Rather oddly I've just had a call from Mint querying some transactions on my credit card. I'd wondered if something was up when I came to pay for my newly upgraded travelcard at Colliers Wood tube station, and the guy in the ticket office had to phone up to get the card confirmed. Then at Sainsburys I had the same problem - I just put the whole £8 on a different card.
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So the debit card has been cut, and the cheque book shredded. And that was before my current account transfer had been even completed to them.
I open the envelope and there's my shiny new PIN complete with message telling me to destroy this slip and memorise my number.
Don't you just love it when you contact a provider and say "Why am I not able to do this? What's the logic in not being able to do it? It makes no sense."
Well I've used the internet banking services of a few banks so far, and none of them come close to sucking as much as Alliance and Leicester - they're have become a shining example of how to frustrate and annoy at least one user. Me.
After giving a heart-stopping moment on the phone the other day where they applied the wrong credit score and told us we could only borrow £20,000 less than they originally told us, the Halifax screwed up again.
I am looking forward to this weekend. For the first time in several weeks, I can rest and relax without feeling like I should be trapsing around estate agents, and wandering around street after street. On the other hand, I've now got a swamp full of paperwork and phonecalls to deal with.
Twice I've tried to apply for a current account with Intelligent Finance online. And twice it has failed for no apparent reason.