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Old 26-12-2011, 3:17 PM
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Could I have a photo on it I have taken of the Hills around Shap where I live? Or is that not allowed?
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Old 28-12-2011, 4:52 PM
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Apparently personailised debit cards are not available to customers until mid Jan. Does anyone know if there is any truth in this? It might explain why every imagine I send gets rejected even though it was only a picture of some goldfish lol
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Old 28-12-2011, 5:09 PM
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Apparently personailised debit cards are not available to customers until mid Jan. Does anyone know if there is any truth in this? It might explain why every imagine I send gets rejected even though it was only a picture of some goldfish lol
A picture of a goldfish is a registered trademark of the goldfish credit card, which is probably why it got rejected.
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Old 28-12-2011, 5:16 PM
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What a money maker this is for Barclays.

Personally, i would not spend £6.50 on a debit card. My hourly wage is £6.82, so i'd have worked most of an hour to pay for that, which IMO is a total waste of money.

It doesn't surprise me that many are falling for it though. The bigwigs at Barclays will be rubbing their hands together as they cackle away.
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A picture of a goldfish is a registered trademark of the goldfish credit card, which is probably why it got rejected.
Yes not that gold fish I can assure you of that.

I even done a cat was that rejected because of topcat? lol

My other one was a drawing done by my neice that was rejected to!! unless my neice is a famous artist or something and I was unaware of it.
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Old 28-12-2011, 7:04 PM
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I got an email to say mine has been approved and it would be 5 days it was just a pic of the dog , also the email said zero charge ?


Congratulations - your Barclays Personalised Card order has been confirmed

"Thank you for using the Barclays Personalised Card Designer.
Your order has been confirmed and is now being processed. You should expect to receive your new card within the next 5 working days.

When you receive your new card, please destroy your old card by cutting it through the chip.

The fee of £0.00 will be debited from your current account and will appear on your statement.

We hope you enjoy your new card!"
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I got an email to say mine has been approved and it would be 5 days it was just a pic of the dog , also the email said zero charge ?


Congratulations - your Barclays Personalised Card order has been confirmed

"Thank you for using the Barclays Personalised Card Designer.
Your order has been confirmed and is now being processed. You should expect to receive your new card within the next 5 working days.

When you receive your new card, please destroy your old card by cutting it through the chip.

The fee of £0.00 will be debited from your current account and will appear on your statement.

We hope you enjoy your new card!"
Keep that email just in case they try and charge you unless you work for the bank.

Telephone banking seem to think the service is not available to customers until the 22/01/12. I was also shocked today that the advisor was in the UK to.
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Old 28-12-2011, 8:14 PM
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I don't like the Barclays TV adverts at the moment. Would be enough to make me close my accounts and go elsewhere, if I was with them.
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I agree with you, flock of sheep. I only keep my Barclays account open as its a donor account - something I can setup a few fake SOs on should I want to grab an incentive another bank is giving out for switching your account. Next time around I'll probably close it, too.
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Yeah... i just got the same email saying ive been accepted for a personalised card. Was just a photo of the kids.

My email also says the the fee will be £0.00 ?
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Old 30-12-2011, 8:15 PM
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Bank staff at the moment until mid-January as far as I know but then if the site is letting it go through...........
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Ordered mine
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Mine arrived today not bad for free
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Why pay £6.50 for a photograph that is hidden in your wallet most of the time... ??? What next a cashpoint that allows Facebook access for 20p a throw...

That said could i upload of picture of the HSBC Canary Wharf Tower onto the Barclay card?
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That said could i upload of picture of the HSBC Canary Wharf Tower onto the Barclay card?
No, the image guidelines state:

The image you choose for your card must not contain any of the following:
  • Reference to any bank, building society or other monetary institution;
Given that the HSBC tower has HSBC's name and logo prominently at the top, it would be rejected. Based on the guidelines, I don't think you could even have the Barclays tower in Canary Wharf, which similarly has the name and logo at the top.
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Why pay £6.50 for a photograph that is hidden in your wallet most of the time... ???
Indeed, I don't understand it either.

I did once have a 'personalised' card in the sense that it had my photo on it. That seemed like a useful security measure to me, but in reality I didn't ever see anybody checking my face against the photo (which was perhaps why the idea didn't catch on!).
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Ive ordered one. Will be interesting to see if it gets allowed through cos there is a logo on the top that someone in the pic is wearing.
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Why pay £6.50 for a photograph that is hidden in your wallet most of the time... ??? What next a cashpoint that allows Facebook access for 20p a throw...

That said could i upload of picture of the HSBC Canary Wharf Tower onto the Barclay card?
I think its great to carry a photograph of the chidren in my wallet at all times.

Also its much more hard wearing than having a standard printed photo in my wallet of the kids

Also at the moment they are not charging
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Why pay £6.50 for a photograph that is hidden in your wallet most of the time... ??? What next a cashpoint that allows Facebook access for 20p a throw...

That said could i upload of picture of the HSBC Canary Wharf Tower onto the Barclay card?
Because it's fun? And £6.50 is a pretty useless sum of money, so I'm happy enough with it. Although I went with one of the Barclays designs - a toy robot playing a drum, rather amusing I thought.
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Maybe might go for one lol
My local Barclays advisor has already got one (since staff + their family/friends get it also for free) looks nice I must say
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