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    • MSE Guy
    • By MSE Guy 20th Oct 10, 10:44 AM
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    MSE News: Post Office savings to get UK protection
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    • 20th Oct 10, 10:44 AM
    MSE News: Post Office savings to get UK protection 20th Oct 10 at 10:44 AM
    This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:



    Last edited by Former MSE Natasha; 29-10-2010 at 3:08 PM.
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    • luckymannn
    • By luckymannn 1st Nov 10, 7:04 PM
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    • #2
    • 1st Nov 10, 7:04 PM
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    • 1st Nov 10, 7:04 PM
    Has this now happened then?
    • chaotic_j
    • By chaotic_j 1st Nov 10, 7:45 PM
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    • #3
    • 1st Nov 10, 7:45 PM
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    • 1st Nov 10, 7:45 PM
    I was wondering the same.
    • Sceptic001
    • By Sceptic001 1st Nov 10, 8:10 PM
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    • #4
    • 1st Nov 10, 8:10 PM
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    • 1st Nov 10, 8:10 PM
    Yes - now covered by UK FSCS up to 50k (100k joint)
    http://www.postoffice.co.uk/portal/po/content2?catId=19300232&mediaId=118100780&intcampa ignid=PR0334
    • chaotic_j
    • By chaotic_j 2nd Nov 10, 12:35 PM
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    • #5
    • 2nd Nov 10, 12:35 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 10, 12:35 PM
    So this has definitely gone ahead then? I can't see an independant source reporting this yet?

    I emailed the FSCS last night and they replied but just quoted the BoI link..
    • Mr K
    • By Mr K 2nd Nov 10, 12:42 PM
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    • #6
    • 2nd Nov 10, 12:42 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 10, 12:42 PM
    yes it's covered.

    http://www.fsa.gov.uk/register/firmBasicDetails.do?sid=231717
    Last edited by Mr K; 02-11-2010 at 12:44 PM.
    • kittie
    • By kittie 2nd Nov 10, 12:44 PM
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    • #7
    • 2nd Nov 10, 12:44 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 10, 12:44 PM
    I was going to open an account and got as far as the identity documents. One has to be a signed and certified copy and tbh I just cannot be bothered trying to find someone to do that at some cost to me, so my application will slide and I`ll just wait for something else
    • Mr K
    • By Mr K 2nd Nov 10, 12:49 PM
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    • #8
    • 2nd Nov 10, 12:49 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 10, 12:49 PM
    It does seem picky. Tried to open a joint account with the Mrs. Accepted me ok, but wanted all sorts of id for the Mrs. Just opened it in my name in the end (probably best anyway )
    • luckymannn
    • By luckymannn 2nd Nov 10, 2:03 PM
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    • #9
    • 2nd Nov 10, 2:03 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 10, 2:03 PM
    I applied today and it went through well quick and easy!
    All I gotta do is post a copy of my signature to them, freepost.

    Only mistake I made was that I chose my funds to go in via my 'nominated account', this means it's gonna take 10 days for the money to go in! If I had chosen debit card it would of been loads quicker, so I'm now trying to get hold of Post Office to see if I can change this...
    • psychic teabag
    • By psychic teabag 2nd Nov 10, 2:06 PM
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    I think you can push money in using BACS - don't need to wait for the DD to go through.
    • barak
    • By barak 2nd Nov 10, 9:54 PM
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    I think you can push money in using BACS - don't need to wait for the DD to go through.
    Originally posted by psychic teabag
    Yes, you can - I've done it - but haven't received my online ID yet. May phone tomorrow to get it!
    ".....where it is corrupt, purge it....."
    • psychic teabag
    • By psychic teabag 2nd Nov 10, 10:55 PM
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    Just sort code and account number should be enough to push money in. (Though I always prefer to test with a small amount before sending large sums, and you'd need your online ID to verify that it has arrived.)
    • D1zzy
    • By D1zzy 2nd Nov 10, 11:22 PM
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    I don't have a sort code or account no ( well I guess I do, but its not visible on line or contained in any letter) and i was told when I rang that I could only "pull" in money from my linked account - so finally today my 1 has arrived - actioned last Thursday. Forgotten how slow BACS is.
  • Baldur
    I don't have a sort code or account no ( well I guess I do, but its not visible on line or contained in any letter) and i was told when I rang that I could only "pull" in money from my linked account - so finally today my 1 has arrived - actioned last Thursday. Forgotten how slow BACS is.
    Originally posted by D1zzy
    See Stompa's post here http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=38102718#post38102718
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