The big hearted Royal Bank of Scotland

Each month I give a small contribution to the Children’s Society. At the moment it’s a pittance – just £2 a month, but given the downturn in my personal fortunes I figure that it keeps me in the habit of giving until there are better times, and that if only more people would give even this small amount it would add up to a substantial income for this very worthy children’s charity.


This month the direct debit to the Children’s Society brought me to within 77p of my overdraft limit or £2,000.


Had the monthly donation been 78p more it would have had the effect of me being liable to further service charges from RBS to my account. 


Specifically I would have been charged an UNARRANGED OVERDRAFT FEE of between  £24 and £30 (I have recently had to pay both sums – how they decide is a mystery to me) and an additional RETURNED ITEM FEE OF £24.


Times are bad, and currently I can only afford £2 a month. How lucky am I that RBS didn’t add an extra £54 in fees in order that I could give this small amount. But on the other hand have to be thrifty. After all they have to find the resource from which to pay Chief Executive Stephen Hester a package of £1.2m in pay, up to £2m in non-cash bonuses and up to £6.4m in long-term incentives.


I’m so grateful that RBS have allowed me to maintain my contribution to the Children’s Society. I hope that the RBS Chief Executive maintains his own charitable giving – LOL

Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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