Well, I just went into my local branch and whilst waiting I heard someone, (who had picked up a leaflet for a basica ccount) be told " they are only for people who have gone bankrupt.
I asked the lady if that was right and told her what I had heard/seen. She asked me not to speculate. And as I was at the counter I was asked by the manager to withdraw all my funds!.
Never mind, I was going to leave them anyway and go back to Barclays. I told him on the way out that having connections in both radio and print from my previous employments he should watch this space. And i've been to the local radio station which is 200 yards up the road from him. (where I volunteer)
Sorry, I'm going to stand up for the Co-op here. Their policy clearly states that they will NOT be closing accounts for existing customers.
Any bank can choose who they want as a customer and, to be honest, anyone who is bankrupt doesn't have a great deal of choice with who to bank with so personally I would have exercised discretion before slating the bank in front of other customers.
Was I slating the bank? The bank that's said in the media that they are stopping accounts to NEW customers who go BR!?
And when an advisor stops someone from getting an account because " They are only for people who go bankrupt" not imply that the account is STILL being offered?
Or did I just hear it all wrong?
I'm going to somewhere 40 miles way tomorrow. I'll go into a co-op branch and ask if I can have the account. They won't know me. See what they say.
In any case they are welcome to keep it. I might have to go to the cashpoint to get my balance with Barclays BUT atleast it's real time. I never did like this 3 day delay. NOR do I like Tesco Cash and the Co-op giving me different amounts on the screen.