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Barclays Blue Rewards

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  • soulsaver
    soulsaver Posts: 6,074 Forumite
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    I pushed another £800 through to be on the absolute safe side in case it was something to do with dates - so that's a £5k and 2 x £800 so if that ain't covered it... it 'll be complaints time.
  • creditavenger
    creditavenger Posts: 139 Forumite
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    I also got the email despite having met the funding requirements. Could non-qualification be something to do with them not taking the monthly fee in the first (part) month of membership?
  • RG2015
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    edited 17 October 2022 at 3:37PM
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    Please see the post by @Nick_C on another thread, notably the following extract;

    I spoke to someone on the phone just now.  She said regular payments from an external account by Standing Order do count, but ad hoc deposits by Faster Payment do not.  She said the credit should be coded as "FPO".

    I have to say that this is crazy, and more likely another mistake. 

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/comment/79562188#Comment_79562188
  • soulsaver
    soulsaver Posts: 6,074 Forumite
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    edited 17 October 2022 at 3:42PM
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    RG2015 said:
    Please see the post by @Nick_C on another thread, notably the following extract;

    I spoke to someone on the phone just now.  She said regular payments from an external account by Standing Order do count, but ad hoc deposits by Faster Payment do not.  She said the credit should be coded as "FPO".

    I have to say that this is crazy, and more likely another mistake. 

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/comment/79562188#Comment_79562188
    Red herring IMO - no disrespect to Nick_C. The terms do not require deposits by SO.

    Blue Rewards Terms & Conditions | Barclays
    When working out how much you have paid into your nominated bank account, we won’t count:
      • one-off internal transfers between Barclays accounts in your name, including any joint accounts or savings accounts. Regular payments set up as standing orders or Direct Debits from your personal Barclays accounts, a Barclays Business Account or your non-Barclays accounts will count towards your qualifying amount
      • any interest that we pay you
      • any refunds you receive from us
  • RG2015
    RG2015 Posts: 5,929 Forumite
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    edited 17 October 2022 at 5:56PM
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    soulsaver said:
    RG2015 said:
    Please see the post by @Nick_C on another thread, notably the following extract;

    I spoke to someone on the phone just now.  She said regular payments from an external account by Standing Order do count, but ad hoc deposits by Faster Payment do not.  She said the credit should be coded as "FPO".

    I have to say that this is crazy, and more likely another mistake. 

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/comment/79562188#Comment_79562188
    Red herring IMO - no disrespect to Nick_C. The terms do not require deposits by SO.

    Blue Rewards Terms & Conditions | Barclays
    When working out how much you have paid into your nominated bank account, we won’t count:
      • one-off internal transfers between Barclays accounts in your name, including any joint accounts or savings accounts. Regular payments set up as standing orders or Direct Debits from your personal Barclays accounts, a Barclays Business Account or your non-Barclays accounts will count towards your qualifying amount
      • any interest that we pay you
      • any refunds you receive from us
    This is terrible wording.

    We won't count regular payments set up as standing orders or direct payments from your non-Barclays accounts will count towards your qualifying amount.
  • soulsaver
    soulsaver Posts: 6,074 Forumite
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    RG2015 said:
    soulsaver said:
    RG2015 said:
    Please see the post by @Nick_C on another thread, notably the following extract;

    I spoke to someone on the phone just now.  She said regular payments from an external account by Standing Order do count, but ad hoc deposits by Faster Payment do not.  She said the credit should be coded as "FPO".

    I have to say that this is crazy, and more likely another mistake. 

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/comment/79562188#Comment_79562188
    Red herring IMO - no disrespect to Nick_C. The terms do not require deposits by SO.

    Blue Rewards Terms & Conditions | Barclays
    When working out how much you have paid into your nominated bank account, we won’t count:
      • one-off internal transfers between Barclays accounts in your name, including any joint accounts or savings accounts. Regular payments set up as standing orders or Direct Debits from your personal Barclays accounts, a Barclays Business Account or your non-Barclays accounts will count towards your qualifying amount
      • any interest that we pay you
      • any refunds you receive from us
    This is terrible wording.

    We won't count regular payments set up as standing orders or direct payments from your non-Barclays accounts will count towards your qualifying amount.
    Nothing new there then, for banks' terms. :)
  • mab3000
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    Despite receiving the email saying I hadn’t deposited at least £800 in even though I already had (just a transfer from an non Barclays account) and ignoring the email, I have received the blue rewards payment as I should’ve done. 

    Looks like the email was a glitch and sent in error 
  • phillw
    phillw Posts: 5,599 Forumite
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    mab3000 said:
    Despite receiving the email saying I hadn’t deposited at least £800 in even though I already had (just a transfer from an non Barclays account) and ignoring the email, I have received the blue rewards payment as I should’ve done. 

    Looks like the email was a glitch and sent in error 
    Me too, although it took them long enough to pay it as usual.

    I didn't get an alert, so I figure they aren't setup properly... Something else to do
  • ForumUser7
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    I was told a couple of weeks ago that for Blue Rewards, Faster Payments of the £800 will not count - even from external current account - and I have to set up standing order. Is this definitely correct? Seems to be a bit of unclarity on the topic.
    If you want me to definitely see your reply, please tag me @forumuser7 Thank you.

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