|| Wunch of bankers
||Jul. 16th, 2004 07:13 pm|
It seems that:|
a) First Direct rock
b) HSBC suck
Anyone have experience to the contrary in either case? I'm marginally bemused by the above, since HSBC own FD.
How the fuck did this week go on so long, anyway?
First Direct really do rock. When I had ME, they went way beyond the call of duty to make things less stressful for me - my permanent health insurers were being crap, and they threw their weight into sorting it out for me, despite the fact that the only connection between them and the insurance was that I'd paid the premium out of my account with them. They accomplished in a couple of hours what I hadn't managed to do in several months. They were also the only household insurer out of the dozen or so I tried that could wrap their collective heads around our household arrangements.
When HSBC were Midland, they certainly sucked. I've heard rumours they still do.
Glad FirstDirect rock, as I'm planning to move to them.
I was going to go to Smile, being all Co-op and ethical and all, but seeing as the only browser you can use with them is IE, and they never sent a detailed reply to my questions about it (only the autoreply saying "We will reply shortly"), they've missed the boat.
I've had a good time with HSBC, since they were Midland.
My old boss just had his business account frozen by them, as they decided that it was part of his dead partner's estate.
Not sure about them now.