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Recieving Bank Payment with reference number required

Discussion in 'Payments' started by GADOOD, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. #1
    Ok, so I hold an Abbey Savings account, and the details go as follows:

    Sort code: <numbers>
    Account number: <general abbey one>
    Reference: <my actual savings account number>

    Abbey require you do it this way, but Google have no option for a reference number which is a must in this case, else it won't reach my account.

    Has anyone had any experience with this? I've just fired off an e-mail to Google for further help.
    SEMrush
    Pete
     
    GADOOD, Jul 19, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Arnie

    Arnie Well-Known Member

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    There are international standard procedures for money transactions. Is Abbey an exception?
     
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  3. dct

    dct Finder of cool gadgets

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    You are probably best asking Abbey, I doubt Google has even heard of them
     
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  4. GADOOD

    GADOOD Peon

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    I've asked Abbey and they say it must be done like that. The account number being general, I assume in this case the account number represents <all savings accounts>, with the reference being, well a direct reference to *my* savings account.

    What a bummer. If Google don't accept the reference number I guess I'll have to convert the account into a current, which is going to mean shelling out last months Adsense earnings on a passport. Brilliant! :p

    Pete
     
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    thuiswerk Peon

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    Seems they don't send money to a savingsaccount. Maybe that's the problem?

    Mike
     
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  6. GADOOD

    GADOOD Peon

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    It's a definate problem!

    They should really offer a reference number option. That would solve it in an instant - surely this isn't hard to implement. I'm sure if they get back to me this is a feature they may start offering in the future. It doesn't make sense not to.

    Pete
     
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    blackpudding Peon

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    My payments got into a UK savings account with First Direct rather than my current account; it has a standard international account number. The Abbey National account appears to be the problem as its obviously not a usual bank account (savings or not). I also doubt Google will be interested in extending its service for the few people that will be affected? Time to find a different bank :rolleyes:

    Cheers
    BP
     
    blackpudding, Jul 20, 2005 IP
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    neforum Active Member

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    I had my receiving account defined as a Savings Account until I read this thread. My account is with Cahoot, who are owned by Abbey National, so I changed it to my current account. Interestingly, the Savings account has a different Sort Code to my Current account. Never actually noticed that before now. :eek:
     
    neforum, Jul 20, 2005 IP