What sort of bank account are you allowed

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by EB2000 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:55 pm
What sort of bank account are you allowed with an IVA?


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by animaleyes76 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:58 pm
Pretty much a basic bank account with no overdraft or credit features. You can set up dd's and do internet banking etc tho.

Maybe a decent(ish) debit card since i read visa electron was being replaced by proper visa debit cards.

That's about your lot. The recommended one on here is usually the Coop (Cashminder I think)


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by kallis3 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:12 pm
If your credit will allow, you can have a full bank account, but you must have any overdraft removed.

As Animaleyes says, the Co-op is recommended on here.

You must make sure the bank is not one of your creditors though.


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by otter » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:29 am
When I opened a new account they automatically gave me a modest overdraft limit. Do I really need to get it removed even I am not using it? I am worried that the bank will start asking question if I want it to be removed.


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by Michael Peoples » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:43 am
As long as the overdraft is not used on a regular basis there is no problem. Having a small buffer on your account will stop bounced DDs and charges in the event of something unforeseen.


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by flow13 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:56 am
We are with Halifax. We started off with a cashminder account and then after a year they gave us a Visa Electron card. In the 3 and half years we have had this card we have only found one place that won't accept it.
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