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    • MSE Rosie
    • By MSE Rosie 17th Jul 17, 11:39 AM
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    MSE News: Santander 123 Lite offers 5% cashback on mobile payments
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    • 17th Jul 17, 11:39 AM
    MSE News: Santander 123 Lite offers 5% cashback on mobile payments 17th Jul 17 at 11:39 AM
    Santander 123 Lite customers will be able to get 5% cashback using Apple, Android or Samsung Pay...
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    • rtho782
    • By rtho782 17th Jul 17, 12:21 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:21 PM
    So, what's to stop me signing up for a merchant account with low fees, e.g. netpay, and paying myself money to generate transactions and therefore profit?
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    • KTF
    • By KTF 17th Jul 17, 12:27 PM
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    Give it a go and see.
    • batrachophagus
    • By batrachophagus 20th Jul 17, 3:50 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 3:50 PM
    1) You won't know if they will honour it until November.
    2) They may consider that fraudulent, but seems unlikely they would find out.
    • batrachophagus
    • By batrachophagus 20th Jul 17, 3:56 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 3:56 PM
    I had similar thoughts.
    • batrachophagus
    • By batrachophagus 20th Jul 17, 4:22 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 4:22 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 4:22 PM
    I had similar thoughts.
    Originally posted by batrachophagus

    Pre-paid card load with Monzo. I wasn't going to mention in case any employees read, but it is discussed on another thread already.
    • faddy
    • By faddy 21st Jul 17, 2:54 PM
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    1) You won't know if they will honour it until November.
    2) They may consider that fraudulent, but seems unlikely they would find out.
    Originally posted by batrachophagus
    Fraudulent how?
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    • By Zola. 21st Jul 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 21st Jul 17, 3:15 PM
    They probably have detection in place that will flag up persistent and suspicious trades
    • gt94sss2
    • By gt94sss2 23rd Jul 17, 1:58 PM
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    • 23rd Jul 17, 1:58 PM
    Does anyone know if you already have two 123 accounts, can you downgrade one to the lite version and/or open a new 123 lite account separately?

    Similarly, if you have 1 123 accounr, can you open a lite account as well?

    I presume if you can downgrade an existing 123 account, you won't be able to upgrade it again as they now limit it to just 1 account for new customers..

    Also, do they still limit the total number of current accounts you can have with them at any one time?
    Last edited by gt94sss2; 23-07-2017 at 2:02 PM.
    • YorkshireBoy
    • By YorkshireBoy 23rd Jul 17, 2:10 PM
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    Does anyone know if you already have two 123 accounts, can you downgrade one to the lite version and/or open a new 123 lite account separately?
    Originally posted by gt94sss2
    Yes.
    Similarly, if you have 1 123 accounr, can you open a lite account as well?
    Yes.
    I presume if you can downgrade an existing 123 account, you won't be able to upgrade it again as they now limit it to just 1 account for new customers..
    Officially that's a reasonable presumption. Unofficially it isn't!
    Also, do they still limit the total number of current accounts you can have with them at any one time?
    Did they ever limit the number?
    • gt94sss2
    • By gt94sss2 23rd Jul 17, 2:28 PM
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    YDoes anyone know if you already have two 123 accounts, can you downgrade one to the lite version and/or open a new 123 lite account separately?

    Yes.
    Originally posted by YorkshireBoy
    Ah - so if you already have two 123 accounts, you can open a 123 lite one separately?

    Yes.Yes.Officially that's a reasonable presumption. Unofficially it isn't!Did they ever limit the number?
    I thought they had a limit of 5 current accounts at once - though can't recall where I picked that up now.
    • surreysaver
    • By surreysaver 23rd Jul 17, 2:30 PM
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    I've had a 123 account for years, opened an Everyday account about 3 weeks ago with the intention of using it as a donor account (I should have thought of upgrading that to a 123 Lite but didn't think), and a week ago opened up a 123 Lite for the cashback. I haven't had a problem.
    I consider myself to be a male feminist. Is that allowed?
    • surreysaver
    • By surreysaver 25th Jul 17, 2:07 PM
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    Having problems with my Santander Lite and the 5% cashback. Staff in shops don't know about the £100 limit as opposed to the £30 limit; my card has been blocked and despite me responding to the anti-fraud text it still isn't working, so I'm missing out on cashback. Seems a poorly managed promotion - something reminiscent of their Abbey National predecessors.
    I consider myself to be a male feminist. Is that allowed?
    • KTF
    • By KTF 25th Jul 17, 2:18 PM
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    The cashback is only if you use apple pay or android pay.

    Using your santander debit card will not get you any cashback.
    • surreysaver
    • By surreysaver 25th Jul 17, 4:45 PM
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    The cashback is only if you use apple pay or android pay.

    Using your santander debit card will not get you any cashback.
    Originally posted by KTF
    Is that in response to my post? If so, I'm only using it for Android Pay. Seems more hassle than its worth.
    I consider myself to be a male feminist. Is that allowed?
    • batrachophagus
    • By batrachophagus 26th Jul 17, 10:24 AM
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    Fraudulent how?
    Originally posted by faddy

    Fraud = deception for financial gain.


    I am thinking of setting up a fake merchant account so I can bill myself for non-existent goods, just so I can take advantage of a short-term cash-back promotion.


    You don't see anything wrong with that statement?


    I'm not saying they are going to suffer legal sanctions if discovered. I'm not even saying they would have their accounts closed.


    Plus, if they don't honour the cash-back you are going to have generated fees that you can't recover.
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