[ILUG-Social] Re: Hitting back at banks..
dara at snet.wit.ie
Wed Mar 15 12:24:14 GMT 2000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Mc Auley [mailto:paul at baltimore.ie]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 12:06 PM
> To: John Ronan
> Cc: social at linux.ie
> Subject: [ILUG-Social] Re: Hitting back at banks..
> On Wed, 15 Mar 2000 11:58:48 -0000 (GMT) John Ronan
> <j0n at tssg.wit.ie> wrote:
> | Afternoon gents... I wonder if any of you saw the article
> in the Sunday Times.
> | Basically the gist is they are trying to get everyone to
> write 5 cheques for 1p
> | to friends on April 1st, IIRC the article said that it
> costs the banks roughly
> | 27p to process each cheque.. thus it costs the banks a fortune...
> Um, guess who pays that 27p?
> | As it happened I got my Fee advice statement from A.I.B.
> yesterday... and I'm
> | really really annoyed... (I've had the account for
> years...) I'm getting
> | screwed for everything, lodging/widthdrawals/cheques
> everything... I haven't
> | investigated any of the other banks in this country, but
> I'd change banks right
> | now I'm so annoyed..
> | Just wondering what the groups thoughts on the subject are...
> I'm getting increasingly ticked off and have been looking
> around to see who
> does it better. NIB have a couple of 'free' account types,
> although the full
> featured one isn't available from the word go. On a standard
> order between my
> personal account and our joint one (both with BOI, different
> branches) BOI
> charge me a withdrawal and lodgment charge on each transaction.
I know people who do things like cashing cheques, and then lodging the
cash to their account, withdrawing cash and making a cash lodgement(as
opposed to transfer/draft/etc) to get around similiar charges.
Personally that's a bit too much hassle, but if one was making a lot of
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