Principality first building society to adopt Keep Me Posted pledge

BIG WIN FOR CONSUMER CHOICE AS PRINCIPALITY BECOMES THE FIRST BUILDING SOCIETY TO ADOPT THE KEEP ME POSTED PLEDGE  

Principality, the UK’s sixth largest Building Society, has become the first financial services provider to adopt the Keep Me Posted pledge, which will protect  the right of its 500,000 customers to receive paper statements without charge, a move that will strengthen the choice of its customers in how they are communicated with.

KEEP ME POSTED COMMENTS ON GO ON UK’S REPORT ON ADULTS LACKING BASIC ONLINE SKILLS

Go On UK, the UK's leading skills charity, says more than 12 million people, and a million small businesses in the UK, do not have basic digital skills. In some parts of the UK, such as Wales, more than a third of people are unable to carry out a combination of basic tasks online. Judith Donovan CBE, chair of Keep Me Posted, says that's why consumers must keep the choice of paper bills and statements. She says, 

Loss of bank branches can signal more woe for the vulnerable

22nd September 2015

Loss of bank branches can signal more woe for the vulnerable

It’s getting a little worrying, hearing about the number of bank branches which are predicted to close over the next five years, leaving some areas without a single local bank.

It’s all very well saying that they are not needed because people will do things online, but that excludes the millions who cannot or don’t want to go online. In fact, even those who do bank online could find the unintended consequences mean they have problems too.

KEEP ME POSTED CAMPAIGN REVEALS UK’S ‘LEAST CONNECTED CITIES’

Blackpool is one of the UK’s least connected towns, according to the Keep Me Posted campaign and research from the Office for National Statistics.

The campaign, which fights for consumers’ rights to receive paper bills and statements from their banks, utility companies and telecoms providers, found that a number of UK towns and cities have significantly lower than average internet use. Nearly a third (31 per cent) of Blackpool’s population have either never used the internet or used it more than three months ago.

Paper - not just a good idea at the time

8th September 2015

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