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Santander to close

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On 7 Jul 2017 at 11:54am Jeff wrote:
The Lewes Santander branch near the White Hart will be closing in the next few weeks
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On 7 Jul 2017 at 12:29pm The people wrote:
Which bank will close next..........
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On 7 Jul 2017 at 12:45pm Abandoned customer wrote:
Yeah, and they seem to think people will happily travel to Uckfield or Seaford, or use e-banking.
They are about too lose all our family's custom as a result, we will transfer our accounts/ISAs etc to other providers who still have a physical presence in Lewes.
Sorry, some of us just don't trust e-banking, nor do we have the time to waste trekking to Seaford or Uckfield, and back, just to do some banking.
Bye bye Santander.
Abandoned of Lewes
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On 7 Jul 2017 at 12:57pm Hungry wrote:
I hear Aqua are going to open another branch there.
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On 7 Jul 2017 at 1:05pm Horseman7 wrote:
Barclays in Peacehaven about to follow suit.
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On 7 Jul 2017 at 2:55pm Not a fan wrote:
Santander are rubbish so good riddance.
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On 7 Jul 2017 at 3:19pm Eddie George wrote:
I haven't visited my own bank branch since 1982. Two reasons. There is never a need to; and it's 300 miles away.
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On 7 Jul 2017 at 5:52pm Historian wrote:
Me too, but I use the local branch a fair bit. It's a faff just moving branches, it the same palaver as switching. I've a lot of DD and SO debits and credits. I'd have to change my account number, can't understand why, if it the same Bank !!
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On 7 Jul 2017 at 8:19pm Lewes man wrote:
That ok. I bank there i will just move banks
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On 7 Jul 2017 at 11:39pm Mario wrote:
I can thoroughly recommend Nationwide. Switching to them is easy, they sort all of your DD's etc. Best bank in town.
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On 8 Jul 2017 at 9:02am Sussex Jim wrote:
Switch to Halifax- at the bottom of school hill, where there is generally a parking space. They will pay you 125 for switching. And the branch has a direct phone number; no need to queue with a remote call centre.
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On 8 Jul 2017 at 12:10pm Beware wrote:
of Santa's online texting - it's been hacked apparently ( according to a tv prog. ) and you can get spoof texts that look the same as Santa's. I personally would never do anything with online. I agree with Sussex Jim on this one.
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On 8 Jul 2017 at 12:16pm Eric wrote:
Natwest Lewes all the way. Lovely staff. Incredibly helpful. No hassle. A pleasure to deal with.
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On 10 Jul 2017 at 1:22pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Switching bank accounts is incredibly easy these days, every bank will transfer all your direct debits and standing orders for you. Personally I'm with Lloyds as their overdraft fees are a lot more reasonable than some others' and the people in the Lewes branch are all perfectly reasonable. I very rarely go in there though, the only reason to go into a bank is to pay in a cheque at the indoors machine or pay in cash. The worst part is waiting behind a string of people doing pointless things they could do online like checking a payment has gone though, cancelling a direct debit or transferring money between accounts. Given that as soon as you tell the person behind the counter what you want to do they're logging into virtually the same system you'd see on your own computer to do whatever it is you want to do, the idea of "Not trusting" online banking is a bit of a silly one as all banking is online, you're just making a needless journey and standing in line before you do it. I guess for some people it must just be nice to get out of the house.
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On 10 Jul 2017 at 4:54pm @Ed wrote:
"the idea of "Not trusting" online banking is a bit of a silly one as all banking is online"
The difference is if you lose money after your local computer or phone is compromised you've permanently lost it, if you lose money as the bank has been hacked, it is returned.
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On 12 Jul 2017 at 2:26pm Meh wrote:
You vote with your feet. If no one uses the branch of course it will close. They won't pay staff to sit there all day with a few customers passing through. I have never used a branch, or written a cheque. Maybe it's a age thing. I bet everyone who refuses to do online banking has bought something online or ordered something from eBay. It is a shame the branch is closing as the older generation seem to rely on those little book accounts but once again. If you don't use it - you loose it I guess. I saw some full explanations to why there closing in the ATM area bit.. might be worth a read.


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