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    • MSE Megan F
    • By MSE Megan F 1st May 18, 4:02 PM
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    MSE News: Barclays offers switchers double rewards for a year
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    • 1st May 18, 4:02 PM
    MSE News: Barclays offers switchers double rewards for a year 1st May 18 at 4:02 PM
    Barclays is doubling its Blue Rewards scheme incentives for new and existing customers who switch an account to it - meaning they can earn at least 132 in the first 12 months...
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    • 18cc
    • By 18cc 12th May 18, 9:38 AM
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    18cc
    I think that if you apply online as a new customer and for whatever reason your application is not accepted there and then and you don't get a chance to go to the switching webpage and they ask you to take two forms of ID into a branch then that means you will also have to go to the branch to switch

    I have confirm this with the barclays switching team and also my own experience
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 12th May 18, 11:24 AM
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    I think that if you apply online as a new customer and for whatever reason your application is not accepted there and then and you don't get a chance to go to the switching webpage and they ask you to take two forms of ID into a branch then that means you will also have to go to the branch to switch

    I have confirm this with the barclays switching team and also my own experience
    Originally posted by 18cc
    In a way it means you are one jump ahead simply because you set up the switch & prove who you are all in one go.

    If you instigate a switch online even without problems you still have to go into a branch to prove your identity and the switch will not go ahead until your docs have been checked..

    have transferred money in- all 800 of it!- but now can't get it out! well not online. Could go to a machine in town , draw it out and return to different accounts in person. Fortunately not a financial problem.
    Card readers are going to be needed. I already have 2 maybe I need a Barclays one to complete the set??
    Last edited by Katiehound; 12-05-2018 at 11:27 AM.
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    • sheffieldeagle
    • By sheffieldeagle 12th May 18, 2:34 PM
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    Do you realise you can use other banks card reader for your Barclays account.


    Cheers
    • keef-WhatStandards
    • By keef-WhatStandards 12th May 18, 5:35 PM
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    That's interesting.

    Anyone verify this as at the moment I just end up with yet another account!
    • keef-WhatStandards
    • By keef-WhatStandards 12th May 18, 5:48 PM
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    The blue rewards option is one of the clearer things on their https server.
    • ColdIron
    • By ColdIron 12th May 18, 5:55 PM
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    Anyone verify this as at the moment I just end up with yet another account!
    Originally posted by keef-WhatStandards
    Yes, most of them are interchangeable except First Direct and maybe HSBC. I use my Barclays one for all my accounts and leave the others in a drawer
    • keef-WhatStandards
    • By keef-WhatStandards 12th May 18, 6:22 PM
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    Card readers are generic or at least I was able to use my Tesco one (I think) whilst I waited for my Barclays one to show up.
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 12th May 18, 6:25 PM
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    Katiehound
    Do you realise you can use other banks card reader for your Barclays account.


    Cheers
    Originally posted by sheffieldeagle
    Yes
    Been there , done that, bought the tee shirt! However the situation with Natwest meant that I had to wait a reasonable time (such as allowing for delivery|) before I could use my Nationwide reader! It would not let me straight in
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    • keef-WhatStandards
    • By keef-WhatStandards 12th May 18, 6:26 PM
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    Thanks, but I think you have your/my posts muddled.
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 12th May 18, 6:38 PM
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    Thanks, but I think you have your/my posts muddled.
    Originally posted by keef-WhatStandards
    sorry what post are you referring to?
    It often helps to quote the post first that you are answering as there are often two or three points going on at the same time and it gets muddled (to put it mildly!)
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    • moneysavinggirl40
    • By moneysavinggirl40 12th May 18, 6:40 PM
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    still getting this though "9802 - Sorry - you do not have any accounts from which we can set up a payment."

    I have my card and PIN. I have begun the switching process by taking in ID to branch. I've managed to transfer money in, but get that message above when i click "transfer"
    • keef-WhatStandards
    • By keef-WhatStandards 12th May 18, 6:43 PM
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    Yes, this forum seems to leave out the quote by default.

    I did try using the buttons, but got rather confused as to what the difference between quote and multi-quote plus trying to reply to quotes inside quotes.

    If you look at the top of a post it says "originally posted by" and this is the thing you have to look at each time.
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 12th May 18, 6:48 PM
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    still getting this though "9802 - Sorry - you do not have any accounts from which we can set up a payment."

    I have my card and PIN. I have begun the switching process by taking in ID to branch. I've managed to transfer money in, but get that message above when i click "transfer"
    Originally posted by moneysavinggirl40
    If I remember correctly the term 'transfer' implies moving money between one of your several Barclays bank accounts

    If you want to move money out to a totally different bank then I think you need to click on 'make payment' (or something similar.)
    It's at this point I failed- I'm missing something that I have asked them to e-mail to me- not arrived yet.

    Might have to visit a machine on Monday for a physical transfer!
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    • keef-WhatStandards
    • By keef-WhatStandards 12th May 18, 7:01 PM
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    If I remember correctly the term 'transfer' implies moving money between one of your several Barclays bank accounts

    If you want to move money out to a totally different bank then I think you need to click on 'make payment' (or something similar.)
    It's at this point I failed- I'm missing something that I have asked them to e-mail to me- not arrived yet.

    Might have to visit a machine on Monday for a physical transfer!
    Originally posted by Katiehound
    Above is what happens when you use quote and try and post after the sentance/paragraph you want to refer to...... Then forget to delete the extra chars.
    • moneysavinggirl40
    • By moneysavinggirl40 12th May 18, 11:05 PM
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    If I remember correctly the term 'transfer' implies moving money between one of your several Barclays bank accounts

    If you want to move money out to a totally different bank then I think you need to click on 'make payment' (or something similar.)
    It's at this point I failed- I'm missing something that I have asked them to e-mail to me- not arrived yet.

    Might have to visit a machine on Monday for a physical transfer!
    Originally posted by Katiehound
    I correct myself i click move money then payment and the message of sorry you do not have any account from which we can set up a payment, are you getting this too Katiehound? Anyone new to Barclays getting this too?
    • keef-WhatStandards
    • By keef-WhatStandards 13th May 18, 2:13 AM
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    No reply to a Tweet to MSE to assist with this.

    Does anyone from MSE read these forums? If so, perhaps it is worth including this sort of thing in their reports"?

    It looks as if Halifax offer a good service in this respect. Barclays and Santander don't seem to. Anyone else have experiences that confirm this please?
    • WillPS
    • By WillPS 13th May 18, 7:23 PM
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    Is anyone having trouble getting the Post Office Online Saver to recognise their new Barclays sort code?
    • youngretired
    • By youngretired 14th May 18, 12:49 PM
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    My switch happened today into my existing Barclays account with Blue Rewards. All went smoothly so June's reward should be doubled as the Personal Banker advised.

    As long as you do a full switch into the Barclays account that you already have the Blue Rewards activated on then, then everything should be OK. The comment about switching into the nominated account is for the benefit of people that might have more than 1 Barclays account, as you can only have Blue Rewards on 1 account. So if someone accidently switched into a account that the Blue Rewards was not being earnt on then they wouldn't get the double rewards.
    • binaryuniverse
    • By binaryuniverse 14th May 18, 7:58 PM
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    still getting this though "9802 - Sorry - you do not have any accounts from which we can set up a payment."

    I have my card and PIN. I have begun the switching process by taking in ID to branch. I've managed to transfer money in, but get that message above when i click "transfer"
    Originally posted by moneysavinggirl40
    I'm getting the same. As far as I know everything is set up and ready to go. But I can't make any payments or view standing orders/direct debits.

    Money went in just fine.
    • Flobberchops
    • By Flobberchops 14th May 18, 8:39 PM
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    My situation is as follows: Barclays with Blue rewards is my bills account, meaning most direct debits are already on that account. My second account is Halifax Rewards, which I use for daily shopping and 4 direct debits - but I plan to fully switch this (and close it) to the existing Barclays account. Would this work?
    Originally posted by bare

    Yes. In theory, and I've heard nothing to the contrary, that's exactly how it should work.


    How does this "main account nomination" work, so that I get the double rewards for 1 year?
    When you approach Barclays to initiate the account switch, just point out the existing account that has Blue Rewards on it. This becomes the nominated account that receives the switch and all that entails (the other account's balance, any associated S/Os D/Ds, any future payments to your old account will be rerouted here for a period, etc).
    I work for a UK bank, but any comments made on this forum are solely my personal opinion. Caveat Emptor!
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