My latest blog post is on the Mayfield Business Forum (MBF) website. It deals with the frustrations of later delivery times and earlier bank closing hours in our small village.
This is frustrating for smaller businesses who can now no longer bank cheques that arrive in the post on the same day. As the recent climb down over the withdrawal of cheques guarantees shows, there are still numerous customers who use cheques and it is vital for small businesses to be able to get income into their bank accounts as quickly as possible in these difficult trading times.
There is no immediate happy ending as a result of letters sent to NatWest and Royal Mail to improve their service, but we will keep on trying,