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Cockney cash machines

As mentioned the other day, the ATM has just turned forty years old, but I missed this item and was sent it by a friend. Apparently, one entrepeneurial firm is customising their ATMs to suit local lingo by launching the world's first Cockney cash machine, or should that be sausage and mash machine: Brummie, Geordie…

Cockney ATM

No pinstripes, dirty pants and lipstick

During the credit crisis, we have all tightened our belts a bit and swallowed our pride.  I know myself that I actually get on the Tube now and sit next to members of the general populous, and some banking friends of mine tell me they have even caught a bus! But if you really want…

Please go away, we don’t want your business

No, it’s not a write-up about RyanAir (although the title would fit), it’s a write-up about the Tampa branch of Bank of America and a bank in Guangdong, China. What can these two banks have in common? Jobsworths. Jobsworths are those little sticklers for details who enjoy their moment of control over the world. They…

Please go away, we don’t want your business

No, it’s not a write-up about RyanAir (although the title would fit), it’s a write-up about the Tampa branch of Bank of America and a bank in Guangdong, China. What can these two banks have in common? Jobsworths. Jobsworths are those little sticklers for details who enjoy their moment of control over the world. They…

City of London burns down, costing $100 billion

Whilst I was away, no-one seemed to bother reporting that the City of London had burnt down: Maybe that's because it didn't … but it did 343 years ago in 1666. The Great Fire of London raged from September 2nd to 5th and destroyed most of the City.  According to insurers Royal & Sun Alliance…

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Holiday Humour #10: the Native American

A native American Chief goes to the bank for a loan. As the banker gets out the loan application, he asks the Chief: "What are you going to do with the money?" "Take jewellery to city and sell it," says the Chief. "And what have you got for collateral?" asks the banker. "Don't know collateral",…

Holiday Humour #10: the Native American

A native American Chief goes to the bank for a loan. As the banker gets out the loan application, he asks the Chief: "What are you going to do with the money?" "Take jewellery to city and sell it," says the Chief. "And what have you got for collateral?" asks the banker. "Don't know collateral",…

Holiday Humour #9: Bankers eat sh*t

Two investment bankers are walking around Canary Wharf after a fine lunch with several bottles of wine consumed. As they head back to the office, one notices a dog turd on the pavement and says to the other, "hey Bartholomew", for that is his friend's name.  "I bet you a million quid you won't eat…

Holiday Humour #8: the Banker’s Car

An investment banker had saved really hard for the past week to be able to get enough money to buy himself his first Aston Martin. He left the showroom proud as punch and set out for a quick spin up the M1. After a few miles, he decided to try and work out how to…

Holiday Humour #8: the Banker’s Car

An investment banker had saved really hard for the past week to be able to get enough money to buy himself his first Aston Martin. He left the showroom proud as punch and set out for a quick spin up the M1. After a few miles, he decided to try and work out how to…

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