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Excellent

Proa reliable bank, great services

Contrapremium rate numbers to contact staff

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 was...

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ProInternet banking and leaders in innovation (eg pin...

ContraLow 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...

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Excellent

ProDecent Interest, Friendly Stuff, Useful freebies a...

ContraCan't do online banking till 16+ (on Young Persons...

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...

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ProIdeal for high rate taxpayers looking to track bas...

ContraLack 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...

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Satisfactory

ProPleasant local staff

ContraToo big, too impersonal and uncaring

I'm sure you'll all know the feeling. You have been with your current bank for so long that you can't be bothered to move elsewhere. It would be such a bother moving over all your bills and informing people of the change etc., etc., well this is exactly how I felt for many years, but now let me...

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“Could do Better”

published 07/08/2008

Prohave done what they need to

Contraakward online access - low interest

I've only actually been a customer of barclays for just over a year, and have a joint current account, and joint e-saver account which is used for the general household finance (bills, mortgage etc). This may or may not be long enough for me to comment on the accounts, but I can compare it to...

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Excellent

“Need a Student Account”

published 16/09/2001

ProFee-free, interest-free overdraft.

ContraOnly give you £50 cheque guarantee limit.

Shopping around for a Student Account can be a bit daunting, especially with all the incentives that are on offer. But the one thing that you've got to remember is to be vigilant. Many banks, like Natwest, offer students an incentive of £40-£50 or a personal CD player if you open an account with...

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“A student account”

published 28/01/2001

ProFree vouchers, large overdraft, very helpful

ContraHigh rate of interest on Barclaycard after the fir...

Upon arriving at university for the first time you will be faced firstly with the option of dumping your gear and heading straight for the union or sorting the boring stuff like bank accounts out. Of course i recommend the first option, but when chosing your account take a close look at the...

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Excellent

“STUDENT BANKING @ BARCLAYS”

published 03/08/2000

Progreat service,

Contracan charge for using different atm machines

Barclays provide a great service for students. The reason I initially took a Barclays account was because it was the closest bank to uni, but that wouldnt be a big problem even if it weren't so close because there are so many branches of each type of bank scattered around. The no quibble interest...

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“Barclays Connect Account”

published 07/01/2002

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Barclays, the well-known banking company, less well known for its amazing TV adverts, but hey that is another matter. This account is the one you will be given as a student with the bank, however, it is not solely reserved for this group within society. It is in fact, the basic instant access...

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“Best Student package around”

published 06/01/2001

ProHigh Overdraft limit/ free Phone/ internet access

ContraLow £350 Credit card limit/ High Credit card inter...

Barclays are great because you get an interest free overdraft of up to £1,200. You can however, increase that up to £3000 at a reduced interest rate. This is much higher than any other limit offered by other banks. When I opened my account I was given a free mobile phone. I'm not sure what the...

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Super

“Barclays Student Account”

published 13/12/2000

ProGood interest rates, vouchers, good overdraft limi...

ContraNone

I chose the Barclays student account due to the Banks good reputation and has been established for a long time. This account is aimed at students 16+ and if you also get a Barclays student credit card, you receive £40 of book vouchers or a camera. The interest rates are competitive at around 3%...

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Excellent

“Student Banking Services”

published 03/08/2000

The Barclays Account is one of the best I think there is around especially for students. I was originally with Lloyds Bank and I found there customer service very poor – They were also very inflexible. On several occasions they would charge me £10 for going £1 overdrawn. This is why when I became...

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“Barclays Student Account”

published 08/11/2002

ProGood limit on overdraft, easy to use online bankin...

ContraHave you ever seen the queues to see a personal ba...

I have to confess that when it comes to finance I can be pretty hopeless hence having tried probably every major high street bank in the quest to find one that doesn't shaft you. Easier said than done. I had a current account with Barclays at the time of looking for a student so it seemed...

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“Barclays Student Account”

published 27/07/2002

ProBarclays student account better for students suppo...

ContraTakes far too long to open account.

I have added some more details to this opinion. SEPTEMBER THE 11TH NOW AFFECT STUDENTS OPENING ACCOUNTS NOW. ACCOUNTS ARE NOW HARDER TO OPEN AND CAN TAKE UPTO THREE WEEKS TO BE APPROVED. Today (19th August 2002) I went into Barclays Bank to open an account. After waiting nearly an hour to open...

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