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    • Dewpoint
    • By Dewpoint 14th Oct 16, 6:55 AM
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    Day 4: my FD Regular savings account was finally opened, but only after they were prompted to do it.
    Day 5: the regular savings account still not showing in the online system.

    When I opened a similar regular savings account with Nationwide, all this was done and dusted within 24hrs, and the deposit was earning interest from day1!

    I have no particular affiliation or loyalty to Nationwide, but I do know when I'm getting good and shoddy service. BTW - NW pays the same 5% for regular savings, so FD is not the "market leader".
    The fact remains, banks answer to shareholders while building societies are accountable to their members!
    Last edited by Dewpoint; 14-10-2016 at 7:00 AM.
    • EarthBoy
    • By EarthBoy 14th Oct 16, 8:09 AM
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    Day 5: the regular savings account still not showing in the online system.
    Originally posted by Dewpoint
    It does take a couple of days before it shows in online banking. Mine was showing on the FD app for two days before it was visible online.
    • Dewpoint
    • By Dewpoint 14th Oct 16, 8:56 AM
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    It has taken 5 days so far and my new account is still not visible online. I think we (and MSE) should stop making excuses for shoddy service. Their customer service, and online system from my experience is sub-standard.
    • Dewpoint
    • By Dewpoint 16th Oct 16, 5:38 PM
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    Day 7: Still no visibility of my Regular Saver on FD website even though they promised it would be visible "with 48 hrs" on the 13th Oct.
    A similar Regular Savings account opened last month with Nationwide was done and dusted in 24 hrs.
    So, I'm beginning to take MSE recommendations on "Customer Feedback" surveys with a rather large pinch of salt!
    • elcloud
    • By elcloud 20th Oct 16, 6:34 PM
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    Just noticed this on the Leeds BS website :-

    Maximum operating balance £6,000 (excluding accrued interest). If the balance exceeds £6,000 (excluding accrued interest) the interest rate that shall apply to the whole balance will be 0.50% Gross‡p.a/AER† (variable).

    Presumably that means after 2 years of paying in £250 per month, you would have to use your one annual withdrawal to remove £3000 every year!

    Also the MSE page says it can be opened AND operated online. The Leeds page says it can only be operated in branch or by post.
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