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I have read online that "Yours sincerely" is British English and "Sincerely yours" is American English.

Is this true?

Or is the difference in formality? I think the first one is more formal and the second one should be used with people you know more (for example colleagues from the same company who know each, but are not friends outside of work).

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I would agree with your findings, although they both seem to go out of fashion in the US.

Have a look at WikiPedia.

British English:

American English:

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