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'What’s the most annoying financial advert?' poll discussion
edited 15 February 2010 at 12:19PM in MoneySaving polls
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HSBC is ok.
Barclays, Direct Line and Mastercard I have no particular feeling for in either direction.
Confused.com and Halifax I find mildly annoying.
ING, NatWest and Moneysupermarket I dislike.
But GoCompare can just GoCompareOff! There are few ads which have me reaching for the remote, and this is one. I'm in danger of wearing my mute button out. It's bad enough to have put me off GoComparing, I think I'll Compare the Market instead.
PS - I hate it SO much, I have thanked everyone who also said they hated it.
The most annoying for me are government information ads. Yes, the ones that spend our money to tell us how to behave.
The two most annoying tax-payer funded ads I've heard on radio are:
a) Advice to save the environment or something by not using supermarket plastic bags.
b) Advice not to fall for money-making scams! The ad begins by offering £10,000 free then tells you not to fall for it. Perhaps a guaranteed offer to reimburse the taxpayer for the cost of the ad and its replays would be an even better example of an unlikely scam.
I suppose you can remember them well enough to describe so one could say job done on the imparting information front...
As for value for taxpayers' money, I feel many govnt ads are unnecessary when the news and chat media highlight such issues perfectly effectively.
The Natwest ad does my nut in! As a Natwest customer, it's a pile of what-not, as they are always trying to sell me there stupid Gold Account (You are not taking MY money for services I don't need, thank you! )
A very tough decision to vote for JUST one.