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    Halifax declined my request for a student account online, not only that but they and I quote said this "we won't hold it against you for failing online" so come into a branch. I have to go to the hassle of organizing a bloody meeting, travel costs (not alot but busfare is horrendous) etc. the fact it's an 0800 number. They make it sound so tempting! Oh please, let me waste my time when I could just go with the Co-Op which has better customer ratings anyway,

    Sod Halifax.
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    (Original post by DanielMartin)
    Halifax declined my request for a student account online, not only that but they and I quote said this "we won't hold it against you for failing online" so come into a branch. I have to go to the hassle of organizing a bloody meeting, travel costs (not alot but busfare is horrendous) etc. the fact it's an 0800 number. They make it sound so tempting! Oh please, let me waste my time when I could just go with the Co-Op which has better customer ratings anyway,

    Sod Halifax.
    Are you a uni student? If not then you aren't entitled to one regardless of anything else.

    Also, www.saynoto0870.com.




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    It's a bank, they screw you over, what do you want us to do about it?

    I've never used Halifax, as I'm under 18 and the process for getting a children's account is too awkward to bother with. I used to use Lloyds TSB, but eventually cancelled the account and opened a Natwest Adapt account, because my parents use Natwest and it'd be easier to manage etc. I've never really had a problem with Lloyds TSB, but then again you don't really have problems with children accounts saying you aren't really entitled to do anything other than put money into it and get like a 0.2% interest on it. At least I didn't need my parents to countersign my Natwest account, meaning they don't have any powers of attorney (is that what it would be called? O_o) over it, whether that's good or bad I don't know

    There are problems with every banks, they're banks, they aren't known to be the most selfless of businesses.
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    You don't usually have to 'organise' a meeting, in the sense of pre-arranging one - just turn up to the branch at whatever time is suitable for you and ask about opening an account.

    For what it's worth, Halifax have always been good with me, over the many years that I've held my current account with them; no problems come to mind of any significance.
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    Go to Natwest for a student account, you get a free rail card and other benefits. I'm with Halifax, regret opening my student account there.
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    (Original post by DanielMartin)
    Halifax declined my request for a student account online, not only that but they and I quote said this "we won't hold it against you for failing online" so come into a branch. I have to go to the hassle of organizing a bloody meeting, travel costs (not alot but busfare is horrendous) etc. the fact it's an 0800 number. They make it sound so tempting! Oh please, let me waste my time when I could just go with the Co-Op which has better customer ratings anyway,

    Sod Halifax.
    0800 numbers are free from a landline as far as I'm aware. If it's 0845 it would be standard rate on landline but premium rate on a mobile.

    I'm sure they didn't mean to sound rude by saying we won't hold it against you, if anything I think you should be relieved by that because basically they are saying that simply because you failed to get the account online, that doesn't mean you can't get it at all. As Illusionary said you shouldn't need to pre-book an appointment anyway usually, you could just pop in and say you want to open an account.
 
 
 
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