First direct switch incentive

Good morning - I switched to First Direct on 1st August using the link posted on here - I've deposited £1000 in August and September - does anyone have any idea when I should expect the incentive? Anyone had any problems getting it? Thanks in advance :)
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  • Jazee
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    I got mine within a few days of the switch going through and wages being deposited. Maybe you should contact them.
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  • mcphail
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    Thanks Jazee - I did think it was taking too long - will do that.
  • karlie88
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    mcphail wrote: »
    Good morning - I switched to First Direct on 1st August using the link posted on here - I've deposited £1000 in August and September - does anyone have any idea when I should expect the incentive? Anyone had any problems getting it? Thanks in advance :)

    What was the timescale between you opening the First Direct current account and applying for the switch?

    Have you previously held any First Direct accounts?
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  • mcphail
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    Never had a first direct account before, and the switch went through right after i opened the account.
  • mcphail
    mcphail Posts: 379
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    Thanks for your replies - just phoned them, and it went in yesterday! they say 28 days after your first salary gone in, incase anyone not received theirs yet.
  • badger09
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    Similar experience for me.

    I had to contact them twice, but £125 appeared online this morning, credited yesterday :)
  • YorkshireBoy
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    mcphail wrote: »
    they say 28 days after your first salary gone in, incase anyone not received theirs yet.
    Not necessarily. It's within 28 days of either depositing £1K or completing the switch...whichever occurs last.
  • badger09
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    Not necessarily. It's within 28 days of either depositing £1K or completing the switch...whichever occurs last.

    That's what T&C say, however, mine was 40 days after I'd met both criteria.
  • mcphail
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    badger09 wrote: »
    That's what T&C say, however, mine was 40 days after I'd met both criteria.

    Me too - that's why I was querying it as it did seem longer to pay out than I expected.
  • lee111s
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    Mine went in yesterday morning too.
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