Monday, November 03, 2008

UBS. More Questionable Ethics.

UBS. Switzerland's largest bank hasn't looked very appealing in the news lately. Greed. Corruption. Questionable ethics. Not to mention, they recommend personal bankers based on their looks instead of their skills. And I don't know about you, but in this economy, I want the Joe Biden. Not the Sarah Palin.

My husband went to the UBS last week and an older women helping him wanted to assign him a personal banker, for all his banking needs. At first, she handed him the business card of Herr Banker.

But then she changed her mind.

"Oh no," she said. I will give you Frau Bankerin. She is young and beautiful."

As she handed over the business card, she noticed my husband's ring.

"Oh, I see you are married," she said sheepishly. But then still mentioned, "but you should really meet Frau Bankerin. You'll really like her."

Wow. I mean I don't know what to say. Except that it's time to get a new bank.


cam said...

hmmm.... good to know. I was thinking about opening an account with UBS because it's accessible from the States, but lately.... still operating on a cash basis. If you have any banking advice, please send it my way!

Chantal said...

Hmm, I don't know what's decent anymore when it comes to banking. Maybe try Credit Suisse--at least they will have accounts in English.

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