Lloyds Bank Classic Account Reviews

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4th September 2019

Poor overall service.

After more than one year being a Lloyd's client, I decided to close down my bank account due to the poor overall service this bank provides. These are just some of the...

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After more than one year being a Lloyd's client, I decided to close down my bank account due to the poor overall service this bank provides. These are just some of the reasons:

Opening an account in Lloyds is a painful-process:

First, there is no chance to open an account online as you need to bring documentation to the bank after completing the application online.

As most banks do, they request you proof of ID and proof address to complete your application. However, you must bring them to bank whilst other banks let you send them online. Additionally, when bringing those documents to the bank, you always feel they're trying to find any excuse to refuse them.

Personal experience example: They send you an email stating they can accept a letting agreement as a proof of address if the document has been issued by an agency. I brought this document as a proof of address to the bank and they told me they can't accept it since it was issued by a high street agency ("additional" information NOT specified in the email they send you). Obviously, I wasted my time bringing another document the day after.

In addition, when opening another bank account (second, third...), they request you again to bring a proof of ID and proof of address (when you are a client already). Considering that you can open a new account in other banks in less than 5 minutes (via online), this service in Lloyds is simply not good enough.

App. I've always experienced issues finding information through Lloyd's app (example: Download a bank statement - PDF). The information is not displayed/structured clearly. I have used other banking apps (Metro, Santander, Revolut...etc) and I strongly think they are much better.

Opening hours. Most of the branches are not open after 5-6 p.m For obvious reasons, this is an issue if you work during office hours. Other banks open until 8-9 during the week, so you don't need to wait till weekend or find a moment at work if you need to go the bank.

Considering all the reasons above, I can't find a single reason to open an account in Lloyds and I'd never recommend this bank, since there are multiple banks in the UK that provide a much better service.

5th May 2019

Lloyds takeover of MBNA

MBNA have been sold to Lloyds Bank hence all the current problems and bad experiences. Lloyds have a reputation for destroying businesses by trying to fix things that are not broken. I have been with MBNA for twenty years roughly and it was a...

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MBNA have been sold to Lloyds Bank hence all the current problems and bad experiences. Lloyds have a reputation for destroying businesses by trying to fix things that are not broken. I have been with MBNA for twenty years roughly and it was a fantastic service. Over all those years not single problem until Lloyds Bank got their destructive hands on the business. All systems were easy to use and payment online took seconds. Customer Service answered with a real person in seconds and dealt with issues very quickly and within five minutes as a rule. Now Lloyds have given MBNA the kiss of death and the entire system is now a shambles.

Customer Service is a joke with half interested and poorly trained staff giving all the wrong information and unable to sort out the most simple of things. If they get involved calls are routinely ignored, no call backs, and advice almost always wrong plus hanging on the line has gone from zero to upwards of an hour listening to music and untrained staff passing the parcel all day.

Online payment is often impossible and filled with weird messages ranging from thanking you for making a purchase to telling you are paid then immediately telling you the opposite a few seconds later. Messages then sent to mobile phones ( for those that own them ) can take so long that by the time they arrive the payment session has ended and you have to start again from scratch. That is of course if and when the system is functioning. The platform is a mess and cannot be trusted. Payments arrive late and then you have to start an argument with the elusive and badly trained 'Customer Service' staff that is if you have at least an hour of your life to waste getting nowhere. Good luck with that lot.

Even signing in to your own account has become a massive chore and has been littered with trip wires that will lock you out of your own account or send you around in circles. The time has come to steer well clear of what was once the very best card service available until clever cloggs Lloyds came along and decided it knew better ! No wonder Lloyds have been bailed out so many times for messing up. Even the most recent public money bail out seems to have slipped through their fingers. They will never learn.

Give this card a miss folks and if you are unfortunate to have one then dump it or risk endless problems and frustration with the famously impossible to deal with Lloyds Bank. A serious business run by rank amateurs and school leavers who think they know it all.

29th April 2019

Refused a bank account even though never been in debt

I went with my husband to open a bank account with Lloyds bank and was turned down for one because they did not like my credit score even though I have never been in debt, have more than £5k in my account and always pay off my credit cards in full ...

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I went with my husband to open a bank account with Lloyds bank and was turned down for one because they did not like my credit score even though I have never been in debt, have more than £5k in my account and always pay off my credit cards in full every month. What added insult to injury was they opened a bank account for my husband who was bankrupt.

4th February 2019

Great support with financial difficulties

Gentleman on the phone was incredibly helpful, suggesting lowering fees etc to help me in a time of difficulty. They made an error regarding increasing my loan and they sent me £100 to make up for the difficulties i had whilst waiting for the funds. ...

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Gentleman on the phone was incredibly helpful, suggesting lowering fees etc to help me in a time of difficulty. They made an error regarding increasing my loan and they sent me £100 to make up for the difficulties i had whilst waiting for the funds. Very helpful.

26th January 2019

Great app - makes this a super account

Ok, so they had a software glitch, every bank seems to. But the app here is the stunning feature, linking my ISA and Savings accounts, making transfers abd swift payments a breeze. Branch netwirk is stiill one of the most extensive and a daily charge...

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Ok, so they had a software glitch, every bank seems to. But the app here is the stunning feature, linking my ISA and Savings accounts, making transfers abd swift payments a breeze. Branch netwirk is stiill one of the most extensive and a daily charge for overdraft is clear and means I only pay when I really need it. A well-considered and thoughtful product: I am very content with it.

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