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    Well I am 17, and have been looking for a normal Bank account where I could put money in, possible wages would be able to go in, and I would be able to use a card to purchase items etc.

    I saw on the Halifax website, a bank account called EasyCash account, I read up on it and it seemed like it would cater to what I wanted for in an account.

    I applied online for it, and I am wondering, when do you receive the package, and how long did it take for halifax to state whether you are eligible for it.

    One more thing, it asked what I will be using the account for, and none of the categories I came under. Because not yet do I have a job, so I put family gift:|...Stupid yes, but at that time I thought they meant a gift from the family to me or something like that..because if I don't get a job (50/50), the money will be just allowance given to me by parents.. Is that a big deal that I put the wrong answer? Because even when I tried to select salary, it wouldn't let me and the other options I didn't come under, wasn't sure what i would write under the 'other' option.

    Sorry for the long post, just looking for experiences on applying for the easycash account and its uses.
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    They will most probably ask for more information, such as proof of address and proof of identity, but you should get a response in about a week I reckon. I did when I opened my Halifax Savings.

    Um, generally they use it to have a rough idea of how much money you will be putting into the account, they use it for credit usually so I wouldn't worry about it unless you are going to be getting an overdraft of credit card when you're 18.
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    Hmm thank you Orthala!

    Anyone else who has easycash account, want to tell me if you have had any problems etc.

    I have heard you must deposit £10 at self service machines to activate the card! is that true?
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    There is usually some deposit required to get the card and chequebook - when I opened a normal current account with the HBOS it was £100, but it's probably different for other accounts.

    They will probably write sending you some details and asking you to present proof of name and address at a branch.
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    Hmm I just re-read the terms and conditions and it said something about putting in a tenner, plus many people who have this account told me also.

    For those who applied for any Halifax account, did it ever take under a week to get an email from them. Because I got an interview on wednesday and some say they ask for account details :|
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    Is there a way to check the progress of your application?
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    Anyone?
 
 
 
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