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I’ve lost control (again)

It’s summer and we should feel relaxed. Instead I’m more wound up than ever. Why? Because my life is no longer mine to control. It all began on Saturday. I went to the cashpoint and the machine wouldn’t give me any cash. Even when I said ‘please’, it wouldn’t give me any cash. So I…

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I’ve lost control (again)

It’s summer and we should feel relaxed. Instead I’m more wound up than ever. Why? Because my life is no longer mine to control. It all began on Saturday. I went to the cashpoint and the machine wouldn’t give me any cash. Even when I said ‘please’, it wouldn’t give me any cash. So I…

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Bank teller foils holdup, nabs suspect — loses job

Alongside our recent what not to wear for a bank robbery, here's what not to do in a bank robbery. A Seattle bank teller who knocked a would-be robber to the ground on Tuesday was fired from his job on Thursday. Jim Nicholson said he knew he was breaking bank policy but wanted to stop…

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Proof that (some) politicians have no idea

We smile at the struggling actions of politicans and regulators to understand and legislate for the complexities of the financial system and economy. Just look at the Labour and Conservative parties at the moment, with the former saying all power must be given to the FSA and the latter saying give it to the Bank…

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Proof that (some) politicians have no idea

We smile at the struggling actions of politicans and regulators to understand and legislate for the complexities of the financial system and economy. Just look at the Labour and Conservative parties at the moment, with the former saying all power must be given to the FSA and the latter saying give it to the Bank…

Cisco

What’s up with the Greek bank?

Had a while to sit and read Private Eye yesterday, the UK's best selling current affairs magazine. Lots of stories about corruption, lies and backstabbing … and that was just the bit about Eastenders. A number of bank related stories caught my eye too, starting with a dig at Lord Walker's report on corporate governance…

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Why banks aren’t lending

I had a few calls yesterday to talk about what’s going on between the Chancellor, Alistair Darling, and the banks. Oh yes, and Peter Mandelson was in there somewhere. It was all to do with their bigwig government meeting yesterday, where the government was giving banks a grilling about why they're not lending enough to…

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After Facebook … Deathbook

Ever wonder what would happen if you suddenly got hit by a massive truck?  I do … not all the time obviously but when I'm jogging, wearing my iPod, and enjoying Britain's fantastic summer weather 😉 Recently, I've begun to suspect that instead of roadkill, there's an increasing amount of iPodkill as a result.  These…

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Twitter rage against YouTube, Sony and the BPI

Nothing to do with banks, although it is related as licensing is a key part of banking, but Calvin Harris has just had a little Twitter rage incident. What?  Who? Well, bearing in mind how easy it is to send that email you wish you hadn't (email is so last century), Calvin has just had…

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A bit of ATM fun …

The BBC ran a report about ATM scams the other day.  In this case, it's the scam called "scandalous bank fees if you use an ATM overseas".  They do love those stories about how banks ripoff customers don't they? The gist of the report is that you are charged withdrawal fees, currency conversion fees and…

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