The Co-operative Bank Complaints

At Smart Money People, we use the power of reviews from consumers like you to help improve financial services. It can be extremely frustrating, and often expensive when things go wrong as a Co-operative Bank customer - whether it's your current...

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At Smart Money People, we use the power of reviews from consumers like you to help improve financial services. It can be extremely frustrating, and often expensive when things go wrong as a Co-operative Bank customer - whether it's your current account, a PPI (payment protection insurance) claim or your mortgage or savings. If things aren't quite going to plan, sometimes you have to escalate your dissatisfaction with a company in the form of a complaint. That's why we want to improve the way that companies deal with complaints from customers.

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The Co-operative Bank currently has a score of 3.95 / 5 on Smart Money People.

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FINALLY PUSHED INTO LEAVING THIS JOKE OF A BANK

The Co-operative Bank stuffed up on my standing orders on more than one occasion and the staff blamed me rather than their own IT systems and staff (who incidentally were actually at fault). Money taken out of my account without my authorisation and... Read more

The Co-operative Bank stuffed up on my standing orders on more than one occasion and the staff blamed me rather than their own IT systems and staff (who incidentally were actually at fault). Money taken out of my account without my authorisation and bank staff refusing to put the money back. This has resulted in me moving to a new bank - hurray for the switch system which is going to make my life easier. Wish I'd never had the misfortune of dealing with this shambolic bank. I'd advise avoiding this bank at all costs - they make mistakes and blame their customers!

Reviewed on 8th April 2021
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wendy

If you do a lot of online banking, DO NOT USE THIS BANK

Applied for a business account as a benefit of FSB membership. Began using online service this week. Possibly the least user-friendly banking experience I've had: menu is counter-intuitive, found the statement option by accident after many frustrating... Read more

Applied for a business account as a benefit of FSB membership. Began using online service this week. Possibly the least user-friendly banking experience I've had: menu is counter-intuitive, found the statement option by accident after many frustrating minutes, appear to have been charged £10 to receive a payment by CHAPS but can't find the details anywhere -- only know cuz the amount shown is £10 less than the amount verified by the client's bank -- and the fee does not equate to anything listed in the tariff booklet. After waiting an hour (not 30 min as promised) on the phone earlier in the week during normal working hours, I tried ringing after 5PM for an explanation and was told the wait time would be even longer. Will keep the account cuz it was an ordeal to set up but will continue to use my original bank.

Reviewed on 28th January 2021
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J Cornell

Moved from the royal bank of Scotland on the business switch.

It is like going back in time.whilst I was aware there is a banking app on its way .when I don’t no and nobody else seems to no.it is all very frustrating with all the user name and token machine etc.and when u get on ur account it doesn’t seem to get ... Read more

It is like going back in time.whilst I was aware there is a banking app on its way .when I don’t no and nobody else seems to no.it is all very frustrating with all the user name and token machine etc.and when u get on ur account it doesn’t seem to get any better.I don’t seem to be able to get on with the way it is set out and find it easy to make a mistake and it logs u out again.then u have to go through the whole procedure again to get back on .maybe moving from a good bank with a good app and ease of use was a mistake..I can only hope the app comes soon and it makes getting on ur account easier and easier to use once u are on it or I can see another bank switch happening .

Reviewed on 26th December 2020
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Steven

This bank is a cruel joke !

I was forced to open a business account to access a bbl even though i already had a current account. After i had received the loan they issued me account details to another account to repay the loan to so i tried to close the business account which... Read more

I was forced to open a business account to access a bbl even though i already had a current account. After i had received the loan they issued me account details to another account to repay the loan to so i tried to close the business account which charges £10 a month service charge because i already have a business account with a modern bank. Now the co op say i cant close my account untill i have repaid the bbl back in full. To top it all I can not log in to the business account even though i use the correct login details and know how to use the antiquated token that they make you use. This is not a professional bank it is a cruel joke.

Reviewed on 19th December 2020
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Manclad

Worst online of any bank I've used, and no longer ethical

I've used probably around 10 online banks for myself, my family and for companies, including the likes of NatWest, HSBC, Barclays, Unity Trust, BBVA, Santander and so on. By some LONG margin, the co-op is the worst of the... Read more

I've used probably around 10 online banks for myself, my family and for companies, including the likes of NatWest, HSBC, Barclays, Unity Trust, BBVA, Santander and so on. By some LONG margin, the co-op is the worst of the lot.
I was OK with previous (also worst ranking) online because they used to be an ethical bank, and so I put up with its foibles. But they rolled out a new one which is significantly less usable than the last one (on the verge of unusable), which when combined with their severely less ethical credentials means there really is no reason to be with this bank any more. Avoid.

Reviewed on 18th December 2020
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Iyas AlQasem

Absolutely WORST online Banking experience ever!

AVOID! RUBBISH RUBBISH RUBBISH!! Each and every time I try to use the monstrously BAD Co-op Business banking website I want to tear my hair out! AND this is the recently redesigned version - the old one was WAY better! Even the simplest task of... Read more

AVOID! RUBBISH RUBBISH RUBBISH!! Each and every time I try to use the monstrously BAD Co-op Business banking website I want to tear my hair out! AND this is the recently redesigned version - the old one was WAY better! Even the simplest task of getting transactions thru a specific date range is IMPOSSIBLE! It never works. The calendars say you cannot select a date BEFORE the date you've selected even tho it's actually after. Totally rubbish unintuitive interface. Stuff doesn't display properly either, boxes overlap or half hidden under others. Tried ALL browsers - still BAD! Times you out after 5 mins of no activity. Have made several complaints via Co-op feedback with no response at all. AVOID! RUBBISH RUBBISH RUBBISH!!

Reviewed on 4th December 2020
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