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Most visa application-friendly banks?
« on: August 08, 2019, 10:38:31 AM »
Hi does anyone know if there are some banks over here that are the most visa application friendly. Meaning that they'll happily stamp each page of statements. We used Natwest for our first visa and it seemed very inconsistent as to if they could do it or not. We did find an employee who would but that was  after being told by someone else that they don't do that.

We're just looking at maybe banking with someone else that has been more historically helpful when it comes to visa applications. But maybe there aren't any and maybe our experience with natwest was better than average. Just looking for more information.

Thanks for reading.

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Re: Most visa application-friendly banks?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 10:55:37 AM »
Keep in mind that so long as you have paper statements sent to your home, you won't need them stamped.  Which always helps.

I am with Barclays and not had an issue having an interim statement printed in branch for visa applications though to bridge the gap between my most recent statement and application date.

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Re: Most visa application-friendly banks?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 11:36:58 AM »
My husband and I are both with Lloyd's,  and we had no trouble.  In fact, we moved house before our last visa application, and the new closest branch was exceedingly friendly about it.  They seemed to take great pleasure in getting their stamp out for our interim statement, even though it didn't need to be stamped (they offered and we accepted the extra level of authentication).  I think they felt special being able to help us out.  Or they were bored.   ::)
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
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Re: Most visa application-friendly banks?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 11:57:05 AM »
I used a Halifax (they are part of Lloyds banking group) account for all three applications. Had every page stamped each time with no problem at all. They were printed in branch but I preferred to get them stamped too, can't be too careful.  :)
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.

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Re: Most visa application-friendly banks?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 01:53:35 PM »
Thank you everyone for your responses! That is a good point about that if they're original they don't need to be stamped but I think we still might want to get them stamped because we want to be extra safe as well.

I think we're going to check out Lloyd's.

Thanks again everyone!

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Re: Most visa application-friendly banks?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 09:22:35 AM »
HSBC don't stamp. The explicitly don't do it.
15/03/2013 - Met in Cancun
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