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    • DCurrer
    • By DCurrer 16th Jun 17, 12:04 PM
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    Do any bonus-paying banks NOT require a full switch?
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    • 16th Jun 17, 12:04 PM
    Do any bonus-paying banks NOT require a full switch? 16th Jun 17 at 12:04 PM
    >"Switching's easy. Within seven working days your new bank will move across your direct debits and standing orders, close your old account and ensure all payments go to the new one. 76% told us it was hassle-free in our last poll."<

    We keep being told this, which I'm sure is true, but as I have two current accounts offering benefits I want to retain, I don't want to do a 100% switch away from either of them. Are any of the banks listed in this week's Tips e-mail offering bonuses to people simply opening a new account, without closing and switching away from another one? Thanks for any suggestions!
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    • NoMore
    • By NoMore 16th Jun 17, 12:11 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 12:11 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 12:11 PM
    usual way is just open a fresh donor account to switch, if you want to keep your account
    • Heng Leng
    • By Heng Leng 16th Jun 17, 4:56 PM
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    Heng Leng
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    • 16th Jun 17, 4:56 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 4:56 PM
    Some banks really only make an exception if the old provider isn't part of the (newish) CASS scheme.

    These are mostly smallish providers - N&P, Airdrie Savings Bank, Citibank and Coventry come to mind.
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