Yet another crappy corporate site in Aus

Discussion in 'Computing' started by quite normal, Oct 6, 2005.

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    quite normal Guest

    http://www.national.com.au/National_Locations/0,,14333,00.html

    If you try and search here for your local branch, as I did, you'll
    probably get a page which says:

    entitled "Proxy error."
    Then if you try and complain about it on their web form in the "Contact
    Us", you might get told your post can't be submitted because you're using
    non alphanumeric characters. Happened to me even though I was using
    all alphanumeric chars.

    NAB probably paid some foreign company $X million to design this heap of
    shit. Meanwhile, talented web designers and programmers here in Aus are on
    the dole queue.


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    quite normal, Oct 6, 2005
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    Zappy Guest

    Maybe we need to outsource their web development to bangla desh
     
    Zappy, Oct 6, 2005
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    Use another bank.
     
    Damien McBain, Oct 7, 2005
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    I already do, dickwit. I'm with a credit union.

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    cnt Guest

    quite normal committed to the eternal aether...:
    A mate of mine has a credit union account. He gets screwed every time he
    uses an ATM and the online services do not compare to my bank. Useless
     
    cnt, Oct 7, 2005
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    Zappy Guest

    Do those things still exist?

    I thought they went the way of the building soceities.
     
    Zappy, Oct 7, 2005
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    Zappy Guest

    In the past they touted themselves as the low cost alternative.

    What happened?

    Competition perhaps?
     
    Zappy, Oct 7, 2005
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    quite normal Guest

    Then your mate must be an idiot who has the wrong sort of account. He is
    probably using a business account do to his personal savings.

    And no matter which sort of account he has, it's probably still more
    competitive than anything the banks have to offer.
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    They still are the low cost alternative, but admittedly only by a few
    percent - and getting fewer all the time.

    My theory is that bureacracy is taking over in the credit unions. They're
    supposed to be run for the benefit of their members, but they're being run
    for the benefit of their employees instead. It's becoming like the public
    service.

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    Rod Speed Guest

    Just one dud credit union. I dont get either effect with mine.
     
    Rod Speed, Oct 7, 2005
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    Rod Speed Guest

    The main problem is that the worst of them are merging to do
    something about spreading their costs over more members.
    And that is legally all they are allowed to do too.
    Nope, nothing like.
     
    Rod Speed, Oct 7, 2005
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    Rod Speed Guest

    They still exist too, tho not many call themselves that anymore.
     
    Rod Speed, Oct 7, 2005
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    Zappy Guest

    I can't think of one off hand.

    Cpaital, Pyramid, Hotham - they all got bank licences or folded.
     
    Zappy, Oct 7, 2005
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Your problem.
    Just 3 out of hundreds.
     
    Rod Speed, Oct 7, 2005
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    Zappy Guest

    The rest of them have probably merged.

    The problem with the building societies is they were regulated by state
    governments which were not up to the task.

    The registrar in Victoria David La Franchi said as much after Pyramid
    folded.
     
    Zappy, Oct 7, 2005
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Some have, some havent.
    So are credit unions and there's plenty of them still around.
    Pity there are still plenty of surviving victorian credit unions.
     
    Rod Speed, Oct 7, 2005
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    Zappy Guest

    It is indeed a pity. The credit unions are an accident waiting to happen.

    You only need to look at what happened to the S & L's in the U.S. (They were
    analagous to our credit unions in that they were regulated by the states -
    the F.D.I.C. only guaranteed the first $5000.00 of a depositor's money)
     
    Zappy, Oct 7, 2005
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Different situation entirely, with entirely different legislation.
    Irrelevant to the risk with our credit unions.
    Irrelevant to the risk with our credit unions.

    And you dont necessarily want to use a credit union for
    your savings anyway, currently you get rather better returns
    on your cash elsewhere, but the credit unions can still provide
    some of the cheapest transaction accounts, in my case with
    no fees what so ever, and decent net banking etc as well.
     
    Rod Speed, Oct 7, 2005
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Different situation entirely, with entirely different legislation.
    Irrelevant to the risk with our credit unions.
    Irrelevant to the risk with our credit unions.

    And you dont necessarily want to use a credit union for
    your savings anyway, currently you get rather better returns
    on your cash elsewhere, but the credit unions can still provide
    some of the cheapest transaction accounts, in my case with
    no fees what so ever, and decent net banking etc as well.

    And by far the most convenient credit card around, no fee at all,
    acts like a debit card while you have funds in your account, acts
    like a credit card when the funds are gone. No need to fart around
    paying off the balance while you have funds in your account. And
    its a proper Visa card too, so usable anywhere.
     
    Rod Speed, Oct 7, 2005
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