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Banks only interested in the rich

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Message 61 - posted by bigfatprodigalson, Apr 12, 2007

ooooh - the biker boys are getting all tough and butch <yikes>
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Message 62 - posted by AlexZephyr, Apr 12, 2007

Danmouth.

I liken myself to a 750cc Kwak; Big Fat to a Hillman Imp.

I think he was just continuing with the 'vehicle to board user' comparisons. <erm>



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Message 63 - posted by Vasili_Zaitsev, Apr 12, 2007

ooooh - the biker boys are getting all tough and butch <yikes>

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Count yourself lucky. You normally pay for that kind of thing
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Message 64 - posted by AlexZephyr, Apr 12, 2007

ooooh - the biker boys are getting all tough and butch <yikes>
Count yourself lucky. You normally pay for that kind of thing

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I think my agent must take all mine because I never see any of that dosh! Or, it might all go on charges from that bl**dy bank!!!! <steam>
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Message 65 - posted by Danmouth, Apr 12, 2007

Then why was I given some rubbish old chav car?
Danmouth.

I liken myself to a 750cc Kwak; Big Fat to a Hillman Imp.

I think he was just continuing with the 'vehicle to board user' comparisons. <erm>




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Message 66 - posted by bigfatprodigalson, Apr 12, 2007

ooooh - the biker boys are getting all tough and butch <yikes>
Count yourself lucky. You normally pay for that kind of thing

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This note seems to have attracted a lot of interest - this board is not a front for something more fruity is it ?

Leather Joy Boys - passe - more gimp mask these days
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Message 67 - posted by Chris-Leeds, Apr 12, 2007

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/...

Disgraceful.
I closed my account with this particular bank because of less than helpful service. Now I know why. Evidently they're not bothered about anyone who earns less than 75k a year!!


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I've been thinking of doing the same thing for over a year now. We had some insurance with that bank too but moved to another insurer after realising it'd be 50% cheaper! I personally despise having to use the bank now, there's only one branch in Leeds City Centre after they closed the Vicar Lane branch and there's massive queues at lunchtime, well in fact, most of the time.

And what if you want to sort something out over the phone? Useless! Always get through to someone in India although just recently the operators have been sounding sort of American/Canadian... whether they're training the Indian call centre staff with different accents who knows. Do they ever know what you want? Nope! I can set up payment protection insurance on my credit card over the phone, yet I can't cancel it over the phone or even in the branch, I have to write a letter to the "appropriate department" - what?! Apparently it's because I can't prove my identity over the telephone, even though I've gone through security checks, confirmed all my details and I can even bloody move money out of my account and into someone elses no problem!

I've had enough of that bank, and shortly I'll be moving to another one - I guess if I mention the name my post will be removed, but it's the only one that all it's call centres are the UK. Also, the cashiers work on a Saturday unlike my current bank where they don't work after about 5pm and not at all on weekends.

rant over!
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Message 68 - posted by Chris-Leeds, Apr 12, 2007

You need to remember that this is just one branch - and this is the area where a run down bungalow was recently sold for £2.25 million.

This part of Dorset really is millionaires playground.

Money talks - and if I was well healed I would wonder at why I was having to queue up next to someone who was angry because the bank had charged them £30 fee for taking the banks money without permission.

I wonder how many customers this rule actually affects.

A business is always a slave to its customers and I have been involved in businesses who turn their backs on customers who are not profitable.
I bet most of us have.

Its easy to read the Mail and start ranting - but as someone with no money worries, who does not make unreasonable use of the services I demand I can only wish HSBC good luck.

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Regarding the charges that banks put on. Having held my account a number of years, and several times being overdrawn by a few pounds, sometimes even for several days, I was surprised when they had the cheek to charge me for going overdrawn by a small amount for one day last year. Having phoned through to India and got no sense out of them, I called into the branch and gave them a piece of my mind. I was already naffed off at their extremely poor service as it was (see my other rant!) so they deserved it. Anyway, the banks get round the law by calling the overdraw an "informal request for an overdraft" and by calling the charge the "setting up fee" for this. It's absurd that it costs £25 (or however much your bank charges) for a computer to process a card transaction that goes over your allowed limit! I've also noticed that now with my bank, they're charging for a "formal overdraft request" (so long as it's approved) as well as the informal one, to keep them in line. It was free up until a month or so ago.
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Message 69 - posted by banned user - L 9, Apr 12, 2007

i whish the banks were kind to me and give me the loans i require

sub prime lending is ok in my book cos like my credit rating is shakier than
poor sharron´s self esteem

ps i hate loan sharks
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Message 70 - posted by 800lbGorilla, Apr 14, 2007

Does anyone have any experience of dealing with the Co-Operative Bank? Is it any customer-friendlier than the rest?

Shame Girobank was privatised off to A & L.
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Message 71 - posted by loan_arranger, Apr 14, 2007

So, you get annoyed when you get charged for using someone else's money do you? Why doesn't that surprise me?





Regarding the charges that banks put on. Having held my account a number of years, and several times being overdrawn by a few pounds, sometimes even for several days, I was surprised when they had the cheek to charge me for going overdrawn by a small amount for one day last year. Having phoned through to India and got no sense out of them, I called into the branch and gave them a piece of my mind. I was already naffed off at their extremely poor service as it was (see my other rant!) so they deserved it. Anyway, the banks get round the law by calling the overdraw an "informal request for an overdraft" and by calling the charge the "setting up fee" for this. It's absurd that it costs £25 (or however much your bank charges) for a computer to process a card transaction that goes over your allowed limit! I've also noticed that now with my bank, they're charging for a "formal overdraft request" (so long as it's approved) as well as the informal one, to keep them in line. It was free up until a month or so ago.

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Message 72 - posted by Chris-Leeds, Apr 14, 2007

So, you get annoyed when you get charged for using someone else's money do you? Why doesn't that surprise me?





Regarding the charges that banks put on. Having held my account a number of years, and several times being overdrawn by a few pounds, sometimes even for several days, I was surprised when they had the cheek to charge me for going overdrawn by a small amount for one day last year. Having phoned through to India and got no sense out of them, I called into the branch and gave them a piece of my mind. I was already naffed off at their extremely poor service as it was (see my other rant!) so they deserved it. Anyway, the banks get round the law by calling the overdraw an "informal request for an overdraft" and by calling the charge the "setting up fee" for this. It's absurd that it costs £25 (or however much your bank charges) for a computer to process a card transaction that goes over your allowed limit! I've also noticed that now with my bank, they're charging for a "formal overdraft request" (so long as it's approved) as well as the informal one, to keep them in line. It was free up until a month or so ago.

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As you would already know had you read my post properly, I wasn't bothered about the charge itself but the fact that they only charge when they feel like it. I'd been overdrawn by larger amounts for longer previously and not been charged.
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Message 73 - posted by Chris-Leeds, Apr 14, 2007

Techically it's never "your" money anyway. There isn't massive vaults in banks all over the country with the names of each and every customer on them.
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Message 74 - posted by Tyke Bhoy, Apr 15, 2007

So, you get annoyed when you get charged for using someone else's money do you? Why doesn't that surprise me?





Regarding the charges that banks put on. Having held my account a number of years, and several times being overdrawn by a few pounds, sometimes even for several days, I was surprised when they had the cheek to charge me for going overdrawn by a small amount for one day last year. Having phoned through to India and got no sense out of them, I called into the branch and gave them a piece of my mind. I was already naffed off at their extremely poor service as it was (see my other rant!) so they deserved it. Anyway, the banks get round the law by calling the overdraw an "informal request for an overdraft" and by calling the charge the "setting up fee" for this. It's absurd that it costs £25 (or however much your bank charges) for a computer to process a card transaction that goes over your allowed limit! I've also noticed that now with my bank, they're charging for a "formal overdraft request" (so long as it's approved) as well as the informal one, to keep them in line. It was free up until a month or so ago.

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Don't you also think it a bit risky him giving anybody/thing a piece of his mind given he supposedly is a telecoms engineer but is wingeing about the service of his bank in the city centre at lunchtime. Just another thing that doesn't quite add up in\his world of his own ;-)
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