1. GLK

    Vintage Banking & Corporate Registers

    A must have for anyone in banking or corporate consulting business. Well, not really ... but might be useful as a decoration pieces: Absolutely perfect condition. These were a king's ransom, particularly the POLK volumes. They are also humongous: the blue one is 3½"...
  2. Merty

    Do you use a mobile banking app?

    If so help a brother out with his final year project. I am doing a research on the social & ethical issues relating to mobile banking services trying to understand the age group which use the services and also howthey find it from use perspective and security no personal detailed questions are...
  3. guydewdney

    Private banking?

    Getting a bit disillusioned with my current bank, and just wondered what banking institutions the hallowed members on here used. Both for day to day banking and investments. I understand this is quite a private matter and PMs would not be repeated (or anonymous version if agreed)
  4. Charles Morgan

    Banking security question

    For the second time in a year, Barclays Bank's systems randomly put a delay of 24 hours on a payment (for my new Golf) I made today. Needless to say the bank staff (initial person and then customer service rep) told me in no uncertain terms it couldn't be over-ridden as it was for security...
  5. artyman

    Banking Crisis

    Following the problems with rate fixing in UK banks lending market, uncertainty has now hit Japan. In the last 7 hours Origami Bank has folded, Sumo Bank has gone belly up and Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches. Yesterday, it was announced that Karaoke Bank is up for sale...
  6. mercmanuk

    The Banking Crisis simply explained

    The Banking Crisis simply explained... Young Paddy bought a donkey from a farmer for £100. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day... The next day he drove up and said, 'Sorry son, but I have some bad news. The donkey's died.' Paddy replied, 'Well then just give me my...
  7. Merco

    Business Banking

    Hi Folks - I've been operating as a sole trader till now but am advised by my accountant that it might be in my interests to now go down the route of incorporation and become a limited company. I will be sole shareholder. So, I'm looking for any advice on the best business banking current...
  8. W

    Buying a car privately - secure payment outside of banking hours

    So it looks most likely that I'll be buying a car tomorrow. :) I'm meeting the private seller at his house at 6pm. I've offered to pay with a bankers' draft, which he's accepted, though he says he wishes to phone the branch to verify. But 6pm will be too late. So is there an alternative...
  9. camerafodder

    Suspicious Popups whilst banking

    Hi Guys our PC at home is 'protected' by an up to date copy of Norton 360 and Microsoft Security Essentials. However when on our bank website a popup appears asking for addtional info ie full security number. This seemed suspicious so we logged off without filling in the box. Mrs Camerafodder...
  10. verytalldave

    Internet Banking software "Rapport"

    My bank is offering a free download of a specialist password protection software called "rapport". I read somewhere that........ A. Providing your existing AV programs are good, then its unnecessary...... and... B. Installation of this program slows your machine down - noticeably. Currently I...
  11. M

    Banking - Q on int'l transfers

    Short story: I run a Website selling stuff. Small scale but with customers all over the world. For overseas customers, I offer international transfer via IBAN+Swift/BIC for payment of invoice. Works smoothly - if slowly - in maybe 95-97% of cases. But sometimes the amount I receive is less than...
  12. carnut

    Banking Usery

    Banking usery Ive just had a very nice letter from my bank kindly confirming that my overdraft arrangement has been 18.9%:devil: (BOE 3.5% = some profit margin!) i have been with my bank for 30 years and we have a very nice arrangement whereby my current account and...
  13. Satch

    Must be about time for another banking crisis

    Oh look: Financial Crisis: Now Germany takes hot seat as Europe falls into the abyss "We face extreme danger. Unless there is immediate intervention on every front by all the major powers acting in concert, we risk a disintegration of global finance within days. Nobody will be spared...
  14. st13phil

    "Lloyds is pants" not acceptable as telephone banking password

    More details here. Apparently, Lloyds bank didn't like "Barclays is better", either :D
  15. chriswt

    New security procedure for online banking - how does it work

    The other day I got a flashy little calculator through the post from Barclays. From now on whenever I want to access online banking I have to place my card into the gadget and it produces a random number which I then enter into the computer when prompted. My mate, who works at HSBC, uses one...
  16. A

    Email online banking scam

    Just had an email from barclays stating that my online banking account will be terminated if i do not login to the account. It then provides a link...which gives identical page to genuine barclays page. Some people sign up for online banking but never this email is designed to...
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