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    • a&akay
    • By a&akay 1st Dec 17, 6:31 PM
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    Birmingham Midshires 1.45%
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    • 1st Dec 17, 6:31 PM
    Birmingham Midshires 1.45% 1st Dec 17 at 6:31 PM
    Showing on their website. As I have a 1.3%, I've just applied for this online. It was set up instantly. Just need to transfer the savings across between the 2. Each is linked to a different feeder so bit of a faff. I'll keep each open to satisfy DDs.

    BM did a site upgrade today. Both my 1.3% account and the 1.45% are now showing as 1.45% so I've gained an extra DD for the Tesco DD withdrawal. Faster payments have gone into the latter account within a few hours OK. These are from a 123 account, which I've just closed, where Martin's analysis shows it's not worth keeping if the 123 DD cashbacks don't make up for the £5 fee. I've kept the date of opening of the 2 for when the rate drops, unless other instant access savers are offered with a better % in the meantime.
    Last edited by a&akay; 03-12-2017 at 6:12 PM. Reason: Update
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    • Ifts
    • By Ifts 1st Dec 17, 7:34 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 7:34 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 7:34 PM
    Thanks for the heads up on this.
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    • Ifts
    • By Ifts 1st Dec 17, 7:37 PM
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    • #3
    • 1st Dec 17, 7:37 PM
    BM Savings say old 1.30% online accounts will be automatically upgraded to 1.45%...
    • #3
    • 1st Dec 17, 7:37 PM
    I just spoke to BM savings about upgrading my 1.30% savings account (*only transferred my old BM Savings account that the bonus had dropped off to their latest 1.30% issue 2 weeks ago*) to the latest 1.45% offering.

    The customer service agent said (it depends what issue you already have as you may not need to do anything to get upgraded to the new 1.45% issue) if I've got the 1.30% issue they will automatically upgrade these accounts to the new 1.45% issue.

    CSA said the new 1.45% rate will be displayed on the welcome screen when I login to my online BM Savings account - though it may take a few days for this change to take effect.

    * You can re-designate old BM Saving Account to their latest offering over the phone...

    I had a old online BM savings account on which the bonus had dropped off, a couple of weeks ago I phoned them (01902428311 - 8am>8pm) and got it re-designated to the latest issue.

    It's easier than going through the whole online application process again - and you get to keep your existing BM savings account number.
    Never let the perfume of the premium overpower the odour of the risk
    • a&akay
    • By a&akay 2nd Dec 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 10:07 AM
    I just spoke to BM savings about upgrading my 1.30% savings account (*only transferred my old BM Savings account that the bonus had dropped off to their latest 1.30% issue 2 weeks ago*) to the latest 1.45% offering.

    The customer service agent said (it depends what issue you already have as you may not need to do anything to get upgraded to the new 1.45% issue) if I've got the 1.30% issue they will automatically upgrade these accounts to the new 1.45% issue.

    CSA said the new 1.45% rate will be displayed on the welcome screen when I login to my online BM Savings account - though it may take a few days for this change to take effect.

    * You can re-designate old BM Saving Account to their latest offering over the phone...

    I had a old online BM savings account on which the bonus had dropped off, a couple of weeks ago I phoned them (01902428311 - 8am>8pm) and got it re-designated to the latest issue.

    It's easier than going through the whole online application process again - and you get to keep your existing BM savings account number.
    Originally posted by Ifts
    But you then won't have another DD for £1 setup when Tesco withdraw theirs. I've now got 3 BM DDs used to satisfy other DD requirements. 2 of these I will cream every few months as the £1s build up.
    • paxee
    • By paxee 2nd Dec 17, 12:06 PM
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    • #5
    • 2nd Dec 17, 12:06 PM
    BM Timeouts
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 12:06 PM
    Hello

    Anyone else getting timeouts and errors when trying to apply for the 1.45% account on BM website?!
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