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crazydaveuk
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I remember when visiting Sussex that there was a
bank in the middle of the campus.... which one is it?
Barclays rings a bell, but I forget just about everything.


Since we're all kinda setting up our accounts now,
I might as well go for the convenient option here. ^o)
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There's Barclays and HSBC banking on campus. Plus a Lloyds cash machine.
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HSBC is nearest the first year accomodation. Barclays is on the edge of campus near the main entrance which I guess is more useful when your in your second/third years.
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i know am glad they got HSBC, as just changed my account to a student account with them and got £50.00 from them, wish it was a 5 year young persons railcard but they stopped that
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^^^ Yeah, I think I saw Natwest offering that,
it'd be really useful since I use the train all the damn time.


But hey, I'll get my railcard one way or another... it all works out.
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im wiv barclays at teh mo, but was gonna change to natwest cos of the railcardas well as the fact they let u hav the biggest overdraft....butf there isnt one on campus do u reckon i should stick wiv barclays/change 2 hsbc??
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@ appleshampoo - TBH, if you've got telephone banking set up on a Natwest account, you'll probably never need to visit a branch. I haven't, but it depends. HSBC is supposed to be pretty good, and unless you're totally ***** at budgeting, you'll probably never need to max your overdraft out...I did, but that's beside the point
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its not so much needin to go to the branch, but more needing a cash point, cos i dont really wanna hav to travel into brighton everytime i need to get some money from the bank!!
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Am I right in assuming that the nearest NatWest is in Brighton..?
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Railcard only costs £20 so use the £50 HSBC give you to buy one and have £30 left over!
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(Original post by Pepaim)
Railcard only costs £20 so use the £50 HSBC give you to buy one and have £30 left over!

The railcard you get with NatWest is a five year one, you can't actually buy that, but it's the equivalent of 5 x twenty pounds, so one hundred pounds.

If, like me, you plan to use the train a lot, then the railcard option is far better. I'll soon make that fifty quid I could've got at HSBC...
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Ah ok didn't realise that one! I reckon i'll still go with HSBS as its convinient and because the £50 will buy me a couple of weeks food!
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(Original post by dogtanian)
Am I right in assuming that the nearest NatWest is in Brighton..?
i registered with the one in lewes road, which is only a little ways down from the uni. easily doable on a bike, though i doubt i'll need to go there much. there's a cashpoint on campus, right?
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have joined hsbc but am gonna join up with natwest get the railcard and close the account little while later, as the railcard is a *gift* so they can't take it back lol.
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^^^ My mum was saying to me that she'll try to "negotiate" with HSBC,
and they might give us the railcard after all. Banks are flexible you know! :cool:


And the whole point of these 'gifts' is that they know consumer apathy
in the banking sector is at a high, so once they've got us signed up now
they'll probably have us for life! So our custom is important to them.
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I've gone for HSBC and the £50, hopefully i'll get a confirmation letter tomorrow.
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yeah my mum said to negotiate too, she reckns she can get them to just giv me £100...hmmm...not so sure!! i mite try and get them to swap the coach card for a rail card...
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Well t'other day we had a go...

HSBC said just to "tick which incentive" we'd want, either the mp3 player or the CDs.
Basically, I want neither, their only other option was apply online and get £50.

Since the railcard is SO much more convenient (I travel by train a lot), as well as more
practical, I've decided to bank with Natwest instead. Even if there's an HSBC on campus,
it's not like I'll be withdrawing cash every time I pass through! It'll be fine this way.
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I've gone HSBC, with the £50
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My confirmations taking bloody ages! I did it last Thursday or Friday afternoon (can't remember) and I haven't got a letter.
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