Cash.. and carry on irritating us.
Byline: FIONA PHILLIPS
The big banks are calling for a cut in the money they have to pay independent ATM operators. This could lead to ATM firms closing down low-profit machines - despite inconveniencing customers.
The reason we needed more cashdispensing machines in the first place of course is because local branches, with real, live humans manning counter services, shut down in their hordes as the big banks sought to maximise profits.
Lloyds and NatWest-owner Royal Bank of Scotland are leading the charge to slash the amount they have to pay for ATMs. Which gives a whole new meaning to NatWest's TV ad slogan, "We Are What We Do".
And that is? Don't even tempt me