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Free 4 year 16-25 Railcard @ Natwest with a student account

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Self explanitory really

Sign up fr the student account this year, and get a free 4 year rail card :D

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    chamelion
    But then you're stuck with natwest. Would rather pay more for trains.
    vwdan
    I may be wrong but I believe that from this year forward only accounts which have been "upgraded" to a student account are eligible for the free railcard. As a result, only existing customers who have held a Natwest current account prior to May 2012 can take advantage of this offer.
    rockztar
    Went there and applied only to be told after activating my account that its only for existing account holders that upgrade to student accounts. Gutted.
    NXSmiggy
    Damn, May help some people though :(
    vwdan
    Might be worth updating title to state "When upgrading from an existing current account" just to be clear.


    Edited By: vwdan on Sep 15, 2012 00:48
    lumoruk
    rail cards are great, when you are so drunk you leave your wallet on the train with your £150 rent they use the £150 to hand deliver your wallet back to you. ****.
    drvenki
    NATWEST? oh no no!!! horrible customer service, super slow in processing requests and cheques, online transfer restrictions, and what not? A big no no!
    lumoruk
    Not read the t %cs but nothing stopping you from having an account with each bank. And only using the one you like.
    JohnR5319
    My daughter opened a 'standard' account (had to in order to meet the deadlines of the Uni financing arrangements, as the student accounts weren't available at that time - mid-Aug) then upgraded it a week or so later to a student account, when they were. Presumably that can still be done?
    ebrianh45
    I've had GOOD service from my NatWest university branch in Reading, and it is the QUICKEST at processing cheques (3 days)
    though I use it for little else.
    splender
    Natwest has this offer for students for many many years. The business purpose is clearly to bring future cutsomer in with an offer. However the management has imposed a deadline for this offer which makes no sense. After opening an account If deadline is missed by a few days you get no free railcard! If offer is on every year why not just simplify the process to save labour effort in managing annual deadlines and make its no deadline at all so that it is an ongoing offer until withdrawn. But are they a listening bank.. NO! They lost two customers: one gone to Barclays and one gone to Santander (not that they offer better customer service of course because they don't, don't have to or can't afford it - the clinch deal for Barclays was you can have named persons to administer your account but for information only without power of changing the account , clinch deal for Santander at the time was the Abbey Zero credit card which has since stopped from issue to new customers).

    Edited By: splender on Sep 16, 2012 09:08: added more text
    splender
    ebrianh45
    I've had GOOD service from my NatWest university branch in Reading, and it is the QUICKEST at processing cheques (3 days)
    though I use it for little else.
    you should know that 3 days is not the quickest. It is the slowest worse case! Read this. In fact the cheque payment was so slow that the EU stepped in a few years ago and the UK banks put in the Faster Payment System which means that money is transferred as quickly as minutes to no more than 4 hours in most cases between the major banks. The EU had stepped in again so in Jan 2012 many overseas payments are within one working day.
    splender
    JohnR5319
    My daughter opened a 'standard' account (had to in order to meet the deadlines of the Uni financing arrangements, as the student accounts weren't available at that time - mid-Aug) then upgraded it a week or so later to a student account, when they were. Presumably that can still be done?
    Good luck with that , worth a try as they have a student officer from a local branch to the university. My experience with them for the 30 years is that over the years they have "streamlined" their retail banking into a factory production process interfaced to a sales and target driven engine driving additional revenue. So I had difficulty with them as you can see in my other post to encourage them out of process (my son received an e-mail reminder to apply for a railcard before a deadline which he complied with by the day but the email was wrong as the official deadline was one week earlier.) Would they listen to reasoning, YES, but would they do act on it , NO, it was the official deadline and the email was wrong! I showed the student officer the e-mail too! But why have a deadline and a process which needs management, isn't the purpose of the sales and target driven engine is to attract a new future clients and make money from them in future in return for some reward in the shape of a rail card?!

    Edited By: splender on Sep 15, 2012 17:43: added more text

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