1. avatar fletch_belfast
  2. avatar Pete
    Internet Banking? Phone Banking?
  3. avatar feline1
    Instead of coming on the Interweb to complain about how slow and expensive it is to have a bank post you a bit of paper with your recent transactions on,
    why don't you come on the the Interweb and log in to your bank and look at your most recent transactions? (And then send postcards to all your friends about it, by 2nd clawws post).
  4. avatar Orzo
    Tell them you want to take out a loan. They'll take you into a room, print out your history and then you can tell them you'll consider it and take the statement with you.

    Obviously that's ridiculous. TBH I'd change banks and put your money somewhere else, preferably somewhere that's not a bank.

    People tend not to shop around but they really should.
  5. avatar supershedseven
    Shareholders + Bubbely = good times :lol:
  6. avatar fletch_belfast
    [quote:bdb5b01123="Pete"]Internet Banking? Phone Banking?[/quote:bdb5b01123]

    Should have mentioned:

    No way would I ever trust internet banking, so that rules that out.

    I DO use telephone banking, but it only gives you amounts that go in and out, not actual details of what they were for. ie. you look at ur statement and see the code or whatever that you know must be a certain bill that u recognise
  7. avatar The Ronster
    Weirdly paranoid there.

    Internet banking is no different security-wise from walking into a branch. Probably more secure, since there's no-one looking at your deets.
  8. avatar That Man Fanjo
  9. avatar fletch_belfast
    What about this data protection act malarky? U know the way u can request to see all the details held about you from various places?

    Would ur bank transactions maybe fall into that bracket and u'd have a right to request them for free..?

    Ring ur C.A.B
  10. avatar 10rapid
    There are obviously too many mother uckers uckin with your shi.
  11. avatar DontPetABurningDog
    Data Protection Act permits a "nominal fee" for such a service, I fear. Definition of "nominal" is suitably nebulous.
  12. avatar Reckoner
    [quote:677164ea83="10rapid"]There are obviously too many mother uckers uckin with your shi.[/quote:677164ea83]
    His weekly statement shi.

    My mum works for Northern Bank. This thread upsets me.
  13. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:2ad0094290="That Man Fanjo"]Ten of her infernal majesty's pounds sterling [i:2ad0094290][b:2ad0094290]PER PAGE[/b:2ad0094290][/i:2ad0094290].
    How the fuck to they work that out?[/quote:2ad0094290]

    Because after a certain length of time the records are all put onto microfiche and its a complete pain in the arse to find them all.
  14. avatar feline1
    [quote:b2811cd741="my-angel-rocks"][quote:b2811cd741="That Man Fanjo"]Ten of her infernal majesty's pounds sterling [i:b2811cd741][b:b2811cd741]PER PAGE[/b:b2811cd741][/i:b2811cd741].
    How the fuck to they work that out?[/quote:b2811cd741]

    Because after a certain length of time the records are all put onto microfiche and its a complete pain in the arse to find them all.[/quote:b2811cd741]


    MICROFICHE?!?!?

    And where in the name of f*ck would they get a MICROFICHE reader in 2009?!? The ULSTER MUSEUM!?!?
  15. avatar noelyg05
  16. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:4986cbff5c="feline1"][quote:4986cbff5c="my-angel-rocks"][quote:4986cbff5c="That Man Fanjo"]Ten of her infernal majesty's pounds sterling [i:4986cbff5c][b:4986cbff5c]PER PAGE[/b:4986cbff5c][/i:4986cbff5c].
    How the fuck to they work that out?[/quote:4986cbff5c]

    Because after a certain length of time the records are all put onto microfiche and its a complete pain in the arse to find them all.[/quote:4986cbff5c]


    MICROFICHE?!?!?

    And where in the name of f*ck would they get a MICROFICHE reader in 2009?!? The ULSTER MUSEUM!?!?[/quote:4986cbff5c]

    Hence the tenner per page, its expensive to hire these things from the ulster museum.
  17. avatar feline1
    [quote:6fd5d53fed="my-angel-rocks"][quote:6fd5d53fed="feline1"][quote:6fd5d53fed="my-angel-rocks"][quote:6fd5d53fed="That Man Fanjo"]Ten of her infernal majesty's pounds sterling [i:6fd5d53fed][b:6fd5d53fed]PER PAGE[/b:6fd5d53fed][/i:6fd5d53fed].
    How the fuck to they work that out?[/quote:6fd5d53fed]

    Because after a certain length of time the records are all put onto microfiche and its a complete pain in the arse to find them all.[/quote:6fd5d53fed]


    MICROFICHE?!?!?

    And where in the name of f*ck would they get a MICROFICHE reader in 2009?!? The ULSTER MUSEUM!?!?[/quote:6fd5d53fed]

    Hence the tenner per page, its expensive to hire these things from the ulster museum.[/quote:6fd5d53fed]

    All the records are generated on and stored on computer, you silly person.
  18. avatar Orzo
  19. avatar my-angel-rocks
    Thats weird, because the pages of old statements I've had to request from my bank are clearly copies from microfiche.

    Microfiche/microfilm is a lot better as an archieve format than a computer hard drive and are accepted in a court as a substitute for the original documents.
  20. avatar Dr Harley
  21. avatar karenmquinn
    The price of a copy of a bank statement is quite frankly ridiculous.

    As part of my delightful occupation I am quite frequently asking clients to get me 12 months worth of bank statements and somethimes even 3 years worth, inevitably they dont have them and have to request them from the bank and run into this problem of 'well sir,that will be one million quid, your heart and lungs please?'

    Its sounds insanely obvious but, well, hold onto your bank statements. They are frequently required when opening new bank accounts, providing proof of your address, income, ability to to get credit including mortagages. I never really understand why people throw them away, but I still dont think they should be able to charge that amount of money for a computer print-out.

    I know that doesn't help you Fanjo, I would recommend you go into the bank and explain exactly why you need the statements and there is no way you can afford to pay those fees, for want of a better phrase give em a bit of an aul sob story.
  22. avatar remaderyan
  23. avatar jcordner
  24. avatar Deestroyer
  25. avatar fletch_belfast
    By the sounds of things him and the other guy work for a bank/the Northern bank.

    And I believe you ARE forced to open a bank account, I'm not aware of any employers that will pay u cash in an envelope anymore.., and thus u are required to open an account with one of the many money-grabbing risk-taking bastards around, or you can just not work and live in a cave and catch ur own dinner.
  26. avatar remaderyan
    Yep i did work for the Northern Bank doing IT.

    Being on the other end of it IS FANTASTIC. Never had to buy myself a pint, started on more than average wages, great pension, staff mortgage, cheap loans, huge christmas bonuses, great holidays, overtime, 35 hour working week.

    Got given 6 months pay to be made redundant and I was only there 3 years.

    FANTASTIC. makes me smile thinking about it.

    Since then i've worked for at least three other UK banks and its just as much fun.

    You can open an account in the post office which I believe is a bit fairer.

    I'm not trying to justify what banks do, I think it is shit, unless you work for them. But its a business, not a charity or a public service.

    The best thing they ever did was get the government to say that you must have an account for almost everything.
  27. avatar feline1
    [quote:539c9321df="my-angel-rocks"]Thats weird, because the pages of old statements I've had to request from my bank are clearly copies from microfiche.

    Microfiche/microfilm is a lot better as an archieve format than a computer hard drive and are accepted in a court as a substitute for the original documents.[/quote:539c9321df]


    Sounds to me you've, quite fittingly, found a bank as ludicrous as you deserve, my copyright-trashing pal.

    HSBC will send me statements for free, within 3 working days.
    YEO!!!!!!!!
  28. avatar supershedseven
    Loving this thread so much :D
  29. avatar feline1
    Anyways, who wants to support a new law whereby, if you've had a bank account for over 50 years, it becomes "public domain", and anyone is free to withdraw your money
    (as you'll have had AMPLE opportunity to spend it)

    Large bank accounts only benefit the big earners - show me real evidence of any poor people who will benefit from being overdrawn for over 50 years.
  30. avatar That Man Fanjo
  31. avatar feline1
    Look, if you hadn't made Feline cut their set short back in April 1995 in Robinson's Bottom Bar, it could all have been VERY different!
    What goes around comes around, etc etc :roll:
  32. avatar That Man Fanjo
    [quote:032b793294="feline1"]Look, if you hadn't made Feline cut their set short back in April 1995 in Robinson's Bottom Bar, it could all have been VERY different!
    What goes around comes around, etc etc :roll:[/quote:032b793294]


    I heard you liked it in the Bottom Bar.


    And for the umptillionth time, it wasn't me who made you cry that day.

    Why must I be held responsible for all of Big Red Dawn's sins?
    I mean, if former BRD drummer [i:032b793294][name deleted on legal advice][/i:032b793294] was arrested for stealing laundry from a nurses' home (or indeed a [i:032b793294]nursing [/i:032b793294]home) would I be responsible for [b:032b793294]that[/b:032b793294]?

    So, stop blaming me when we all know it was the banks what done it all along.
  33. avatar 10rapid
    [quote:7dd6f4a948]His weekly statement shi.
    [/quote:7dd6f4a948]

    His Trans-actional shi.