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Closed account, no reason. Trying to steal peoples cash during a crisis. 0 stars!
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Posted 3 days ago
Unable to give zero stars. It appears many many other people have experienced the same as me, account closure with refusal to explain why.. I don't really care to be honest, these guys are jokers.. I'm sticking with Monzo - screw you Natwest you utter fools.
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Posted 1 week ago
Was adviced by a Nat West personel in Taunton to use telephone banking. Waited an hour on the phone for a service. When I did speak to someone was told they were only dealing with fraud cases no other type of banking.
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Posted 1 week ago
Utterly appalling service and incompetency. I tried 3 times to move a direct debit payment for a NatWest loan from my NatWest account so that I could close the account. I sent off the required form to the Manchester address twice - no result. I then went into the branch at Covent Garden where they did the same - sending it via the normal post and ALSO through their internal mail system. No result - the payments were still debited from the NatWest account. I was told I could make a complaint from the Covent Garden Branch and stayed to do so, staying with the manager in his office waiting on the 'phone for almost 20 minutes. Unfortunately, the complaints team must have been very busy that day as we never got through to anyone. After 20 mins I had to go back to work but the manager kindly stayed on the 'phone to wait. He rang me later in the afternoon to say that he had got through but couldn't make a complaint as I had not been with him in the office at the time. The direct debit - almost a year after I first started to try to change it is still coming out of the NatWest account I wanted to leave. I also went into the Strand branch where they were less helpful - they said it was nothing to do with the branch and couldn't help although they did say they would try and call someone. I sat waiting in my lunch hour. The lady who went to call had still not returned after almost 15 minutes and I left. Today, trying to help my mother who is elderly and has no online banking we spent an hour waiting for someone to answer the phone. A fortnight ago, mum went round and round the automated system before giving up trying to speak to someone. At the present time, all phone helplines are of course very busy - but I have called the mortgage company, a loan company and a credit card company within the last few days - waiting a maximum of 15 minutes to speak to someone, and in 2 cases, considerably less. NatWest - I don't believe you couldn't have arranged the direct debit to be taken from another bank, I don't believe you make a proper effort to provide easy access to telephone service with an agent - very important for those who are elderly. I am very happy to be contacted about what I consider to be dirty tricks.
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Posted 1 week ago
If review.co.uk allows zero rating, I will no doubt give zero to Natwest! Such a shame on once a glorious banking brand in the UK. NatWest stands for shitty service and carelessness. They don't care about you and the service is unbelievably painful and wrong. And it's taking 3 months to get processed. I applied for a business bank account for my start-up company in December 2019, now is almost end of March and they came up with numerous reasons and demand for supporting documents that you won't understand. I gave a good indication of my business intends to do and had a very long and detailed conversation with one of their case handlers at the very beginning of the process. That same person is coming up with all sorts of requests every now and then. It's like pushing the last bit of toothpaste in the tube. Sooooooo s....l.......o.......w............ ! Because we work with overseas business to promote the best of British products and services, they scrutinise heavily on verifying our potential suppliers. This is a new business, it's not like we have been trading for a decade. And if your supplier isn't from an English speaking country or region, they told you they couldn't verify that company. It's like they expect all other country to issue business certificates in English even if it's not their official language. Two months after my initial application, I finally went through the verification process. This case handler guy actually sent me an email saying no worries you will have the bank account opened in a few days. The bank is just going through some final steps. And we won't need anything else from you! bla-bla-bla. So I was rest assured that my account will finally be ready shortly. A real liar and total time-wasting idiot! Guess what, a few days later. He sent me another email saying because you intend to do this, we need to see this document. I got really confused and if this is needed, why not inform me to go and prepare for this document. This is after 2 months, and you tell me I need to get another document. Didn't you say I don't need no more documents?? Din't I tell you what the business is all about? Why it never came to your peanut-sized brain that this document is required? This bank deserves to go out of business. If customers don't mean anything to you, you don't deserve my any business! I have been a Natwest customer for over 15 years. I just spent another 90mins listening to their stupid music trying to get through to the compliant team but guess what... no answer! Good by Natwest! and Fxxk You! Enough is enough.
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Posted 2 weeks ago
Liars Spoke to d worst ever team disputes Natwest..an Emma is a liar..spoke to tl Ben...said refund this thus o and beholdnthu comes and another story comes up...liars they should all commit sudoku...escalatingbto civil courts as fso
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Posted 4 weeks ago
I had what would have been a far more difficult phone call had it not been for Sam at Natwest. He was so kind, and empathetic and I felt so valued. I dont usually leave reviews as the potential for negative response is a daunting thing for me but Sam lifted such an enormous weight off my shoulders. I dont think I've ever had such customer service before, I certainly didnt deliver that level when I was customer facing.
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Posted 4 weeks ago
Recently went into IVA and my bank natwest since i am using it since few years has decided to close my account just because people with IVA are no more usable , people with IVA are no more needed, people with IVA are no more normal people, is just not inaff that us people with IVA went into IVA forced of the circumstances and life is hard on us, also that the bank to put the cheery on top of the cake and make life more harder!! Thank you Natwest for your discrimination to make the difference between us and the rest of the people and to make it worse for not understanding our situation!
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Posted 1 month ago
I was very keen to transfer my mortgage over to NatWest Offset, unfortunately the so-called mortgage adviser couldn’t answer my very simple question, tell me how much my monthly payment would be or how much the product would cost. I then decided to call them and spend 30mins on hold and still nobody was capable of helping me ----- I would strongly suggest you train your staff on the products they are offering !!!!!!!
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Posted 1 month ago
"WE ARE WHAT WE DO" ALOW FRAUDSTERS TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT AND STEAL YOUR MONEY,AND NOT REFUND IT
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Posted 1 month ago
Be aware, Natwest is going to be in financial troubles soon, read the news on newspapers. Better take away your money from this disrupted bank. Thousand of complaints have been lodged against Natwest especially because miss use of customer’s funds. Basically with various excuses they retain and use your funds. As I see the FCA and Ombudsman are not protecting the customers rights and it’s very concerning. I had stolen from my account hundred of thousand of pounds from NatWest and they don’t give any explanation. I had to instruct a lawyer to act against them. This is theft !
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Posted 1 month ago
I was living overseas, and both my wife and I had Natwest accounts. Natwest first demanded I provide information while refusing to say why but with the threat hey would close my account if I didn't give it to them. They refused to tell me where to send it saying it would be in an email that they didn't send, and when I rang the second time and they started again I hung up. My complaints on the way the calls had gone only focused of course on the fact that I hung up, it ignored that I was practically begging them to tell me over the phone where to send what they wanted. Natwest have a habit of that, listening and reading only as much as they want, with an attitude 'if you don't like it go to the ombudsman'. They closed my account anyway, and made clear, they were under no obligation to say why! My wife they just wrote and said they were closing her account, very sorry etc., but they also wouldn't say why. It was an account I was putting money into pay for her cancer treatment, I asked them not to, they ignored me completely and they did of course close it, and put the funds into some dormant account. She couldn't do anything with the cheque they sent because she had no other sterling account. She passed away from the cancer, and since then it has been a battle with natwest all the way. First writing to advise them she died, which they simply acknowledged. Ringing them up, the person on the phone refused to tell me what to send to get the money that was in the dormant account back, but I could write to Bereavement Services (BS). The BS department ignored every part of my letter and just sent me the same response I already had. I rang them up about this, complained no one read my extensive letter, and I was then promised a cheque would be sent out. I also at the same time complained. When nothing arrived, I got back onto them yet again, only to be told now, I needed to get a Grant of Probate, in order to protect the customers funds. Err, that is the dead customer, whose funds were put into the account by me, from my own natwest account?! I finally received an email telling me I needed to get a grant of probate. Someone also rang me to discuss this, but by now, with natwest lying to me, refusing to tell me what was needed, lying to me again, when the person on the phone started with the usual garbage about recording the call for 'training and quality', I lost it, and hung up. I emailed them asking for details of the money that was in the dormant account so I could get it back, but that was ignored. I received then a letter that ignored most of my complaint, said they had no idea what happened, but I needed to get a grant of probate. They failed to tell me anything usefull that would be necessary to get that grant of probate. I emailed again, and was ignored. I made another complaint, which was in December, and I've only received the response now 8 weeks later 18 February, telling me I hung up them so it was my fault I didn't receive information. However, finally, after 4 months of constantly contacting this bank, I finally have the information I need to do what the bank demands I must do in order to get my own money back! Oh, they also said, where I complained about their response to the first complaint, they 'think it was fair'. Yeah, I'm sure they do. There are so many reviews of how this bank behaves towards customers, this approach that I have dealt with seems now deliberate policy. I would hope the ombudsman does something, and yes I have made a complaint, but I don't hold my hopes too high that this arrogant bank will be brought to heal. If you have an account, I really recommend moving to somewhere else.
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Posted 1 month ago
I lost £743.84 with this bank in very short time since the account was opened, for nothing nothing. I tried to purchase IPHONE XS MAX from eBay but no chance from a seller without any review wrong description and he sended rubbish in the parcel to get confused . He sended with tracking nr and certificate of postage to showing the parcel has been received and do not get the money back the seller rwide fake statement to the bank . 1. I was headed 2. Seller He provided fake reference nr basically is from actionfraud not from police and actionfraud and police they never dealing with eBay The parcel has been received by someone else I have proof, I sended all evidence to bank with they what requested and to eBay and Paypal and to tried to fight to get my money back by I don’t know what can I do... eBay they sended via email a fake document to going to police station to get a reference nr and police they said to me this is not valid document recognized by the gurvement and by any enforcement law so they can’t do nothing, exactly the same was happened with PayPal . I have no resources to fight because I don’t know how to dealing with this And the bank they closed this dispute and the seller received the money for free ,from me and the phone as well. I never never had any dispute with any bank this is the first dispute with these impostors. Proof the parcel was received on day delivery by someone else according Royal Mail website tracking it showing different person no me. I was at work on that day Caution !!! Please please do not try to open any any account at these scammers. They have zero zero reputation on trustpilot.com and on many many websites if your transactions getting worse and you open dispute you 1000% they will find something to be legally do not get your money back. Here you can see many people give to the bank very bad review that means I’m not lied. So please stay away from these impostors.
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Posted 1 month ago
I lost £743.84 with this bank in very short time since the account was opened, for nothing nothing. I tried to purchase IPHONE XS MAX from eBay but no chance from a seller without any review wrong description and he sended rubbish in the parcel to get confused . He sended with tracking nr and certificate of postage to showing the parcel has been received by signed by someone else (proof) and do not get the money back the seller rwide fake statement to the bank . 1. I was headed 2. Seller He provided fake reference nr basically is from actionfraud not from police and actionfraud and police they never dealing with eBay The parcel has been received by someone else I have proof, I sended all evidence to bank with they what requested and to eBay and Paypal and to tried to fight to get my money back by I don’t know what can I do... eBay they sended via email a fake document to going to police station to get a reference nr and police they said to me this is not valid document recognized by the gurvement and by any enforcement law so they can’t do nothing, exactly the same was happened with PayPal . I have no resources to fight because I don’t know how to dealing with this And the bank they closed this dispute and the seller received the money for free ,from me and the phone as well. I never never had any dispute with any bank this is the first dispute with these impostors. Caution !!! Please please do not try to open any any account at these scammers. They have zero zero reputation on trustpilot.com and on many many websites if your transactions getting worse and you open dispute you 1000% they will find something to be legally do not get your money back. Here you can see many people give to the bank very bad review that means I’m not lied. So please stay away from these impostors.
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Posted 1 month ago
Worst bank .they put my account on stop with no reason. I have tried to contact them but they refuse to talk to us. If someone has experinced something like taking the account on stop please let us know what did you do. Thanks
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Posted 1 month ago
This is the worst bank in the UK! AVOID AT ANY COST
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Posted 2 months ago
I have been living ina property in Nottingham for 12 months. I receive mail addressed to previous residents and always return to sender - gone away- and put it back in the post. I have received multiple letters sent from "Your Business Profile' to someone whose name is unknown to me. I have returned so many identically addressed letters, that I can't now remember the exact number - 7 or 8, perhaps. The last 2 I returned with 'Deceased" and "Never lived here'.. I got another one this monring and opened it, as I think that it to see if there was a simple way of getting their system updated. It's from Natwest Bank. They should know better. Their systems should be able to deal with something like this, simply and quickly. My way of delaing with this - simply and quickly - is to post the letter here and leave a poor review. Any more letters get shredded.
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Posted 2 months ago
Just looking for a lawyer in Watford specialised in banking law, I have been robbed by Natwest for hundred of thousand of pounds. My money disappeared and Natwest doesn’t give explanations about where my funds have gone
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Posted 2 months ago
Liars. Thief’s. Incompetent. For a start. Moronic staff. They don’t understand computers or economics. Working with fiction. Money. Make too many mistakes and their app doesn’t work properly. Rude staff. Account closed. Cash only island
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Posted 2 months ago
I've banked with natwest for 16 years but am looking at moving banks now. Last year Natwest have closed alot of stores but the biggest problem is their lack of customer service. The last straw is Natwest refusing to send out my new card to my address and insisting it goes to the bank. 8 working days later 11 days altogether and I'm having to drop in every day to be told its not here. No access to my own account or money for 11 days is unacceptable. Cards should be printed and sent out next day if needed as people desperately need them.
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Posted 2 months ago
Natwest is rated 1.68 based on 236 reviews