OK, out of the goodness of my heart, I’ve given the Commonwealth Bank one last chance. The last few months’ statements show that I’m now being billed around $100 a year for the privilege of banking with them, and together with the rest of Australia “I don’t like banks.” Catalysed by the ACCC report showing that the public paid around $7.1 billion in bank fees in the last year!
My account is changing to a new type, with fewer fees and consequently, less chances for me to actually use it (We can’t have me actually getting access to my own money, can we). In true banking fashion in the early part of the 21st century, the papers have to be forwarded from the branch at work to the branch where I originally opened the account, to enable them to do the work!
Maybe the last of yesterday’s photos is appropriate…
- http://www.cexx.org/: “Counterexploitation – The Buck Stops here”