Banks: bastards (again)

In its wisdom, the Royal Bank of Scotland has employed a browser sniffing script that’s one of the most restrictive I’ve ever encountered. Its online banking supports Firefox and Safari, but when you try and use either you get locked out. In the case of Firefox that’s because the bank supports Firefox 1.0 only (I’m on RC1), and with Safari it supports 2.0 only (Apple’s upgraded Safari to 2.02, but the bank doesn’t like it). Gaaaaah.

On a related note, Direct Line is cheerfully taking £30 a month from my account, which would be fair enough if I’d actually bought something from them. Looks like I’m paying somebody else’s car insurance. Gaaaaah, again.





0 responses to “Banks: bastards (again)”

  1. Well, if you’re up for a change, HSBC’s website works flawlessly on all flavours of Firefox on both Windows and Mac, Safari, and, oddly enough, Internet Explorer.

    Oh, and thanks for paying my car insurance, it sure was a bind when I was doing that!

  2. David

    I don’t have a problem, so far, with RBS on the PC using firefox RC1.5. It’s just you. Again.

  3. Must be a mac thing.

  4. david

    Nope. I’m a dumbass. Forgot which machine was using rc. Twas the other one I used. ;-)

  5. Heh heh heh.