Metro Bank

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Metro Bank

Post by planteria » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:28 pm

there is a new branch being opened near to us..
are folks here happy customers of Metro Bank?
are there still incentives offered, in-branch, for account switches?
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Re: Metro Bank

Post by macliam » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:57 pm

planteria wrote:there is a new branch being opened near to us..
are folks here happy customers of Metro Bank?
are there still incentives offered, in-branch, for account switches?
I have a secondary account at Metro Bank and have had one for years (although there are no branches anywhere near me....)
It has one MAJOR advantage for me - it allows ATM withdrawals in Euros without costs. The exchange is ALWAYS far better than that offered at the ATM, so it's a good backstop. As online banking allows me to move cash from my primary account (First Direct) to my Metro account, I only need to keep a low working balance.......
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Re: Metro Bank

Post by rayf » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:08 pm

"it allows ATM withdrawals in Euros without costs"

is that in the UK or Europe?

thanks
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Re: Metro Bank

Post by macliam » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:24 pm

In Europe - I use it as back-up funds for Portugal.
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Re: Metro Bank

Post by rayf » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:57 pm

macliam wrote:In Europe - I use it as back-up funds for Portugal.
sounds useful - thanks
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Re: Metro Bank

Post by Sarah » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:00 pm

I don't think they ever had incentives, although some products initially had better terms than they do now.
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Re: Metro Bank

Post by Boro Boy » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:11 pm

Good day to day bank who seem to know what the word "Service" actually means. Additionally, similar to macliam I use Metro Bank for accessing Euros whilst away in Europe but one great service is their in branch safety deposit boxes.

I never close an account down so if you are thinking of moving from your existing bank account, leave £1 in your existing account to keep it open (always fiddly to open new accounts) as it may prove useful at some future stage.

Hope that is all helpful - Metro Bank is definitely worth considering as your new main bank I have had no problems with them. :thumbup:
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Re: Metro Bank

Post by planteria » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:12 am

Sarah wrote:I don't think they ever had incentives, although some products initially had better terms than they do now.
they did.. there were account transfer incentives, including at one stage a payment linked to the number of dogs a customer had.

and agreed BB.. i have 10 c/as at the moment. i'd be up for sacrificing some of them if there was an incentive to be had. and i like the idea of late/sunday opening.
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Re: Metro Bank

Post by Constantine » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:40 pm

I know who Metro Bank are.

I can get better rates elsewhere. And me, I've embraced the digital age. I have no intention of setting foot in a bank branch if I can help it, no matter what their coffee is like.

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Re: Metro Bank

Post by Sarah » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:50 pm

planteria wrote:they did.. there were account transfer incentives, including at one stage a payment linked to the number of dogs a customer had.
Oh, fair enough. I never heard about that or did a transfer.

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