On Tumblr, I saw this interesting fact.
In 1995 Michael Howard was charged £20 for a £10 overdraft on his bank account at Yorkshire Bank’s Horsforth branch. The 30-year-old marketing consultant changed his name by deed poll to “Yorkshire Bank plc are Fascist Bastards”
I looked up the story, and it checks out.
A couple thoughts:
- This guy probably spent more on a name change than he did in overdraft charges, which brings me to
- This guy’s decision to change his name is just indicative of his poor judgement, which shouldn’t be surprising in that he somehow cannot manage his own money.
I think Michael needs a copy of this book:
Don’t get me wrong, there are legitimate criticisms of banks, but I don’t think that not being good with your money is one of them.