How do I get rid of my Solo card?

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Found 20th Jan 2009
Don't take the title too literally.

Ok, I'm a student and when I applied for an account with NatWest, they gave me solo cards. These things are quite frustrating, I can't buy any mobile phone contract deals with these. How do I get anything besides a solo? Do I just go to a Natwest branch and ask for an upgrade? Would I have to pay for the upgrade?

PS. I'm a British citizen, if that matters in anyway.

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how long have u used thaT?
ya u can try and ask for an upgrade normally if ur not eligible they will tell u when u can have one...
hope that helps

More to do with credit scoring i think....nothing to do with citizenships

could be an age thing, as i did have a solo for ages and im sure soon as i hit 19/20 i got given a maestro

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sharonwai;4125428

how long have u used thaT?ya u can try and ask for an upgrade normally if … how long have u used thaT?ya u can try and ask for an upgrade normally if ur not eligible they will tell u when u can have one...hope that helps



Is it free though? Oh, and I've had it for roughly 4 months.

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blineboy;4125447

could be an age thing, as i did have a solo for ages and im sure soon as … could be an age thing, as i did have a solo for ages and im sure soon as i hit 19/20 i got given a maestro



I turned 18 in september.... I don't want to wait nine months >.>

my daughter got her connect card when she was 18 - but you have to ask

Just go in and say you want a Maestro, that's what I did. Told them I was sick of not being able to buy stuff at Boots lol.

Banned

kroozing;4125478

Just go in and say you want a Maestro, that's what I did. Told them I was … Just go in and say you want a Maestro, that's what I did. Told them I was sick of not being able to buy stuff at Boots lol.



What could you not buy from boots with a solo card?

worst come to worst say u r changing banks..
i think natwest is the only few that do solo
lol

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kroozing;4125478

Just go in and say you want a Maestro, that's what I did. Told them I was … Just go in and say you want a Maestro, that's what I did. Told them I was sick of not being able to buy stuff at Boots lol.



Hahha, will try that one out:thumbsup:

sharonwai;4125507

worst come to worst say u r changing banks..i think natwest is the only … worst come to worst say u r changing banks..i think natwest is the only few that do sololol



Yea, that seems like a good last resort.

Solo and Visa Electron DO NOT require a credit score to open the account, as in normal practice these will not be a cheque guarantee card or a over draft arranged.

If you wish to upgrade, normally you have to pay a monthly or weekly wage into the account..

Go to your local branch and ask to upgrade.

Loyds TSB give you a visa card when your 16, thats what i have

join HSBC - the worlds bank . .

scott160592;4125537

Loyds TSB give you a visa card when your 16, thats what i have




useless bank imo

Banned

could always ask your Bank?

dcx_badass;4125691

I've got a Visa Electron and a Visa Delta on seperate accounts with … I've got a Visa Electron and a Visa Delta on seperate accounts with Halifax if that helps, also have a credit card, but I lost it, and I forgot the pin, and I've not had a statement for two months, but that's another story.



only 5 years 10 months before your debit is wiped then :thumbsup:

Banned

dcx_badass;4125691

I've got a Visa Electron and a Visa Delta on seperate accounts with … I've got a Visa Electron and a Visa Delta on seperate accounts with Halifax if that helps, also have a credit card, but I lost it, and I forgot the pin, and I've not had a statement for two months, but that's another story.



hope you have cancelled this card, as im sure you have i dont know why i said that, just incase you havent i suppose

As above.

Nicely demand a VISA card from Natwest or move elsewhere.

It must depend on the bank as I got a Visa Debit card when I opened my account at Lloyds a couple of years ago , and I was only 16 :w00t:

Banned

dcx_badass;4166552

Nope not cancelled it, it's never been out of my bed room though, so it … Nope not cancelled it, it's never been out of my bed room though, so it will be in this big mes somewhere.



if you dont intend using it you should cancel it, even unused they can effect you, my friend had two cards well forgotten about and when she wanted a new card for the good deal she got refused becaus her credit limit was to high even though she hadnt spent on it it shows you as being able to spend an x amount of pounds
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