Is TSB about to become the next bank to slash savings rates?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
It appears the bank is reviewing the 5% rate it pays out to savers on its best-buy Classic Plus account...
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  • harz99harz99 Forumite
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    IMHO they are either looking to drop rates ala Santander, or they may be looking to shed customers who are unproductive for them, or quite probably both.


    Either way don't make their job easier by completing the bank 's questionnaire!
  • karlie88karlie88 Forumite
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    harz99 wrote: »
    Either way don't make their job easier by completing the bank 's questionnaire!

    Why not?

    I would rather get 3.5% on my money compared to 2%. If we don't complete the questionnaires how would they know our preferred rates of interest?
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    o dear :eek:
    What happens if you push this button?
  • dggardggar Forumite
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    harz99 wrote: »
    IMHO they are either looking to drop rates ala Santander, or they may be looking to shed customers who are unproductive for them, or quite probably both.


    Either way don't make their job easier by completing the bank 's questionnaire!

    How will completing/not-completing make their job easier/harder?
  • GingerFurball_2GingerFurball_2 Forumite
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    Great, more useless speculation from MSE.
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  • harz99harz99 Forumite
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    karlie88 wrote: »
    Why not?

    I would rather get 3.5% on my money compared to 2%. If we don't complete the questionnaires how would they know our preferred rates of interest?


    They already know that - the rate you are currently getting of course (or more but...).


    No need to help with their decision to reduce, no need to provide the statistics to back it up when they announce a reduction in interest as being acceptable in the current climate.
  • harz99harz99 Forumite
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    Great, more useless speculation from MSE.


    Yes, I had that thought as well - thanks.
  • Kim_13Kim_13 Forumite
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    It's a shame that they don't seem to be acting on changing/charging for second accounts and seeing how the land lies in a few months. Inflation will creep in and interest will go back up.
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  • ceredigionceredigion Forumite
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    Kim_13 wrote: »
    It's a shame that they don't seem to be acting on changing/charging for second accounts and seeing how the land lies in a few months. Inflation will creep in and interest will go back up.


    You have posted similar before and seem to have a bee in your bonnet with regard those of us with multiple accounts.
    It was within the rules. If you missed it that is your fault not mine.
  • PincherPincher
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    In a vain attempt to keep the goodies, we should say we will hold our breaths until we go blue in the face, and then slash our wrists if they take away the 5%.
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