Cashpoints now asking if you can really afford it
Customers of the leading high street banks have reported that automated telling machines are becoming increasingly stingy and obstructive. Since the credit crunch started to bite earlier in the year, a number of cashpoints have started to give vague excuses about not having the right change on them, displaying messages suggesting that you might be asking for too much or just showing half an inch of the notes requested, but then refusing to actually let go of the cash.
One frustrated HSBC Customer Luke Defrayne recalls; 'We had a right old tug of war; I pulled the notes a little way out, then the machine pulled them back in again. In the end I only managed to walk away with the torn-off corner of a ten pound note – what use is that on a Saturday night?’
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