A PETTY credit card company has started asking for repayments after 30 days of being real sports about it.
Consumer Wayne Hayes was touched when the company offered to foot the bill for his online shopping spree last month, but the mood turned awkward when they made contact to request the money was paid back.
Hayes said: “I thought they’d be just checking in to see how I was and what I was up to, but without any real pleasantries they started talking about getting the money back from me. It was very uncomfortable.”
He added: “I’ve lost a lot of respect for them. Sure, they’ll get their money back in 12 small monthly payments, but they’ve lost a friend.”
Hayes’ complaints echo those of many homeowners, who found banks turned out to be surprisingly business-minded.
Emma Bradford said: “We were really big fans of HSBC when they gave us our house. They seemed like genuinely decent people, but then the letters started demanding a sizeable monthly repayment.
“They called it a ‘mortgage’ but to me it’s just rudeness.”