This morning it was my turn on the church rota to help to count and to bank the offering. The money goes in a locked wallet into the night safe of the local Bank of Scotland. In the wallet the bank had put a leaflet about how to bank cash for business and corporate accounts, including keeping notes flat and held together, by denomination, with elastic bands, and then bagging coins as instructed on the coin bags. I have always kept the notes flat but not used elastic bands (there doesn't seem much point when there are too few notes and the band just curls them up, so defeating the purpose, and have always put the appropriate cash into bags as far as possible (£20 in £1 coins, £10 in 50p etc). What really got me annoyed was the instruction that instead of putting all coins which do not fit into whole bags of the relevant kind, they should not, as previously, be put in one bag together, but in separate bags according to type of coin. This would have meant using six extra bags this morning (not a lot, I know, but multiply it by every pay-in made to the bank), not to mention 3 elastic bands which are not, like the coin bags, supplied by the bank.
I know that this is designed to make it easier to send off the cash to Edinburgh instead of dealing with it in the local branch, but I have ignored it as I want local jobs to remain here and don't like the idea of yet more centralisation. It also reminds me of the growing menace of the do-it-yourself checkouts which are a threat to the jobs of supermarket staff.
On a Sunday I have more to do than sort out cash into even more separate bags when the remaining bank staff should be getting paid to do it on Monday morning and I am not. As a tax payer and so an owner of the bank, I am cross .
Are other banks doing the same?
Thank you, that feels better
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