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I just got a new plastic card from the Co-op bank. Now the previous one said "The Co-operative bank. Good with money".

The new one says "Co-operative bank, here for you for life"

Clearly I am reassured that they admit they are no good with money at all, but the "life" thing suggest they might have contracted out a "hit" on me?

I'm buying dark glasses and an orange wig. :blink:

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"Co-operative bank, here for you for life"

Even taking it as intended, banks trying to project themselves as if they were some wholesome benevolent positive contribution to our lives and society always make me want to vomit a little. Change your bank.

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I just got a new plastic card from the Co-op bank. Now the previous one said "The Co-operative bank. Good with money".

The new one says "Co-operative bank, here for you for life"

Clearly I am reassured that they admit they are no good with money at all, but the "life" thing suggest they might have contracted out a "hit" on me?

I'm buying dark glasses and an orange wig. :blink:

....It will be for life if you fail to pay it back, maybe that is what they are hoping.....see you don't pay any interest or fees to use it mind you. ;)

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I opened an account at the Co-Op because of their supposed ethics. I quickly found that they are just as incompetent as every other bank or building society I've tried.

I went into the branch to arrange a very important transfer and walked out with a stamped piece of paper saying it had all gone through. Six months later I find out that the transfer didn't actually happen. Since I had opened this account for the sole purpose of keeping this money in one place, and I had my receipt, I didn't realise earlier. The money had just sat there, missing my deadline.

Caused me a lot a grief. Apparently the girl at the counter had neglected go get a second set of authorisations, or something. Why they couldn't have let me know at the time I don't know.

I have similar horror stories about other banks. The simplest of banking activity seems to be beyond every one of these dysfunctional institutions. And if you're ever a victim of fraud - forget it. Don't believe the suggestion that you'll be quickly reimbursed - this is a lie. They attempt everything they can to pin fraudulent activity on the victim, to find an excuse not to pay out. And forget about anyone actually investigating and trying to find the criminals responsible - it's a business cost, not a crime. The police just shrug and ask if you've told the bank. The fraudsters must be laughing all the way to their bank.

If I owned a house I would seriously consider keeping my money in a safe.

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I opened an account at the Co-Op because of their supposed ethics. I quickly found that they are just as incompetent as every other bank or building society I've tried.

Aye, me too! And I had money in the Britannia, and my old bank has no branch here. :blink:

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Aye, me too! And I had money in the Britannia, and my old bank has no branch here. :blink:

Went into the Co-op Bank in Huddersfield yesterday...

.....and its gone.

Boarded up, with a "To Let" sign outside

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Went into the Co-op Bank in Huddersfield yesterday...

.....and its gone.

Boarded up, with a "To Let" sign outside

I'm afraid we live in interesting times. :blink:

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I just got a new plastic card from the Co-op bank. Now the previous one said "The Co-operative bank. Good with money".

The new one says "Co-operative bank, here for you for life"

Clearly I am reassured that they admit they are no good with money at all, but the "life" thing suggest they might have contracted out a "hit" on me?

I'm buying dark glasses and an orange wig. :blink:

The co-op bank: Deffo quitting the crystal meth real soon.

The co-ob bank: Now also dealing with non-Monopoly money.

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I opened an account at the Co-Op because of their supposed ethics. I quickly found that they are just as incompetent as every other bank or building society I've tried.

I went into the branch to arrange a very important transfer and walked out with a stamped piece of paper saying it had all gone through. Six months later I find out that the transfer didn't actually happen. Since I had opened this account for the sole purpose of keeping this money in one place, and I had my receipt, I didn't realise earlier. The money had just sat there, missing my deadline.

Caused me a lot a grief. Apparently the girl at the counter had neglected go get a second set of authorisations, or something. Why they couldn't have let me know at the time I don't know.

I have similar horror stories about other banks. The simplest of banking activity seems to be beyond every one of these dysfunctional institutions. And if you're ever a victim of fraud - forget it. Don't believe the suggestion that you'll be quickly reimbursed - this is a lie. They attempt everything they can to pin fraudulent activity on the victim, to find an excuse not to pay out. And forget about anyone actually investigating and trying to find the criminals responsible - it's a business cost, not a crime. The police just shrug and ask if you've told the bank. The fraudsters must be laughing all the way to their bank.

If I owned a house I would seriously consider keeping my money in a safe.

I find service in almost any high st bank branch universally piss poor. I have no idea why anyone gets bothered about them being closed. If you want to either deposit or withdraw more than a couple of hundred quid there seems to be an assumption you're a money laundering terrorist.

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