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sue934

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Post by sue934 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:20 pm
I had a Co-op cash minder basic account (very happy with it) throughout my IVA which finished earlier this year, but would like to upgrade to a “normal” account now that my credit report is all looking good. Am I best applying to another bank or asking my current bank to upgrade me?

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Post by Foggy » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:57 pm
I had a cashminder account ( two, in fact) and they were very happy to upgrade me to a normal account once my credit report had cleared -- in fact they also offered me a credit card at the same time !
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Post by sue934 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:10 pm
Thanks for your helpful reply( as always!) Foggy.
Did you have to ask them? I’ve heard nothing from the Co-op since my IVA finished. I know it’s not important in the big scheme of things, but since my credit score is now pretty good, the basic bank account is a reminder of my past I’d like to forget.

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Post by Foggy » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:18 am
I did ask them about the upgrade but they offered the CC out of the blue. It was all done in-branch -- I don't know it that makes a difference over any automated online process (computer says "No", but manager overrides).
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Post by Allywally » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:45 am
Here’s another reason this forum is so helpful. I too have Coop cashminder and this answer from the ever helpful Foggy makes the onward journey from my (just completed) IVA easier. Thank you again Foggy. :D

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Post by kallis3 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:37 am
Barclays and Nationwide are pretty good as well. I have full accounts and CC with both.
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