Dont waste your time even with the free 12months banking
Santander business banking has to be the worst bank to deal. I have a business in colwyn bay. I use the Santander bank in colwyn bay. The reason I signed up to be truely honest is the free banking period, it sounded get and easy but....... please...Read more
Santander business banking has to be the worst bank to deal. I have a business in colwyn bay. I use the Santander bank in colwyn bay. The reason I signed up to be truely honest is the free banking period, it sounded get and easy but....... please don't waste your time, you cant use the counter service if your a business account yes that's right you have to pay a set monthly fee and 50p of every £100 after a certain amount. So after you pay the fees you dont get the privilege of using the in store desk, instead they tell you to use the cash machine if you need anything and to top in off the cash machines in Santander banks are awful, if you try put money into the machine please give yourself 20minutes of messing around feeding your notes into the machine that it keeps spitting out, oh and dont expect the staff to help you if these more than 2 people in the bank as theres only 2 counters 1 of which is usually busy with a member of staff doing something more important so naturally a queue starts forming. I usually time myself when I go in just to try make myself laugh instead of getting pis*** off at how much of a joke it is in there. The greatest thing is that even if nobody is in the bank they still wont help you as your a paying business account holder... sorry I keep saying that but it just amazes me that you can pay for an account and not get the customer service as you would if you just had a regular best account. If the cash machines was a little better the bank may just get a 2 star from me but its shocking. Most businesses have to out large amounts of cash in but when it only accepts 50 notes at a time so 500 quid your there for some time if your putting £3000 in and that's if you catch the machine on a good day. Oh but having said that most the staff there are quick to tell you that instead of putting a large amount in at once why not put 500 in every couple of days.... I also have another business which I run through natwest which are amazing. The machines are great and if your putting large money in then you simply put your money in a bag post it through a hole and boom just like magic it's in, but the best bit is that you can simply go to the desk and speak to a friendly staff member to deal with any problems. Moral of the story is I HATE Santander do not use it unless you want to pull all your hair out and die of old age waiting.