Oh dear! Just when we all thought there was a chink of hope that the Banks were at last going to get it in the neck for a change - they get off scott-free! They really do seem to be untouchable.
Free banking (ie. no charges for current accounts) is an 'illusion' the banks like us to believe, but of course they have the use of our money - so they are benefiting hugely from their account holders who keep in the black. They aren't just being kind, and 'not charging' us anything for their services - indeed they are using our money all the time to their own ends!
At this rate people are going to end up putting their money under the mattress on a point of principle!
Hello, I am LoudHayley. I am not particularly 'loud', nor am I really called Hayley. I am in my early 50s, have been with my husband for over 25 years, and we have two offspring, both educated entirely in the state comprehensive education system; one graduated with a first class honours degree from Cambridge University; our other, completed an IT Apprenticeship after school, at the age of 21 he's about to buy a house. In my time I have worked in the private and public sector; been a full time parent; I also created from scratch, and ran, my own web-based business. I have been working in an interventions Administrator post, in a Probation Office since 2007 having previously had a career in Probation from 1980 to 1992. Following probation privatisation, I am now in a CRC Ltd, and currently waiting to hear if I am one of the 34% due to be made redundant.