£130 bonus for switching to Santander
I’d need £1300 to move back to them
Is there any chance we can have just one Switching Bonus thread, rather than a new stump of a discussion for every one, please?
This is a good idea!
@Mathew Could you merge this with the Lloyds Post?
To put a counterpoint, having a separate thread per bank switching offer might be better than having one massive thread which covers them all - as content will get lost in it and individuals will have to read posts which are no no relevance to them to instead of just muting those that don’t apply to them
This is a valid point also.
What it we had a pinned post that was only covering the current switch offers?
Well there are three on the go at the moment.
Add RBS to that list too.
For santander, existing customers have to make a branch appointment. Wtf? Very weird. I wonder if it’s actually easier to open a second current account instead…
Plus the payout takes forever - a month at least
It seems some banks don’t offer online switching post-account opening. I know Santander and HSBC do it this way anyway.
Probably better opening a second account and using it as a ‘switcher account’.
Just seen HSBC have a £110 plus a £30 Uber Eats or Dining Gift Out card offer for new Advance and Premier customers.
Most do, and often it’s actually simpler as a process once the account is already open. Halifax/Lloyds and Nationwide all offer just a simple form. Barclays allow you to start a switch using their app.
First Direct require phoning up, I think (but then they do for lots of things anyway, given their origins as a telephone bank).
Exactly what I did when I found out that I could not get a branch appointment for weeks!
That’s nice – I might do it for the initial £100 as it doesn’t require me to set up a new account. Don’t think I’d do 10 debit card purchases a month though as I mostly spend on credit cards
HSBC do online switching post account opening - I’ve done it at least twice. I never went into an HSBC branch at all while I had accounts with them.
Just applied for a Select account in order to CASS my last spare Virgin Money account.
Process was okay, however, if anyone else does it, ensure that you record the account details reserved for you as they disappear once you proceed to ID check. Basic error on my part there.
Just need to wait again now.
In fact, 60 days before they’ll check you’re eligible, then 30 days after that before they’ll pay out. Eugh
I can wait
It will just be to cover their backs, they will likely be much faster.
Your point is valid but at the moment half the forum is switching/sign up bonuses.