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    • gradgrind
    • By gradgrind 30th Dec 09, 11:40 AM
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    Bank Coin sorting machines list - please add
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    • 30th Dec 09, 11:40 AM
    Bank Coin sorting machines list - please add 30th Dec 09 at 11:40 AM
    Hi Everyone,
    I am trying to locate a nearby bank branch coin sorting machine. I'm with FD, so called to ask. As always, customer service is ace with them, and the lady disappeared to find out how to look this up for me. First obstacle, there is no definitive list available even to staff. So, you have to specify a branch, they look it up, and read out the list of facilities. And no, it's not on the HSBC website.

    Now, since these machines are free to account holders of their respective banks, I'd expect that serious MS would want to find them and use them rather than pay the recently increased commission of 8.9% to Coinstar.

    So, please post the Bank name and Branch name if you have used a machine. If they can't work out how to tell us, we'll have to do it for them.
    Simon
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    • Lokolo
    • By Lokolo 30th Dec 09, 11:45 AM
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    • 30th Dec 09, 11:45 AM
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    • 30th Dec 09, 11:45 AM
    I put in a suggestion for one of my local branches to have one. They phoned me and said no they won't. The town has a population of 15,000. We have 2 HSBC brances. But they won't put one coin machine in them!? Annoying or what.

    There is a HSBC coin thread somewhere with machines already on there. I'll try and find it!

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=549872

    Found it. Read through that
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    • 30th Dec 09, 3:37 PM
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    • 30th Dec 09, 3:37 PM
    Complain to the chief executive Lokolo
    • anna42hmr
    • By anna42hmr 30th Dec 09, 3:41 PM
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    • 30th Dec 09, 3:41 PM
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    • 30th Dec 09, 3:41 PM
    Hi Everyone,
    I am trying to locate a nearby bank branch coin sorting machine. I'm with FD, so called to ask. As always, customer service is ace with them, and the lady disappeared to find out how to look this up for me. First obstacle, there is no definitive list available even to staff. So, you have to specify a branch, they look it up, and read out the list of facilities. And no, it's not on the HSBC website.

    Now, since these machines are free to account holders of their respective banks, I'd expect that serious MS would want to find them and use them rather than pay the recently increased commission of 8.9% to Coinstar.

    So, please post the Bank name and Branch name if you have used a machine. If they can't work out how to tell us, we'll have to do it for them.
    Simon
    Originally posted by gradgrind

    Good idea

    Natwest - Birmingham City Centre St phillips place branch (by temple row and the cathedral) has 1 in there
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    • MessyMare
    • By MessyMare 30th Dec 09, 6:50 PM
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    • 30th Dec 09, 6:50 PM
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    • 30th Dec 09, 6:50 PM
    I just take the joy in counting my coin jars, I'm obsessed with it to the point of doing everyone else's jars too
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  • rugbybabe77
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    • 30th Dec 09, 9:51 PM
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    • 30th Dec 09, 9:51 PM
    I have fond memories of counting up my dad's coins that he used to store in an old cider bottle!
    There is a coin machine in the HSBC Colchester North Station branch. It's more of a Business branch which is why I thought it was there.
    • username
    • By username 30th Dec 09, 10:04 PM
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    • 30th Dec 09, 10:04 PM
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    • 30th Dec 09, 10:04 PM
    In Surrey, the ones I know of

    Guildford (near Argos)
    Surbiton
    Kingston (both branches)

    London:

    Charing Cross
    Canary Wharf
    Covent Garden
    Fleet Street
    • johnmoney05
    • By johnmoney05 31st Dec 09, 12:16 PM
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    • 31st Dec 09, 12:16 PM
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    • 31st Dec 09, 12:16 PM
    In Surrey, the ones I know of

    Guildford (near Argos)
    Surbiton
    Kingston (both branches)

    London:

    Charing Cross
    Canary Wharf
    Covent Garden
    Fleet Street
    Originally posted by username
    Baker Street (next to the Tube station)
    • onlypaddy
    • By onlypaddy 31st Dec 09, 4:56 PM
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    • 31st Dec 09, 4:56 PM
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    • 31st Dec 09, 4:56 PM
    HSBC Chester, Eastgate street
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    • stclair
    • By stclair 31st Dec 09, 5:03 PM
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    HSBC St Annes Square - Manchester
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  • elliebobs
    Royal Bank of Scotland in Preston (Fishergate branch)
    • sulkisu
    • By sulkisu 1st Jan 10, 1:10 AM
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    HSBC - Marble Arch, London (top of Edgware Road).
  • missm29
    Natwest - Hampshire

    Portsmouth
    Cosham
    Waterlooville
    • huw01
    • By huw01 1st Jan 10, 3:29 PM
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    HSBC Wrexham Branch
    • huw01
    • By huw01 3rd Jan 10, 11:27 AM
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    Deposited what felt like a ton of coins yesterday at the coin machine in the Chester branch. It's very satisfying hearing the coins swish around in the machine and seeing the totals popping up on the screen and getting the printed receipt.

    A lot better than bagging them up myself and using a paying in book !

    The deposit also appeard on my internet banking straight away (this was a Saturday after all)

    Tip top service HSBC
    • glider3560
    • By glider3560 3rd Jan 10, 11:28 AM
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    HSBC Bristol Cabot Circus

  • Meadey
    In Surrey, the ones I know of

    Guildford (near Argos)
    Surbiton
    Kingston (both branches)

    London:

    Charing Cross
    Canary Wharf
    Covent Garden
    Fleet Street
    Originally posted by username
    Are these HSBC?

    Anyone know of central London/City Natwest Branches that offer this service?
    • p-pincher
    • By p-pincher 6th Jan 10, 9:52 AM
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    Leicester city centre, HSBC on Gallowtree gate next to the clock tower.
    • Gorgeous George
    • By Gorgeous George 6th Jan 10, 10:03 AM
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    I just take the joy in counting my coin jars, I'm obsessed with it to the point of doing everyone else's jars too
    Originally posted by ColleenPamela
    I'm with you CP. I've never used the coin counting machines (didn't realise that some banks have fee free versions) but - except for the largest quantities - I think they take away another basic counting skill.

    Give the coins to the kids to count with a small prize to the one who gets closest to the bank's machine total (make sure they wash their hands afterwards).

    GG
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    • doire
    • By doire 6th Jan 10, 10:19 AM
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    I doubt there are any near me so will the banks change all my coins or do they only change a certain number of money bags?
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