HSBC Accounts for Over a Quarter of Negative Customer Comments Online for UK Banks in November According to Web Listening Report from DigitalMR

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 8 March 2012

social media research specialist DigitalMR releases latest report Web listener on what customers are saying about the UK major banks online.

DigitalMR analyzed thousands of customer comments on street banks for the month of November 2011 Almost two thirds (60%) of these customer views are positive, compared to 40% negative. The first ever annual credit report covering all of 2011 will be available later this month The banks receiving the largest share of online mentions are: HSBC (20%), Lloyds TSB (17%), RBS (17%) and Halifax (11%).

There is a big difference in the positive and negative mentions that some of these banks generate. RBS (21%), Lloyds TSB (16%), HSBC (16%) and Halifax (13%) received the largest share positive messages. However HSBC (28%) and Lloyds TSB (18%), NatWest (14%) and RBS (12%) receive the highest share of negative comments.

By calculating the difference between the number of positive messages adverse winner for November is ING Direct with a net score of sentiment (NSS) of 64%, followed by Clydesdale Bank 60%. Throughout November only two banks reached a measured negative NSS, NatWest with less than 6% and HSBC (-8%).

The report DigitalMR (powered by SociaNuggets ) analyzes thousands of Guest comments posted via a range of relevant finance related and open access platforms of social media websites. It measures not only the number of comments posted by consumers on the Internet, but also the feeling -. If these posts are positive or negative

The results are based on comments posted by consumers on the major banks in the UK :. Lloyds TSB, HSBC, Halifax, NatWest, Bank of Ireland, Santander, Barclays, RBS, ING Direct and Clydesdale Bank

Managing Director of DigitalMR, Michalis Michael commented: “It seems ING Direct is the bank of reference for excellent customer service has always been highly appreciated by customers around 2011, so that n. is not surprising to see them perform the other main high street banks in November. “

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1) In their words – customer comments sample

ING Direct:

“ING Direct customer service is great, connected to a real person, the problem is solved in 2 minutes. thank you! / 133015677496852480


“My intention is to leave the funds there and save for the new year of the ISA, but the focus remains on fixed term accounts. The three deals of the year does not seem so bad these days. Clydesdale seems decent! ”

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“Nat West – what a joke -. they handle their clients ‘improve’ their accounts, but really it is just an excuse to cool off them I’ve been with them for over 10 years and in that time they became non-bank I wanted to listen consolidate debts created through small cuts renovation -.. They did not give me one, but offer me a mortgage to almost double the debt “


“I made the last payment on this loan in 2007 This is the enforceability of the loan if the prescribed conditions are incorrect or missing. This loan is on my credit report has having been missed in 2007, but the issue was complicated by the fact that HSBC merged this loan with a bank account I used to take with them. ”

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For regular reports and more information:

Michalis A. Michael

mmichael (at) digital-mr (dot) com

Tel: +44 751 571 0370

About DigitalMR

DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. He is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to market research based on the Web. He specializes in the use of social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has developed new methods in online focus groups as well as tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, and Columbus Ohio, in the United States.

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