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    Where did the simple life go ???, last week we had the usual book of Xmas raffle tickets from our Mountbatten hospice here on the Isle of Wight, they do a fantastic job with people with terminal illness, and we have a standing bank donation to them as a charity. The previous week we had won 10 on their monthly lottery raffle, the raffle book was also 10, so my wife thought i will send the 10 by cheque, plus a !0 donation, simple, she made it known the extra was a donation, oh dear, what problems. So we now receive a letter from them, can we contact them as soon as possible as the system won't cope with the tickets and a donation. So letters, and phone calls , all for 10. Computers were supposed to make life simple, kt
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    Mate, simple??
    But a new windows ten after years of windows seven and then see how simple it is.
    you do in time get it right as RLT tells it, but at the beginning you do wonder.
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    I have just received a US Dollar Cheque, I am in Fleetwood,
    They have closed ALL the Banks in Fleetwood and Blackpool, My nearest Bank is in Preston,25 miles away, I got on the phone. We are closing the banks because people now do Internet Banking.
    There are cash machines if you want cash. BUT How do I pay in a Cheque?/? the man said find a bank that is open, So I have to travel a 50 mile trip to pay in a cheque.

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    You should be able to deposit a cheque using a paying-in slip at the Post Office.

    Available for free to customers of 28 banks, including all the high street big names such as HSBC, Barclays and NatWest. The Post Office says it's able to serve 99% of UK banking customers.

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    In Fleetwood they have closed all the post offices except one. I have never been in it yet do not know if I trust that kind of banking.

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    You could post it but, could just make the deposit
    instead of buying stamps ?

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    Similar here in Blackheath the only Bank that we had has closed ,however the ATM Machine is still working although the premises have been taken over by an Antique Shop
    We have three ATM Machines here now ,but it is still annoying that there are no Banks!
    Nearest one now is Katoomba which is not too far but makes it awkward for many of the Older ones living here now!
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    Our bank closed two years ago, nearest branch Canberra 200 kilometer round trip, there are other banks here but we had been with ours for nearly fifty years, in fact since it was a building society. We can use the PO which we do, for all our bill payments, so no sweat, except for what happened to loyalty?
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    Must be lucky here. We have branches of all the "big" banks and several smaller ones including Rabobank ( haven't seen anyone in there though) We also have a big post office so no problems for us. We do have a large ageing population so maybe that has something to do with it.

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    Mentioning ATMs I don't use those on streets anymore,reason there have been at least three pensioners robbed at them.here in Barny one old chap was using one and was accosted by a bloke who asked how much he was withdrawing ,the old guy replied 30s he told him to make it 300 s terrified he did as he was told ,the bloody thief took hyena cash and gave him 30 back and disappeared with the rest .No way will I use ATMS on streets anymore I go to one in stores now ,what a society we live in now !!!

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