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    • andrewsimpson2
    • By andrewsimpson2 13th Jun 19, 10:22 AM
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    current account soft checks
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    • 13th Jun 19, 10:22 AM
    current account soft checks 13th Jun 19 at 10:22 AM
    hi guys,

    sorry if this is the wrong board for this, but i am toying with the idea of switching from lloyds to either hsbc first direct or maybe barclays. i wondered if any of them do an eligibility check similar to the credit card ones?

    thanks in advance.

    andy
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    • Gary_Dexter
    • By Gary_Dexter 13th Jun 19, 10:43 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 10:43 AM
    No current accounts donít offer eligibility checks.

    Use the Bank Accounts board as well for questions on this subject matter
    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 13th Jun 19, 11:26 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 11:26 AM
    No current accounts don’t offer eligibility checks.
    Originally posted by Gary_Dexter
    This will probably seem really pedantic but there should be a comma after 'No', which would eliminate any ambiguity about what the sentence means - if left unpunctuated it can be read as a double negative, i.e. '[there are] no current accounts [that] don't offer eligibility checks', which is the exact opposite of what I believe is meant here!
    Last edited by eskbanker; 13-06-2019 at 11:29 AM.
    • badger09
    • By badger09 13th Jun 19, 12:07 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 12:07 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 12:07 PM
    This will probably seem really pedantic but there should be a comma after 'No', which would eliminate any ambiguity about what the sentence means - if left unpunctuated it can be read as a double negative, i.e. '[there are] no current accounts [that] don't offer eligibility checks', which is the exact opposite of what I believe is meant here!
    Originally posted by eskbanker
    Or, to be equally pedantic, a full stop. 'No. Current accounts don't offer eligibility checks.'
    • andrewsimpson2
    • By andrewsimpson2 13th Jun 19, 12:57 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 12:57 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 12:57 PM
    sorry for the wrong board and thank you for the replies
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