Natwest and RBS to charge for branch withdrawals

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  • wizk1wizk1 Forumite
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    To be perfectly honest, I wasn't even aware I could withdraw cash from an institution I had no business with. My only fear now is that this will set a precedent for ATMs where We'd have to use a machine provided by our own banks in order to circumvent any charges.
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    Agreed - I didnt know you could do this either :p

    Do worry about atms charges coming back though...there arent any natwest atms anywhere near me and I live in Central London *rolls eyes*
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  • LokoloLokolo Forumite
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    We have a bank at work which is Natwest and we can withdraw money using that, depends on bank but HSBC you have to bring in cheque book and stuff.

    Hope they don't charge, theres nothing around here, in middle of an estate!
  • robt_2robt_2 Forumite
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    will soon charge fees to take out money at rival bank counters in the UK and abroad

    Another reason to ignore the news ticker. This site is turning into the Daily Star with its sensationalist headlines.
  • wizk1wizk1 Forumite
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    robt wrote: »
    Another reason to ignore the news ticker. This site is turning into the Daily Star with its sensationalist headlines.

    What's sensationalist about this topic?
  • opinions4uopinions4u
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    wizk1 wrote: »
    What's sensationalist about this topic?
    The headline implies they will charge RBS customers for withdrawing in an RBS branch and the same for Nat West.

    The detail says otherwise.
  • spindospindo Forumite
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    opinions4u wrote: »
    The headline implies they will charge RBS customers for withdrawing in an RBS branch and the same for Nat West.

    The detail says otherwise.

    Thats what I thought.

    From what I can gather NatWest customers will still be able to withdraw cash over the counter free at NatWest branches but will be charged if they do the same thing at any other banks branch including RBS branches.
  • klb_3klb_3 Forumite
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    As I understand it, this is just for Visa debit card holders.

    If you have a Maestro card you are not affected.
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    stclairstclair Forumite
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    edited 13 July 2009 at 2:21PM
    You will only get charged if you withdraw money over the counter at another bank ie RBS or Lloyds TSB etc

    However I agree its cheeky that RBS customers will have to pay over the counter at a Natwest branch and vice versa.

    When essentailly they are the same organisation.

    Please refer to the new T&Cs its detailed on page 10

    http://www.natwest.com/olb/mandatory_message/downloads/keeping_you_informed_0609.pdf
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  • stclairstclair Forumite
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    klb wrote: »
    As I understand it, this is just for Visa debit card holders.

    If you have a Maestro card you are not affected.

    Natwest and RBS will not be issuing maestro cards over the next few months as there being ditched.
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