Fun and games. Went to the ATM yesterday, and something was terribly wrong with my bank balance. Somehow, the available balance seemed to have shrunk considerably over a matter of hours.
Turns out CABS, who I bank with (not for long), had increased the minimum balance on Gold Class accounts (not as larny as it sounds) from $500,000, about US$6.25 – this is just to maintain the account – to the princely sum of $5,000,000, yes, 5 meters, bar, large, whatever you want to call it. US$62 in real currency.
Now, I wouldn’t mind if they did this and notified their clientelle, no problem. But for fuck’s sakes, I was in their banking hall on Wednesday, I’ve been at their ATMs, there’s been nothing in the papers, fuck-all notice of this change. And it’s a big change, let me tell you. I mean, how do you do this without some sort of…bloody hell, they have my email address, my home, work and mobile numbers, my postal AND physical address, and they just couldn’t be arsed?
What do they think this is? Damn, if only the service from Gold Class was any bloody good, I would also understand. This is the same account with a max teller withdrawal amount of $2m, and if you want more, if the teller feels like giving you more, they charge you 1% of the extra. Here’s an idea, you buggers, how about *raising* the withdrawal amount and stop charging for it.
Makes you wanna muller someone, it really does. Is this what Zimbabwe has come down to? When banks can treat their customers like this?