Last week I went to the bank to make a CHAPS transfer from my business account to a solicitor client account. Unexciting and not too suspicious , neither was it my first trip to this branch to undertake the same type of transaction .
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Here we go again , seeking out "the rich" , those with "wealth" and the millionaire and billionaire men and women of this planet .
No doubt most of you have seen this news item - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-30876360 , with the birthday court summons and chuckled .
Economists will have us believe that the sliding oil price is in effect a tax cut for consumers. After all it's something we cannot avoid (yes I know that isn't totally accurate but you get the gist of what I mean) so the money saved flows into the broader economy.
But does it ?
Now we're back behind our desks the 2015 Election has kicked off in earnest. I listened with incredulity to Andy Burnham failing to adequately handle the grilling on Radio 4 over Labour and the NHS
There's nothing like reaching for the milk chocolates when finances hit a brick wall . If I were holding shares in Thorntons I would probably have sick by now , several times .
So our dear old friends at the Co-op have failed th ebanking stress test http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30491161 . To be honest I think most households and quite a few businesses in the country would buckle under the strain.
Some of the headlines about our impending weather are corkers . I don't know about you but I find our ongoing fascination with the weather a great conversation opener and ice breaker for tricky encounters.
Fixed fees - a bit like Marmite, you either love them or hate them .
Have you ever tried it on a fellow professional , like a solicitor or an architect ? How does it feel to be on the other side of the fence ?
Last week that venerable old institution now known as Royal Mail plc told us how it was fretting over the threat from everybody's favourite but most maligned online retailer, Amazon.
This was because it announced an intention to compete with the Queen's business