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  1. My Grand daughter purchased an Amazon Gift card at Tesco Metro store for my Christmas gift. She received - Gift card in display pack and a receipt as shown below. I had several other Amazon gift vouchers as well - so I logged on and started entering the numbers. To ensure no mix up - I put one number in - sent the thank you - put the card to one side. Get to this particular card above and I receive an 'invalid number' message. Checked number and thought perhaps the 2 x 8's could perhaps be 'B' so re entered - still receiving the message invalid. Spen
  2. What on earth is happening with the Metro bank? The new bank which was going to put all the old traditional banks to shame. "Love your bank at last" is their motto but maybe it should be "Love your bank the last". We opened an account with the Metro a few years ago because they appeared to be full of promise and anxious to get away from the traditional model of unfair, inefficient, profit minded, conveyor belt customer treatment. We've had a pretty good experience with them over the years but this year it is all started to turn to a disaster. We are now finding that th
  3. Hi All I opened an current account and cash card account with Metro bank in February 2013. The bank then chose to close the account without warning in summer 2014. I then had a refund from a retailer go back into that account around a month later so they opened up the account in order for me to have them transfer the refund to my account which they did with no problems. The account I assume would then have been closed again, as thats what the customer service rep told me. When checking my credit file, Metro bank is still showing - is this correct or should it b
  4. I popped in to a Metro Bank branch in South London recently to open a business instant access deposit account. Their website says "No Metro Bank Business current account is required." They tried to sell me their business current account, which is not free unless you have more than £5,000. When I refused, they asked me why I wanted an instant access account, and I told them that I just want a basic account. They said that you cannot make an online transfer out unless you have another Metro bank account, so I opened a personal current account, and I was accepted for that, but
  5. Hi there, A few days or so ago I received a £60 parking charge while parked at the Metro Centre, Gateshead. The charge will be reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days. The ticket was received due to parking in a disabled bay apparently with no blue badge visible. My girlfriend is actually registered disabled due to arthritis and has a blue badge which we always use and we visit the Metro Centre approximately 4 or 5 days a week. On this occasion our 5 week old baby was restless and we quickly parked up in order to see to her needs inside. I`m not sure if I left out
  6. Metro Bank has launched a new online mortgage portal, allowing brokers to submit online applications for residential and buy-to-let mortgages. The lender’s broker partners can register on the system to complete applications online, including full affordability assessments in line with the Mortgage Market Review. http://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/news-and-features/sectors/products/products-news/metro-bank-goes-online-with-new-mortgage-portal/2009360.article
  7. Metro Bank has grown the number of customer accounts by 50pc since the start of the year to more than 200,000. The first new high street bank in Britain in more than a century increased its number of account holders by more than 50pc during the first half of the year. Metro Bank said it now operated more than 200,000 customer accounts. The company said its deposits stood at £870m on June 30 and lending had increased to £366m since it opened its first branch – or store, as it prefers to call them – in Holborn, London in 2010. Metro Bank, known for its dog-friendly policies and coin
  8. Metro Bank increased its gross lending by 796 per cent in 2012. The bank’s returns show that in the 12 months to 31 December 2012, the bank advanced £62.7m to mortgage borrowers, compared with £7m in 2011. Total lending, which includes, mortgages, credit cards, overdrafts, term loans and corporate lending, totalled £168.1m in 2012, up 297 per cent on the £42.3m advanced to customers in in 2011. Figures published by the Bank of England earlier this month show Metro Bank has made good use of the Funding for Lending scheme with cumulative net lending of £171m from a base stock of £78m since
  9. Metro Bank founder and former chairman Anthony Thomson has called for the FSA to go further in its plans to remove barriers to new entrants in the banking sector. Speaking at a Westminster Business policy forum on retail banking today, Thomson said the FSA must do more to reform its capital rules for new banks. The FSA is publishing a paper on removing barriers to entry in the coming weeks. Last week, FSA chairman Lord Turner said it will include plans to cut capital requirements for new entrants in half. Currently new banks are forced to hold 9 per cent capital against their predicted as
  10. Metro Bank is launching a pilot programme to offer mortgages via brokers for borrowers in London and the South East. The initial pilot is being run in conjunction with John Charcol using a quota system to maintain service standards. But the bank says it is in active discussions with a small number of other brokers with plans to extend availability over the next few months. Its product range via brokers is the same as it currently offers direct - for properties under £1m products range from a two-year 60% LTV tracker product at 3.09% to a two-year 70%-80% LTV fixed rate at 3.65, all with a
  11. So yesterday i took the metro in Newcastle to get to the mainline station to get a connection to edinburgh. However i only had notes in wallet and although with a full intention of buying a ticket i couldnt as the metro only has coin operated ticket machines. i was also travelling at 9.15 in the morning thereofre no shops were open where i could have got change from. subsequently while travelling ont he metro i was asked to show a ticket, obviously i couldnt and was given a £20 penalty notice. this also caused me to miss my connection and fork out £40 for new tickets even though we had set off
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