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'You can use all banks’ cash machines for free. Why queue?' Blog discuss

This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's 'You can use all banks’ cash machines for free. Why queue?' blog. Please read the blog first, as the discussion follows it.



  • vulchemvulchem Forumite
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    Don't bother trying to use A&L cash machines at Post Offices unless you have an account with them. If you don't you are charged.:mad:
  • olly300olly300 Forumite
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    Unfortunately people are a bit like lemmings in the fact that they queue up because they think there is something wrong with the other cash machines.
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  • GemmzieGemmzie Forumite
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    Isn't it a British thing to queue?
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    It costs Banks more money to process Cash Transactions undertaken at a 'competitors' cash machine than there own. I guess thats part of the reason why its not braodcasted

    I work for LloydsTSB and there has been a campaign recently to get staff to use LloydsTSB branded machines.

    There are more options available at your own banks machine (mini statements etc) so gives the consumer more access to banking facilities
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  • MarkyMarkDMarkyMarkD Forumite
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    I don't think that Martin's "wall entrenched" definition is necessarily helpful. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that there are "wall entrenched" ATMs at petrol stations which are charging ones?

    But apart from that, I agree that it's amusing to see people unnecessarily queuing for the "right" ATM.

    There is a benefit in using your own bank's ATM, if you have the choice (and no queue) though. If there is an ATM problem (like dispensing the wrong amount) it will be FAR quicker and easier to resolve if there is only one bank involved.
  • fatgitfatgit Forumite
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    A bit of an aside, but I find Llyods TSB machines to be MUCH MUCH quicker than most other banks.

    Really don't understand why, on most machines, it takes the same length of time it did years and years ago - technology has come leaps and bounds in the past 10 years!
  • StompaStompa Forumite
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    MarkyMarkD wrote: »
    But apart from that, I agree that it's amusing to see people unnecessarily queuing for the "right" ATM.

    I wonder how commonplace this really is, I don't ever recall noticing it.
  • boots_babeboots_babe Forumite
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    This made me laugh as it is SO true. Almost any time that I go somewhere with multiple cash machines, people will be queuing to use one or two of them, when at least one of the machines is free. It always bemuses me! :rolleyes:
  • CISCIS Forumite
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    Happens all the time at the local shopping centre - large queue for machine outside whilst there is one just inside the branch about 10ft away and easily seen by anyone queuing.
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