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Links I found interesting for 03-07-2012


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Jul. 3rd, 2012 10:14 am (UTC)
I'm really quite surprised that no other bank has mounted a concerted campaign to "rescue" NW customers through a short-term incentive, allied with making account transfer easy. It makes me wonder whether they all have technology that would make such an assimilation difficult.
Jul. 3rd, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
Or they may be motivated by a "there but for the grace of God go we" sense of solidarity...
Jul. 3rd, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
That's the most benevolent motivation I've seen attributed to banks for quite a long time. Oh, no, wait.
Jul. 3rd, 2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
I think the Northern Bank were running adverts at the weekend pointing out they were open longer hours than other banks and accounts were easy to set up. If I can find the advert pic on Twitter again I'll add it here.

ETA: https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/alaninbelfast/status/218603222074531840?photo=1 The best pic I could find.

Edited at 2012-07-03 07:44 pm (UTC)
Jul. 3rd, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Halifax and First Direct have both targeted me with personalised spam in the last 5 days, and I've noticed several print ads for them with "it's really easy to transfer everything in one go, honest" as the main USP.

I've banked with NW for 17 years (current account, 23 for my non-existent savings), so I may not get around to switching, but I found it interesting that I never got that kind of letter before June 2012.
Jul. 3rd, 2012 10:21 am (UTC)
My Ulster Bank credit cards have had no problems at all that I am aware of.

It actually probably hasn't got anything to do with prioritising customers per se. But id does have to do with relative size of bank. I don't know what the numbers of customers accounts are, but it's probably tens of millions for NatWest and a bit less for RBS, vs. hundreds of thousands for Ulster Bank, and for efficient batch processing under time constraints you almost always kick off the big batches first and schedule the smaller ones to run when the large ones are done.
Jul. 3rd, 2012 10:44 am (UTC)
Possibly the priority is due to ASCII -- N = 4E hex, R = 52 hex and U = 55 hex. Computers like that sort of thing.
Jul. 5th, 2012 02:23 am (UTC)
Thanks for the mention of my blog (joelormsby.blogspot) much appreciated.
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