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    • James.Millar788
    • By James.Millar788 30th Aug 17, 9:48 PM
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    Anyone here in Northern Ireland been successful in opening an M&S account?
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    • 30th Aug 17, 9:48 PM
    Anyone here in Northern Ireland been successful in opening an M&S account? 30th Aug 17 at 9:48 PM
    I have successfully switched to every account offering a bonus but M&S. They have been the only bank to reject me and my wife. I then heard from a friend that he too was rejected.

    I've started to wonder if perhaps they simply don't want Northern Irish customers? Has anyone been successful in getting an account with them?
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    • In For A Penny
    • By In For A Penny 31st Aug 17, 1:25 PM
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    • 31st Aug 17, 1:25 PM
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    • 31st Aug 17, 1:25 PM
    Looked into this recently but ultimately couldn't be bothered with all the faff of switching.

    Not sure it's a Northern Ireland issue (they have a branch in Lisburn I think). There were widespread reports last year of them cherry-picking their clients

    Have you asked them? (even though they are not obliged to divulge their reasons).

    You may get more responses on the main savings board.
    • almillar
    • By almillar 31st Aug 17, 4:50 PM
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    • 31st Aug 17, 4:50 PM
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    • 31st Aug 17, 4:50 PM
    No faff for me, I was with them for just over a year, took at least £120 in vouchers off them, then moved on to the TSB offer. Yes, I'm in NI. You would need to be comfortable with online banking, and I only ever see a cheque once in a blue moon. They also have those little password calculators you have to have with you when you log in. Otherwise, I had a good year.
    • Money_Grabber13579
    • By Money_Grabber13579 1st Sep 17, 2:57 AM
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    • 1st Sep 17, 2:57 AM
    Yes, I have had an account with them as well, albeit now moved on elsewhere. Still have their credit card though.
    Northern Ireland club member No 382
    • lynz68
    • By lynz68 1st Sep 17, 10:06 PM
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    • 1st Sep 17, 10:06 PM
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    • 1st Sep 17, 10:06 PM
    Yes I have a current account with them. I use it as a second account. My salary doesn't get paid into I just transfer an amount into it every month for food/petrol.
    • wifeforlife
    • By wifeforlife 2nd Sep 17, 10:34 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 17, 10:34 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 17, 10:34 PM
    I'm with M&S too, all online but that's how I like it.

    I got an offer of £120 on a gift card and if you put in £1000 each month they credit it for 1 year with £10 per month
    • FUNKYDADDIO
    • By FUNKYDADDIO 7th Sep 17, 8:17 PM
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    • 7th Sep 17, 8:17 PM
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    • 7th Sep 17, 8:17 PM
    Wife with them just over a year, no issues..
    • tara747
    • By tara747 12th Sep 17, 4:10 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 4:10 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 4:10 PM
    I'm with them too, opened the account for the cash reward and free vouchers! I don't use it now that the reward has ended
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