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    • Scarecrow25
    • By Scarecrow25 19th Oct 17, 12:57 PM
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    Tesco Savings DDs
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    • 19th Oct 17, 12:57 PM
    Tesco Savings DDs 19th Oct 17 at 12:57 PM
    I can't see that this has been picked up yet, and with my first post I really hate to be the breaker of bad news !
    However, last week I opened a new Tesco Internet saver and just got the paperwork through today. In it, was a booklet, 'Changes to our Tesco Bank Internet Saver & Instant Access T&Cs'
    Summary of key changes - I quote: 'We are making changes to the way in which you can fund your Account. In particular, as of 22 April 2018 you will not be able to fund your Account by way of Direct Debits. On this date all Direct Debits set up on your Account will be cancelled. No further Direct Debits can be set up from this date.'

    I know many use Tesco DDs to meet terms for interest on current accounts, at least we've a few months to come up with a new plan...
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    • whiggy2016
    • By whiggy2016 16th May 18, 8:43 PM
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    Fraud
    Has anyone here thought about the legality of what we're doing here?

    I mean, technically, yes, they are direct debits set up on our own accounts with our own details using our own money, but would the law look at them as genuine?

    If anyone here who knows about this can put my mind at rest I'd appreciate it
    • beefturnmail
    • By beefturnmail 16th May 18, 9:21 PM
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    Fraud requires deception. Who is being deceived and how?
    • masonic
    • By masonic 16th May 18, 9:43 PM
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    masonic
    Has anyone here thought about the legality of what we're doing here?

    I mean, technically, yes, they are direct debits set up on our own accounts with our own details using our own money, but would the law look at them as genuine?

    If anyone here who knows about this can put my mind at rest I'd appreciate it
    Originally posted by whiggy2016
    There are no terms stating that the purpose of the direct debits must be to pay for goods and services and no legal definition stating that direct debits are not "genuine" if the ultimate beneficiary owns the source bank account.

    Banks carefully word their T&Cs, which are unilateral - we don't get to negotiate them. It is therefore not unlawful or IMHO immoral if we exercise whatever freedoms those terms permit. Banks even get the opportunity to vary the terms (again unilaterally) if they want to stop certain things from happening.
    Last edited by masonic; 16-05-2018 at 9:46 PM.
    • surreysaver
    • By surreysaver 16th May 18, 11:48 PM
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    Anyone else have a plan B for when the inevitable occurs with the PO?
    Originally posted by veryintrigued
    Well, the interest rates of BoS and Lloyds goes down to 1.5% in July, so my Plan B is to stop playing the game!
    I consider myself to be a male feminist. Is that allowed?
    • Mchambers
    • By Mchambers 17th May 18, 3:05 PM
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    Well, the interest rates of BoS and Lloyds goes down to 1.5% in July, so my Plan B is to stop playing the game!
    Originally posted by surreysaver
    Don't stop. I have opened 3 PO Online Saver accounts. I have seen someone say they have got 6 Post Office Accounts. Not sure if there is a maximum you can open. Very easy to create dds.

    I will be switching my N/iwide account (with 2 PO dds) to get the Barclays Reward bonus).
    • polymaff
    • By polymaff 17th May 18, 5:50 PM
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    Well, the interest rates of BoS and Lloyds goes down to 1.5% in July, so my Plan B is to stop playing the game!
    Originally posted by surreysaver
    Don't stop.
    Originally posted by Mchambers
    So when will YOU stop? The Bos / Lloyds premium over a currently-available easy access account will be only 1.80 per 1,000 invested, per annum. Less if you pay tax

    I can see surreysaver's point.
    • surreysaver
    • By surreysaver 17th May 18, 11:30 PM
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    Don't stop. I have opened 3 PO Online Saver accounts. I have seen someone say they have got 6 Post Office Accounts. Not sure if there is a maximum you can open. Very easy to create dds.

    I will be switching my N/iwide account (with 2 PO dds) to get the Barclays Reward bonus).
    Originally posted by Mchambers
    Well, I've got 10 - 3 issue 26, 2 issue 30, 1 24, 25, 27, 28 and 29. But my offset mortgage is 0.75% above the BoE base rate, so the next rate rise will put my mortgage at equal with these accounts - but as any savings offset against my mortgage won't be taxable, then that means I won't be any better off having these accounts, save for access to regular savers or other benefits (such as the Lloyds cinema tickets)
    I consider myself to be a male feminist. Is that allowed?
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 18th May 18, 5:11 PM
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    So when will YOU stop? The Bos / Lloyds premium over a currently-available easy access account will be only 1.80 per 1,000 invested, per annum. Less if you pay tax
    Originally posted by polymaff
    So those even with only one monthly 1 DD going out to a charity will actually be getting less on a full 5000 balance!
    would the law look at them as genuine?
    Originally posted by whiggy2016
    'The Law' isn't interested even in minor criminality in some areas now, so it certainly won't have any interest in this! Can you seriously imagine anyone being hauled up in front of The Beak for having too many trivial DDs?
    Last edited by Kernel Sanders; 18-05-2018 at 9:07 PM.
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