This afternoon right outside the front door of the Salvo’s store at Mitchell, a well-presented blonde woman representing Citibank was approaching customers entering and exiting the Salvo’s offering credit cards and debt consolidation together with the offer of a loan with 6.something% interest.
I realise I’m taking the moral high ground here, but honestly, how low can a bank or its representative stoop? I thought it was a disgusting tactic to stand out the front of an op-shop enticing people who are possibly financially challenged, to consider more credit cards or a loan. You could argue that it’s a free market, that the street is owned by nobody, or that she was actually promoting good financial management as a community service…
…but I’m far more cynical than that.
I just thought it was shameful.
/dobbing in a community disservice