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When I was in school (about aged 13) Barclays set up a basic account in a broom cupboard. I had a young savers account with Halifax and knew I had about £200 in there the thing was that was really out of bounds. I would save birthday and Christmas money but other than that my 50p pocket money ... Read review

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Community Level 5leofluffy69

leofluffy69

Do the happiest people hang out here?

Advantagesa reliable bank, great services

Disadvantagespremium rate numbers to contact staff

"...in school (about aged 13) Barclays set up a basic account in a broom cupboard. I had a young savers account with Halifax and knew I had about £200 in there the thing was that was really out of bounds. I would save birthday and Christmas money but other than that my 50p pocket money was spent on sweets and cheap toys. I decided that in order to really save money I had to pay it into an account every week. At the time the manager from a local Barclays ..." Read review
14.12.2008

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Community Level 4daveops

daveops

What is Open Plan from Barclays and Woolwich

AdvantagesIdeal for high rate taxpayers looking to track base rate

DisadvantagesLack of choice and dubious overall value

"Barclays Open Plan Formerly an inspiration from the Woolwich, it was said when Barclays took them over that a big part of the reason was that those who claim to be fluent in finance were impressed by this financial model. Well, they liked it so much they bought the company. And a couple of years on we were faced with a saturation level advertising campaign to bring the concept to the people. Promising savings of billions for the nation! So, ..." Read review
27.04.2003

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Community Level 1SuperDude13

SuperDude13

Simply The Best - BarclayPlus

AdvantagesDecent Interest, Friendly Stuff, Useful freebies and manage your money machines

DisadvantagesCan't do online banking till 16+ (on Young Persons account)

"REVIEW OF BARCLAYS "BARCLAY PLUS" ACCOUNT. ****WHY I CHOSE BARCLAYS**** At the age of 13 (this year!) i finally started taking an interest in fiance (i even understand alot about the NR Crises!). So i spent about a week googleing, seeing what NatWest, Lloyds TSB, Halifax, HSBC, Abbey, Nationwide and The Co-operative bank had to offer. I didn't bother looking up Barclays because i had heard bad things about them on TV (Watchdog & News), but eventually ..." Read review
12.10.2007

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Barclays a bank that is probably better than most

AdvantagesInternet banking and leaders in innovation (eg pingit and contactless payment)

DisadvantagesLow interest rates, telephone banking

"I have held a Barclays Bank Account since the Stone Age well since January 1985 – still a very long time, and in this time has Barclays shown me any reward for my continued patriotism? In a word, no! When I first applied for a Barclays Bank Account it was as a student to pay in my wages from a Saturday/Sunday job a fellow student was also doing and had started only a few weeks before. I don’t recall Barclays requiring the amount of information they ..." Read review
14.10.2012

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Community Level 5ANNJSEC

ANNJSEC

COFFEE WITH YOUR CURRENT ACCOUNT MADAM

AdvantagesPleasant local staff

DisadvantagesToo big, too impersonal and uncaring

"...of my warning. My account with Barclays Bank was opened way back in the early 70s when I was saving to get married. I remained with the Central Liverpool Branch because it was next door to my place of work and I continued saving until I became pregnant. By this time I had accumulated a small nest egg (or so I thought) which I could use to purchase a pram, cot, baby clothes etc., Nearing the end of my pregnancy, I felt secure enough to purchase ..." Read review
19.02.2001

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