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    • arthur2
    • By arthur2 9th May 18, 10:08 PM
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    Handelsbanken AB (UK) latest details
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    • 9th May 18, 10:08 PM
    Handelsbanken AB (UK) latest details 9th May 18 at 10:08 PM
    I saw an article recently, and was prompted to ask about opening an account. They have a branch only 6 miles from me.

    Staff very helpful, but website less so. In particular it does not make it clear that they charge 50/month for a standalone current account. Wife & I have investments of 360K plus pension scheme around 160K, but do not want to move these.

    I currently pay just 2/month for a Reward Current a/c with Child & Co (RBS posh brand). Also have free accounts with Nationwide and TSB paying 5% and other benefits elsewhere.

    HB appears to be very much a "Private" Bank, which I do not need, and I have abandoned any move to it.
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 10th May 18, 8:36 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:36 AM
    There doesn't seem to be anything about the charge to run an account on their website, and I think the reason is that each customer has an individual tariff of charges. I think the branch staff that you spoke to should have made it clear that there would be charges, even if they couldn't say how much, but unless you have a need for the facilities Handelsbanken offer then I can't see much point for a normal retail banking customer.
    • Crystal_Pixie
    • By Crystal_Pixie 10th May 18, 11:38 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 11:38 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 11:38 AM
    I use Handelsbanken as my main wage account. I don't pay 50 a month though!

    I like them because all decisions are made in house by the bank manager and the charge card has a very good rate if you use it overseas.

    They are an old school bank - when we remortgaged with them it take a bit of time to do. However, I can say their customer service is excellent.
    • Psyduck1980
    • By Psyduck1980 10th May 18, 12:23 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 12:23 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 12:23 PM
    Is the OP a humble brag?
    • Heng Leng
    • By Heng Leng 10th May 18, 2:51 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 2:51 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 2:51 PM
    Is the OP a humble brag?
    Originally posted by Psyduck1980
    No, just another hard up Baby Boomer
    • starM
    • By starM 10th May 18, 6:50 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 6:50 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 6:50 PM
    Hi,

    Is there an income requirements to open this acxoung? and howbeqsy it is to open up an account?

    Thanks
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