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Byline: V. Mani
RECENT encounters with banks and bankers have made me come to the conclusion that they might just be Ah Long in sheepskin.
Let me give a few examples: * Credit card: hardly a day goes by without someone from a bank approaching me with offers of yet another card. This can be at a shopping complex, banks and even in a hospital. I politely declined, saying I need only one card for convenience and emergencies.
That did not stop two banks from sending me platinum cards.
When I complained to the banks concerned that I had not applied for the cards, I was told that the cards were pre-approved and that I should be thankful. When I …