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What’s up with the Greek bank?

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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 …

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Why banks aren’t lending

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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 …

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After Facebook … Deathbook

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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 …

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A bit of ATM fun …

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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 …

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A bit of ATM fun …

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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 …

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A bit of ATM fun …

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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 …

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A bit of ATM fun …

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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 …

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Who would you most like to have to dinner?

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Just spotted this and it's priceless.  From the Edinburgh Evening News: Students were hungry to dine with Jackson MICHAEL JACKSON has been chosen as the person students would most like to invite to an event. The King of Pop was chosen in Queen Margaret University's annual survey, which was carried …

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The paperless bank is not coming

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After NatWest offered to pay my mortgage for a year if I switched to paperless banking, it came as a surprise to get my Barclaycard statement this morning, on paper, with this page: Conversation in the Barclaycard Marketing Office: Chief Marketing Officer: "Now then, how shall we use our spare …

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The paperless bank is not coming

Barclaycard

After NatWest offered to pay my mortgage for a year if I switched to paperless banking, it came as a surprise to get my Barclaycard statement this morning, on paper, with this page: Conversation in the Barclaycard Marketing Office: Chief Marketing Officer: "Now then, how shall we use our spare …

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The paperless bank is coming

Natwest paperless

Nice email from NatWest today encouraging consumers to switch to paper-free banking: No real commentary on this … … except that isn’t it a bit weird that the benefit is that you’re protected against identity theft by having no paper around … … and yet you need the paper statements …

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New balls please, Governor

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After the recent spat between the Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, and our Head of the Treasury, Alistair Darling, it's no wonder that Mervyn took the day off yesterday to sit behind Pete Sampras to watch the Wimbledon four-hour final extravaganza between Roger Federed and Andy Roddick. …

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