This news story is for anyone who has ever had a dispute with a bank over a fee charged where they felt they were treated like dirt. While the story takes place in the UK, it will still bring a smile to your face. I still chuckle as I think of the debt collectors walking into the bank and taking computers off desks and placing money from the money drawers into bags while customers are sitting in the lobby.
Basically, a man named Declan Purcell was tired of the huge fees the bank was charging him and went to court to get them refunded. He won in court and when the bank still wouldn’t pay up, he hired a collection agency to collect for him. As he says: “I think the bank was pretty shocked when the bailiffs went in. But my view is that this is exactly what they would have done to me.”
It’s a good read for a Monday morning: Customer Sends Bailiffs In To Seize Bank’s Computers
For those who have some more reading time, here are a few of the money carnivals from this week: