MSE News: A&L/Abbey expected to relaunch £100 bank switching bonus

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  • noh
    noh Forumite Posts: 5,777
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    It all worked ok for me.
    Applied online on Friday, via quidco, got acceptance email within 5 minutes.
    Haven't yet received any letter but today the new Premier Bank account showed up online (still have online access from last time I had A+L accounts) with a £1200 overdraft.
    Will now use that overdraft as the opening deposit for an Online Saver, another £20 from quidco.
  • starM
    starM Forumite Posts: 1,464 Forumite
    Hi,

    I applied for Premier Current Account on Tuesday 08/09/09 and requested to switch my DD & SO from my Halifax account to A&L. I have received welcome letter today. I have contacted A&L today and they have told me switching has not been started as yet but it can happen anytime.

    My questions are:-
    1. Anyone opened A&L previously knows how long it takes to switch DDs?
    2. Has anyone got alternative number to 0844 800 9000? I have checked saynoto0870.com but cannot find a number which works.

    Thanks
    MS
  • bristolleedsfan
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    starM wrote: »
    ?
    2. Has anyone got alternative number to 0844 800 9000? I have checked saynoto0870.com but cannot find a number which works.

    Thanks
    MS


    I phoned the freephone number on Monday just stressed that I was a new customer and had no intention of phoning A+L 0844 number. ;)


    http://www.alliance-leicester.co.uk/customer-service/new-customers/current-accounts.aspx
  • deebee
    deebee Forumite Posts: 511 Forumite
    yes, but no, but yes...

    having applied online and been accepted, I received a letter saying I didn't qualify, now received a letter saying this was a mistake and I have been accepted...worrying
  • Nessie23
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    starM wrote: »
    Hi,

    I applied for Premier Current Account on Tuesday 08/09/09 and requested to switch my DD & SO from my Halifax account to A&L. I have received welcome letter today. I have contacted A&L today and they have told me switching has not been started as yet but it can happen anytime.

    My questions are:-
    1. Anyone opened A&L previously knows how long it takes to switch DDs?
    2. Has anyone got alternative number to 0844 800 9000? I have checked saynoto0870.com but cannot find a number which works.

    Thanks
    MS

    I tend to use the 0800 0566 066 number for existing A&L accounts. I am not too sure if this number works for new accounts, but it's worth a try.
    :beer:
  • wizk1
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    Those two are mutually exclusive aren't they?
    No. When Santander last ran this promotion, I applied through quidco, got my £50 as expected. Then I called A&L's contact centre and told them I was recommended to transfer by a friend, and that I would be entitled to £25. The advisor then sent me a recommendation form through the post, which I promptly filled in and returned. I got my £25 a few weeks later. Finally, I received my £100 a few months after.
  • Bagpuss741
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    I applied on Sunday and had an email to say I'd been successful today, I also remembered to go via Quidco so an extra £45 for me:j
    Tesco: £1090.19, Vanquis: £2207.19, Very: £730.24, Next: £1372.28, M&S: £1406.63. As of 11th July 2023.Slava Ukraini
  • fakeplastictwee
    fakeplastictwee Forumite Posts: 459 Forumite
    Bit of a daft question but I'm unsure...

    You need not to have had an account with them in the 3 months previous to applying... I have an A+L account sat dormant that I haven't used for a couple of years, never got around to officially closing it. Will that now be closed automatically or will it be sat open somewhere still? Don't want to apply if it's not worth it!
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