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Atom Bank Reviews

Ratings based on 74 reviews Last review 2 weeks ago
2.65 / 5Good overall rating

Atom Bank reviews can help you to get the inside track on this new mobile-first bank based in Durham and looking to disrupt banking as we know it.

Atom Bank aims to be fair and transparent, and act in the best interests of its customers...a bank that...

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Atom Bank reviews can help you to get the inside track on this new mobile-first bank based in Durham and looking to disrupt banking as we know it.

Atom Bank aims to be fair and transparent, and act in the best interests of its customers...a bank that "really doesn't act like a bank at all."

So whether you're looking for reviews of their launch product, the fixed term savings account, their new digital mortgages, or their long anticipated current account, take a look below to see what our community is saying about their experiences of using the app. Smart Money People is the number 1 place online for your Atom Bank reviews. Using your reviews, we can help to increase trust and transparency in financial services.

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1st August 2018

Still issues with App & advice

As other reviews mentioned, the app is poorly designed. If you can’t log in, it ask you to try again, and again, and again. No further advice ever appears. There is a help button that gives the customer service telephone number. They told me that they ...

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As other reviews mentioned, the app is poorly designed. If you can’t log in, it ask you to try again, and again, and again. No further advice ever appears. There is a help button that gives the customer service telephone number. They told me that they cannot help until there system can see you have failed to log in. So they stayed on the line while I tried another 5 times to log in, but they couldn’t see it in their system, so they said they have to investigate further.

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30th May 2018

Declined Application

Just tried to open an account and my wife has been declined. Apparently they cannot verify her details yet we have lived at the address for just under 20 years. It sound like she has no credit history so I guess if she had huge debts she would have...

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Just tried to open an account and my wife has been declined. Apparently they cannot verify her details yet we have lived at the address for just under 20 years. It sound like she has no credit history so I guess if she had huge debts she would have been accepted. But on the other hand there wouldn't have been 80k to invest!

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7th March 2018

Refusing to return my savings

I have a Moto G phone, one of the few on the permitted list. I managed to log in with the app after 3 or 4 attempts. 6 months later Atom updated the app and it stopped working. I phoned them and obtained an undertaking that I could give them my...

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I have a Moto G phone, one of the few on the permitted list. I managed to log in with the app after 3 or 4 attempts. 6 months later Atom updated the app and it stopped working. I phoned them and obtained an undertaking that I could give them my maturity instructions over the phone. A year later, just before maturity, I phoned and, after some resistance, Atom took my instructions. I was assured my funds would be paid out on the due date. But they weren’t. When I complained they said they did not have a record of my phone call and, anyway, they do not accept instructions over the phone. So what do you do if a bank refuses to hand back your money?
Update:
Sent Atom a stern email and they transferred my funds to my bank. Made a formal Complaint, so we'll see.
Update:
Atom: "can we close the Complaint?"
Me: "what are your findings?"
Atom: "a colleague didn't fully capture your instructions".
Me: "she made a mistake, right?"
Atom, "er, yes. We're very sorry".
No compensation was offered. I didn't bother asking for any. I won't be going near Atom again.

Reply from Atom Bank
Thanks for your feedback Stephen. I'm sorry to see the experience you've had. We certainly don't want you in a position where you can't access your funds and will get this sorted out for you. Please call us on 03333990050 when it is convenient for you and we will look into what is causing the issues with your app and make sure you get your money back if it's matured now. We're open 24/7 so please call as soon as you can so we can help you get your money back. PF
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1st March 2018

If I can't get the App to even open, how reliable is this bank with my money

I would desperately like to open a fixer saver except I can't get the App to work on either an iPhone or an iPad. Stuck in a loop telling me to 'Please Wait' or 'Oops that shouldn't have happened'. Customer services just told me to uninstall and...

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I would desperately like to open a fixer saver except I can't get the App to work on either an iPhone or an iPad. Stuck in a loop telling me to 'Please Wait' or 'Oops that shouldn't have happened'. Customer services just told me to uninstall and reinstall the App - no luck. How safe is my money? Is this a mickey mouse bank?

Reply from Atom Bank
Hi Helen, It's disappointing to learn how you feel about your experience of Atom so far, that's definitely not what we like to hear. We'd love to hear your feedback on why you feel our app isn't up to scratch, and discuss the issues your facing with the app. Our number is 0333 399 0050, We're always here ready to respond 24 hours a day. Many Thanks. AA
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20th January 2018

Such a poor App

Cant log into my account, App keeps sending me in a loop. Site down now until the 22nd!!

Reply from Atom Bank
Hi Keith, Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. While it's disappointing you feel this way about the App, your communication is much appreciated and it certainly allows us to understand where we can improve. If ever you need any support with the App, please give us a call on 0333 399 0050 and we'll always do our utmost to get you back up and running (but you should be able to gain access without any issues). Many thanks, PM.
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17th January 2018

Great Savings rate, letdown by app design

Very pleased with Atom, and very attractive saving rates. However the app is too complex and could be simplified

Reply from Atom Bank
Hi Liam, Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. It's great you're happy with Atom, and the rates offered. Your feelings on the app being too complex are also appreciated - as it allows us to understand how we can improve our services. It would be brilliant to know what areas of the app could be simplified, for a deeper understanding of your own personal thoughts, but we're certainly busy updating the App constantly behind the scenes too. Thanks again for the great feedback Liam. PM.
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8th December 2017

Only Apple Tablets allowed not one single Samsung or other make

Atom Bank is a waste of space their app us only designed to work on Apple phones or tablets or just a few old Samsung mobile phones ...they refuse to let it work on new Samsung tablets or any other tablets and their excuses are legion and totally...

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Atom Bank is a waste of space their app us only designed to work on Apple phones or tablets or just a few old Samsung mobile phones ...they refuse to let it work on new Samsung tablets or any other tablets and their excuses are legion and totally nonsensical ..Clearly they live in a rarified world of rich Apple owners

Reply from Atom Bank
Hi Frances. Thanks for your feedback. Our app works on a variety of Apple and Android devices however it doesn't work on every device. The following link gives some information around the devices we know are compatible at the moment: https://www.atombank.co.uk/supported-devices It mentions on that page how there are so many different types of mobiles and tablets with so many diverse operating systems, that we've selected the most popular devices and made sure they work perfectly with the current and previous operating system. If you'd like to discuss this further please call us on 0333 3990050. We are open 24/7 and we'd be happy to help if we can.
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24th November 2017

Great service, great rate, annoying legals

I remortgaged to Atom as they had the market leading rate on a 5 year fix. the process was fairly smooth and the app made it easy to get the information and stay up to date. The one problem was the inefficiency of the law firm they chose to provide...

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I remortgaged to Atom as they had the market leading rate on a 5 year fix. the process was fairly smooth and the app made it easy to get the information and stay up to date. The one problem was the inefficiency of the law firm they chose to provide the (admittedly free) legal service. Perhaps I was unlucky in which firm was selected for me, but they missed my target completion date and so I had extra costs from higher interest rates with my original mortgage provider.

Edit: One thing I would add is that as the mortgage is app controlled, it can be difficult to read all the small print /T&Cs for the product on a phone. You can download to your phone these so that you don't get timed out of the app, but you may still need to crack out your varifocals.

Reply from Atom Bank
Hi Jonathan, Thanks for such great, detailed feedback. It is feedback like this that allows us to understand what we can improve upon, as well as feel proud of what we do well. So thank you for being so open. It's great to have you on board Jonathan. Have a great week, and enjoy banking with Atom. PM.
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15th November 2017

Upgrades you can't actually upgrade to

Atom have made an upgrade to their software, and as you try to log onto your account it will not let you until you update on the App Store, however it fails to tell you that the update isn't on the App Store yet..so outcome is you are now locked out...

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Atom have made an upgrade to their software, and as you try to log onto your account it will not let you until you update on the App Store, however it fails to tell you that the update isn't on the App Store yet..so outcome is you are now locked out of your account..magic...

Reply from Atom Bank
Hi Mike, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Oh, that's definitely not what we want to hear. If you are still having issues logging in, just give out 24 hour customer support team a call and we will look to guide you back in. Thanks again for leaving your feedback. PM.
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10th November 2017

Slick app

Simple to use banking app showing progress being made from the old dinosaurs that are the high street banks. No issues, simple to use, easy to log in from a choice of password, facial recognition or voice recognition. Highly recommended.

Reply from Atom Bank
Hi Steven Thanks for your positive feedback. It's great to hear you finding the app convenient to use, and find the app security impressive as well. It's our goal to be as simple and efficient as possible, so it's nice to hear when our customers are benefiting from this. Again many thanks. AA
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7th November 2017

F3 year fixed savings

Good rate of interest. So easy to sign up, open the account and deposit funds and the APP is brilliant.

Reply from Atom Bank
Hi Paul Thanks for leaving your positive feedback. It's great to hear you found it easy to open an account with us, and are impressed by our interest rates. I'm also pleased to hear you've had such a positive experience with our app, it's what we like to hear! we're always updating and improving things. Thanks again for your feedback, and it's great to have you on board Paul. AA
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28th October 2017

I would give zero if it was possible

Terrible company to deal with, after being accepted for a remortgage and then completing an approved valuation we were disgusted to be advised we were being classed as having mortgage appears as our current payments are collected at the end of the...

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Terrible company to deal with, after being accepted for a remortgage and then completing an approved valuation we were disgusted to be advised we were being classed as having mortgage appears as our current payments are collected at the end of the month. Having never missed a payment in 17 years they could not explain their decision and we have now went elsewhere. The delay caused by their incompetence has caused me hundreds of pounds. Avoid this company and don’t be attracted by the low rate. The sign up digital process was also a hassle and my wife’s set up was still not complete at the time we cancelled our application. This company has a lot to learn.

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9th October 2017

much easier with a professional mortgage company

I had originally posted a review about 7 days back the review was terrible as the service was terrible however i have since used a proper mortgage company so glad i have i have already got my mortgage in place in less than 7 days dont waste your time...

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I had originally posted a review about 7 days back the review was terrible as the service was terrible however i have since used a proper mortgage company so glad i have i have already got my mortgage in place in less than 7 days dont waste your time with digital its like a police interrogation use a bank dont waste your time i see they like to post a reply but not with my review as they have no excuse USE A PROPER HIGH STREET COMPANY ITS YOUR BIGGEST PURCHASE IN LIFE DONT BE DICTATED TO

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4th October 2017

a waste of my time

at the start of the application it was very good to the point i had approval (not hard with a credit score of 940)then only to find out that yet another person (gemma) has taken the case over and has requested more info again that has already been...

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at the start of the application it was very good to the point i had approval (not hard with a credit score of 940)then only to find out that yet another person (gemma) has taken the case over and has requested more info again that has already been supplied all this i thought ok its a mortgage and thats the way it works however i was asked to produce tenancy agreements for my existing tenants again fine but as we all know data protection does not allow me to share peoples info without permission as confirmed by my local authority i explained this and her response was i doubt that thats not how it works i was so tempted to tell her to look up the data protection act but given her tone i told her to put the application where the sun does not shine and im back in square 1 with 3 weeks lost thank you so much digital mortgages not 1 person will reply to any of my emails and this should be a big big warning to anyone thinking of using this service just dont you will waste time you will mess about the vendor and you will lose your dream house dont take the chance I am the stupid one for not reading the reviews before hand dont make the same mistake

Reply from Atom Bank
Hi Alun, It's disappointing to read you've your negative experiences as you began applying for mortgages, and grown dissatisfied with the way the application was being handled. I'd like to thank you for your review, albeit not being positive, it will allow us to grow in awareness of where improvements can be made and customer feedback is vital in allowing us to do exactly that. Thank you for taking your time to leave this review Alun. PM
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10th September 2017

Good rates and customer service

It may be harder to grasp for people who are not well versed in technology. However, I have found it is the perfect choice for me, the rates are the best I have seen available to me and I can't touch it for a year, which is always good. The app works...

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It may be harder to grasp for people who are not well versed in technology. However, I have found it is the perfect choice for me, the rates are the best I have seen available to me and I can't touch it for a year, which is always good. The app works fine on my phone (Sony xperia xz) and seems very secure to me. Their help chat within the app is also very useful and replies are quick. I would recommend this to my parents, cousins, aunts and uncles, but not my grandparents.

Reply from Atom Bank
Hello Charlotte, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the App. It's brilliant to know you're enjoying it. Enjoy banking with Atom, it's great to have you on board. Many thanks, Paul.
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6th September 2017

Total waste of timme

Have tried on 2 previous occasions to open an account with this bank. Failed completely. If this is an app only bank, how can it be trusted when it's software is so bad that it takes forever to log in and then totally fails to allow you to open an

Reply from Atom Bank
Hi David, Thanks for taking your time to write this review. It's disappointing you haven't had a great experience with the app. If there's any specific feedback you'd like to give us, please feel free to give us a call on 0333 399 0050. We're open 24/7 and We'd love to hear from you. We are a new bank and always improving our app, so we appreciate your comments and this will be fed back to the design and development team. We're always striving to make the bank and app itself as good as it can possibly be, and we are just beginning our journey so things are still a work in progress in some aspects. With feedback and our dedicated team constantly developing new functions with the customer in mind, we aim to make the app as seamless as possible. Again, thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to leave this. SFL.

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