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    I posted before about people being more likely to be accepted for one of these if they picked up a from from their branch and sent it in.

    Barclays now have a new criterion, so still pick up your form from your local branch, BUT when you submit it, it MUST be accompanied by a letter stating why you couldn't pick it up in person from your local branch.

    Good reasons may include:
    Need to stay at home to care for someone or due to own disability.
    Shift work prohibits you getting into the branch.
    Normal working hours stop you getting to a branch.

    I am advised by a branch manager that medical reasons are more likely to be accepted than others, so thinking caps on folks - let's come up with some good reasons!

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    Re: Barclay's Basic Account Application

    What is this? A bank cannot refuse an application based on how you applied.

    I'm confused as to the relevance; you can apply via phone, Internet or in branch for EVERY Barclays account. The way you get a basic account online is to request a pack via contact us.

    Whatever the above is about, is not only unlawful but also prejudice.
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    • #3
      Re: Barclay's Basic Account Application

      Could well be, but it is what I was told by a manager of the aforementioned bank.

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        Re: Barclay's Basic Account Application

        That sounds utterly nuts.

        Not heard of any of that re Barclays basic accounts before.
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        • #5
          Re: Barclay's Basic Account Application

          Originally posted by BBoo View Post
          Could well be, but it is what I was told by a manager of the aforementioned bank.
          I think you've just been had mate. Only mistake you made was believing a bank mate
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          • #6
            Re: Barclay's Basic Account Application

            I wasn't applying for it, I've already got a parachute with them. I'll enquire further next time I'm there and see what they say. I agree it sounds crazy.

            Easily tested, I'll get someone to apply without the letter who should be accepted and see what happens.

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            • #7
              Re: Barclay's Basic Account Application

              OK - I've had a friend apply for one of these accounts, and they were successful - no problems!

              It would appear the lady at my local branch is talking excrement from the nether regions of a bovine animal.

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              • #8
                Re: Barclay's Basic Account Application

                Can I apply for this account, as in get the application form, and return it, without seeing an actual advisor to be judged for my lack of credit worthiness?

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                • #9
                  Re: Barclay's Basic Account Application

                  ah ok, well I only work 3 days usually a week, and i've opted to work mon-weds, so tomorrow i may as well be brave enough to venture into my local and try get this account.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Barclay's Basic Account Application

                    ooooooh a proper debit card!!!!!!!

                    I'll let you know what happens

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