First Direct Switching Offer with Top Cashback

Thought I'd try my luck again for a First Direct  £175 payment for switching even though I had one 6 years ago and also an HSBC switch bonus in 2022. I went via Top Cashback and despite not tracking initially paid out £40 into account today. (It's now £45 I think) The switch is not due to complete till 12/12/23 so surprised and quite happy even if I don't get switch payment which I don't expect.
Cheers!!!
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  • How does it work? when I try to do this I get sent to the First Direct app.. im confused how can TCB track it if FD are forcing me to switch via their app?
  • Yes That's how it works. Just go as far as you can. it asks you to enter name and email then go to  app to complete application. It worked for me.
    Cheers!!!
  • billyboy said:
    Yes That's how it works. Just go as far as you can. it asks you to enter name and email then go to  app to complete application. It worked for me.

    how did the Tcb paid you so quick?
  • No idea  ! It's  the fastest i have had cashback ever.   
    Cheers!!!
  • Largs
    Largs Posts: 187
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    Mines via Quidco didn't track. Raised claim for £49.50 and saying up to 6 months. My switch was Friday just gone and waiting to see if I will get the £175 too.
  • I went via TCB and it has taken since 23rd November til 10th Dec to pay in. At first I wondered how on earth it would track as you have to come away from their website completely and carry on in the App via app store download etc but I guess when you put your email address etc in to First Direct website this is enough for them to track and FD to confirm setup of account.

    I am yet to receive my £175 switch bonus in to my account though, I put £1,000 in on very first day the account was fully opened (1 day after I applied for it) and then immediately withdrew it. Wonder if that may not have been enough / timings would prevent them from paying? My full switch completed on 6th December.
    Save £12k in 2023 challenge #32
    Saved Total = £12,000 / £12,000
    Save £5k in 2024 challenge #32
    Saved Total = £1,184.85 / £5,000

    Secured/Unsecured loans x 0
    Credit Cards x 6 (total limit £24,250)
    Creation FS Retail Account x 1
    0% Overdraft x 1 (£250)
    Mortgage x £140,250
    Debt = £1,014 (0%APR due 22nd July 2024)

    Charity fundraising goal for 2024 = £1,000 for animal rehoming / dog fostering etc
  • DJSINGH
    DJSINGH Posts: 145
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    Can you get the £45 for just opening an account (without doing a switch)?
  • DJSINGH said:
    Can you get the £45 for just opening an account (without doing a switch)?
    Yes, there doesn't appear to be any criteria other than opening the account, which FD will notify TCB of and then TCB credit you.

    Save £12k in 2023 challenge #32
    Saved Total = £12,000 / £12,000
    Save £5k in 2024 challenge #32
    Saved Total = £1,184.85 / £5,000

    Secured/Unsecured loans x 0
    Credit Cards x 6 (total limit £24,250)
    Creation FS Retail Account x 1
    0% Overdraft x 1 (£250)
    Mortgage x £140,250
    Debt = £1,014 (0%APR due 22nd July 2024)

    Charity fundraising goal for 2024 = £1,000 for animal rehoming / dog fostering etc
  • billyboy said:
    Thought I'd try my luck again for a First Direct  £175 payment for switching even though I had one 6 years ago and also an HSBC switch bonus in 2022. I went via Top Cashback and despite not tracking initially paid out £40 into account today. (It's now £45 I think) The switch is not due to complete till 12/12/23 so surprised and quite happy even if I don't get switch payment which I don't expect.
    Did you have to do a missing cashback claim? I opened an account on 10th December and it's still not tracked.
  • billyboy said:
    Thought I'd try my luck again for a First Direct  £175 payment for switching even though I had one 6 years ago and also an HSBC switch bonus in 2022. I went via Top Cashback and despite not tracking initially paid out £40 into account today. (It's now £45 I think) The switch is not due to complete till 12/12/23 so surprised and quite happy even if I don't get switch payment which I don't expect.
    Did you have to do a missing cashback claim? I opened an account on 10th December and it's still not tracked.
    I think I opened mine on the 10th too and it is also still yet to track. I'll give it a few days then I'll raise a claim.
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