Charter Savings Bank Reviews

Ratings based on 51 reviews Last review 1 week ago
2.45 / 5Average overall rating

Founded in 2008, this Wolverhampton-based savings bank is owned by Charter Court Financial Services. Read Full Description

Founded in 2008, this Wolverhampton-based savings bank is owned by Charter Court Financial Services.

Charter offers a range of savings products, including notice accounts, bonds, ISAs and instant access accounts. Because all of these accounts come with a £1,000 minimum investment, they're more suited to affluent savers looking for a strong interest rate, rather than those looking to gradually build their savings from scratch.

Charter Savings bank is protected by the FSCS, which means your savings with them are protected up to £85,000.

There are no Charter branches. Instead, customers can contact them over the phone, via email or by post.

The digital offering is negligible, with no app and limited online functionality.

If you're a Charter Savings Bank customer, please leave a review. We'd love to hear what you think.

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11th September 2019

A Fair Return on Your Funds

We're all well aware that interest levels on savings are not what we would like on our savings and we search for the best deal around with a bank or building society we know and feel we can trust. Well I've dealt with Charter Saving Bank over a good...

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We're all well aware that interest levels on savings are not what we would like on our savings and we search for the best deal around with a bank or building society we know and feel we can trust. Well I've dealt with Charter Saving Bank over a good number of years and have been impressed with the interest rates offered and also the quality service experienced as an account holder.
Give Charter Saving Bank a look before entrusting your hard earned cash to just another bank. They've done well for me!

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1st May 2019

POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE

OPENED A FIXED RATE ISA, HAD HEARD HOW THEY GIVE YOU A LOWER RATE AFTER YOU'VE PUT YOUR MONEY IN, AND NONE OF THIER PAPERWORK STATES THE RATE I OPENED IT AT, SO HAVE WRITTEN TO THEM TWICE TO CONFIRM THE RATE IN WRITING BUT NO RESPONSES IN A WEEK BY...

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OPENED A FIXED RATE ISA, HAD HEARD HOW THEY GIVE YOU A LOWER RATE AFTER YOU'VE PUT YOUR MONEY IN, AND NONE OF THIER PAPERWORK STATES THE RATE I OPENED IT AT, SO HAVE WRITTEN TO THEM TWICE TO CONFIRM THE RATE IN WRITING BUT NO RESPONSES IN A WEEK BY EMAIL. MY BANKS FRAUD SQUAD HAD CONTACTED ME TOO ABOUT OPENING THIS ACCOUNT WHICH THEY DONT NORMALLY DO WHEN OPENING NEW ONES, SO DECIDED TO GO ELSEWHERE AS GUT FEELING DOESNT FEEL RIGHT

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30th April 2019

Take your money not happy to give back

As with a number of reviews I have read here on fixed or notice accounts, should your circumstances change the bank expect you to prostrate yourself before them with a begging bowl to access even a small part of your funds. As with others I offered to...

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As with a number of reviews I have read here on fixed or notice accounts, should your circumstances change the bank expect you to prostrate yourself before them with a begging bowl to access even a small part of your funds. As with others I offered to pay any penalties they required but they were completely intransigent. I had to call down on some of my pension with a considerable financial penalty to cover a set of circumstances totally beyond our control. DO NOT USE THIS BANK

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25th January 2019

Tried to open a one year bond.

Tried twice to open a one year bond. Completed the online application and posted off proof of identification (not freepost like others). Emailed to query why I heard nothing. They replied saying could not discuss via email. Rang twice to find out what...

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Tried twice to open a one year bond. Completed the online application and posted off proof of identification (not freepost like others). Emailed to query why I heard nothing. They replied saying could not discuss via email. Rang twice to find out what was happening and was told that that they were still checking id (after two weeks!) You're required to make deposit within 14 days??! Three weeks later still not heard from them. I've now given up! Their loss.

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21st January 2019

Very simple to open and a great interest rate

I found it very easy to open my account. It was all online and I completed it very quickly. One time I forgot my password and phoned up, they were lovely people and couldn't do enough for me and helped me set up a new...

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I found it very easy to open my account. It was all online and I completed it very quickly. One time I forgot my password and phoned up, they were lovely people and couldn't do enough for me and helped me set up a new password.
I went to Charter as they had the best interest rate, and I'm so glad I did - they've made everything very simple.

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28th January 2018

Very disappointed

I experienced difficulty in timely encashing my matured bond, not least of all because of what I regarded as the bank's inadequate on-line system. I made a formal complaint which I consider was not thoroughly investigated. Needless to say I will not...

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I experienced difficulty in timely encashing my matured bond, not least of all because of what I regarded as the bank's inadequate on-line system. I made a formal complaint which I consider was not thoroughly investigated. Needless to say I will not in the future be investing with this bank again.

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3rd January 2018

Delay in withdrawing funds

Have an instant access internet saver account with...

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Have an instant access internet saver account with them.
Went online on 1st January and set up a withdrawal for 2nd January.
It is now 10.20 on the 3rd January and still waiting for the fund to be received in my account although they have been debited from my Charter account on
2 Jan. Read their withdrawal instructions and it seems I have to wait until COB
3 Jan to receive my money!!
Totally unacceptable when other financial institutions can remit money almost immediately. I will be closing the account and going to a bank that trades in the 21st Century!

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2nd November 2017

Insensitive

I accept they have a policy of no withdrawals, but this inflexibility has caused me much unhappiness. I would have paid their penalities and charges. I needed my money for buying a house (the date of entry was mixed up), but they refused. ...

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I accept they have a policy of no withdrawals, but this inflexibility has caused me much unhappiness. I would have paid their penalities and charges. I needed my money for buying a house (the date of entry was mixed up), but they refused. Nightmare.
Disgusting.

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