Potential switch offers (Barclays).

I am aware that Barclays had a switch offer in Oct/Nov last year, but don't know if this was the latest in a regular series.......have they had many similar offers in the recent past?

Reason I ask is I'm almost out of options for switching, other than online type banks, Barclays are the last man standing, BUT I do a fair few mystery shops for them (today was one as a non customer) and these pay £25-30 a shot, so if I can open a new current account it would pay dividends almost immediately, just not £175/200.

So I'm weighing up the bird in the hand scenario. I appreciate its a crystal ball job but if they do have history I might (might) wait a while.

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  • danny13579
    danny13579 Posts: 295 Forumite
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    I think that was their first one since 2019, I don't remember any since then. I can't see them doing another one anytime soon, they really made a mess of the most recent one.
  • Zanderman
    Zanderman Posts: 4,676 Forumite
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    I think that was their first one since 2019, I don't remember any since then. I can't see them doing another one anytime soon, they really made a mess of the most recent one.
    Agree with this, Barclays haven't done these very often, so don't hold your breath.
  • Fab, thanks both!
  • WillPS
    WillPS Posts: 3,414 Forumite
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    Quite bold predictions in here.

    They've held switching offers of some variety every year since 2018, with the exception of 2020 (no prizes for guessing why). For a couple of years the only offers were for the Premier account (which requires a salary of £75k or above to be paid in).

    I certainly wouldn't bet against another offer this year.
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