LETTER: Bank machines

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What crazed mind came up with the plan to make the Littlehampton branch of RBS Westminster Bank so customer-unfriendly?

No criticism of the staff is intended or implied.

They are clearly victims of some head office madness.

The customer-friendly option, to drop cheques into a box with paying-in slips in a quick deposit envelope, has been canned.

Customers are now forced to use paying-in machines or wait in a long queue for counter service – and the queues are inordinately long because the number of service counters has been reduced to two and the machines are out of order and/or fail to read the slips and reject payment.

This happens even when there are staff available to help.

Presumably these changes have been made with the intention to reduce the number of staff and increase profits.

But by driving customers away to other banks, Natwest will reduce profits.

HSBC and others must think it’s Christmas come early.

Barry Fox

Holmefield Court

London

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