20 April 2014

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Keith Appleyardavailable for hire - Bromley

Barclays On-line Banking deserves better error messages

02 January 2014  |  2418 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Yesterday 1st January I logged in to Barclays Internet Banking as usual, to make a payment to a new Payee. When I progressed to submit the payment, I got an error message no.6 "we have technical issues, please try again later". Thinking the service might be down for planned outages on it being New Years Day, I waited 5 hours and tried ag...

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Elizabeth LumleyFinextra - London

Go on...top up my finger

03 October 2013  |  2975 views  |  8  |  Recommends 0

Mobile wallets are mainstream…no they’re not…yes, they are… I want my NFC…what about a QR code or P2P? Tablets and smartphones, stored-value, account-to-mobile, don’t forget CARDS! Cash and cheques - your days are numbered…is there a date on that? Long live cash and cheques! Buyit, Pingit, Zapp-it, contactless sticker tap it, iTunes, Amazon…but...

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Keith Appleyardavailable for hire - Bromley

RBS does have robust procedures

01 October 2013  |  2466 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I consider myself primarily an RBS Customer, with other on-line accounts at many other Banks including Barclays & Halifax. Overall I am very reassured by the RBS processes, however ..... I do fi...

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Keith Appleyardavailable for hire - Bromley

National Savings and Investments are rather too lethargic

17 April 2013  |  10539 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

National Savings & Investments : Once you've bought your Premium Bonds online then you are ’obliged’ to register with NS&I’s "Online and Phone Service", ostensibly for your “Securit...

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Keith Appleyardavailable for hire - Bromley

RBS Internet Banking is not for the English

28 January 2013  |  4252 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I had fun with RBS Internet Banking on Sunday. When I went to Login as usual via a page dedicated to RBS Customers in England, I got an error message that my Login credentials hd not been recognised. ...

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Dean ProcterTransinteract - Sydney

Thank you Andrew Haldane

31 October 2012  |  4505 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

While we never expected the BofE to be thanking the #occupy movement Andrew just drop me a line if you would like some sensible legislation supported. Initial budget was about $1000, 2 people. Protest...

TagsRisk & regulationRetail banking
Elizabeth LumleyFinextra - London

Trust me, I'm a Banker

20 August 2012  |  3619 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

My husband's copy of British *adult* comic magazine Viz landed on our doorstep this weekend. (Whatcha gonna do? - at least he's not into football) In it is a wonderful two-page spread called 'Bankers...

TagsRisk & regulation
Keith Appleyardavailable for hire - Bromley

RBS don't seem to understand basic book-keeping rules

26 June 2012  |  5083 views  |  5  |  Recommends 2

RBS is reported as saying that all Customer Accounts are back to normal. They may well be from a monetary perspective, but the data still remains corrupt. I now have on my Business Account 3 BAC...

TagsOnline bankingPayments
Elizabeth LumleyFinextra - London

Muppets vs Goldman Sachs

27 March 2012  |  4739 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It's not often I get to link to Funny or Die on Finextra (well never), but here is Goldman Sachs versus the Anti-Muppet Defamation League.

TagsDealing roomsRisk & regulation
Dirk KinvigFinextra - London

Finextra App Trends

01 March 2012  |  3682 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

It's been interesting to see trends emerge for the Finextra apps that we have on the market, which in turn gives us a not-very-scientific insight into the Finextra Readership. Since we launched t...

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