"Ordered a replacement debit card from Slough NatWest and asked them to send it to Reading as was moving there. Went in yesterday, told it wasn't there although a text over 6 days ago said it would be ready in 5 !...went back today, a Manager, went off and 5 mins later came back and asked me into a booth. okay so far, however, sat there in silence with no ' anything else sir or can we help you with other things related to your finance ? '.....he just slapped the envelope in my hand and was eager to go to speak to a colleague about something....whatever happened to customer service, no personality, no interaction skills, obviously he got promoted to Manager by licking up to senior management...…. without us Nat West would not be around ! To be honest, I am thinking I will switch my account after 40 years with them I want a better service and a more friendly approach please !"
"NatWest Bank is a shame. No matter if you go in a branch and want to see customer service face-to-face or if you want to speak to them on the phone. The majority of staff seem to be incompetent and they also have no customer service skills. Whenever I went to the branch (any branch in London), most of the time there is no receptionist at the desk. And branch managers seem the have the same incompetence just like normal staff members. If trying to speak to customer service on the phone, one has to wait a long time until somebody answers the phone. Just like the queue in the branches. And then you get an answer as if it’s no answer. Avoid this bank if you can."
"Absolutely useless service, second time we’ve ever had to claim from them, can’t get through on the telephone promised that we would hear within five days. Still not heard anything now 10 days. This is the most useless insurance company and a useless benefit. I will cancel this as soon as I’m able"
"Shocking! Online banking was disabled nearly week ago, I’ve called everyday, was told several times I would get a call back which never happened. It wasn’t sorted. I was told in every call ‘sorry’ This wasn’t good enough. I shouldn’t have had to call every day. I told them I needed to login to make a payment, it still wasn’t sorted. Very angry and upset about this.i had to say I couldn’t make payment and Natwest are useless"
"On every visit a customer has to stand for an hour or more in the que.
The employee are very disrespectful, on tell the employee that I to work as a Admin Supervisor and we don't treat customers in this manner I was told that every company is different.
So does that mean that they will treat me disrespectful.
Very bad customer service, I very dispointed.
Waste of time money and my health a I have an injured leg and yet was kept today standing in your bank from 10:00am to 2:15pm."
"Created a appointment online to talk to someone in branch.
Walked in and was directed to the appropriate waiting area. The wait time was minimal.
The lady who I was meeting took me to a little room and had a lovely chat with me about all sorts of things. It was like being with a friend rather than being interrogated by the bank.
She helped me with what I had come in to do and wasnt too pushy about anything, offering me other bits and bobs along the way but only things that would benefit me.
While I was there she noticed my home insurance and did a quick quote to see if she could get it any lower for me and sorted out new life insurance, which I had been trying to sort myself but struggled.
She offered me drinks throughout and made me feel extremely welcome!"
"I've banked with Natwest for 14 years.
I never really have to use online chat, or call. Today I did both, and what a shock I got.
I need to prove that I've paid a bill
(I have) so asked Natwest what the best way to do it was. I was looking at my statement while I was talking to both. Neither representatives appeared to see what I was seeing.
If I could see that the item had be paid, why couldn't the representatives??
They've also got rid of the freephone number, and the chat operators need to be told the same query three times, in detail.
I still haven't had my query resolved.
The woman at telephone banking's shift must have been ending, as she cut me off when I asked to speak to a manager. 14 years a customer, and this is how you are treated.
"What a bunch of amateurs. I would not trust them with Monopoly Money. Customer Service is appalling. No access to return calls to branches even when its time critical.
To the lady who said "I can send them an email" is like a the 999 service saying I will email the paramedics during a heart attack.
The centralizing cost saving bankers that run this shambolisation should be shot rather than tucking into another 10 million bonus.
Try answering your phone, providing a service and actually recognize your customers.
A slightly disgruntled customer that now has to wait an entire weekend to wait for a call from your staff"
"I would absolutely not rate Natwest any stars. Seriously who employs the customer service team and what criteria is needed to work in their customer service? My 3 year old son has more common sense and logic than these people. They all are extremely rude and ignorant! None of them understand what customer service is and they have no clue what their product is nor the knowledge to be able to communicate with customers and resolve any issues or answer a basic question. It is absurd! Throughout stressful times related to money matters you need a good customer service team who try to understand the situation and resolve the matter best they can. What you do get, is a rude, abrupt agent on the phone with no knowledge of anything. They are quick to put the phone down on you, have to initiative to ask if they dont know and are simply just completely and utterly careless of the job. Why these people have a job when they clearly dont care for it is mistery.
I would not recommend this business to anyone. Try calling customer service, you will need to be able to speak in a aggressive manner for them to understand what you are trying to say. Complete idiots!"
"Absolute joke of company, highly irritating experience. Seriously looking at other options for personal banking. I’ve never had any problems with Lloyds bank in this way.
Having taken a third party mandate on my fathers account, after having traveled 150 miles to take my disabled father to his nearest branch to complete the required documents what ensued was a domino effect of problems which prevented us from carrying out the simplest of tasks, such as transferring money....
Days elapsed where deposits of cash ‘vanished’; and nobody could explain why!
I eventually had no choice but to travel back to his location and take him, yet again to ‘authorise’ the transfers. They even had the cheek to ask what the money was for? Is this not a breech of privacy and just dam right rude?
It literally took weeks to resolve the issues concerning the whereabouts of cash transfers and to resolve these blocks sanctioned on the account. It was a case of back and forth, pillar to post. None of the NatWest colleagues seem to know what was going on.
The icing on the cake moment, NatWest failed to send out a replacement debit card before the expiry date; is this not their responsibility by default?
The repercussion of that being a cancelled online food order which meant he had nobody to turn to and I had been powerless to rectify the problem. So he has to cope without the food for a few days until the next available delivery slot. Luckily I was able to use the secondary card which I have in my procession to set up the payment.
I am so disappointed and have reached the point where I have absolutely no trust in this bank what so ever."
"Absolutley disgusted with the subpar level of service as a business and personal banker of over 30 years with this org.
To hear "someone will notify you in due course doesn't fill me with any confidence.
"Horrible and rude customer service.
On hold for 20 minutes calling from Australia. Needed to speak to Natwest to have my credit card unblocked, despite me telling then that I would be travelling to Australia.
After finally being connected they tell me their systems are undergoing planned maintenance - why on earth couldn't they say that at the beginning of the phone call.
The rude phone call operator hung up on me when I asked him why I had to be on hold for 20 minutes before they could inform me that they wouldn't be able to access any if my account details to help me.
This is just the latest of my many problems with Natwest, although I think this is the final straw and I'm going to go back to Lloyd's Bank as soon as I can."
"Absolutely disgusting company! I am the victim of fraud and Nat West have breached every FDA rule I can think of!
They allowed a fraudster to open an account at my address and send the card to a random address which is now linked to my credit file and they (NatWest) has the audacity to write to me 3 weeks later telling me the case has been resolved and that they believe the account is genuine, despite sending me this letter to my current address not the frausters, that they sent the card to.
I can’t pass security as I don’t have the debit card, sort code or account number and why would I? t’They haven’t sent this to my address!! Which means in turn I can’t posibly identify myself and I can only summarise from their pathetic reply that the fraudulent account is still active and the fraudsters are racking up a bill under my name!
I have rang and get diverted to many different advisors that are absolutely clueless, they have no policies in place, they won’t share their policies to show me how someone has opened an account in my name and how they possibly could have sent the card to a different address???
I have never ever dealt with such incompetence from a company that should is financially regulated, is an authority that has a duty of care to the public and should be highly regulated!
These are basic financial laws that Natwest are braking! You (the organisation) can only send something to the address it was credit checked! If this was the case it should have been sent to me and I would have called 10 months ago! but no I find out by chance via my own credit file that I am the victim of fraud!!
My next step is to request all information they have on the fake me under GDRP! As they won’t tell me their processes and policies but hopefully this way I will find out what ID these fraudster used!!
I have in addition and because of NatWest raised a crime with action fraud to be told that identify theft is not a crime!! WHAT!! Only NatWest can raise this and apparently they think the account is genuine???
- Having the fraudulent address on my credit file I rang the police surprise surprise not interested!
- Paid for a CIFA alert on all my credit file which apparent protects me against future fraud, yet NatWest don’t even think this is fraudulent! How am I the victim supposed to understand that comment!!
- Paid for my credit files with all 3 major companies
- Now paying £15 month with Experian to immediately alert me of any activity on my account
Yet none of this is sufficient for NatWest!!!
-Raised a complaint with the financial ombudsman 3 weeks ago and yet to hear anything back? I will be following it up tomorrow.!!
Tell me what is the point in the law if it allows for the banks to screw the honest! Take no responsibility or accountability and penalise the innocent and honest ones.
I am going to ensure NAtWest is held accountable and will do everything humanly possible to fight this and ensure everyone is made aware that this is a dishonest, incompetent bank that should have no place in the UK! It’s about time the regulators did something about this shambolic company!!!
Not even a customer and I would never ever ever recommend anyone to bank with these Charlatons!!!!!!"
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