To the bitter end
I can’t remember when I started the process of shifting my bank accounts.
I think it was March or thereabouts.
I’m still at it.
I had five accounts, four of which are now dead. Kaput. Ex-accounts. They have gone to the Great Paymaster in the Pearly Skies.
It’s the fifth one that’s hanging in there, refusing to die. It’s the Mastercard that I cleared off and closed nearly two months ago only for it to pop up again to tell me my beautiful gubmint had just charged me €30 for the honour of having a now closed account. So now it has resurrected itself from the dead and is probably going to start a new religion.
My problem is that I always paid of any debts on that account from my Current Account. But that doesn’t exist any more. So I have to find a way of paying it off without the sheer hassle of having to drive all the way over to my old branch. I asked the bank for an IBAN but they just give a generic one and I don’t fancy my €30 just vanishing into a vast accumulated pit of all Mastercard debts. I want it to pay off mine, and mine alone.
I have to go down to the village tomorrow. I think I’ll try my luck with Giro and see if that works.
Somewhat ironically I’m being bombarded with texts, emails and television advertisements telling me Ulster Bank is closing and I should do something about it as soon as possible.
God help those who are waiting until the last minute.
If possible (& you have to pay the extra charge), perhaps just 29.99 would mess with their systems? It’d screw up their accounts for one whole missing penny!
That is tempting, but you know what would happen … a bill at the end of the month for €0.01 and refusal to close the account until I have paid my debts. Mind you, I’d like to see what interest they would charge on €0.01. It would nearly be worth trying just to see?
So pay €30.01, then sit back and watch the fun…
Nice one. I may well try that. I then ignore all attempts by them to get me to withdraw it so they eventually have to send me a cheque for €0.01. That would be one to hang on the wall.