Free coin changing machinees in London

I know that some Barclays branches have the machinesfor free (I am a customer), but customer service is not able to tell me which branches in London do it.
Do you know any other bank?
Not interested in coinstar or highly charging companies.
Thanks.
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  • prettyandfluffy
    prettyandfluffy Posts: 652
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    edited 30 December 2023 at 3:05PM
    I couldn't find any that were free when I needed one, instead I used a self-checkout at the supermarket and used coins to pay for my shopping. Alternatively you can pay the coins into your bank account either at a branch or a post office and withdraw the equivalent cash sum if you want to.
  • cisko65
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    I couldn't find any that were free when I needed one, instead I used a self-checkout at the supermarket and used coins to pay for my shopping. 
    Thanks, I saw that was a possibility. I have many 1p and 2p coins, it would take a long time but I'll try. Thanks again.
  • Metro Bank and NatWest have coin counting machines too if you’re a customer. 
  • cisko65
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    Metro Bank and NatWest have coin counting machines too if you’re a customer. 
    Thanks but I'm not a customer. Besides a Barclays account I have a Lloyds one but customer service is not helpful.
  • jackjones01
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    edited 30 December 2023 at 3:38PM
    cisko65 said:
    Metro Bank and NatWest have coin counting machines too if you’re a customer. 
    Thanks but I'm not a customer. Besides a Barclays account I have a Lloyds one but customer service is not helpful.
    Just open a metro bank cash account 👍

    There more likely to have coin machines in larger Barclays branches. It might be worth asking them on X 
  • boingy
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    We did ours at the local (tiny) post office. Called in for some free bags, spent 30 minutes or so at the kitchen table filling the bags then took them into the PO and deposited them into our Virgin joint account. Yes, we had to sort the coins ourselves but it saved those outrageous Coinstar fees.
  • Brie
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    Our local post office won't take any coin bags that are less than full so must be 50 x 1p etc.  But once you deposit those then any of the shrapnel can be used at the supermarket. 

    Granted last time I went in with about £20 worth of coins and had to use the hated self service tills which kept thinking I wasn't doing anything so needed the assistant to unlock the transaction repeatedly.   And it was a case of drop in 1p (wait 3 seconds) 1p (wait 3 seconds) 1p (wait 3 seconds) as doing it too quickly just got the coins rejected.  Also caused a massive queue as while there are 10 self service tills I think there is only 1 that takes cash and it took me about 20+ minutes to pay.  Lots of cranky people!!!
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  • sammyjammy
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    HSBC have coin machines
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  • cisko65
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    Brie said:
    Our local post office won't take any coin bags that are less than full so must be 50 x 1p etc.  But once you deposit those then any of the shrapnel can be used at the supermarket. 

    Granted last time I went in with about £20 worth of coins and had to use the hated self service tills which kept thinking I wasn't doing anything so needed the assistant to unlock the transaction repeatedly.   And it was a case of drop in 1p (wait 3 seconds) 1p (wait 3 seconds) 1p (wait 3 seconds) as doing it too quickly just got the coins rejected.  Also caused a massive queue as while there are 10 self service tills I think there is only 1 that takes cash and it took me about 20+ minutes to pay.  Lots of cranky people!!!
    Thanks for the info and advice.
  • cisko65
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    HSBC have coin machines
    But are they free for non-customer? I'll check. Thanks
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