I have been with Barclays, HSBC, Ulster Bank and the Cooperative Bank. You don't earn interest in the cooperative bank (in normal accounts), but the service is incredible, they have always helped me out in tight situations, and over the last 7 years they have certainly gained my complete trust. The other banks have been awful.
I chose Covent Garden FX initially because it had the best rates exchange on the market (I was making a bank transfer from my uk account to a european account). I made a mistake, which they quickly rectified for me with great friendliness and rapid service. Transfer took around 48 hours. I am recommending them to everyone.
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