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Written on: 26/01/2010
I formed a company and went to open account with Barclays, they asked to take up one of their services with up front fee and monthly charges, I told them I didn't need them, and two days later received a letter saying they could not open my account. I am so glad that that I found out so early true nature of what the rest of our relationship would have been… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/01/2010
at first it was great. Brilliant Brilliant business manager, used to Text me drop me e-mails a really pro-active guy. Unfortunately he left! The useless waste of space they put in his place...well put it this way he took over 3 months ago and I still havent been told that I have a new account manager.
Ohh and my account went overdrawn because they wouldnt put through my loan that I jumped through some pretty tight hoops to get, then shut my account with NO NOTICE!! leaving me with £££££'s in… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/01/2010
Been with Barclays for over 15 years experiencing good and bad times in my business. Only reason I've not changed is because I couldn't be bothered with all the paperwork etc.
Help is there when you don't need it and not available when you do. So fed up with attitudes that even though the business is quite stable presently, am investigating offers from other banks for the first time… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/10/2009
shocking bank!, have banked with them for 4 years, went £200 overdrawn initially, am now 4500 overdrawn 3500 is in charges am getting charged more than i can put in, am totaly trapped by the b******s and now i cant set up another account anywhere else because they have ruined my credit rating, do yourselves a favour people and stash your money under a floorboard!!!
if i treated people like this id have gone down the pan 2, no wonder they need public bale out!
p.s just pressed confirm
i only… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/10/2009 by andymac152 (1 review written)
Feel taken for granted, slow response time, don't feel they are working in our best interests just theirs… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/09/2009
Assured when I started with Barclays that all Business Accounts were handled in UK with no Indian call centres used. Immediately I discovered all IT was handled in India. Later I dicovered that ALL business goes through India. Getting hold of your business manager means hanging on at the Indian call centre until they can track him down, after asking for your account and pass details 3 times... there must be a better way!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/09/2009 by markriley (1 review written)
My business has a full order book and is now making money after a difficult last few months but Barclays will not help us out with a small loan for 6 weeks. Avoid this bank like the plague, they have no intentions of helping anyone but themselves. I am now looking at moving banks… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/09/2009
Very simply, the worst bank I have ever dealt with. I cannot begin to explain the trouble that I have had! I am a small new business that has grown beyond expectations, the bank simply did not want to help and further more have created problems. I am unable to make international payments! No overdraft facility though I have £300K worth of orders to process! I am simply scratching the surface, I do not know where I am going but as long as it's under the mattress its in a better place. I… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/09/2009
Barclays is a dreadful bank to bank with for buinesses. Everything goes via India its not personal you don't even have Branch Manager to help you in the branch your just a number not a person. Have been with them 45 years and now leaving them… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/09/2009
I have banked with Barclays for over 25 years, have banking share accounts and Business accounts with them. I am moving all of them on Monday morning. They have been completely hopeless from start to finish. Staff say they will do things and simply don't respond to calls… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/08/2009
Barclays Business Bank Accounts are Quite happy to take your money, they keep taking money out for services and refuse to send invoices to cover the amounts taken from the account. They have never been help with anything, avice or assistance with loans In fact I am looking to move to another bank as the severce and treatment of thier customers is rubbish at best… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/07/2009
My busy small business account experience with Barclays has been a comedy from the start. If I was a scriptwriter I could make a fortune doing a sitcom from my experience.
I came in on a Fast Track via my solicitor, which actually delayed setup of my account. It took four weeks to 'fast track' and 'Priority!' my account setup.
I got sent pin codes but no cards. Then the cards came but were eaten by the machine when i used them. Then they sent cards, but no pin code.
My local business manager… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/07/2009
I have been banking with barclays for over 20 years. Recently opened a new business account with them. Had a small problem with streamline and they recalled a payment that went into my Barclays account. Within 24hrs i received a letter from Barclays saying they are going to close my personal and business account and i should withdraw all funds within 2 weeks. Anyway, streamline have since sorted the problem and returned funds to my account. The response from Barclays has been abysmal. My… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/05/2009 by loopyeroe (1 review written)
After having my personal account with Barclays for 14 years, when I needed a business account I looked to them first. They were also offering a good deal with the automated tariff. They were awful from the start, others have mentioned similar problems to myself so I'm pleased to hear I'm not alone. I won't rant but wanted to give an idea of what I went through whilst with Barclays. I was sent my bank card but no pin number, when I called I was told one hadn't been ordered, they will get one… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/03/2009
I spent 10 months with a Barclays business account, I have had my personal account with them for 14 years without a problem. I have had nothing but problems since I opened the account, I don't think I have managed a month without something going wrong. They started by sending my card but not ordering the pin number, they have closed accounts in error, cancelled cards in error, I had 3 cards in the first 6 months. They registered me as trading as someone I had never heard of & then told me I… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/02/2009 by big69bobby (1 review written)
I run (on my own) my small print and design business from home. I have two Barclays Business Bank Accounts; one a current, for day to day transactions with a decent overdraft facility (never used except on the odd occasion) and the other a business premium which is hardly ever empty. I bank online which is perfect. I run a very tight ship, if by chance the current did go overdrawn due to time gaps, there is an automatic overnight top up facility of £1000 to that account from the other. I spent… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/12/2008
I will never get this card again they can take it. I mean I haven't used it on over a year.....I have better cards with lower apr's… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/12/2008
I have been working with barclays for nearly 10 years now and i moved my account from one town to the other to just an year later find out that from now on i will have to pay barclays for every thing - for my money to go in and out - that is ridiculos - The ammount of products i have with them and they are trying to get more money from me to use my own money - that is the advertising from nation bank fill right into barclays.
What next champagne to the directs oh no that is already incl. … Read Full Review
Written on: 07/10/2008 by petesoff17 (1 review written)
If you have bacs paymnents or other payments going in and payments going out at the same time they will always put payments going out through first so you become overdrawn check your statements ( I bet you probably haven't noticed that one) also double check your charges staement as several times we have been charged cheque referel fees ( £30 for each one) when there hasn't been any.
We have banked with Barclays for 25 yrs but we are moving to Abbey free banking forever interest on your money… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/10/2008 by shelleyj (1 review written)
Great account loads of extra features, it helped to have Sage for the first year free, but will be switching as the monthly account payment to barclays will not be justified… Read Full Review
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