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Your Ginger Fuhrer froths, "I hate my bank. Not because of debt or anything but because I hate being sold to - possibly pathologically so - and everytime I speak to them they try and sell me services. Gold cards, isas, insurance, you know the crap. It drives me insane. I ALREADY BANK WITH YOU. STOP IT. YOU MAKE ME FRIGHTED TO DO MY NORMAL BANKING. I'm angry even thinking about them."

So, tell us your banking stories of woe.

No doubt at least one of you has shagged in the vault, shat on a counter or thrown up in a cash machine. Or something

(, Thu 16 Jul 2009, 13:15)
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I have, very recently, got my first mortgage!
The guy who sold it to me, was a guy about my age, and pretty friendly.

We would chat about this and that while he filled out all manner of forms. Then he mentioned that he was to either be sacked, or get a big promotion. He was sick of having to ruin people's dreams and deny them money, and, let's face it, the finance sector is in a bit of a pickle at the moment!

Anyway, as he was probably going to leave, he didn't care about comission, and just gave us the truth.

One Conversation went like this:
Him "Have you sorted out life insurance?"
Me "Errr... not yet, we were going to get it with the mortgage."
Him "Don't, it's too expensive. In fact, only buy your mortgage from us, everything else is a rip off. Make sure you go elsewhere."

He even managed to get us more than we were technically allowed as the bank manager wasn't in that day to veto the application. He also tried to get my entry for a competition for a trip to see the Lions in South Africa sent as the only entry from that branch, but that didn't work.

He was a nice guy, the only nice bank person I've ever known. He is now embarking on a career in wine. That's the kind of career I want.

The final great thing he did?! He got me a badge that says "Ask me about mortgages". I'm now the coolest kid in town... Ohhhh yeah...
(, Thu 16 Jul 2009, 14:36, 3 replies)
"He even managed to get us more than we were technically allowed"
Hence the reason they are fucked up now!
(, Thu 16 Jul 2009, 15:41, closed)
He even managed to get us more than we were technically allowed
That might not be a good thing...
(, Fri 17 Jul 2009, 6:35, closed)
I thought someone might say that...
No, my girlfriend has just finished training to be a teacher, and so is technically not earning anything, so the bank would only let us have money on my salary, even though my girlfriend has a contract starting in September. He managed to do something or other to let us get the money.
(, Fri 17 Jul 2009, 10:05, closed)

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