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“NO VACANCIES IN THIS B&B”

published 12/02/2009

It is still kicking, but it is really Abbey

Too many

CIAO REVIEW - DATED 12-02-09 Titled: NO VACANCIES IN THIS B&B BRADFORD AND BINGLEY The natural instinct of capitalism is to devour all wounded. No humanistic values matter in the financial sector. Capitalism has hit a ?brick-wall? and now ?new capitalism? has to be re-born for capitalistic...

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still have some good savings rates, good customer ...

PLC??!!, More emphasis on borrowing/mortgages/shar...

11.02.01 note: As this opinion is submitted under Accounts/Bradford& Bingley [B&B] it relates to the B&B in general; before and after conversion to PLC status, with emphasis on the type of account I opened and why. You may be wondering why I am talking about fashion in relation to banks and...

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“No more bowler hat”

published 26/04/2001

independent , friendly staff

now a PLC so savings rates likely to drop

Bradford& Bingley is now a bank and a PLC floated on the London stock market . The shares have risen in a falling market by around 30 pence a share currently as I write this. Flotation occured in early December of last year with the average "payout" being 250 for most customers. The former West...

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Excellent

“A great option”

published 26/10/2007

Great savings rates, and dividend rates

None

I really cant speak highly enough of Bradford and Bingley. I have been a customer there for years, having gone though a range of products inculding savings accounts and fixed term bonds. In all my experience with Banks and Building Societies I have never encountered a business as efficient and...

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Good range of accounts. Competitive. Offshore Acco...

Quality of service declined recently.Not many bran...

I have had accounts with the Bradford & Bingley Building Society since 1979 when I obtained my very first mortgage with them and was required to open a savings account. That was in Yorkshire and,of course,there are a lot of branches of B&BBS in that county. I have long since paid off the mortgage...

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“Saving for a rainy day”

published 03/10/2001

Great service,firendly people

no card system and long queues

I have had an account at Bradford and Bingley now for 9 years,but never really paid much attention to it until last December when £650 was so kindly injected into it (i am ever grateful to the vote of the shareholders!) After this surge of cash,i decided to get acquainted with my bank as i was...

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Good

bradford and bingley is being sold off to the dogs, and memebers will get a slice of the action via a windfall - but the question on most people's lips is "what should i do" - do i keep the shares forever, for a while or get rid on day one! Well, like anything else, there is no right or wrong...

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Not for me

published 29/10/2007

I recently tried to open an e-saver account with Bradford and Bingley. It was a terrible experience. The opening details were supposed to come in the post: they never arrived. I was sent all sorts of emails demanding that I should put an opening balance into the account or it would be closed, but was unable to do so because of not having an account log-in. The call centre number was never answered. I have now given up and am trying Alliance and Leicester!

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Not for me

published 17/10/2007

Very poor customer service. On opening a savings on line account it took 5 weeks longer than quoted which cost me loss of interest. When eventually opened erros made.Causes due to 1) failure to respond to communications (3 occassions) 2)Failure to send out promised documents(3 occassions) 3))Lost documents (2 occassions) 4)And when finally opened Failure to act on written instructions casusing funds to be removed which will cause alot of paper work to recover. Generally a company to avoid unless you want a headache.These errors or rather a lack of customer care occurred opening a single account. Significant contravention of the FSA regulations

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“very disappointing....”

published 07/10/2000

none

lots, as listed

Lifetime saver with BBBS and my mortgage through them . They must now be the most uncompetitive operator??. Waited oner 12 months, getting savings rates of less than 4% whilst waiting to hear of their windfall rates, which ended up measly. Quickly then moved savings out. Moved house insurance...

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“After the float”

published 05/09/2000

Look out for good offers from December

Organisation busy demutualising

Bradford and Bingley is dominated by its forthcoming float, which should be in December. Long standing members will get shares to the value of around £700, but its too late for new members to join. This situation rather raises the question as to why anyone should join Bradford and Bingley. There...

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