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Mark Rimmell

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Oh... Wonderful! [Mar. 9th, 2008|02:11 am]
Mark Rimmell
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My bank has decided to change my credit card from VISA to Mastercard...

Trouble is I've booked a flight and one of the things airlines get really pissy about is turning up with a different credit card from the one you booked with. Had a long wait and was sent to wait even longer at the ticket desk last time the bank had to change my card number due to fraud. In the end I only got past check-in with a begrudging "I guess it'll be all right, but you'll have the same problem in the USA when coming back."... Which I didn't as it happens.

I guess I'll have to go the the airport even earlier.

Even more annoying the bank website won't give me a balance on either card. The new one isn't here yet but I guess it's on it's way. I wonder what happens if I don't use the new one? How long will it be before they switch off my old one. Hmmm... One more problem with this bank re credit cards and I'm switching. Now if they gave me 6 months free interest for switching over to Mastercard that would be different.
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[User Picture]From: geodhinn
2008-03-09 07:36 pm (UTC)

credit card

I had this problem with a switch over from visa to master...(that i didn't want)!!! With the Halifax...They closed down the visa and sent the new master-card I phoned to initiate the card then use it in a shop to be told the card is no good...So i ring the Halifax ...to be told that i hadn't initiated the card...ARSEHOLES.....I hope you don't have this trouble because it can be humiliating to be turned down in a shop full of people..G
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2008-03-09 10:32 pm (UTC)

Re: credit card

Oh I just know there are going to be problems with this. They've already transferred to account over to the new card and they said this would only happen when I initiated the new card, and as I haven't got the new card yet I got worried. So I called and this is all a mystery to the call centre. They tell me the card hasn't been used but should be with me by now. If it doesn't arrive tomorrow I have to call and tell them and they'll cancel it. I think I'm going to punish them by changing card anyway. But I guess I can't do that until after take the flight booked on the old card... Grrrr...!
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