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  1. Ricky Otto

    Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin

    Back in August after watching the Netflix documentary "banking on bitcoin", I made a small investment (£100) in bitcoin. It had already rocketed in value so I was reluctant to invest a significant amount, I wish I had now as my £100 is now worth £210 and I have doubled my money. There are many...
  2. RHB

    Lloyds cuts a further 3,000 jobs and doubles branch closure plan

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36911896 Anyone caught up in the fall-out of this or Lloyds earlier closures? There appear to be a variety of reasons for these latest cuts so it would be unfair to lay it at the door of one thing, but I do wonder what those customers that don't use on-line...
  3. RHB

    o2 - Total bunch of gits

    If your webmail account is with o2 i.e. @o2.co.uk be aware that they are totally shutting down this email service. The proposed date is 7th June 2016 and you should receive an email telling you very soon. If you are fortunate enough to have another mail account, gmail etc, then you will need to...
  4. Cricko

    The Labour Assassins and The Tory victory.

    Firstly congratulations to The Tories and their overall majority. The people have spoken and the result is how it is. Some of the equations are quite frankly ridiculous though...The SNP with 1.5 million votes gaining 56 odd seats and UKIP with 4 million gaining 1 seat ...This way of voting has...
  5. Tangled up in Blue

    UK Banking customers switch their accounts

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/dec/22/banking-thousands-customers-switch-accounts As a long term Co-op. Bank account holder(Southend High Street Branch)I feel entirely vindicated. "The Co-operative bank, which will treble the size of its network next year when it takes over 632 Lloyds...
  6. Tangled up in Blue

    Banking reforms

    http://gu.com/p/3xp48 I believe it was St.Augustine who said:"Oh Lord,let me be chaste but not just yet." Could some banking type please explain:- a)Why we have to wait until 2019 for these changes in the banking system to be implemented? b)Why the banks can't just be split up into savings...
  7. Tangled up in Blue

    Is there another banking crisis on the way?

    http://gu.com/p/2nh4m The Head of the Bank of England thinks there might be.
  8. Winkle

    My first go at internet banking!

    I am not a dinosaur (my kids my think differently) but after changing banks I now have access to online banking. I no what you are all going to say..."I was doing all my accounts this way years ago, blah, blah blah" but truthfully I just never had the time or could be bothered and did not see...
  9. Lord Football

    Food For Thought.

    I've been a bit quiet on here for a while, frankly the whole political arena is depressing. Even so, I've busy doing what I do. I thought I'd share some thoughts.... The Recession The recession was caused, in essence, by the collapse of the banking industry that took a gung-ho approach to...
  10. Ron Manager

    Con/Lib agreement in full - in summary

    1. Deficit Reduction The country is skint, cuts will be made to make life harder for working families but still allow big businesses to dodge as much tax as possible. 2. Spending Review - NHS, Schools and a Fairer Society Cuts 3. Tax Measures Minimal tax cuts for the masses (enough to get...
  11. Jay_Shrimper

    Articles Typed Up (For those who don't have access to them)

    For those of you that do not have access to the Echo, I have typed up some of the sections in the paper. I hope these are of interest to someone, and also hope it's OK to post them here. If there not - remove them.. I have posted them in the Echo thread, but people might not see them in there...
  12. Smudger

    Full details from the High Court - For all Q&A attendees

    With thanks to Shrimpacus on the "Stadium" forum..... Fw: HIGH COURT COPY FROM UK LAW NEWS League One side Southend United were today given one final chance to pay debts of more than £400,000 to the taxman - all thanks to supermarket giants Sainsbury's. Mrs Registrar Derrett adjourned the...
  13. Tangled up in Blue

    Out of recession?

    Business Recession Out of recession – but how did we get there and what happens next?Despite tomorrow's good news Labour fears economy may slip back again by the time of a May general election Buzz up! Digg it Patrick Wintour, political editor guardian.co.uk, Monday 25 January 2010 22.10 GMT...
  14. callan

    Banks clearing cheques

    How come in this supersonic age of technoogy, that it takes 3-10 days depending on account to clear a bloody cheque! To add insult to injury, and when I paid one in after 4 pm yesterday I was told that the banking clock had gone forward a day to today. Still bonuses all round, eh?
  15. Ron speaks

    Make of this what you will. Can't wait to hear his take on squad size! Good luck tonight.Will be listening in - no doubt of the MK commentary as te Southend broadcast is so hit and miss. A few - not many in truth - have commented that I have "gone quiet" over the past two or three weeks...
  16. Queens Speech

    THE Queen's speech will today outline plans for a minimum guaranteed penis size for everyone over the age of 21 and universal access to free chocolate custard. The guaranteed minimum is expected to be around seven and a half inches In her last parliamentary outing before the general election...
  17. Matt the Shrimp

    Breaking News Chairman's Statement - OS

    Chairman's Statement Every fan will be aware of the Club's difficulties surrounding HMRC and the planned hearing in the High Court to consider a Winding Up Petition tomorrow. Yesterday evening the Club was advised that HMRC have changed their position and are now seeking an Administration...
  18. Yorkshire Blue

    Ron speaks

    Chairman's Blog Firstly let me apologise to those supporters who feel I have been conspicuous by my absence. Having said that I would write three blogs in the close season, I issued two. The third was to cover the new stadium plans. Over the years I hope everyone agrees that communication...
  19. Slipperduke

    The 39th Shame

    I've found an interesting anomaly on the official Premier League website. Now, admittedly I'm playing fast and loose with the definition of the word 'interesting', but stick with me on this. When you click 'contact us', instead of bringing up the address of the organisation, it gives you a...
  20. steveo

    Time to Boycott Lloyds

    They are keeping open their overseas operations. So Southend shuts, India stays open. Vote with your feet people, Natwest closed their overseas call centres a while ago and now have people in the UK answering their phones. I just cancelled my house insurance with the Lloyds group. That'll get...
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