John Lewis Partnership Card Reviews

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Partnership Card Reviews (94)

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14th January 2017

Quite Beyond Belief!

On 14 October 2016 I cancelled a Partnership CREDIT card because of suspected fraud and requester a replacement. In due course a CONTACTLESS card arrived. I phoned to query this change and requested a replacement CREDIT card, emphasising that I DO NOT WANT...

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On 14 October 2016 I cancelled a Partnership CREDIT card because of suspected fraud and requester a replacement. In due course a CONTACTLESS card arrived.
I phoned to query this change and requested a replacement CREDIT card, emphasising that I DO NOT WANT A CONTACTLESS CARD. I was assured that this was no problem and a basic CREDIT card would be forwarded. INCREDIBLY , punctuated by 10 further phone calls, I HAVE TODAY RECEIVED THE 7th identical replacement CONTACTLESS CARD, Is there an intelligent human available in John Lewis Finance? ( I am an additional card holder on my wife's account)

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8th January 2017

Website Still Not Working Correctly and Still Long Phone Waits

Looking on the website at the online Statements page it doesn't add up; in my case my statement balance shown online was £21.95 more than the sum of the transactions. After 20 minutes on hold I get to speak to somebody who tells me there was a £21.95 transaction...

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Looking on the website at the online Statements page it doesn't add up; in my case my statement balance shown online was £21.95 more than the sum of the transactions. After 20 minutes on hold I get to speak to somebody who tells me there was a £21.95 transaction which they can see but I can't. You still can't trust this website for basics and this is 3 months after they put live.

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25th December 2016

If you love John Lewis you need this!

The John Lewis partnership card is fantastic. Being a mastercard I've never had a problem with anybody not taking it, and the best bit is that you get rewarded with John Lewis vouchers. They've got it right with their vouchers not having a use by date (although...

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The John Lewis partnership card is fantastic. Being a mastercard I've never had a problem with anybody not taking it, and the best bit is that you get rewarded with John Lewis vouchers. They've got it right with their vouchers not having a use by date (although the gift card does), which means you can't lose them by not using them.

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19th December 2016

No Excel Compatible Download

New software does no include the facility to download transactions in excel compatible format as before. CONSIDERING THIS IS THE MOST WIDELY USED SPREADSHEET PACKAGE IN THE WORLD, HOW ON EARTH WAS IT NOT INCORPORATED? Must have employed the duffest programmers...

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New software does no include the facility to download transactions in excel compatible format as before. CONSIDERING THIS IS THE MOST WIDELY USED SPREADSHEET PACKAGE IN THE WORLD, HOW ON EARTH WAS IT NOT INCORPORATED? Must have employed the duffest programmers in the country not to spot this. My rates are very reasonable if they need any consultancy.

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12th December 2016

2 months after new website still cannot pay bill

Website changed 9.10.16. No communication whatsoever. Old system didn't mind whether payment reference for current card or not - new one does and won't accept payments with misleading message. No acknowledgement or warning from JL Finance (actually HSBC) despite...

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Website changed 9.10.16. No communication whatsoever. Old system didn't mind whether payment reference for current card or not - new one does and won't accept payments with misleading message. No acknowledgement or warning from JL Finance (actually HSBC) despite knowing about it for 9 weeks. They didn't included this scenario in their testing. Ridiculous. Rubbish. We're off to get a credit card from a proper company.

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6th December 2016

Terrible customer service

Horrible, horrible service. They have broken something what previously worked perfectly. Card now only works intermittently, this morning I had problems in a Waitrose store - If they can't even get their card working in their own stores, what hope is there!!! Customer...

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Horrible, horrible service. They have broken something what previously worked perfectly.
Card now only works intermittently, this morning I had problems in a Waitrose store - If they can't even get their card working in their own stores, what hope is there!!!
Customer services are useless and seem to have no idea what is actually going on. Different messages from every customer service representative that you speak to.

For a company that prides itself on customer service, this is a real failure on behalf of John Lewis.

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5th December 2016

Have Had ENOUGH

After repeated attempts to contact the JL Partnership Card department to determine why my card works in some outlets and not others and on-line in some stores but not others (John Lewis itself being one) I decided to cease using the card. On my final attempt...

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After repeated attempts to contact the JL Partnership Card department to determine why my card works in some outlets and not others and on-line in some stores but not others (John Lewis itself being one) I decided to cease using the card. On my final attempt to contact customer services I decided to apply for a Marks and Spencer Card whilst waiting - the call was never answered! I now have a M&S credit card - their points and am so so happy. Thanks JL

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4th December 2016

Even worse than I thought - can't download 2nd page of statement

Further to the message left a few minutes ago, the situation is even worse than I said. I have just tried to download (export) the second page of my statement - it doesn't work! It just downloads the same data as the first page. So, there seems to be no...

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Further to the message left a few minutes ago, the situation is even worse than I said. I have just tried to download (export) the second page of my statement - it doesn't work! It just downloads the same data as the first page. So, there seems to be no way of downloading the second page of a statement. It seems no-one in the shambles of their IT department actually TESTED this website! And to make matters worse, if you try to access "transactions" to do it that way, there are no transactions to view - that link should be called "recent transactions" - as it becomes blank on your statement date. I have tried copying and pasting from the screen - works but huge re-formatting task. All just absolutely third-rate website implementation. Very disappointed in JL.

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4th December 2016

It wasn't broke - why did they "fix" it? (their website)

Yes, along with everyone else, just adding my voice to then myriad complaints about the "new, improved" website. But I'm lucky - having seen all the much more serious issues others are reporting involving actual financial loss. My problem is just that downloading...

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Yes, along with everyone else, just adding my voice to then myriad complaints about the "new, improved" website. But I'm lucky - having seen all the much more serious issues others are reporting involving actual financial loss. My problem is just that downloading statement data used to "just work". Now it is a tedious exercise of downloading a page at a time of supposedly .csv data which is actually formatted with quotes ("xxx","yyy", etc) so has to be imported to Excel, processed and re-exported before my financial management software will recognise it. Fortunately, I know how to do this, but it is a complete pain in the ****. Hopefully someone will take action soon and fix it. Mind you, Lloyds also revamped their website to make downloads more awkward - would you believe that they give the option to download a .qif file, but then tell you you have to edit the file name after export to add the .qif manually! Progress, eh?

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30th November 2016

What a shambles

i had to pay my last months bill via the telephone service, this was after many hours holding. Thought JLP would have got it sorted by now but no they have not listened to customers. Tried to pay via my bank account app but the payment bounced straight back,...

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i had to pay my last months bill via the telephone service, this was after many hours holding. Thought JLP would have got it sorted by now but no they have not listened to customers. Tried to pay via my bank account app but the payment bounced straight back, same on PC. Tried paying via their website but said payment unsuccessful. Phoned and was told to make sure I had the funds in my account. Cheeky b*****. Anyway, told to cancel my existing payee details on bank account and reset them up. Been trying for two days and system will not accept new details. Bank say details incorrect and JLP say it is a banking fault. Fed up now so will send them old fashioned cheque next month and let them pay the extra bank charges for processing this piece of paper.

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29th November 2016

Still no response from my complaint of 20 October...

I left a review on 1 Nov concerning the Partnership Card, having written to the Partnership on 20 Oct with that complaint , the synopsis of my letter was: 1. Why wasn’t I told that my cards would be cancelled if I ordered new contactless cards? 2. Why...

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I left a review on 1 Nov concerning the Partnership Card, having written to the Partnership on 20 Oct with that complaint , the synopsis of my letter was:
1. Why wasn’t I told that my cards would be cancelled if I ordered new contactless cards?
2. Why did they have to be cancelled before I had registered my new cards? (That has never happened to me before.)
3. Why are the telephone queues to speak to someone so unacceptably long?
4. How do I apply to have points credited to me for the expenditure that I have to put on to other cards until I can register my new ones, due to this oversight by The Partnership?
They acknowledged my letter on 1 Nov, indicating that they were investigating the complaint and would reply, & that if I hadn't heard in 8 weeks of raising the complaint I have the right to refer the case to the Financial Ombudsman Service. I have yet to hear from them and will post the final response when I receive it.

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26th November 2016

Payment problem

I tried to pay and was given three options: 1) minimum amount, 2) full amount, 3) something in between. There is no box to click on and so I went to "Make payment". I got a message telling me that my payment was successful but no indication of how much I...

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I tried to pay and was given three options: 1) minimum amount, 2) full amount, 3) something in between. There is no box to click on and so I went to "Make payment". I got a message telling me that my payment was successful but no indication of how much I paid.
I rang customer services. I was on hold for 19 minutes during which the female robot told me almost 60 times that they were busier than expected.
The agent told me that there are boxes to click on but they aren't visible. He was unable tell me how much I paid and wouldn't know for 24 hours.
An absolute shambles!

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