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Krautophile
Dresden & Hunts,
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icon26 Mar 2018 19:49
Anyone use them? Just had about enough of my bank and am looking to change. The blurb you see about Metro seems good. Open 7 days a week...blah blah.

Come anyone had bad experiences with them?
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----KK----
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icon26 Mar 2018 19:56
No help with Metro I'm afraid.

I'm with the Co-Op (and despite their own financial issues of late) they give very good service. You can pay cheques in and withdraw cash in any Post Office (there are generally more Post Offices around than any banks).

If you have an issue with something you bought on a credit card they are helpful at sorting it out (unlike the tossers at our previous bank) .:thumbup:
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Krautophile
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icon26 Mar 2018 19:57
I'm with the Co-op currently and they have just stitched me up £10 to take €200.00 out of a machine in Spain. Severally pissed off by that!
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jaguartvr
Englefield Green,
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icon26 Mar 2018 20:24
First Direct

First class service, can't fault them
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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
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icon26 Mar 2018 20:39
jaguartvr:
First Direct

First class service, can't fault them



:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Been with them for 30 years I think, faultless.
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Hydrocarbonharry
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icon26 Mar 2018 21:46
We use Metro as a business bank ............our nearest branch is Reading we run our manufacturing company in Devon .....Der........I understand private banking is very good though apart from a lack of branches
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Gladtobebackontwowheels
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icon26 Mar 2018 22:13
russ999rocket:
jaguartvr:
First Direct

First class service, can't fault them



:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Been with them for 30 years I think, faultless.


So have I, never had an issue. :thumbup::thumbup:
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Krautophile
Dresden & Hunts,
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icon27 Mar 2018 07:29
Hydrocarbonharry:
We use Metro as a business bank ............our nearest branch is Reading we run our manufacturing company in Devon .....Der........I understand private banking is very good though apart from a lack of branches


Cheers :thumbup::thumbup: Lack of branches does not concern me. I currently bank with the Co-op and they are not exactly gifted with branches in every town.

Metro do though have branches in both Cambridge & Peterborough exactly the same as the Co-op. My intention is to have on-line banking; therefore hardly ever needing to go into a branch.
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Flappytabs
Derbeeeshire,
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icon27 Mar 2018 08:15
Ive been with Lloyds forever.......Never really had an issue
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X-Man
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icon27 Mar 2018 09:32
C0-op has online banking.....We use nationwide and have for years with no problem (Co-op used for business banking).
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Andy
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icon27 Mar 2018 12:59
Hydrocarbonharry:
We use Metro as a business bank ............our nearest branch is Reading we run our manufacturing company in Devon .....Der........I understand private banking is very good though apart from a lack of branches


They have a Branch in Newbury if that's nearer/easier for you?
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----KK----
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icon27 Mar 2018 13:20
Krautophile:


Metro do though have branches in both Cambridge & Peterborough exactly the same as the Co-op. My intention is to have on-line banking; therefore hardly ever needing to go into a branch.

If the only issue you have had with the Co-Op is a one £10 charge then I'd stick with them.
You could get another card for foreign travel that offers a better deal (like a https://transferwise.com/ card). I've banked with them for business and private for over 20 years and haven't stepped into a branch for at 5 years. All done online (I use my phone if I'm out) and pay cheques into the nearest Post Office who handled them on behalf of the Co-Op. What more do you need in a bank?
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X-Man
North Lincs,
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icon27 Mar 2018 14:55
We use a prepaid card (Caxton) for travelling; you win some you lose some but its usually cheaper than changing cash and more convenient. If it runs out abroad its dead simple to load some more on as well.
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Manga
Staffs,
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icon27 Mar 2018 17:21
I switched earlier this year to B bank, £250 cash paid as a gift to me.
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TRIP
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icon27 Mar 2018 17:44
There’s a few good banks in Nigeria ????.:thumbup:
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Krautophile
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icon27 Mar 2018 18:09
Manga:
I switched earlier this year to B bank, £250 cash paid as a gift to me.



I had to look that up...
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Nick
Birley Edge,
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icon27 Mar 2018 21:02
We've been with Yorkshire Bank for 20+ years. Can't fault them.

Not much use in Peterboghorror though!:lol:
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Henpecked
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icon28 Mar 2018 20:42
Once upon a when I was a Business Manager for a high street bank. When I left the first thing everyone asked was which is the best bank.

The honest answer was the one where the staff look after you. Forget the name over the door make sure they have good people inside.

Having said that I think I've stepped into a branch less than a dozen times in the last 18 years. (Always met old colleagues in the pub we used to use). Went in recently to pay in a cheque (thanks N power scum) and there wasnt a cashier in sight the only employee available had to show me how to pay it into the machine :blush::blush::blush::blush:
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Hydrocarbonharry
South West,
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icon02 Apr 2018 00:25
Andy:
Hydrocarbonharry:
We use Metro as a business bank ............our nearest branch is Reading we run our manufacturing company in Devon .....Der........I understand private banking is very good though apart from a lack of branches


They have a Branch in Newbury if that's nearer/easier for you?




Im not sure Newbury is nearer to me than Reading i will have to get the 595 out and go for a ride.................perhaps ill take the Transit instead at least i will be able to walk afterwards....but thanks for the advice...
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