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    • patricke1964
    • By patricke1964 10th Jan 19, 9:27 PM
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    basic account needed
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    • 10th Jan 19, 9:27 PM
    basic account needed 10th Jan 19 at 9:27 PM
    I am looking at a possible IVA and need to open a basic account. It cant be linked to hsbc, lloyds or tesco banks. I am not sure if TSB would fit the bill as I think they have now completely split from lloyds. Can anybody advise what would be a good bank to use.
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    • cheeseoatcake
    • By cheeseoatcake 12th Jan 19, 8:27 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 8:27 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 8:27 AM
    Hi,
    I can't say which is a good bank to use.
    Before entering into my IVA I opened a current account with the co-op bank no problems.
    Any bank that fits your needs will do but remember not to use a switching option when doing so.

    Good luck
    • Fireflyaway
    • By Fireflyaway 12th Jan 19, 9:55 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 9:55 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 9:55 AM
    I recently opened one with metro bank. They were very helpful and a lot more personal in their service than my current bank. They are open when other banks are not and magic machine is great for counting your change!
    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 12th Jan 19, 1:48 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 1:48 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 1:48 PM
    Coop are a stand alone bank that offer a good basic account with visa debt card.
    Barclays are also an option.
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    • ramtops
    • By ramtops 13th Jan 19, 6:09 AM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 6:09 AM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 6:09 AM
    Try Monzo.
    • Craig1981
    • By Craig1981 13th Jan 19, 7:21 AM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:21 AM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:21 AM
    have a read of this, it should be useful in making a decision:
    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/banking/basic-bank-accounts/
    • TubbyDown
    • By TubbyDown 14th Jan 19, 9:16 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 9:16 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 9:16 AM
    Have you looked into Monzo? I've just opened a second account with them and i'm very impressed with what i see
    • smallandcute
    • By smallandcute 23rd Jan 19, 6:35 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 19, 6:35 PM
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    • 23rd Jan 19, 6:35 PM
    I have a basic account with Nationwide and they have been brillient.
    • memberme
    • By memberme 24th Jan 19, 1:55 PM
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    • 24th Jan 19, 1:55 PM
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    • 24th Jan 19, 1:55 PM
    its worth noting that you can run a normal bank account soon after opening a basic one.
    I had a coop basic account which then was supplemented by a normal account without challenge, for nearly 5.5 of the 6 years of my IVA.
    there is no issue with this as long as you don't use any overdraft fascility.
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