Cry Baby of the Week

This whinging cry baby isn’t identified by a complicit media, but they are a cry baby nonetheless, running off to the Human Rights Commission to complain about their rights being infringed…by a bank.

HSBC New Zealand is closing bank accounts with balances under $100,000 in a move one customer has blasted as discriminatory.

Local clients of the global bank have been told that “non-premier” banking services are being withdrawn.

A minimum of $100,000 in savings or $500,000 in home lending is required to qualify for HSBC Premier.

The customer told the Business Herald that he had been banking with HSBC in Auckland for “umpteen years”.

“I feel that I’ve been a victim and discriminated [against],” he said.

“To me, a bank should provide services to the public and help the needy, but not to bully those whose accounts do not hold a minimum balance of $100,000 at any one time.”

The customer said he had approached the Human Rights Commission over the matter.

Sounds like a professional victim. They are only upset because they’ve been made to feel poor by the bank. Cry me a river of tears.

The letter he received from HSBC New Zealand’s head of retail banking, Glen Tonks, said he may like to consider upgrading to Premier if he would like to stay with the bank.

“At HSBC we periodically conduct reviews of our products and services to ensure we continue meeting the needs and requirements of customers appropriately,” Tonks said.

“We are therefore writing to advise you that we are withdrawing non-premier banking services. Unfortunately this means your non-premier account(s) will need to be closed.”

Fair enough. The customer clearly doesn’t fit the profile HSBC would like to have.

There are other banks, why doesn’t this cry baby bugger off to one of them?

Instead, they are crying that their rights have been infringed. Obviously not being a rich rich-prick your human rights are abused.

HSBC’s operations in New Zealand were focused on wealthy clients and the bank’s business model was not suited to those who didn’t meet the Premier criteria, the spokesman said.

He said their needs could be better fulfilled by other banks which “provide banking services for regular retail customers”.

‘Bugger off peasant’ is the crude translation of that. They are probably glad to see the back of them.

Whinging pricks like this should be named not protected.


– NZ Herald