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    • MSE Sally
    • By MSE Sally 31st Oct 12, 3:23 PM
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    MSE Sally
    Best Premier Current Accounts Article Discussion Area
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    • 31st Oct 12, 3:23 PM
    Best Premier Current Accounts Article Discussion Area 31st Oct 12 at 3:23 PM
    This discussion relates to the new

    Last edited by MSE Sally; 22-11-2012 at 3:26 PM.
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    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 6th Feb 17, 9:11 PM
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    bigadaj
    The Smile More account includes lounge access (selectable) through Dragon Pass - as well as Travel insurance and breakdown cover. Includes both of you if joint account. Costs about 15 pcm
    Originally posted by snowcat53
    Though not available anymore.
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 7th Feb 17, 1:50 AM
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    Savvy_Sue
    The Smile More account includes lounge access (selectable) through Dragon Pass - as well as Travel insurance and breakdown cover. Includes both of you if joint account. Costs about 15 pcm
    Originally posted by snowcat53
    No longer available to new customers. We're hanging on to ours primarily for the travel insurance: every now and again I do the medical screening for the other accounts which offer it and are available to new customers, but they all want to charge an additional 1-200 per year for DH's interesting collection of conditions ... and Smile don't!
    Still knitting!
    Completed: 1 adult cardigan, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees,
    1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 2 hats 2 balaclavas for seamen, 1 balaclava for myself ...
    Current projects: Poppies, mohair cardigan pattern arrived and going strong!
    • craftyash
    • By craftyash 6th Jul 17, 7:07 PM
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    I have the Nationwide Flex Plus account and recently made a claim on the mobile insurance. In the email the instructions described how to send the phone to the company that deals with the claims.

    It stated "We recommend using an insured service such as Royal Mail Special Delivery".

    I found it strange that I must arrange and pay to send the phone away. I checked the T&C's of the policy, there's no mention of the policy holder arranging and paying for the postage.

    Thinking it was a mistake I phoned Nationwide who stated that it's the correct process.

    It should be written in the policy and a cost you should be made aware of, just as much as the excess as it's a cost incurred through making a claim.

    I wrote a complaint about it to which they said they'd inform the appropriate department to look at including it in the policy.

    Just a potential cost to consider when comparing these types of accounts.
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 6th Jul 17, 10:47 PM
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    Savvy_Sue
    I have the Nationwide Flex Plus account and recently made a claim on the mobile insurance. In the email the instructions described how to send the phone to the company that deals with the claims.

    It stated "We recommend using an insured service such as Royal Mail Special Delivery".

    I found it strange that I must arrange and pay to send the phone away. I checked the T&C's of the policy, there's no mention of the policy holder arranging and paying for the postage.

    Thinking it was a mistake I phoned Nationwide who stated that it's the correct process.

    It should be written in the policy and a cost you should be made aware of, just as much as the excess as it's a cost incurred through making a claim.

    I wrote a complaint about it to which they said they'd inform the appropriate department to look at including it in the policy.

    Just a potential cost to consider when comparing these types of accounts.
    Originally posted by craftyash
    It wouldn't surprise me if that was entirely normal with any sort of phone insurance / repair.
    Still knitting!
    Completed: 1 adult cardigan, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees,
    1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 2 hats 2 balaclavas for seamen, 1 balaclava for myself ...
    Current projects: Poppies, mohair cardigan pattern arrived and going strong!
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 6th Jul 17, 10:49 PM
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    Savvy_Sue
    No longer available to new customers. We're hanging on to ours primarily for the travel insurance: every now and again I do the medical screening for the other accounts which offer it and are available to new customers, but they all want to charge an additional 1-200 per year for DH's interesting collection of conditions ... and Smile don't!
    Originally posted by Savvy_Sue
    And once again I've done medical screening with Halifax, and they want an additional 67 for DH. Renewed the screening with Smile (have to do it each year and it was free) and once more it's free with Smile.

    What I find even more bizarre is that the screening is with the same company, AXA, and they ask the exact same questions, and I give the exact same answers.
    Still knitting!
    Completed: 1 adult cardigan, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees,
    1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 2 hats 2 balaclavas for seamen, 1 balaclava for myself ...
    Current projects: Poppies, mohair cardigan pattern arrived and going strong!
    • duncansby
    • By duncansby 15th Sep 17, 12:10 PM
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    Hi - can I open a Nationwide Flex Plus joint account and use it solely for the insurance and just set up a standing order from my Halifax to Nationwide for 12 per month?
    • craftyash
    • By craftyash 15th Sep 17, 2:29 PM
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    craftyash
    Don't see why you can't. The fee is actually going to be 13 per month. You also get 3% interest on balances up to 2500. If you can, it might be worth considering using that to offset the fee slightly.

    Also get someone who has a qualifying Nationwide current account to refer you and you both get 100.
    • poida
    • By poida 9th Oct 17, 4:02 PM
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    Hi, so I have a joint Nationwide Flex Plus account, we use it for the iphone cover and car breakdown insurance. We also have a joint Halifax reward account. With the changes, we are looking at downgrading the nationwide account and upgrading the Halifax account as it appears we'll get a few extras (home emergency and card cover) with Halifax for 1 less per month.

    Am I right in thinking this or is there something I'm missing. We keep our savings separate so interest is moot. We don't travel overseas much as we have small kids.
    • paddyjaybee
    • By paddyjaybee 9th Apr 18, 12:41 PM
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    paddyjaybee
    TSB platinum Account
    I've not heard much in favour for the TSB platinum account, it's 17 a month with AA membership, 365 day travel insurance and mobile phone insurance, and as far as i'm aware the only packaged account that covers more than just a private car, as i'm a van driver i find this extremely beneficial. are there any better accounts for a commercial van driver out there?
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