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PostSubject: Bank take over   Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:28 am

i have an account in the uk with the royal bank of scotland, they have informed me that my branch is either closing or being taken over by santander, over 300 branches will be affected. so next year my account will be with santander. no problem really.

i rang the new bank and asked if i was eligible for the £100 which every new customer recieves, they said no, i was not the client, rbs was the client. i said this was rather unfair not having been given any choice in the matter.

he said, if i close my account before the take over and open a new account with them i will get the £100. so thats what im going to do. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: Bank take over   Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:39 am

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i have an account in the uk with the royal bank of scotland, they have informed me that my branch is either closing or being taken over by santander, over 300 branches will be affected. so next year my account will be with santander. no problem really.

i rang the new bank and asked if i was eligible for the £100 which every new customer recieves, they said no, i was not the client, rbs was the client. i said this was rather unfair not having been given any choice in the matter.

he said, if i close my account before the take over and open a new account with them i will get the £100. so thats what im going to do. <img src=" title="lol!" />

I don't bank with Santander, but the only reports I have heard about them are bad.

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PostSubject: Re: Bank take over   Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:59 am

cannot be any worse that rbs.
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PostSubject: Re: Bank take over   Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:45 pm

I've been with the Abbey/Santander for 30 years and I have never had any problems they have always been very helpful g

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PostSubject: Re: Bank take over   Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:59 pm

I have also been with the Abbey/Santander, for over 25years with no problems. g
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PostSubject: Re: Bank take over   Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:17 pm

thats nice to know, from people in the know g. my partner is with rbs too, so we will get £200, nice pocket money for my trip back to the uk. g s H
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PostSubject: Re: Bank take over   Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:35 pm

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I've been with the Abbey/Santander for 30 years and I have never had any problems they have always been very helpful g

I was with the Abbey for many many years as soon as they hooked up with Santander they became rubbish. As a Building Society the Abbey was fine as a Bank forget it

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PostSubject: Re: Bank take over   Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:31 pm

9 years now with them and they get thumbs up from me g
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PostSubject: Re: Bank take over   Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:12 pm

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Ahh have a read of this

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£100 offer: You are not eligible for this offer if you currently hold, or have held in the past three months, any Santander UK, Alliance &
Leicester, cahoot and Cater Allen current account. Offer is only open to customers accepted for a Preferred In Credit Rate, Reward, Zero or Premium account. £100 will be paid into your new account within 3 months of account opening providing you have at least two active direct debits or standing orders (paid at least once) set up on the account within 11 weeks and have paid in at least £1,000 each month. If you do not have any direct debits or standing orders to switch you will not receive £100. Limit of one £100 switcher account per person. Offer is limited and may be withdrawn at any time. For details of our fees and interest rates visit [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or pick up a leaflet at any branch. Rates and information correct as at 08/12/2010.

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PostSubject: Re: Bank take over   Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:44 pm

santander did inform me of the terms and conditions. its no simple task today opening a bank account, in fact getting into fort knox would be easier. Im going to see them when im in the uk. g
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PostSubject: Re: Bank take over   Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:13 pm

Why don't you just go to a real Bank star.

Santander can c**k anything up. A relative of mine continually went in and complained after they could not even get a Standing Order right from one account to another. :Headbang:Needles to say she gave up and went to Barclays, not that they are the bee's knee's. HSBC had problems there but still with them after 40 years.

Too many bits in the small print. Sounds like they will give you the earth when hell freezes over [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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PostSubject: Re: Bank take over   Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:53 pm

a real bank tony :Very funny 2:are they not all the same, make a lot of money from us and keep it to themselves
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