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How long does a refund back onto a card take?
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slugger09
Old 03-09-2010, 11:02 AM
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Default How long does a refund back onto a card take?

Paid for an item using my Alliance and Leicester debit card, They refunded me yesterday back onto my card, the girl said it would take a couple of days, Santander said 10 working days, quite a difference really. Add to that my card has since been cancelled but they wanted the original card I apid with
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:06 AM
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it's typically within 3 working days of the merchant submitting the refund for settlement.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:09 AM
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My recent refund from Argos took 3 days to go back in to my account. ie...I took the item back on a Wednesday Morning and the funds had cleared by Friday. Although the original transaction took same amount of time to come out of my account so can't complain.

Tip: for bigger item purchases (or impusle buys on stuff that I'm not sure of) always pay with cash so that you can get money back refund there and then should I change my mind later as sometimes it can take 5 days for the funds to go back!
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:33 AM
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The norm is about 3 days
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Old 03-09-2010, 1:45 PM
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As above, 3 days max from experience also.
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Old 03-09-2010, 6:06 PM
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It's always been about 3 days for me, but we're talking about Santander here...
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Old 06-09-2010, 1:35 AM
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I had a refund from a shop come back into my account the next day, I don't know how it got back so fast, maybe they banked with same branch.
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Old 15-01-2012, 1:55 PM
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I have had refunds on my debit card, an they have gone in later on the same day, but others take a few days. In this day and age with the technology the way it is it should be instant really, they can freeze the money in ur account when u pay instantly, but takes time to refund u.
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Old 24-01-2013, 8:40 PM
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How many days it take for monny to go back into my acount after returning an item paid with my debit card to aldi,im realy wanting to know how long it takes for them to put monny back into my acount.
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Old 24-01-2013, 9:21 PM
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Paid for an item using my Alliance and Leicester debit card, They refunded me yesterday back onto my card, the girl said it would take a couple of days, Santander said 10 working days, quite a difference really. Add to that my card has since been cancelled but they wanted the original card I apid with
That will slow things down.
As the credit will go onto one of their internal accounts and then have to be worked to your account.
I would go with Santander on the timescale, as they should know how long they have to work them.
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Old 25-01-2013, 10:34 AM
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Hopefully the OP you quoted will have received their money by now, No bank takes 3 years to re-credit a transaction!
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