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if you're moving to the uk for the first time?
i just like Natwest.
they're open on saturdays now.
The old SatWest commercials were a shocker in their day! :D
All banks open branches Saturdays now.
They have a lot of SatWest posters...
I thought it was RBOS?
Holy Bank of Scotland?
They were far more helpful to my friends who moved over here than Barclays were to me in the same situation, plus they have branches overseas, whereas Barclays, Lloyds etc. don't.
they even have a special scheme called Passport:
Unless you want African children to die, when all they've got to eat is oil, fed to them by capitalist Republicans in unenvironmental 4x4 trucks.
IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?
COS THAT'S WHAT WILL HAPPEN.
They have been nowt but trouble for me.
but to be eligible for a student account you need to have been resident in the UK for at least three years. But to have a normal current account with them you need to pay at least £800 a month into the account which I doubt I will be doing, lolz.
Same thing for pretty much every bank.
BLACK HORSE APOCALYPSE
Their terms and conditions say "Important information - read this before you apply
Student Accounts are available only to permanent UK resident students who are completing: (a) a full-time undergraduate higher education course of at least 2 years’ duration; or (b) a full-time postgraduate course, at a university or college of higher education in the UK. A permanent UK resident is someone who has been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years or more."
i got one in my second year.
anyway, they didn't charge me have any weird t&c's so....
they gave me a student account, and although they won't give me my overdraft till i'm 18 they also refuse to send you a debit card until then too. And you have to deposit £300 in one go for them to send it out to you and "activate" it.
But still, not funding gunz and stuff, which is important for a very serious serious person like myself.
How do you pay for stuff? Do you have to go in the bank and withdraw money every time?
bit of a hassle but at least it means i wont be tempted to spend overdraft straight away. It's pretty big asell, £1400
When do you turn 18? December? That's only three months. Quit yo'moaning.
but it'll be 3 months of not going out and being inferior. IN EVERY WAY.
surely you should be by now to be going to uni this year?
Weekly by mail and monthly by aggressive sales people called 'account managers', then try Lloyds TSB.
but Nationwide give you free withdrawals abroad.
because theyre like a foreign bank anyway?
us foreigners should stick together :''')
stealing your accommodation...
im glad you agree.
even down to the learning difficulties.
if not, then nationwide.
hbos and natwest have been consistently awful for customer service.
that's like a pun.
seems decent so far.
I don't know why this is but my step dad told me and he's more clued up about these things than me.
After Barclays f*cked my bum hole I switched to Smile and they've been great.
are pretty much the only international bank in the world. They have branches thou out china, the USA, Europe, Japan and Australia. (unlike barclays or natwest for example)
For me in implies stability so ur not as suseptable to local and country wide changes. Also u dont have to pay asmuch currency exchange crap if u get the right account. there internet banking is also easy to use.
its the bank of china thou so unless there economy tanks too it wont happen.
it seems alright
I would never choose Natwest because they have THE SLOWEST CASH MACHINES IN THE WORLD!
Natwest has the best deal, I think - you get a free five year railcard, which is handy if you're moving far away from home. Although they are wankers about trying to get you in debt, always pushing credit cards and overdrafts in your face..