I’ve also put the first nail in the coffin (to keep with the vampiric theme) of my association with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia by opening an account with our local independant bank. This is partially in protest against the Commonwealth’s ridiculous fees, impersonal attitude and closing of their local branch (which means I now have to travel a good six kilometres to do any on-site banking as opposed to just one, which may not seem much but I don’t drive) and partially because my new account will give me a fee-free VISA debit card, allowing me unparalelled online spending power!
Until I run out of money that is.
So, as soon as my VISA application is accepted (which I imagine it will be, having stayed very much under the credit radar for the whole of my life to date) I’ll be switching my direct debit contributions over to the new bank, emptying my Commonwealth account, and aiming a hearty raspberry at the Executives behind that hulking financial monolith. Charge me for having less than $500 in my account will you? Nyaaa!!!
Then I’ll blow all my money buying DVDs on eBay and starve to death. Ho hum.