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      Sorry for only updating you now, but after your guidance with submitting the claim it was pretty straight forward and I didn't want to unnecessarily waste your time. Especially with this guide you wrote here, so many thanks for that
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1m Natwest/RBS customers face price hike for packaged accounts


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More than one million customers with RBS and NatWest will soon be forced to pay up to £2 extra a month for their packaged current accounts.

 

From January 17, customers with the bank’s Black account must pay £26 a month for their deals.

 

Those with the bank’s Platinum account will have to fork out £1 more, totalling £16 a month.

 

RBS Black account offers worldwide travel insurance and access to airport lounges.

 

The Platinum account includes travel and phone insurance and UK breakdown cover.

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