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Roger ElwellYes Please - Colchester

Incompetence and Ignorance Over Pension

27 February 2009  |  3164 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There is mucho incompetence over the pension issue that is in the Press at present. Our politicians are jumping on the bandwagon and either don't understand the issues, or are playing dumb for their own ends, and it's not very edifying to see this happen. The truth is that, in the RBS pension scheme, anyone who leaves is entitled to claim their pen...

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Roger ElwellYes Please - Colchester

Leave Fred's Pension Alone!

26 February 2009  |  2980 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Picture the scene. “Hey, Tone. Many of of us don’t like the mess you left the country in, so you’re losing your PM’s pension.” “Maggie. Loads of your humble citizens think you wrecked the country when you were in charge. Say adieu to your pension. Oh, and by the way, you’ll have to pay back half of what you’ve received already.” “Johnny Boy...

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Roger ElwellYes Please - Colchester

Lending Controls, Yes - But The Cost Will Be High

23 February 2009  |  2685 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Most old-fashioned lending bankers would probably see the belated recognition that we need to reintroduce lending controls as a step in the right direction. For some time now, some of us have argued ...

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Roger Elwell
Roger ElwellYes Please - Colchester

How to Pay the Bonuses

16 February 2009  |  2783 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

So, we have contractual issues that mean lots of people in banks need to be paid bonuses. So be it. Pay them then, but here's how it should be done. 1) The first £5,000 in bonuses should be paid in...

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Roger Elwell
Roger ElwellYes Please - Colchester

Bank Bosses Let Off...Why?

11 February 2009  |  2927 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Admittedly, I only saw the news reports last night, but I can’t help having the feeling that the Treasury Select Committee missed a great opportunity yesterday. What the news reports showed was our l...

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Roger Elwell
Roger ElwellYes Please - Colchester

When is 0.1 percent 'Healthy'? - Bank Insults Again

04 February 2009  |  2476 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

You couldn’t make it up… Not content with insulting me over their loan offers recently (see previous blogs), my bank has now compounded the insult by mailshotting me with an offer to take out an insta...

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Roger Elwell
Roger ElwellYes Please - Colchester

Locks on Cards - And Not Before Time

04 February 2009  |  3275 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

The Handelsbanken announcement is most welcome. It's interesting how some ideas keep being revisited. I remember, a number of years ago, being involved in a feasibility study for a UK bank that want...

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