Ive been using Alliance and Leicester for just over a year now, moved from smile internet banking as they were charging me fees left right and centre. Not had any problems with A&L, I also got £100 for moving all my direct debits over to them.
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I had this the other day A&L automated system phoned me asking me to confirm the moneybookers upload to my new $ moneybookers account just varies from bank to bank, i also have had no problems with natwest yet either.
Originally Posted by CountryLad
Bumping this as my account has been locked for yet another false alarm. It wouldn't really be a problem if they looked at the account within a reasonable amount of time, as looking at it is all they need to do to see that it's a false alarm, but based on the previous events I expect that I'm now snookered for at least today, and possibly tomorrow as well. There is no way of contacting anyone who can do anything about it - you just have to wait.
All I can say is that I don't recommend using an HBOS account because of their lack of interest in releasing accounts after false alarms.
First Direct are really really good on this, you can get things done 24/7. They may have some fees for currency charges etc etc but its a small price to pay for the all ground great service they provide IMO.
Originally Posted by CountryLad
Have a plan and stick to it
As I've only just started I've been reading round a few bookies T&C's.
Betfair and paddypower both say:
"7. Due to abuse of free bet promotions, customers who deposit using Neteller or Moneybookers will not be eligible for any offer." - paddy power
betfair had a message say something along the same lines when I was about to deposit via moneybookers.
So my question is, what's the best bank account to use for MBing?
I think most current accounts are much of a muchness when it comes to MBing. The only issues to think about really are whether you'll be doing overseas transactions and whether or not the bank will get sniffy about gambling transactions.
Originally Posted by MrGooner08
For Euro/USD/overseas transactions from GBP Nationwide flex used to be the best account to have - however that's changing from November when they introduce a 2% fee for overseas transactions so no longer any good.
I've used Lloyds for some time and find them very good for current account services. I've had a number of transactions declined via debit card but usually I get a call within minutes to confirm whether or not I made the transaction and after that it will go through OK.
See the thread above though for more info maybe there's more on bank accounts - or browse through these threads perhaps:
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Just thought I'd add my experiences:
Having read around, I went for nationwide flexaccount (mainly for the lack of charges/commission with euros, not that I've got anywhere near that MB wise)
Anyway, I must have applied in early July on their website - nothing for the next two weeks. So rang them up - "You were supposed to have received a form to sign - please go to your local branch and they can send it to us"
So I did, pretty much the day after the phone call - signed the form, gave them proof of ID etc. Nothing again for 2 weeks. Turns out the branch had sent the form to the wrong address.
So I've now filled in three of those forms over the past week, and am hoping that they finally get round to opening my account tomorrow...
Seem to be great customer service in store, but they've done a worse than awful job trying to open my account
I find smile are good as well. I know a poster above said he didn't like them, but I've had no problems. I had a couple of payments blocked (few £hundred to Betfair etc) but they have an automated phone system that calls you a few minutes after the failed deposit to confirm your identity and the transaction, then it goes through fine. I haven't used them for foreign books yet though so can't report on that front.
Originally Posted by Andy
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