'We'll bleed you dry', pledges Bank of Scotland

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Well I wouldn't complain about the intrestrate, you should try paying of a loan in Iceland the intrestrate is about 7% and then you have to add the inflation rate 7% a year which adds to the capital of the loan so the rate is more than 14% per year. I would be happy to have a loan with 7% with out connection to inflation. Well that is the price you have to pay for living on a small island.

Well, believe it or not, the staff do have a sense of humour tucked away :D

Personally, i find stuff like this funny, and i think it should be here - and in the end, its their front page, so they can put what they like on it

also i dont think this is near worthy of putting on Neowin's front page...

joke are jokes but its photoshopped or fixed ....

im mean HELLO!!!! MC FLY!!!!!

Always have to be the one to denounce it eh?

They're called JPEG compression artifacts. It comes from taking a screenshot and saving it as a JPEG, some quality is lost.

The background is a solid colour, so if you wanted to, you could easily modify it without a trace.

Reminds me of one of the Outrageous Lie of the Year awards from the Liar's Club:

It was so cold one winter that I actually saw a lawyer with his hands in his own pockets!!

Who would ever believe that one? :nuts:

Steven Parker, it's LOANS, not LOAN'S. What you wrote denotes a possessive case, not plurality, which should have been the case.

Chicane-UK said,
Uh-oh.. who called the grammar police?

Nobody; it was the syntax and punctuation police on this one.

Oh, the irony!

Garry said,

Nobody; it was the syntax and punctuation police on this one.

Oh, the irony!


Actually, it is a grammatical mistake :)

Also, Chicane-UK probably never went to school and therefore has issues with the authority, i.e. 'da gramma poleeece'. I will rest my case.

So, Bliar, Reid and Brown all jocks basically have slit our wrists and nealry bled us dry, now their freakin bank is doing it.

Probably a cheesed off employee.

leesmithg said,
So, Bliar, Reid and Brown all jocks basically have slit our wrists and nealry bled us dry, now their freakin bank is doing it.

Probably a cheesed off employee.

lol let me put you straight mr i love england

1) Bank of Scotland is OWNED by Halifax Building society (ENGLISH OWNED)
2) what about you all STEALING and selling OUR North Sea oil & Gas and keeping 90% of the revenue in England. for that alone we gave you Blair, brown and Reid heheh seems fair dont ya think?

as we say up here matey yer fu` o wind n pish

leesmithg said,
So, Bliar, Reid and Brown all jocks basically have slit our wrists and nealry bled us dry, now their freakin bank is doing it.

Probably a cheesed off employee.

sorry to go off topic a little , but if there is one word I hate the english using it is the word 'Jock' , I suppose you go around calling Asian people 'pakis' ?? No ? then stop calling us Scots 'Jock' ! Just shows up your ignorance

Ever notice how the English have a derogatory term for all the other home countries

Scottish = Jock
Irish = Paddy/Mick
Welsh = Taff/Di


but don't have one for theirselves ........ may I suggest c***s !!

:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

(cragdoo said @ #3.2)
Scottish = Jock
Irish = Paddy/Mick
Welsh = Taff/Di

Actually, I never hear anyone call a Welsh person a taff or a di. The most common name I hear is (forgive me, please) sheep sh***er.

Mando said,

lol let me put you straight mr i love england

1) Bank of Scotland is OWNED by Halifax Building society (ENGLISH OWNED)
2) what about you all STEALING and selling OUR North Sea oil & Gas and keeping 90% of the revenue in England. for that alone we gave you Blair, brown and Reid heheh seems fair dont ya think?

as we say up here matey yer fu` o wind n pish ;)

Techincally the Bank of Scotland merged with Halifax, thus creating HBOS. The Bank of Scotland is still very much Scottish, with the HBOS Group's headquarters still in Edinburgh.

That said I bank with the Royal Bank of Scotland.


but don't have one for theirselves ........ may I suggest c***s
Nice! I personally refer to Scottish folk as Scots! Don't half get fed up of the hostility expressed by the Welsh and the Scots on some forums.. especially around football time! Do I need to remind you all of 1966?! (and that, by the way, was an intentional joke.. as I know that its continual references to that which make your blood boil.. that and a few other things to which i'm sympathetic)


So, Bliar, Reid and Brown all jocks basically have slit our wrists and nealry bled us dry, now their freakin bank is doing it.

Nothing to do with them being Scottish.. they're just labour scumbags, robbing from the hard working folks who actually get out of bed and go to work for a living, so that they can give it back to the dossers and doleites. Bring on a Conservative government I say!

cragdoo said,

sorry to go off topic a little , but if there is one word I hate the english using it is the word 'Jock' , I suppose you go around calling Asian people 'pakis' ?? No ? then stop calling us Scots 'Jock' ! Just shows up your ignorance

Ever notice how the English have a derogatory term for all the other home countries

Scottish = Jock
Irish = Paddy/Mick
Welsh = Taff/Di


but don't have one for theirselves ........ may I suggest c***s !!

:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:


It was a sarcastic comment Bobby.

Calling people Paki is quite interesting as it means 'cool' in urdu.

I doubt my great Indian grandmother would like me to call her a paki, as that would be insulting, dare I associate her with pakistanis.

Now get off your big bucked tooth high horse and drink your milk.

cragdoo said,
Ever notice how the English have a derogatory term for all the other home countries

Scottish = Jock
Irish = Paddy/Mick
Welsh = Taff/Di


but don't have one for theirselves ........ may I suggest c***s !!

:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:


Calm down and quit your racism. You need to seriously sort yourself out as you are a disgrace to the human race.

Quit being a Porridge Wog cragdoo. Every place in the world has slang for one another, and it's even more ignorant to catch strong feelings from mere words.

theyarecomingforyou said,
Calm down and quit your racism. You need to seriously sort yourself out as you are a disgrace to the human race.

He wasn't being racist.

Chicane-UK said,
Nothing to do with them being Scottish.. they're just labour scumbags, robbing from the hard working folks who actually get out of bed and go to work for a living, so that they can give it back to the dossers and doleites. Bring on a Conservative government I say!

You really must've fallen from the barn and hit on the head hard as a little kid if you want that. Those bloody moneygrubbing Tory pigs will slit your wrists and bleed you dry even far worse - say hello to a 21% Vat (at least), among other things. They'll keep all the money to themselves, so important services like the Health Services will go down the drain.

Just look at Germany, where the Conservatives just increased the German Vat from 16% to 19%, the Health Services are reformed to death, and the education budget has been drastically cut so universities had to greatly increase the fees for the students, just to name the most critical points.

If you really want to flush the UK down the toilet, then a Tory government would be certainly the best way to do it.

You really must've fallen from the barn and hit on the head hard as a little kid if you want that. Those bloody moneygrubbing Tory pigs will slit your wrists and bleed you dry even far worse - say hello to a 21% Vat (at least), among other things. They'll keep all the money to themselves, so important services like the Health Services will go down the drain.

Just look at Germany, where the Conservatives just increased the German Vat from 16% to 19%, the Health Services are reformed to death, and the education budget has been drastically cut so universities had to greatly increase the fees for the students, just to name the most critical points.

If you really want to flush the UK down the toilet, then a Tory government would be certainly the best way to do it.

Politics in the US follows along the same lines with the following being the ultimate truth:

Democrats = Tax and Spend financing. You might get something back from the government, but the extra taxation pretty much drains you dry. They believe up front in big government, and at least are not lying to you about it.

Republicans = Borrow and Spend financing. Claim to cut taxes and stand for smaller government, but borrow large amounts of money, sending the national debt into orbit so that future generations will be bled dry while you expand the government's size for your own pet projects. If you are in a porkbarrel project, the yellow stuff might trickle down and you might get something back from the government, however; if you're Halliburton, the gravy train just goes on forever.

Politicians and goverments exist to expand and consume all future available resources so that the present is stagnated into giving them as much power as they can extract.

cragdoo said,

sorry to go off topic a little , but if there is one word I hate the english using it is the word 'Jock' , I suppose you go around calling Asian people 'pakis' ?? No ? then stop calling us Scots 'Jock' ! Just shows up your ignorance

Ever notice how the English have a derogatory term for all the other home countries

Scottish = Jock
Irish = Paddy/Mick
Welsh = Taff/Di


but don't have one for theirselves ........ may I suggest c***s !!

:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

chill out dude.

everyone knows the english are ponces. just look at what ireland did to them in the rugby today. totally smashed to pieces