banks

How I Hate Voice Recognition Based IVR's

If you don't know what I am referring to, let me give you a hint: "Thank you for calling for help please say...". It seems as more and more companies (especially banks) are utilizing these automated voice activated "interactive virtual response systems". Some are are not so bad when they give you the option of saying what you want or pressing the key you want. Others however won't let you through to a live person for almost 3 minutes. You either have to sit there an wait till the stupid timeout kicks in, or play along with the computer.

By editor on 14 December 2011 |

The Debit Card Fee

You can tell things are bad when banks start charging for the privilege of using a Debit card.  Recently in the good olde U.S.A.,  banks have discovered another "revenue stream" or what is normally called a fee.

Add another $5 to the already long list of banking fees.


By editor on 30 September 2011 |

The Stock Market

These last few years the stock market has made some big headlines.  On one day, stocks rally, the next, they crash.  The stock market is unstable and it represents the current status of the United States economy.

However, the reason why the markets are unstable is because the US government is trying to prop them up.  It's come to the point where it's easy to predict when the market will go up and when it will go down.  The last few years, the market has been driven by good or bad news.  More recently, the market is being driven by a false sense of hope.


By editor on 07 September 2011 |

Bank of America, Bank of Crooks

All banks are the same, but every once in a while you will come across one that is so greedy and so corrupt that it makes you wonder just how bad humans really can be.  This bank is called Bank of America, the largest most corrupt bank in the United States.  It continues to exist only because they have grown so large that not even the United States government can shut it down.


By editor on 03 September 2011 |