MetroBank and the Coin Machineby satman
Dilemma : I had a huge bag of coins that I wanted to bank, the various options I had were to 

i ) count, bag then deposit over a counter which frankly is rubbish
ii) use Coinmaster machines in Asda or Tesco. This was an easy option but they take nearly 9% of your deposit, I had over 30kg of coins to definitely did not feel like losing that much in commission
iii) open a bank account with Metrobank, HSBC or Barclays to use their in-branch coin counter machines.

Metrobank rules! : I walked in with ID, 16 minutes later walk out with a full bank account with bank card at 5pm on a saturday - really is a WOW, why cant other banks be as efficient?
HSBC gave me a form to post off, and once approved return to a branch with ID, and then find a branch with a coin machine that isn't full, meh..
Barclays also have machines but the nearest one in Moorgate is no longer there apparently. Although setting up an account is straight forward, it still cant beat the efficiency of Metrobank so I didn't bother.

The coinmaster option seemed good for the Lazy approach, but when I finally emptied the bag (with only 5 foreign coins! ) the total came to a whopping �487.11 ! -  9% would have been quite a lot of 1p and 2p !
I have just ordered a new Ipad 2 for myself out of the proceeds :)

4 Comments #126 Saturday, August 27, 2011 07:42 PM Filed in General
Submitted by satman
bonus! the card they supply has no oversees charges for withdrawal, ill test this next week in belgrade
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Submitted by My Gangapur
A best bank in my Opinion. Good way to share my words.
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Submitted by Amir ali
What a think about sms and walls.
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Submitted by Muhammad Zaheer
bonus! the card they supply has no oversees charges for withdrawal, ill test this next week in belgrade
http://bankingpk.com/
posted Friday, April 28, 2017 05:52 PM 182.186.140.43: Linkback
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