The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

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WillPS
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Tue 05 Jun, 2018 13.58

It's looking likely that CYBG will buy out Virgin Money and license the brand. Could be the end of the Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank names.
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Tue 05 Jun, 2018 18.32

WillPS wrote:
Tue 05 Jun, 2018 13.58
It's looking likely that CYBG will buy out Virgin Money and license the brand. Could be the end of the Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank names.
Would they retain the right to print Scottish banknotes? What would we see on them? I reckon a Pammy on the fiver, a Tubular Bell on the tenner, a Pendolino on the 20, a 747 on the 50, and SpaceshipTwo on the ton. Beardie on the reverse of all of them, obviously.
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Thu 07 Jun, 2018 15.56

All this imagery with the Pendolino on - what happens when and if Virgin Trains loose the West Coast franchise?
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Thu 07 Jun, 2018 19.03

WillPS wrote:
Thu 07 Jun, 2018 15.56
All this imagery with the Pendolino on - what happens when and if Virgin Trains loose the West Coast franchise?
Hell will freeze over.
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Alexia wrote:
Thu 07 Jun, 2018 19.03
WillPS wrote:
Thu 07 Jun, 2018 15.56
All this imagery with the Pendolino on - what happens when and if Virgin Trains loose the West Coast franchise?
Hell will freeze over.
Branson would ask for a second vote! 😂
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Fri 08 Jun, 2018 21.47

Walked into Barclays today in Cardiff hoping to get some Swedish kronor for my trip to Stockholm next weekend as, according to CompareTravelMoney.Com, they were offering the best exchange rate.

First of all the girl who served me had never heard of the term "bureau de change."

Secondly they didn't have any SEK in stock (is it really that obscure a currency? It's not like I'm asking for baht or kwacha or pataca or guarani) and she instantly recommended I go to the EuroChange outlet in the nearby arcade (which, having done my research, I knew weren't offering a particularly attractive rate even though I used them when I went to Sweden last year and they were excellent.)

So I toddled off to Debenhams and having navigated a sea of makeup counters and bras I found a little booth on the top floor staffed by a little old lady.

Any kronor in stock I ask?

Yeah, loads. Here, have £200-worth.

Ended up getting more than I thought I would (they took about £12 off me above the actual exchange rate).

I glanced around the Barclays branch while I was waiting to be "served." No windows, counters or tellers, just a row of screens and some gormless employees in t-shirts hovering like waitresses. Is this modern banking now? At least TSB, for all their issues lately, still seem to employ humans whenever I've wandered in their branches.

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Fri 08 Jun, 2018 23.06

Alexia wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 21.47
First of all the girl who served me had never heard of the term "bureau de change."
Christ…
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Sat 09 Jun, 2018 14.02

Philip wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 23.06
Alexia wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 21.47
First of all the girl who served me had never heard of the term "bureau de change."
Christ…

She's be BREXITED! After BREXIT it will be called Currency Change - none of that European talk in the UK!! LOL! :lol: :lol:
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Sat 09 Jun, 2018 14.32

Nah she was just a gormless millennial.
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Alexia wrote:
Fri 08 Jun, 2018 21.47
First of all the girl who served me had never heard of the term "bureau de change."
You want to be going to a high class bureau de change
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Alexia wrote:
Sat 09 Jun, 2018 14.32
Nah she was just a gormless millennial.
I wasn't shocked in a "young person doesn't know something" way, more in a "bank teller doesn't know what bureau de change is" way
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