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    • mateus
    • By mateus 11th Sep 07, 8:54 PM
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    Avoid Coinstar - Use HSBC!!
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    • 11th Sep 07, 8:54 PM
    Avoid Coinstar - Use HSBC!! 11th Sep 07 at 8:54 PM
    You know the Coinstar machines at the supermarket.
    They take a commission (About 5%) for sorting your change out.
    Great they are, but save yourself 's if you have a HSBC high street branch.
    Most of them, now have the machines that are the same, but are FREE, just either type your sort code and account number in, or swipe your card.


    Load all your change, and it will be credited into your account. You get a little printout with the amounts of each coin and NO COMMISSION!!!!!



    Thanks to Chiptivo on HDUK!
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    • gt94sss2
    • By gt94sss2 24th Sep 07, 5:33 PM
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    Does anyone know how I can find out which HSBC branches have these machines? Would they be with the "print a statement" type machines or behind the counter?
    Originally posted by MarkLS12
    HSBC announced some time ago that they were spending 400million upgrading their UK branches.

    I think its only the upgraded ones which have these machines - my local one doesn't.

    I believe these branches have a different/newer layout and a lot more self-service machines..

    Regards
    Sunil
    • gt94sss2
    • By gt94sss2 24th Sep 07, 5:33 PM
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    Anyone know if these work with First Direct accounts as they're part of the HSBC group?
    Originally posted by Grade_A_Reject
    Yes.

    Regards
    Sunil
    • mr1974
    • By mr1974 22nd Sep 08, 5:49 PM
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    Does anyone know how I can find out which HSBC branches have these machines? Would they be with the "print a statement" type machines or behind the counter?
    Originally posted by MarkLS12
    Had to resume this message as I have been through the same quest lately.

    The machines are not behind the counter, but with the "print a statement type", as you say.

    As far as knowing what branches offer this service, apparently this information is not held on HSBC customer service databases, and if anybody can get it out of them I will eat my hat as I tried endless times. It's not even easy to ring branches directly, as HSBC operates a central number policy, where you can at most leave your details and get called back. Even going that route I could only check one branch, and the representative at issue wasn't even 100% sure of what the case was....geez!

    Can I ask whoever knows anything about this Coin Express machines (just by having spotted them when walking into a branch) to contribute to this thread for everybody's benefit?
    I will start with my own little piece of information:
    1 - Canary Wharf (Jubilee Park mall) - availability: 24 hrs 7/7

    Thanks for any contribution
    MR
    • darich
    • By darich 22nd Sep 08, 5:55 PM
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    I've used one of their machines for around £100 of coins. I knew about the % charge but was happy to pay it.
    It would have taken me hours to sort, count and bag all the coins i had. My bank (Nationwide) would accept them for free but only 5 bags at a time - and that's 5 bags per day because I've tried getting round it!
    Added to that my NW branch is around 7miles away so a 14 mile round trip plus parking several times to deposit my money isn't moneysaving at all.

    I'm definitely cheaper paying the 7% and getting it converted to notes at my local Asda!!

    Keen photographer with sales in the UK and abroad.
    Willing to offer advice on camera equipment and photography if i can!
  • ShelfStacker
    Anyone know if these work with First Direct accounts as they're part of the HSBC group?
    Originally posted by Grade_A_Reject
    Yes, Express Banking features work with First Direct accounts also.
    • Lokolo
    • By Lokolo 22nd Sep 08, 6:52 PM
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    Lokolo
    I actually wrote to HSBC to ask them if my local branches (theres 2) would consider getting one as all the local supermarkets (all 3) have the coinstar machines and charge 7.9%, which I refuse to pay (tight !!! i know). I instead bank my coins up and put them in bags.

    But if you are ever behind someone who has money bags you know how annoying it is having to wait for them.

    However, they phoned back a week later and told me that if we have lots of coins we can ask for a business bag and put all your coins in there (all bagged up), hand it over, they will then count them after hours and process the money the next day and that there was no way they would be getting a coinstar like machine in any branch
    • mr1974
    • By mr1974 28th Sep 08, 8:16 PM
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    HSBC Branches With Coin Machines
    I actually wrote to HSBC to ask them if my local branches (theres 2) would consider getting one as all the local supermarkets (all 3) have the coinstar machines and charge 7.9%, which I refuse to pay (tight !!! i know). I instead bank my coins up and put them in bags.

    But if you are ever behind someone who has money bags you know how annoying it is having to wait for them.

    However, they phoned back a week later and told me that if we have lots of coins we can ask for a business bag and put all your coins in there (all bagged up), hand it over, they will then count them after hours and process the money the next day and that there was no way they would be getting a coinstar like machine in any branch
    Originally posted by Lokolo
    So no machines currently in your branch?
    Where about are you?

    Has anybody spotted any of these machines anyhere else in London, apart from Canary Wharf?
    Thanks in advance!
    MR
    • Lokolo
    • By Lokolo 28th Sep 08, 8:23 PM
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    They got the cash ones, no coins. In High Wycombe pretty much a town but even so. If they already have them in London I can't imagine it costs loads to roll them out to other branches.
    • gt94sss2
    • By gt94sss2 28th Sep 08, 8:27 PM
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    Has anybody spotted any of these machines anyhere else in London, apart from Canary Wharf?
    Originally posted by mr1974
    Yes, I've seen them in a few HSBC branches.

    I think they fit them - if there is space - when HSBC upgrade/refurbish/open a branch.

    Regards
    Sunil
  • ShelfStacker
    They had one in Truro branch last time I was there. Twas nice to get rid of some of the change from my holiday...
    • username
    • By username 28th Sep 08, 10:32 PM
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    So no machines currently in your branch?
    Where about are you?

    Has anybody spotted any of these machines anyhere else in London, apart from Canary Wharf?
    Thanks in advance!
    MR
    Originally posted by mr1974
    There's one of these coin machines in Surbiton and in the new one (where burger king used to be) in Kingston.
    • SuiDreams
    • By SuiDreams 29th Sep 08, 11:19 AM
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    Does anyone know if there are any in the Teesside Area, I know there isn't one in the Stockton High Street Branch.
  • MrsTom
    There is one at Clapham Junction.
  • alips
    there is one in HSBC on Northallerton High Street
    • JimmyTheWig
    • By JimmyTheWig 29th Sep 08, 12:03 PM
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    However I've started to collect 2 coins, and was wondering what to with the when I filled the coffee jar. Not sure of the procedure to be honest, but do I just bag them up and take them to my bank (Lloyds TSB)?
    Originally posted by grn.w.nv
    Yes, just bag them up. Use the proper bank bags and fill them with the right amount of coins.
    Your bank may well limit you to the number of bags you can bank at one time, though.
    • JimmyTheWig
    • By JimmyTheWig 29th Sep 08, 12:04 PM
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    If you do not have a HSBC account..........................You can always put it in to mine.
    Originally posted by mx-3
    Good plan. What's your account number and sort code?
    Oh, and in case they ask we might need your mother's maiden name and any other sort of passwords on the account...
    • Norton Blade
    • By Norton Blade 29th Sep 08, 3:08 PM
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    Just to report for all the South Yorkshire bods, HSBC in Meadowhall have got a coin machine which is available 8am while 8pm on weekdays... can't remember the weekend opening.


  • ShelfStacker
    Yes, just bag them up. Use the proper bank bags and fill them with the right amount of coins.
    Originally posted by JimmyTheWig
    Speaking as a cashier, grn, if you don't do what Jimmy said I will hunt you down and kill you in cold blood.

    For reference, because someone's bound to ask:

    £20 of £1 and £2
    £10 of 50p and 20p
    £5 of 10p and 5p
    £1 of 1p and 2p

    If you can't make a full bag, fine, deposit that, but don't mix coin, because that a) holds you up and b) makes us swear about you and your family. If you ask the cashier nicely next time you're in they can give you a wodge of the bags for future use.

    If you're doing notes as well, don't bother banding them up or folding over for £100s, we'll count them all again anyway.
    • Lokolo
    • By Lokolo 29th Sep 08, 6:27 PM
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    Hehe thats what they did when I went in I asked for about 10, she gave me about 40. So plenty to use.

    Don't you get annoyed having to do the whole scales thing? Would be so m uch easier just shoving money into a machine and let it count for me. Nevermind eh.

    At another time a woman said I was 20p down, which I was bit hm about, luckily I had 20p in my pocket spare, but I bet she was scamming me!! :rolleyes:
  • Mike54
    Theres not one in my local branch, guess i'm going to have to keep on counting the pennys and sticking them in the money bags
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