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Results: Who would you rather bank with?

NatWest

75.00% • 6 votes

Barclays

25.00% • 2 votes

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8 votes in total.

  • FIRST POST
    • jimmycam
    • By jimmycam 16th Dec 16, 1:28 PM
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    jimmycam
    Best Current Account
    • #1
    • 16th Dec 16, 1:28 PM
    Best Current Account 16th Dec 16 at 1:28 PM
    Out of the two, which is the best current account.

    NatWest Reward
    Barclays Bank Account

    Which account would you prefer to have or which bank would you prefer to be with?
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    • knack92
    • By knack92 16th Dec 16, 2:25 PM
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    • #2
    • 16th Dec 16, 2:25 PM
    • #2
    • 16th Dec 16, 2:25 PM
    What are your requirements?
    • jimmycam
    • By jimmycam 16th Dec 16, 5:27 PM
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    jimmycam
    • #3
    • 16th Dec 16, 5:27 PM
    • #3
    • 16th Dec 16, 5:27 PM
    A bank what isn't likely to go bust

    And one with a good private banking arm
    • G_M
    • By G_M 16th Dec 16, 6:58 PM
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    G_M
    • #4
    • 16th Dec 16, 6:58 PM
    • #4
    • 16th Dec 16, 6:58 PM
    Best for what?

    People all have different requirements. What are yours?
    • Vortigern
    • By Vortigern 16th Dec 16, 7:08 PM
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    • #5
    • 16th Dec 16, 7:08 PM
    • #5
    • 16th Dec 16, 7:08 PM
    None of the above.

    I have several current accounts, but none with either of these.

    What attracts you to them?
    • Zanderman
    • By Zanderman 16th Dec 16, 7:42 PM
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    • #6
    • 16th Dec 16, 7:42 PM
    • #6
    • 16th Dec 16, 7:42 PM
    A bank what isn't likely to go bust
    And one with a good private banking arm
    Originally posted by jimmycam
    In that case you're asking the wrong question in your poll. You should be asking which do people think, of these two banks, is more likely to go bust and which has a good (but you need to define 'good' first though) private banking arm.

    Your poll as it is is meaningless and certainly won't help with your questions.

    My answer to your poll as it stands would be neither - but you don't have that as an option.

    Perhaps you should forget the poll and just ask what you want to know? I'd argue neither are likely to go bust, but I have no view on their private banking. And I'd suggest if you want to get views on private banking you need to consider all the banks, not just these two.
    • colsten
    • By colsten 16th Dec 16, 9:41 PM
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    • #7
    • 16th Dec 16, 9:41 PM
    • #7
    • 16th Dec 16, 9:41 PM
    Neither of the two would be my choice, for whatever.
    • mollycat
    • By mollycat 16th Dec 16, 10:46 PM
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    • #8
    • 16th Dec 16, 10:46 PM
    • #8
    • 16th Dec 16, 10:46 PM
    None of the above.

    I have several current accounts, but none with either of these.

    What attracts you to them?
    Originally posted by Vortigern

    This ^^^^^.
    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 17th Dec 16, 12:51 AM
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    • #9
    • 17th Dec 16, 12:51 AM
    • #9
    • 17th Dec 16, 12:51 AM
    one with a good private banking arm
    Originally posted by jimmycam
    Why do you see this as relevant, especially if you're just emerging from debts and trying to rebuild a credit rating? And, as recommended on that thread, if you already have both accounts anyway, why not keep them both?
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 17th Dec 16, 7:09 AM
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    bigadaj
    Why do you see this as relevant, especially if you're just emerging from debts and trying to rebuild a credit rating? And, as recommended on that thread, if you already have both accounts anyway, why not keep them both?
    Originally posted by eskbanker
    He can dream....
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 17th Dec 16, 9:56 AM
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    Anthorn
    Oh ok I'll jump in: Having experience of both banks in this poll, neither of them!
    • fabsaver
    • By fabsaver 17th Dec 16, 10:44 AM
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    fabsaver
    To go from being accepted by only one bank for a non basic account to needing 'a good private banking arm' is an impressive financial turnaround! Maybe the OP could share some tips for the rest of us.
    • jimmycam
    • By jimmycam 17th Dec 16, 11:02 AM
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    jimmycam
    It's all down to the fact I've just entered a relationship with a famous musician, who sang the soundtrack to a previous 50 shades film
    • YorkshireBoy
    • By YorkshireBoy 17th Dec 16, 11:15 AM
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    YorkshireBoy
    It's all down to the fact I've just entered a relationship with a famous musician, who sang the soundtrack to a previous 50 shades film
    Originally posted by jimmycam
    So do they have any other requirements, other than the bank remaining solvent and having a private banking arm? Unless they're busy recording, or on tour, they should probably be asking themselves on here, rather than you relaying things.
    • No_6
    • By No_6 17th Dec 16, 8:59 PM
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    No_6
    Have accounts with all the best...all are the same, some a bit slower,
    for online banking but all workable !
    Wouldn't say any are best, just use them for what you want....


    then close or switch
    • EarthBoy
    • By EarthBoy 18th Dec 16, 11:57 AM
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    EarthBoy
    A bank what isn't likely to go bust

    And one with a good private banking arm
    Originally posted by jimmycam
    What if the bank with the better private banking arm is the one most likely to go bust?
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 18th Dec 16, 12:50 PM
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    Katiehound
    Neither!
    Used to bank with NatWest but wouldn't recommend them now. Never had Barclay's account.
    They don't figure in my wallet
    NatWest is part of the RBS group . Hasn't it been bailed out?.......... (along with others, of course!)
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    • GetRealBabe
    • By GetRealBabe 18th Dec 16, 3:48 PM
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    GetRealBabe
    Hi

    None of the above as I don't bank with either of them. I doubt they'll go bust anytime soon.
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    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 18th Dec 16, 4:35 PM
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    Hi

    None of the above as I don't bank with either of them. I doubt they'll go bust anytime soon.
    Originally posted by GetRealBabe
    Natwest already have that's why the taxpayer had to bail them out.

    Barclays got pretty close but did some fancy dealing in the Middle East that pulled them back from the brink.
    Last edited by bigadaj; 18-12-2016 at 4:55 PM.
    • Shakin Steve
    • By Shakin Steve 9th Jan 18, 8:46 PM
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    Barclays has Blue Rewards and good Mobile Banking and good security. When I was in Los Angeles they called me to make sure it was me buying Five Guys.
    Originally posted by wearingjohnnies
    Five guys? Whose an energetic fellow then.
    I came into this world with nothing and I've got most of it left.
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