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by Martin Phillp
Wed 01 Dec, 2021 00.22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The TSB & Lloyds Bank relaunch news and information board
Replies: 192
Views: 88419

Re: The TSB & Lloyds Bank relaunch news and information board

70 TSB branches to close in 2022. The likes of Aylesbury and Tunbridge Wells losing their branches being in affluent areas show that those who can afford to do so are more likely to use internet banking. Customers will have the option of using the Post Office for basic banking or community pop-up ce...
by Martin Phillp
Thu 25 Nov, 2021 22.44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 431
Views: 148465

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

The ORR rail station stats were released today. Some staggering figures were released where Covid really did change everything where some London interchange stations performed better this year than the main terminal stations. Stratford in East London was the most used rail station in the UK, followe...
by Martin Phillp
Tue 23 Nov, 2021 02.21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Live Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 626
Views: 77179

Re: TV Live Forum Watch News and Information Board

Andrew Wood wrote: Tue 23 Nov, 2021 01.00 'Jaron Brass' returns. I wonder who it might be?
The unmentionable. He's already sad about Paul Dacre not getting the Ofcom job and had a pop at Brekkie for political comments.
by Martin Phillp
Mon 22 Nov, 2021 13.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?
Replies: 33
Views: 2998

Re: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?

Bulb is in special administration. The business will still trade for now and anyone switching to them will have that completed.

https://bulb.co.uk/blog/bulb-special-administration
by Martin Phillp
Mon 22 Nov, 2021 12.32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2384
Views: 903256

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

IKEA also updated their self-checkouts earlier this year, but the scanner guns are still as bad as ever.
by Martin Phillp
Mon 22 Nov, 2021 12.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 119
Views: 54824

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

It looks like most banks now offer contactless on their basic current accounts, but Metro Bank is the only one which doesn't offer Direct Debit alongside contactless. It's a major improvement for the poorest in society who can now access what everyone else has been able to access for the last few y...
by Martin Phillp
Sat 20 Nov, 2021 22.21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 119
Views: 54824

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

It looks like most banks now offer contactless on their basic current accounts, but Metro Bank is the only one which doesn't offer Direct Debit alongside contactless. It's a major improvement for the poorest in society who can now access what everyone else has been able to access for the last few ye...
by Martin Phillp
Fri 19 Nov, 2021 12.08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 119
Views: 54824

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

NatWest had to reissue my basic debit card this week and surprisingly, those of us who have the Foundation current account now get contactless as standard.

It's still a Visa for now as the issuing of Mastercard debit cards starts in December.
by Martin Phillp
Thu 18 Nov, 2021 16.24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Visa (Credit) not everywhere you want to be
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: Visa (Credit) not everywhere you want to be

Jonwo wrote: Thu 18 Nov, 2021 12.13 I’m surprised there are any Visa Credit cards left, I assume most banks had switched to Mastercard
I'm still using Visa Debit with Natwest, but they're going to start issuing Debit Mastercard from December to existing customers.
by Martin Phillp
Tue 16 Nov, 2021 23.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: GB News - Does anyone take it seriously?
Replies: 10
Views: 1548

Re: GB News - Does anyone take it seriously?

If GB News's aim was to give a certain section of the right a voice as a challenger brand, it's failed. Maybe they should looked at talkRADIO's Rajar to see that while there's an audience for that type of thing, their type of Conservatism is a niche product compared to LBC which is a much broader op...