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    • Sconeyj
    • By Sconeyj 10th Jan 18, 1:56 PM
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    Sconeyj
    NatWest £125 switch incentive
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    • 10th Jan 18, 1:56 PM
    NatWest £125 switch incentive 10th Jan 18 at 1:56 PM
    Just as I thought I'd exhausted every bank...up pops NatWest with a switch offer! £125 for switching, and no direct debits required. All you need to do is:
    • switch a non-NatWest account
    • deposit £1,500
    • log into online or mobile banking
    All before 16 March (although you need to apply for the account by 16 February).


    Happy days!
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    • inittogether
    • By inittogether 13th Apr 18, 6:52 AM
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    inittogether
    My wife and I have both had the incentive - we both paid in a £1500 after switching. Just checked for my mother and she has also received it. I forgot to do the separate payment for her. But she switched over about £5000 in the switch so that seems to have counted.

    Hope you all get yours soon. As for those who've received two £250s by mistake I would not spend it yet. NatWest will want it back. Leave it there for a while and see what happens. Is there a statute of limitations...?
    ďOperator! Give me the number for 999!"
    • myth123
    • By myth123 13th Apr 18, 7:53 AM
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    myth123
    I am also one of the customers that switched into an existing account that is still waiting for the incentive. Hope I receive it today because having dealt with Natwest CS in the past, they're not the best!
    • laurencecockayne
    • By laurencecockayne 13th Apr 18, 7:55 AM
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    laurencecockayne
    Nothing for me so far
    • matrix999
    • By matrix999 13th Apr 18, 8:43 AM
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    matrix999
    Still no sign of any moolah to my existing account
    • crouchmagic
    • By crouchmagic 13th Apr 18, 9:01 AM
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    crouchmagic
    My wife and I received ours yesterday. One account solely her name. The other was a joint account, with me as the main holder.

    The joint account will be staying with NatWest. The cashback incentive for the credit card and current account is good, it beats what I had with Santander so I'll be staying put
    • andrewmp
    • By andrewmp 13th Apr 18, 9:04 AM
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    andrewmp
    Received mine yesterday.
    • zen135
    • By zen135 13th Apr 18, 9:21 AM
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    zen135
    Existing Natwest customer but have still not received the switch incentive. Partner opened a new account to switch at the same time, and the reward has been credited into her account.
    • matrix999
    • By matrix999 13th Apr 18, 9:43 AM
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    matrix999
    Currently on hold to the switching team... 03453004189

    Seems there is a lot of people wanting to speak to them!!!

    I wonder why?
    • laurencecockayne
    • By laurencecockayne 13th Apr 18, 9:48 AM
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    laurencecockayne
    I didn't have an existing current account (had ones in the past and have my mortgage with NatWest) and switched a joint and a sole account from Nationwide to Natwest - havent received the bonus in either.
    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 13th Apr 18, 9:48 AM
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    eskbanker
    Currently on hold to the switching team... 03453004189

    Seems there is a lot of people wanting to speak to them!!!

    I wonder why?
    Originally posted by matrix999
    Because a lot of people are impatient and believe they have a right to demand answers as to why the bonus hasn't been paid even though the deadline hasn't been reached yet?
    • matrix999
    • By matrix999 13th Apr 18, 9:52 AM
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    matrix999
    Had a conversation with the switching team... Very nice lady had a look over account and confirmed I had met all the criteria and left a note on my account.

    She confirmed someone is processing the payments manually and it should be in the account by the end of business today.
    • matrix999
    • By matrix999 13th Apr 18, 9:54 AM
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    matrix999
    Because a lot of people are impatient and believe they have a right to demand answers as to why the bonus hasn't been paid even though the deadline hasn't been reached yet?
    Originally posted by eskbanker
    The deadline has been reached.. It states the 13/04 but doesn't say when on the 13/04 so that's NatWest fault for writing ambiguous terms and conditions.

    If it was to be paid by the end of business on 13/04 then it should say that.
    • ToTo Man
    • By ToTo Man 13th Apr 18, 10:18 AM
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    ToTo Man
    I received mine on 12th April and OH received hers on 11th April.
    • matrix999
    • By matrix999 13th Apr 18, 10:53 AM
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    matrix999
    Sorry, but if you don't understand English, that is not NatWest's fault.
    Originally posted by Nick_C
    Thats a bit cheeky....

    The terms and conditions don't mention anything about when on 13/04, so a reasonable person can ask the bank when exactly on 13/04 they plan to make the payment.

    That's what I did, no big deal!
    Last edited by matrix999; 13-04-2018 at 10:57 AM.
    • binaryuniverse
    • By binaryuniverse 13th Apr 18, 11:11 AM
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    binaryuniverse
    Even so. The impatience of people is astounding. I'd be waiting until the middle of next week before I start making calls.

    Calling on the actual date is bonkers.
    • YorkshireBoy
    • By YorkshireBoy 13th Apr 18, 11:31 AM
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    YorkshireBoy
    The impatience of people is astounding.
    Originally posted by binaryuniverse
    Indeed. One person earlier this week reported they and their partner had made a total of 3 calls in one day chasing payment...3 days before it was due!

    Maybe these people are first time switchers? When you've done a few switches you soon realise that it's financially better to wait and make contact after the deadline, which invariably results in a goodwill gesture to cover time and calls...maybe adding 25-50% to the return.
    • matrix999
    • By matrix999 13th Apr 18, 11:36 AM
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    matrix999
    Indeed. One person earlier this week reported they and their partner had made a total of 3 calls in one day chasing payment...3 days before it was due!

    Maybe these people are first time switchers? When you've done a few switches you soon realise that it's financially better to wait and make contact after the deadline, which invariably results in a goodwill gesture to cover time and calls...maybe adding 25-50% to the return.
    Originally posted by YorkshireBoy
    Good shout! Will keep that in mind.
    • pfpf
    • By pfpf 13th Apr 18, 11:40 AM
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    pfpf
    rubbish on TV this weekend, this thread will be compelling viewing.
    pfpf, the avatar previously seen as "the Monkey".
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 13th Apr 18, 11:55 AM
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    Nick_C
    rubbish on TV this weekend, this thread will be compelling viewing.
    Originally posted by pfpf
    Indeed.

    Previously, on the NatWest Switching thread.

    Lots of people have received their bonus.

    Lots of people haven't received their bonus.

    The deadline for paying the bonus is still twelve hours away.

    What will happen next?

    I'm so excited, I just wet myself.
    Last edited by Nick_C; 13-04-2018 at 12:00 PM.
    • Herbalus
    • By Herbalus 13th Apr 18, 12:10 PM
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    Herbalus
    I will certainly be claiming the 0.7p per day I have lost out on because I did not receive the bonus 2 days before the deadline like other people.

    I have been discriminated against because I wasnt able to invest the £125 in a 2% savings account.



    P.s. this is not a serious post.
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