Switching and TSB Debit Cards
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A few years ago I switched a few accounts and cannot recall being asked for the debit card number of the old account. Is it the case that to switch now, you likely will be asked for the debit card number of the old account? If so, must it be a number from an active debit card, or will an out of date debit card number for the same account be OK? I have 5 old TSB accounts but only one has an active debit card. Going online on TSB I see that only one of my accounts has a linked debit card. Does TSB usually issue a separate debit card for each of its current accounts? Thanks
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The TSB debit card has the relevant account details printed on it.
If you'd like to switch a current account with no debit card associated with it away, you simply indicate the account doesn't have a debit card on the form; it shouldn't be a blocker (although you might have a quick call from TSB to check it is definitely you requesting the switch away).
Some providers do want them, but have work arounds - Santander say you'll need to attend branch if you haven't got a current one, but there may be a phone option.
Nationwide phoned me to ask why I hadn't got one as a 2nd named on a joint current ac. switch
You can phone ask TSB for DCs for all of your current accounts, I did in readiness for switching deals, and I had a lot, IIRC 5/6.
You'll get them in about a week, subject to RM disputes.