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Halifax Bank, Just Had To Jump Through Hoops To Get My Money Out

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What is it about the Halifax bank, it just took me the best part of an hour to tranfer 15K out of their bank.

It's like, and i'm not suggesting this is the case, the banks dont like you moving your own money oput of them.

Needless to say, the bloke on the phone got an ear bashing.

I am sick of the bankers.

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Why keep your money in a 0% yielding bank when gold & silver also pay 0%?

Good point :lol:

It was 3% before the bond matured. I was moving it elsewhere to get 2%.

Still gold, cant loose on shiny yellow stuff.

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Still gold, cant loose on shiny yellow stuff.

Or lose on it either ;)

The PM subforum is a bit quiet these days...

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Can the mods keep these anecdotals off the main forum and in the anecdotals section?

Ta.

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Oh right, you were insulting me, Thanks.

LOL love it

Personally I welcome all posts - HPC is a bit of deadzone these days, presumably because everyone has gone to Enfield.

Edited by norseraider

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Oh right, you were insulting me, Thanks.

I've not been posting much lately, so you are probably just seeing the nuggest of BS rather than across the board BS.

I'd hate to see it when you're posting "much".

Really? Hight Street bank are not very good? Hardly a shock, is it?

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In Nationwide they literally have a hoop round back you have to jump through. Note this is anecdotal.

I can vouch for that anecdote.

As the man above says, HPC has gone a bit quiet.

Everyone must be out buying houses at 2007+30% prices.

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LOL love it

Personally I welcome all posts - HPC is a bit of deadzone these days, presumably because everyone has gone to Enfield.

Eh? Is that a euphemism? It ought to be.

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I've just transferred a substantial sum from the UK / Sterling (prior to the post election meltdown) and its gone missing somewhere. Currently bank checking down back of sofa, cardboard box where they keep money etc. :-(

aggghhh banks!

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spoke to sending and destination banks. The sum was too large for them to accept!!!! So they've now returned it less charges for refusing the transfer. Pffff! I wonder whether you are better having the cash in a safe as you seem to have so much trouble getting your hands on it once banks own it.

Edited by davidg

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'They' have to finance the latest round of sickening TV adverts, hiding behind messages of subliminal winning life style choices, all BS and no substance. Does seem to be rather a lot of of these new Banker ads recently.

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I can vouch for that anecdote.

As the man above says, HPC has gone a bit quiet.

Everyone must be out buying houses at 2007+30% prices.

Yes, I just bought 2, bargains, both in Enfield! Far too busy renovating, for HPC now :P They double in price every 10 years or so (or half :P), don't you know :P

Edit: sorry I just need to add some extra :P:P:P:P to show that I'm joking, in case the count thinks I'm a troll ;)

Edited by renting til I die

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i had the same trouble with lloyds 3 months ago. ended up taking person cheque to another bank and paying it in. Easier than dealing with the bank

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I've just transferred a substantial sum from the UK / Sterling (prior to the post election meltdown) and its gone missing somewhere. Currently bank checking down back of sofa, cardboard box where they keep money etc. :-(

aggghhh banks!

===

spoke to sending and destination banks. The sum was too large for them to accept!!!! So they've now returned it less charges for refusing the transfer. Pffff! I wonder whether you are better having the cash in a safe as you seem to have so much trouble getting your hands on it once banks own it.

aggh, currently 3 grand missing as the destination bank who refused the transfer exchanged the money into euros refused the transfer then exchanged back into gbp before refunding and the exchange rate moved against me ! So they say. Will see how much I can recover. That's all my interest on the cash I earned gone.

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Just as a counter-anecdote, last week I rocked up to my bank and withdrew £5k in cash with no notice and not a batted eyelid from the girl serving me. She needed additional ID (I had my passport as I expected this), and it took her maybe 5-7 mins to get the 50s together, counted and in an envelope.

I was NOT asked why I needed the cash.

I was NOT taken into a back room.

I was NOT quizzed by multiple members of staff.

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Just as a counter-anecdote, last week I rocked up to my bank and withdrew £5k in cash with no notice and not a batted eyelid from the girl serving me. She needed additional ID (I had my passport as I expected this), and it took her maybe 5-7 mins to get the 50s together, counted and in an envelope.

I was NOT asked why I needed the cash.

I was NOT taken into a back room.

I was NOT quizzed by multiple members of staff.

Great, why should you be asked! It's none of their business. Sounds like how a bank should be working.

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