Bank Of Ireland Corporate Banking

Bow Bells House, 1 Bread St, London EC4M 9BE, UK – 020 7236 2000

Always been a fabulous bank even though I've had no branch for 3 years, being in England. They own the Post Office so it can offer most branch services, and the 365 online is fabulous, though adding payees or changing your phone number is a bit draconian.

Westpac Banking Corporation

Camomile Court, 23 Camomile St, London EC3A 7LL, UK – 020 7621 7000

Fantastic service! Staff were incredibly well informed, helpful and efficient. Having wasting considerable time trying to open an online account with another Australian bank, it was an absolute joy to find one that would do everything face to face. Thank you Westpac!

Excellent. Efficient and fast..

Bank of England

Threadneedle St, London EC2R 8AH, UK – 020 7601 4444

I am a pre 2017 pound coin. Those new kids took my job. Now, I feel worthless. Thanks to the nice folks at Bank of England for giving me a place in the museum. Not quite my old job, but haven't been put in a vending machine for ages!

I went to exchange some old twenty pound bills that went out of circulation and spent some time at the museum. It was time well spent. I enjoyed learning about the history of the bank, its architects, and was intrigued about how busy and crowded it was in the bank on the dividend day. A display of all the Bank of England notes was among my favorites, and of course who would refuse touching the real gold!

Banks

TSB

69 Old St, London EC1V 9JB, UK – 020 8790 9996

Very kindly service and good personal attention

Danske Bank

75 King William St, London EC4N 7DT, UK – 020 7410 8000

great

TSB Bank

253 / 255 Southwark Park Rd, Bermondsey, London SE16 3TP, UK – 020 8790 9963

Nice Bank, always welcoming best service since Barclays closed down but nice to see that they employed some Barclays staff so the change was a good one and see familiar faces when needing help with transaction or ordering new cheque books and paying in slips. All round great place.

Great staff and service parking a nightmare for disabled people.

Building Societies

Building Societies Association

York House, 23 Kingsway, London WC2B 6UJ, UK – 020 7437 0655

Decent rooms for hire

Nationwide Building Society

415 Strand, London WC2R 0NS, UK – 0800 554 0460

Excellent service today! Just moved over from HSBC and the staff who helped me with an internet card reader were fantastic. The branch itself has just been redone and looks great! Thank you!

I have bank account with Nationwide and I'm very happy with this branch ,very helpfully fast and easy,I recomended is very good branch.Regards Cristian Buzan!

Nationwide

1 Aldgate, London EC3N 1RE, UK – 0800 554 1284

I phoned up to ask about their policy in accepting old pound coins, the chap I guess called “Chris” was so friendly over the phone that not only I walked in but switched my current account after he explained how else I could gain. Everyone was friendly. I am glad to have them in the community. Branch manager is a cool chap too. All the best.

I visited the branch one morning without an appointment as some banking documents became known to me last minute, for an official application due that same afternoon. The representative who spoke with me was Tarkan, who was professional, helpful - a breathe of fresh air compared to other official and commercial personnels I've had to deal with that week. He helped produce as many documents as he could to meet my documentation requirements. I've just had a successful application outcome for the matter! Much thanks to Tarkan I'd say. :) The branch is super swish and you get served in a 'coffee shop' setting (can't remember but I think they did offer proper coffee, too!), very interesting banking style.

Mortgage Brokers

L&C Mortgages

4th Floor, 38 Lombard Street, London EC3V 9BS, UK – 0800 953 0304

Mortgage application is currently in process. The initial adviser was very helpful and informative but the new case manager fails to acknowledge any emails which is pure rude. Is is as though they have my business so customer services is now out the window. The claims tracker is not correctly maintained. I work in a digital environment where customer experience is top of the list and there is definitely room for improvement at L&C. Review will be updated once the process is complete and rating changed accordingly dependant on future level of service. Come on L&C; it's easy to acknowledge your customers.... I must admit to now being nervous after reading many of the reviews. Fingers crossed the comms gets better...

They get mixed reviews here but all I can do is comment on the service we've been provided, which has been brilliant. Having been recommended L&C by a friend, we used them for our first ever mortgage when were two people with no experience of buying a house and they were very helpful when it came to guiding us through the various stages of the application. We have used them since when it has come to remortgaging and they have always been just as helpful as the first time. Good levels of communication and keeping us "in the loop", always quick to respond to queries and always very helpful. Thoroughly recommend them.

Coreco

117-119 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BT, UK – 020 7220 5100

I came in and spoke to Nikki who took care of everything from start to finish. She managed all my expectations and my whole application explaining everything to me in a way that I could understand it. I was able to give my input and we both came to a decision that best suited me. My case was rather difficult but Nikki made sure to find the provider that was perfect for my case and situation. I used to think brokers were a scam but now understand that they're there to help you find a lender that works for your situation. Without Nikki I wouldn't have the home I do now.

We are first time buyers. Anyone that has experienced this knows how nerve wrecking it is. Coreco was recommended to us by the estate agent that was responsible for selling the property. I can say that reaching out to Coreco was the best decision we made throughout this process. Long story, short – we would not have got through this without them. What stood out is how much they care about their clients and how personally involved they were in trying to achieve the goal. They were ncredibly patient; no request was too small. They were truly on our side. Once we got the mortgage, they were still in the conversation trying to push things along – even areas that didn’t involve them. They looked at the whole picture versus their corner of it. Anna Thompson & Abbey Proud are the two people who we worked with and I can honestly say that they are two of the most professional people I have dealt with in any sector. If you are buying or remortgaging, get in touch with them. They are beyond amazing.

The London Mortgage Brokers LTD

Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton St, London EC2N 2AT, UK – 020 7412 8930

Phil and Steven provided me with a timely, high quality and friendly service. I was always kept well informed throughout the whole process of applying for my first time mortgage and now with my remortgage. Phil always explained everything thoroughly and simplified the legal jargon so I felt comfortable with the terms of my agreement. I would recommend them to anyone, especially to first time buyers who need some adidtional support with the whole scary mortgage process. Thank you so much! 😊

Can't thank Phil enough for all his help and patience in securing a remortgage on our buy-to-let - despite the complications. Have no hesitation in recommending Phil and team.

Mortgages

Alexander Hall Shoreditch Mortgage Broker

86-90 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3AA, UK – 0800 038 3736

Comprehensive knowledge and super efficient! I had a challenging buy-to-let mortgage requirement which was complex in execution, and my previous broker failed in identifying banks which could do the deal. Alireza at Alexander Hall then came into the picture, we had the mortgage offer in a very short and painless process and at an incredibly competitive rate. Since then I've had three mortgages with Ali, including my own home. He's knowledgeable, warm and extremely professional. I would never go with anyone else and cannot recommend him and AA enough.

Great service. Advised us on two buy-to-let mortgages in an efficient manner with favourable rates. Very friendly and professional. Cannot recommend Ali enough.

Trussle

Trussle, 12 Mallow Street, London EC1Y 8RQ, UK – 020 3884 1660

I've never applied for a mortgage before, and the endless comparison sites, fine-print, and conflicting services were a headache before I began. Should I get a mortgage broker and pay £500? Should I just strike out and go with the nearest bank? Then I hard about Trussle on Radio 4, tried it out and it's been amazing. For starters, the interface is very well designed. You sign up and answer questions about your planned purchase. These questions are clear and easy to answer, unlike the market comparison sites. Once you're done, one of the team calls you and makes sure all the answers are complete, and your questions are answered. Documents are uploaded to the service easily, and the history of your account od kept online for you to check in on if needed. Over the course of the mortgage process, the team keeps in contact - often doing a far better job of keeping you up to date than the mortgage provider or the estate agent themselves! And they stay on the ball effortlessly, not needing prods and follow-ups like solicitors, mortgage providers or estate agents do. Also, they maintain your account information properly, meaning they don't keep asking you the same questions over and over, like everyone else in the process does. The whole process took maybe 5 weeks in total, including the home valuation and background checks that organizations have to perform. And the kicker? The service is entirely free! I would never use another method of getting a mortgage, these guys are simply the best.

I was dealt with efficiently from the outset and given a choice of potential lenders without having to trawl through multiple sites. Once my lender was selected there were a few subsequent issues with documentation and the total amount that could be borrowed. However Joe and Giacomo provided suitable advice at every stage and helped move things forward to a successful completion. I've already recommended Trussle to other friends looking for a new mortgage deal.

Ashleigh Mortgages

Kemp House, 152-160 City Rd, London EC1V 2NX, UK – 0333 772 0173

My friend Hyacinth recommended I work with Keith and I have been for 12 years. I will continue to recommend Keith to all. Keith is someone who understands people and the intricacies of mortgages. Keith can help anyone buy a house or build a property portfolio as he can make a difficult experience become a simple win.

Used this service numerous times. Highly recommend. The deals are great, really pleased with the services. Keith has been brilliant throughout and I will continue to use his services. - Jordon Swales