“The relationship the French have with their banks is a mystery. For years now the major banks have been laughing at you unashamedly but you still put up with it. Six years after the beginning of the financial crisis brought on by the banks, you’re still struggling with a loss of buying power, the spectre of unemployment and recession, but you don’t resent them. Every year banks automatically take hundreds of Euros in unjustified charges from your accounts without your authorisation, but you don’t react. Backed by successive political powers with whom they maintain incestuous links, banks cooperate to avoid any true competition, but you accept this. 92% of you stay faithful to your bank, even if it cheats on you, when 40% of you have already been unfaithful to your partner, even if he or she is faithful…
It’s time to wake up. I’ll show you that banks need you more than you need them. I’ll save you money. Lots of money. It won’t be you worrying about a call from the bank manager. The bank manager will be worrying about a call from you. The worrying is changing camps. Now.”
Marc Fiorentino specialises in financial markets and is the founder and CEO of a consultancy firm and a columnist for the financial press. He has written several bestsellers, including Un trader ne meurt jamais (2009), Sauvez votre argent ! (2011) and Sauvez votre retraite ! (2013).
Il est temps de vous réveiller !
Et d’économiser de l’argent.