HSBC TRIED to implement a policy of demanding to know why
customers were withdrawing large amounts (asking them to
show 'quotes' or bills, etc) ... and failed.
And so it all goes back to square one: If you have a large
ILLUSION in your account (YOU should be so lucky!) ... and want to
withdraw it ... you need to give them notice.
And this has always been the case, because the branches only
keep a certain amount of ILLUSION around in any one day. (It helps
to minimise the ILLUSION of Bank Robberies!)
I was given this advice, which I quote:
If you bank with hsbc: withdraw, or better
transfer to another what you have there, it's the bank most
likely to 'fall' next- they are already limiting amounts you are
permitted to withdraw, also insisting you specify your
reasons/purpose for withdrawing- crazy! it's your money!
"If you bank with hsbc: withdraw ..." Errr ...
apparently (according to that), you can't.
So that's good advice, innit?
(No, actually, you can withdraw ... just like everywhere else ... so
it makes no difference really).
"they are already limiting amounts you are permitted to withdraw
..." that's a bit disingenuous. They always did limit the amount to
withdraw AT ANY ONE TIME. (Reason above). And all the other Banks do
the same. Always have.
Listen: It's ALL SHIT ... it's ALL an ILLUSION.
Douglas Carswell, the Conservative MP for
Clacton, is alarmed by the new HSBC policy: "All these
regulations which have been imposed on banks allow enormous
interpretation. It basically infantilises the customer. In a
sense your money becomes pocket money and the bank becomes your
"All these regulations which have been imposed on banks ..."
... Errr ... imposed by who? Lemme think, Douglas Carswell,
Conservative ... imposed by a Conservative
Government, could that be? Regulations dreamed up by you
& your mates, could that be?
All because your arses are firmly lodged up your backsides ...
about EVERYTHING ... could that be?
If you live in a world of bollox, Douglas, you'll swim in a world
of bollox, Douglas ... so don't complain about the bollox,
Douglas. You're a Politician, Douglas. You SPREAD bollox, Douglas.
This all reminds me of the "Cyprus haircut" business ... where
the screeching advice was to "This could happen to you,
whoever you Bank with ... so withdraw your money and move it
The DOUBLE-THINK (aka absurdity), in that advice, hit me between the
eyes ... like being swiped around the gob with a large wet kipper.
MORAL: The less you have, the less you have to worry about,
the freer you become. The more they take away from
you, the freer you become, thus the more you are able to HIT
It's ALL in your head, anyway. The whole thing. Beginning,
middle, end. So you are in the perfect position to be able to
sort it out.