

“Dear (+ first name)

Just a quick note to remind you about …”

Ending of the letter : 

“With every good wish / Best wishes
(your name)”

Extra friendly:

“Thanks / Cheers
(your first name)”

In British English, “Cheers” = “Thank you and goodbye”.