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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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While we're on the subject of this
Could somebody please explain to me the actual difference between a 'bank' and a 'building society'?

Apologies for thickness.
(, Fri 17 Jul 2009, 15:10, 4 replies)
as I understand it
a bank is owned by shareholders, BS owned by the "members" - people with accounts/mortgages.

Which is why when you carpet bag, you get free shares.
(, Fri 17 Jul 2009, 15:13, closed)
That's about the size of it.
(, Fri 17 Jul 2009, 15:19, closed)
(, Fri 17 Jul 2009, 15:21, closed)
Banks are plcs, Building Societies are mutuals. It's usually the case that you need to have a With-Profits investment or mortage with them to qualify as a part-owner, current accounts don't seem to count.
(, Fri 17 Jul 2009, 18:42, closed)

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