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“Rubbish online service”

Written on: 05/08/2015 by Jazmyn159 (1 review written)

It's impossible to use their online service. Unless you store their cookies on your PC, your security number will always be locked. Then you have to telephone them and after listening to the automated options, wait in queue. You will, eventually be asked your security questions. Tesco then send a temporary security number to your mobile phone, which you can use to log in. Then you have to reset your security number using one you have never used before. The next time you attempt to log in, you… Read Full Review

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“worst bank ever”

Written on: 30/07/2015 by Brooklynh124 (1 review written)

I switched to tesco bank over 1 month ago and I'm still waiting for it to be finished so I can use the card and use online banking. I had to contact them as I didn't received the first security number and they had to send a new security code,then when I received the 2nd one I activated my card over the phone and was told the switch would be complete in 7 working days.I also tried to set up my online banking details and it asked my security question so I answered it and it blocked me out of it… Read Full Review

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Fencepost1's Comment

Written on: 24/08/2015

I recomend calling using you temporary security number and setting up your security over the phone with an advisor before you register for online banking. This would avoid any mistakes as you can only use the temporary security number once. If you use it three times incorrectly this will lock you out. (To protect you from fraud as the system thinks it's someone trying to assess your account by guessing your information) Tesco bank are specifically online telephony and I suggest if you prefer to do non online banking... Choose another bank. This is for the more savvy people!

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“impossible to log in”

Written on: 27/06/2015 by Wesleyc59 (1 review written)

Terrible on-line banking system. Has some bizarre computer recognition system which locks out ever time i enter despite using the same computer. Takes an age to get through to tech support to resolve… Read Full Review

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“abysmal customer service.”

Written on: 27/05/2015 by batvan59 (1 review written)

experienced problems using debit cards on-line. contacted Tesco several times telling them that cards were being described as having invalid numbers. they eventually sent new cards with the same problem. cards were not recognised by Lloyds, Halifax, kwikfit, hsbc, Barclays and dfs. decided to switch to Halifax bank and Tesco stopped the switch because all the cards they had issued and activated for us had INVALID NUMBERS. Halifax forced the issue a second time and we should be Tesco free by… Read Full Review

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“don't bother ”

Written on: 22/05/2015 by dqDobson35 (1 review written)

After applying for a mortgage I received a phone call requesting a paper copy of my credit score, a bit unusual as I have never been asked this before. I sent this and heard nothing back for 2 weeks, after chasing Tesco they stated there was an inconsistency between what they could see and what I sent in, not sure why as it was the same report. They would not tell me what the variance was so I could correct this so after going around in circles for a week I sent the file again. They have now… Read Full Review

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Kayleigh85's Comment

Written on: 28/05/2015

exact same thing happened to me, word for word

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“Don't get a Tesco Mortgage”

Written on: 05/05/2015 by Katheriner235 (1 review written)

Never get a mortgage with Tesco Bank. I have had one with them for almost 2 years, but now I want to move house and take the mortgage with me - it has been one of the most painful experiences and has delayed a whole chain of house moves. They do not work with email as it is not secure enough, they ask that everything is dealt with by post and if you insist they will give you a fax number - but then you have to locate a working fax machine to send anything to them. It has been very painful… Read Full Review

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“Discriminating Bank”

Written on: 15/04/2015 by Discriminationvictim (1 review written)

Current account - Avoid this bank if you do not have a British Passport, I do have one but my Husband does not, he has lived in the uk for 40 years, and is Portuguese, after several trips to the post office to certify documents we are no further forwards, as I am British I have not been asked for identification, however he has, as his christian name is spelled differently on his passport to that which he uses in the uk, a simple translation would have verified this to be the same name, we have… Read Full Review

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“20/20 vision required@Tescobank, & don't try to complain”

Written on: 28/02/2015 by dale evans (6 reviews written)

Tesco credit card is terrific for accruing rewards. However,trying to register for services requires perfect eyesight or a magnifying glass. The font size for entering details of birth is about 3.5 with no way of enlarging. The web pages are about 8 point but at least can be enlarged. Assume they are only interested in customers with perfect vision , and that the website is constructed by teenagers. Trying to complain is only possible via a premium rate phone line or writing a letter… Read Full Review

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“Awful”

Written on: 02/02/2015 by FrankieMatthews (1 review written)

I just called Tesco bank for a mortgage, I only wanted a rough figure of how much they would lend me, an hour later and still no closer to that figure! It was the worst hour I've spent on the phone, I've already called the Co-op and had a really sensible conversation with someone, but the person at Tesco wasn't listening to me and was just going through a list of pointless questions. Thankfully I got cut off and I won't be bothering to calling them back. I never normally write reviews!… Read Full Review

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Blossombudlove's Comment

Written on: 21/04/2015

I had the same experience but 2 hours! I already have a mortgage with them but want to move, it was a nightmare, I won't be porting my mortgage with them thats for sure.

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Blossombudlove's Comment

Written on: 21/04/2015

I had the same experience but 2 hours! I already have a mortgage with them but want to move, it was a nightmare, I won't be porting my mortgage with them thats for sure.

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“Just awful. Too big to care”

Written on: 30/01/2015 by sgFournier361 (1 review written)

This is the worst bank account I have ever had. Customer service is none existant, the website is shocking for an online bank. They don't communicate via email, they want to send letters in the post. God forbid if you loose you bank card, its taken me near 3 weeks to get a new one. Absolutely nobody seemed to care that I had no access to money to buy shopping for my children. Terrible… Read Full Review

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“Avoid like the plague”

Written on: 13/01/2015 by Bowersms1958 (1 review written)

Computer Generated I don't think any humans work there… Read Full Review

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“Tesco Banking rubbish”

Written on: 01/01/2015 by Guzmandy147 (1 review written)

They do not know what they are doing. Tesco Bank is worse bank I ever deal with. Wonder why Tesco manage to hire people that. … Read Full Review

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“Worst application process ever”

Written on: 13/12/2014 by meldrewoflewes (1 review written)

As applications for a new savings account go, and I've done a few, Tesco's have gone to a lot of effort to make this the worst ever. I have never seen so many questions to answer. The whole process failed twice when the Clubcard number was entered, the Direct Debit details window had no details in it and to cap it all, once you've done all that, they kindly add that the direct debit process can take up to 10 working days, so my first payment set up on the 12th December won't go through until… Read Full Review

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“Tesco online banking the worst ever”

Written on: 13/11/2014 by DominicMcKenzie53 (1 review written)

Just closed my credit card account 15 minutes after activating it. What baffoon would think that using cookies (which get deleted regularly by any sane user) is a good way of identifying a device. The convenient Tesco bank solution is to send you a text message and then take some further inconvenient steps every single time you want to access your online account. No wonder Tesco is going down the toilet with decision making like this. Did no one at Tesco ever think to themselves why are we the… Read Full Review

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“"COMPUTER SAYS NO!" Utterly useless, don't waste you time.”

Written on: 07/11/2014 by Mahercw1948 (1 review written)

Tried to open a fixed rate bond. Despite being a UK resident all my life, and living at the same address for over 20 years they couldn't "verify" me. Strangely, I've opened bonds with two banks in the last 3 months with no problems. Wasted ages over two phone calls trying to resolve it, completely unhelpful. "Computer says no" attitude. Amusingly, I then googled "Tesco Bank Useless" ....and up came this site. At least it brought a smile to my face seeing the overwhelmingly negative reviews. If… Read Full Review

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“don't open a joint Tesco current account”

Written on: 23/10/2014 by simrujomar (1 review written)

Opened a joint current account in July. Worst mistake we've made in a while. Many 'technical' issues during transfer process, much apologising. Failure of DD setup. Website is very clumsy and overly complicated. To gain an account balance and detail you are required to proceed through 5 stages.......strangely I have a life! The break point has been reached this week. My wife was given a cheque, I took it to a store with banking facilities. On attempting to pay this in I was informed that I… Read Full Review

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“How they stay in business is a mystery”

Written on: 14/10/2014 by Carpenterkq375 (1 review written)

I have been using a Tesco credit card for many years, using the online service is just wasting time. They require that you use a computer that they recognise. I use a number of devices, PCs, tablets and a smart phone. There is no email address, so you have to use a land line, (that could be expensive) or 'snail mail'. It is not worth the effort. better to use a high street bank credit card or another supermarket card etc. … Read Full Review

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“Bureaucracy, Read tape and discrimination & worst UK bank!”

Written on: 13/10/2014 by nickt61 (5 reviews written)

I applied for supplementary card for my spouse on Tesco platinum credit card. This was back in July, Bank wanted copies of passport, utility bills etc certified. They sent originals back and said will be in touch, then nothing heard until I called. Apparently they didn't like my spouse's name on the side of the bill and wanted 101 additional documents. Not happy with council tax bill because it shows initials not the first name in detail. Unfortunately most of these computer systems only… Read Full Review

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“Current account suffers from poor website”

Written on: 19/09/2014 by selimap (5 reviews written)

I opens a Tesco Bank current account to get the 3% interest on first £3000. I already keep my Santander 1-23 account around the £20,0000 limit for their 3% and had some more to save. Having experienced the web site for a few weeks now, I have to say I wouldn't dream of making it my main current account. Overall the web site is very slow indeed at times. The functionality is patchy (although eventually you can do the things you need to), and the navigation and user interface are quirky and… Read Full Review

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“Rubbish website premium call line”

Written on: 22/08/2014 by Makenna25 (1 review written)

If you like to manage your money on line avoid this website. If you can email them with a problem the address is well hidden. I have been trying to change my password for the last half hour and all I get is a message saying the password must be at least seven letters long and contain numbers and letters, which it does, but it won't accept it. The online help tells me how to do what I have doing for the past half an hour and if you want to call them it is an 0845 number. What sort of company… Read Full Review

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Victoria8476's Comment

Written on: 02/09/2014

They have a free phone number if you change the 8 to a 3 so 0345....

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