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Alliance & Leicester £100 to switch current account + possible £50 Quidco

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Same offer that was on until end of Oct 2008. I have been waiting for this to come back around as I missed it the first time. It has restarted today. Below is the link for the previous listing for …
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Same offer that was on until end of Oct 2008. I have been waiting for this to come back around as I missed it the first time. It has restarted today.

Below is the link for the previous listing for the October offer.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deal/202600/alliance-leicester-100-to-switch-cu/

Basically if you transfer your account you get a £100 credit, provided you meet the not too difficult criteria. You must fund at least £500 per month to the account and you must use their transfer service to switch, and you must also have a direct debit to switch.

Similar to the First Direct offer, except they specify that you must pay either £1500 of deposits or a £10 fee every month.

Please be kind as this is my first post, please add to or edit as necessary.

Edited to add a link for article about this offer.
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/saving-and-banking/article.html?in_article_id=463169&in_page_id=7
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#1
Seems like a good deal if you are prepared to switch your banking services.:thumbsup:
#2
Given the **** treatment i've had from HSBC over my current account (which also was not of my choosing, and had a forced account type change) for this that and the other, i'm sorely tempted by this.

I've only skim-read it, but can anyone see anywhere where it says you can't already have any account type with A&L already, in order to qualify? As i've already got a basic bank account with them, and would prefer to keep that as well..
#3
Thanks - will look into this - can't understand the cold votes - anyone?!!!:thinking:
1 Like #4
Bass_Monkey
I've only skim-read it, but can anyone see anywhere where it says you can't already have any account type with A&L already, in order to qualify? As i've already got a basic bank account with them, and would prefer to keep that as well..

All I can see is where it says "Customers are not eligible for this offer if they currently hold or have held in the past 3 months any Alliance & Leicester or Abbey current account"
#5
(not including customers who are moving from another Alliance & Leicester current account).
#6
Tempting, I'm with Halifax at the moment and moved to them 18 months ago when they had a similar offer. Move was surprisingly painless, think they only missed one DD move, but that was an odd one that goes out middle of the month.

I was considering A&L when they had the high interest on their current account, but this offer doesn't apply to that account. But then again, £100 bonus is worth much more than the extra interest on the first £2,500.
#7
I did this for myself and the Girlfriend the last time, we have both got the £100 from A&L but still waiting for cashback from Quidco.
banned#8
*cupcake*;3956124
Thanks - will look into this - can't understand the cold votes - anyone?!!!:thinking:


Voted cold as for £100 it is not worth the hassle to switch all DD's etc. They are bound to mess it up, plus I am happy with my Bank, and take advantage of free mobile phone ins etc.
#9
White Knight
All I can see is where it says "Customers are not eligible for this offer if they currently hold or have held in the past 3 months any Alliance & Leicester or Abbey current account"


Hmm, even still, might be worth a shout - could always go in and ask them in-branch about it RE: eligibility, before going ahead and applying for it; as i'm pretty sure the account type i've got now with them isn't a current account, per se.

Appreciate the help anyway, bud :thumbsup:
#10
Terms & Conditions
This offer is open to customers who we accept for a new Premier Current Account or new Premier 50 Current Account opened through [url]www.alliance-leicester.co.uk[/url]. Customers are not eligible for this offer if they currently hold or have held in the past 3 months any Alliance & Leicester or Abbey current account. Offer is limited and can be withdrawn at any time, and is only open to customers accepted for a new Premier Current Account or new Premier 50 Current Account. £100 will be paid into your new Premier Current Account or new Premier 50 Current Account within 4 months of account opening providing you switch all your direct debits/standing orders to the account and for Premier Current Account have funded at least £500 from a non-Alliance & Leicester account within 11 weeks of opening the account. If you do not have any direct debits to switch you will not receive £100. You must ask to use our Premier Switching Service at application stage.
#11
I did this and never recieved any quidco. Its still on dispute now, and mine was when it was only £50
#12
I did this last week for the premium acc and it never tracked. As soon as I receive my docs through the post I will call and ask for the £100 to be credited! ;-)
1 Like #13
heres what you guys should do. set up one bank account and get the free incentive, i did this with the co-op free £100 offer last september. DONT use it at all, just deposit and withdraw the minimum requirements to fulfill the incentive, then use this account when the next offer comes along, and just becasue you dont have any DD's to transfer doesnt mean you have not used the service. Or, if like this offer you have to have a DD, then it may be worthwhile putting one of your long term smaller DD's onto it, like say an insurance payment or the gym membership
i have transfered the co-op DD's (non existant) to abbey to get there £100 incentive, and will then do the same from abbey to this A&L one now.
me and the wife have accounts, thats £200 each time.

its quite easy really, always leapfrogging one account. I always close the oldest account (i.e the third now defunct) once it has paid out.
#14
Voted hot! I did this a few months back and got both £100 credited to my bank account and £50 Quidco. It took about 3 months for the money and Quidco to be credited but got there in the end.

The switching of Direct Debits etc also went very smoothly. They are also a much easier bank to deal with that my last one (Halifax).
#15
did this last time, quidco all came through. great deal
#16
Voted hot,

I did this as I was fed up with HSBCs rubbish service, and fancied £150.

As previously said the £100 takes a few months to come through but they make no secret of this. I got the £50 quidco before the £100 from A+L (which I got just in time for Xmas!).

The other nice thing about A+L is that you can get through quite quickly on the phones, to british people. (Im not being racist, I dont mind speaking to people in outsourced call centres, I just dont like having to speak S_L_O_W_L_Y when i'm in a hurry to get something done).
#17
I want to transfer an acount from the hopeless citibank, but don't have any direct debits setup.Would I still be eligible?

Just a thought; could I just setup a basic DD with a mag sub prior to transfering?
#18
A & L Premier account deals - bear in mind a couple of pointers -

it can take up to 16 weeks for the money to arrive in your account. Do not be surprised if its not there until week 16. Do make sure that your minimum monthly payment does go in every month within a month of last payment.

Also make sure you double check the 'handover' process in relation to direct debits / transfers etc. It is not unknown for some to be missed in the so called handover and you are left with you as intermediary sorting out the squabble between your old bank and your new bank. No-one will accept liability but your missed payment on those direct debits will be more important to you re credit scoring - than it is to them.

It can be a quite a long-winded affair all in all but the end result is that the account is reasonably easy to operate and the call centre when needed is adequate (no better no worse than most others).

No reason not to join this one for the money offered and also because you're so fed up with your old bank!
#19
Never had many problems with HSBC, despite not rating them much. However, I was very offended by the conclusion of their supposed survey, or whatever they claim was the cause of them changing everyones account.

Must admit though 0.01% is poor, I've always longed for no interest........oh wait a minute...******. I always longed for no interest on a loan - doh!
#20
Thanks for posting.

Just checking (to those who have switched with them before for the cashback); can you keep your old bank account or will you need to close it? and do you need to tranfer all direct debits or could you just do one...? Thanks for any help :)
#21
hankmarvin4
Voted cold as for £100 it is not worth the hassle to switch all DD's etc. They are bound to mess it up, plus I am happy with my Bank, and take advantage of free mobile phone ins etc.


But that does not make it a bad deal.
#22
Think.

Why do banks want you?

Because they have no money.

Beware.
#23
Been with this bank on this account for 12 months now and they are first class. So much so that i took my ISA and loan across with them as well!
banned#24
a lot of bother even though it is £100
#25
kelmunro
Think.

Why do banks want you?

Because they have no money.

Beware.


Santander are one of the biggest banks in the world, no chance of them going bust

hankmarvin4
Voted cold as for £100 it is not worth the hassle to switch all DD's etc. They are bound to mess it up, plus I am happy with my Bank, and take advantage of free mobile phone ins etc.


They switch all the direct debits and not one went wrong for me. Voting cold is just silly, should have just wandered past the deal
#26
Did this back in september when offer was on. Received £50 from quidco one week before christmas and received £100 from A&L on the 2nd of Jan. Very hot and every DD and SO was changed without hassle. Well worth it!!!
#27
From previous experience A&L customer service is shocking. I had an account with A&L and had a problem so went into the Grimsby Branch and they could not help and made me use their phone to call customer services!! The offer however is good if you want £150:)
#28
Frits
Did this back in september when offer was on. Received £50 from quidco one week before christmas and received £100 from A&L on the 2nd of Jan. Very hot and every DD and SO was changed without hassle. Well worth it!!!


Ditto.

I transferred from a 'secondary' current account I had which I didn't use actively but did have some small DDs going through.

£50 quidco + £100 cashback = £150 (although took about 4 months in total to receive everything).

IMO worth it.. I've had no trouble with the A&L account plus they give me free travel insurance.
#29
ugh i just applied for one last week
#30
Defo Hot !!!:thumbsup:£100 for just a little bit of hassle? Thatll do me;-)
#31
centaurandrew
Voted hot,

I did this as I was fed up with HSBCs rubbish service, and fancied £150.

As previously said the £100 takes a few months to come through but they make no secret of this. I got the £50 quidco before the £100 from A+L (which I got just in time for Xmas!).

The other nice thing about A+L is that you can get through quite quickly on the phones, to british people. (Im not being racist, I dont mind speaking to people in outsourced call centres, I just dont like having to speak S_L_O_W_L_Y when i'm in a hurry to get something done).


I'm not being a lefty liberal.... but... IMO, the most efficient, courteous and helpful call centre operatives are nearly always based in India.

Don't know if I'd do this deal, there seems to be a few conditions attached and it's a hell of a lot of hassle to change banks. Will be interesting, given today's climate, whether this sort of thing produces more competition for our bank accounts.
#32
Can I just ask me and my partner have a joint account how would we go about apply for two single accounts, could anyone point me in the right direction, as it sounds a good deal :thumbsup:
1 Like #33
gareth886
Voted hot! I did this a few months back and got both £100 credited to my bank account and £50 Quidco. It took about 3 months for the money and Quidco to be credited but got there in the end.

The switching of Direct Debits etc also went very smoothly. They are also a much easier bank to deal with that my last one (Halifax).



[SIZE="3"]BEWARE Alliance & Leicester will rip you off at every opportunity they can do with banking charges.

AND IN ADDITION
... If you ever need to ring them, pray to god that you do not get through to their Bootle call centre ( if they have any others ? ) every single one of them are the most unhelpful, forgetful and rude customer service operators on this earth[/SIZE]
#34
Forest290
Thanks for posting.

Just checking (to those who have switched with them before for the cashback); can you keep your old bank account or will you need to close it? and do you need to tranfer all direct debits or could you just do one...? Thanks for any help :)


You do not have to close your old bank account, although it does have this as an option.

Not sure if still get the cashback if you only transfer one DD from your old bank account. The bank account I transferred was an old one that I only had a single DD set up.
#35
I did this last year. worth it.

Took 3 mths for money to come through. Great service online too.

You could also be recommended by a friend and share £50 between you both. This was on top of the £100 for new customer. Not sure if u can still do both but worth a try!

PM Me your email address if intrested and i'll send the recommend a fiend form and we can try it out? ;-)
#36
sweep_the_leg_
[SIZE="3"]BEWARE Alliance & Leicester will rip you off at every opportunity they can do with banking charges.

AND IN ADDITION
... If you ever need to ring them, pray to god that you do not get through to their Bootle call centre ( if they have any others ? ) every single one of them are the most unhelpful, forgetful and rude customer service operators on this earth[/SIZE]


All banks charge, if you are careful youwill not incurr any.

Alays been a pleasure with everyone I have ever spoken to there
#37
andy182
All banks charge, if you are careful youwill not incurr any.

Alays been a pleasure with everyone I have ever spoken to there



Ahh right, so readers of this thread might want to have pointed out the fact that there is a fairly hefty charge if you do not fund the account with a minimum amount every month. The idea being to force you to get your salary or other regular income paid into it.

But also be even more careful, as if you ever move on again from this account, make sure it is closed permanently, as if you have a nil balance, and they begin to apply their unfair charges to the account, you will also get doubly charged for going overdrawn.

I'm sorry, but other banks current account products do not operate in this way - charging you because you do not pay in the minimum required amount each month. Halifax High Interest Current Account for instance.... You have been warned anyway
#38
andy182
Been with this bank on this account for 12 months now and they are first class. So much so that i took my ISA and loan across with them as well!


You have an ISA and a loan?

Surely the interest you are paying on your loan is much higher than the interest you are earning on your ISA?

Why not pay off your loan with the money in your ISA?
#39
I moved from money grabbing Barclays - now no monthly fee for my overdraft facility and none of the 'free' **** that I never used anyway.

£100 was paid into my account end of Dec and the £50 quidco has just been transferred via Bacs.

The switching facility wasn't totally hassle free - a couple of direct debits didn't move across, but a quick call to A&L and they transferred me direct to the companies concerned and all was sorted in the end.

Opened 2 joint accounts no problem - one with me as main account holder and one with the wife as main account holder - on the debit cards they have a number 1 or 2 to indicate if you are the main account holder for that particular account - quite handy when you have 2 debit cards that look the same!

Gets the thumbs up from me anyway.
#40
anyone tried switching and going through quidco and also managing to use the' recommended by a friend'?

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