Skipton Building Society Reviews

Ratings based on 21 reviews Last review 5 days ago
4.24 / 5Great overall rating

The Skipton Building Society was established in 1853 in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Smart Money People is the place for Skipton Building Society reviews. Read and write reviews to help increase trust and transparency in Financial Services.

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12th March 2019

Cash back scam

I purchased home insurance via Quidco in June 2018 because there was an offer of cash back. Have chased this several times via Quidco who informed me it just takes time. 9 months later got email from Quidco telling me skipton had refused to pay...

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I purchased home insurance via Quidco in June 2018 because there was an offer of cash back. Have chased this several times via Quidco who informed me it just takes time. 9 months later got email from Quidco telling me skipton had refused to pay something to do with the terms and conditions. If I had been told 9 months ago that they weren’t going to pay I would have cancelled my insurance and looked elsewhere. I get 14 days to cancel but they get 9 months to refuse cash back. What a scam. Don’t use Quidco or Skipton if you want a fair deal.

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12th January 2019

Lifetime Isa for first home

One of the few banks to offer a lifetime isa and make it easy to understand through their website. The ISA can be managed online and email notifications let you know when the bonus is being applied. Very good and informative bank making it easy for...

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One of the few banks to offer a lifetime isa and make it easy to understand through their website. The ISA can be managed online and email notifications let you know when the bonus is being applied. Very good and informative bank making it easy for young professionals to hop onto the property ladder.

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1st January 2018

Great Savings Product

I have encouraged both of my children-aged 18 and 20- to open a LISA with Skipton this year. It is great to know that they will both be saving for a house deposit in the future and getting a great bonus. The easy online application helped a great deal.

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I have encouraged both of my children-aged 18 and 20- to open a LISA with Skipton this year. It is great to know that they will both be saving for a house deposit in the future and getting a great bonus. The easy online application helped a great deal.

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5th July 2017

Could do better

I never really got on with Skipton Building Society. I could not seem to get their online account to work, and I do everything online now so this is a huge...

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I never really got on with Skipton Building Society. I could not seem to get their online account to work, and I do everything online now so this is a huge annoyance.
The staff in my local branch have always been nice and polite though so that is a positive. Unsure whether I'd recommend though, would depend on the person.

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3rd October 2016

DIP granted but full application declined after 2 week wait for decision!!!

Vey unhappy and annoyed that it took two weeks for them to tell me they were declining my full mortgage application. Underwriter made assumptions that I was upsizing and therefore made the assumptions that my outgoings will increase because if this....

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Vey unhappy and annoyed that it took two weeks for them to tell me they were declining my full mortgage application. Underwriter made assumptions that I was upsizing and therefore made the assumptions that my outgoings will increase because if this. Nonsense! My current home is over 100 years old and the new premise was a new build and no bigger than what I live in now so will be far more energy efficient. Also quoted unrealistic figures when trying to justify her reasons for declining the mortgage. My husband and I both have very good credit scores as we have checked this with Experian and our records show we never miss or make any late payments. I can't understand how anyone with a ccj or bad debt can get mortgages but someone with a good record can't. The whole process has been long, drawn out and extremely stressful. Avoid at all costs!!!!!

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22nd June 2016

Skipton Building Society

I've never had a problem with Skipton Building Society yet. They are always very helpful whenever I go into branch and always try to help me get the best return on my...

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I've never had a problem with Skipton Building Society yet. They are always very helpful whenever I go into branch and always try to help me get the best return on my money.
I would recommend Skipton to others. The one issue I have is that I don't find their website very user friendly but if you live close enough or have transport then you can pop into branch.