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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

Mervyn King, Wimbledon

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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New balls please, Governor

Mervyn King, Wimbledon

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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New balls please, Governor

Mervyn King, Wimbledon

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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New balls please, Governor

Mervyn King, Wimbledon

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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Banking in 1509 … the same, but different

VFarnesina

So here I am in Rome, Italy (not to be confused with the ‘micropolitan’ city of Rome, Georgia or Rome, NY in the USA of course). Rome, the ancient City, the City of the Empire, the Borgias, the lust and the life of Europe, the foundation of the Modern World …

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Play on my Piano

DSC00511

Our esteemed but eccentric Mayor of London, Boris Johnston, recently had the bright idea of placing pianos around London to cheer up all of us credit-crunched citizens. I first encountered one outside the Gherkin last week. Here it is: It's a bit of a shame about where they've placed it, …

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Play on my Piano

DSC00511

Our esteemed but eccentric Mayor of London, Boris Johnston, recently had the bright idea of placing pianos around London to cheer up all of us credit-crunched citizens. I first encountered one outside the Gherkin last week. Here it is: It's a bit of a shame about where they've placed it, …

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The Top Ten of Everything

One of the most popular pages on the Finanser is the Top 10 Banks of 2009 list, so I thought I would add to it with the Top Ten of Everything! This is a wee website that has things like the Top Ten Finance Apps for your iPhone 1. Mint …

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What does the internet think?

Obama

There's a great little website called: "What does the internet think?" It looks for phrases like "I love" or "I hate" from Google and other search engines about your search term, and then ranks them according to whether the world thinks of your chosen search subject as positive or negative.  …

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Where’s Wally?

ATM Hole in the Wall

I just used a cash machine that uses plain English. For example, rather than being a 'cash machine' or ''ATM', the bank refers to it as a 'Hole-in-the-Wall', and had this note on the screen: They didn't seem too happy when I rang up and said that someone had stolen …

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Where’s Wally?

ATM Hole in the Wall

I just used a cash machine that uses plain English. For example, rather than being a 'cash machine' or ''ATM', the bank refers to it as a 'Hole-in-the-Wall', and had this note on the screen: They didn't seem too happy when I rang up and said that someone had stolen …

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Bird & Fortune, Part 3

John Bird & John Fortune could make a living out of taking the michael out of the banking industry.  On Sunday night, they unleashed their latest bit of fun building on Parts One and Two: Ace!

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Bird & Fortune, Part 3

John Bird & John Fortune could make a living out of taking the michael out of the banking industry.  On Sunday night, they unleashed their latest bit of fun building on Parts One and Two: Ace!

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