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By kconnors, sourced from morgueFile.com


It seems everything these days is going electronic, including bills and bank statements.

Is this a positive change for you or would you rather receive bills and bank statements in the post?

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I really understand the meaning of us cutting down on paper.
Less Postal vans on the roads, and less pollution for the earth.
Less paper to be made.
It makes good sense.
But! until the last of my generation go...leave this plant for good, we still need both.
Not every one over 55 has a computer, or even knows how to use one.
So maybe in the next 20 years, it will be all computers.
Not before, there will still be a need to have Paper-statements and the like.
I prefer receiving things in the post because I like having a tangible copy of important files.
by Vee
I prefer to receive soft copies of everything, as I save everything on my computer and ultimately then saved onto a separate hard drive as back-up. When required, I will print what I need. It's an expedient way of getting and storing information and cheaper (no postage fees or administrative fees).
Yes but now you bear the cost. "They" save the money and it is not passed onto the consumer.
by brigi
I quite like the switch over t o internet. I think it's good for the planet and more user friendly.
I like mine online. I pay them there and then and save a copy as Annalisa does. Paper copies can get lost, create clutter and waste paper.
I'd rather receive them by post.
I, for some unknown reason, prefer to get paper copies of accounts.

Even when they send them as an email, I always print them out.
This is possibly because I enter all my accounts, also for some unknown reason, onto the computer on to a accounting programme, so I need copies.

I don't think there is any account that I get purely online.

And yes, I know it is a waste of paper, however I recycle paper anyway once I am finished with it -I write a lot of notes and lists.
by Finy
by all means, I much rather receive my bills via email.
I used to prefer receiving paper statements until i realised my filing box was just nearly up to the roof so i switched to on line statements, and am glad i stiched over to on line statements.
Interesting, as my two Banks REFUSE to email me my statements. No problem with telcos' or other businesses doing so! Much more 'user-friendly I find, & as they on email, I get to pay them on time, 'cos I see them daily!
by post .. do not use the internet for this type of thing
Ours always come by post, but Iíll now ask my husband to have them sent to him on line. We would certainly have far less clutter on the dinning room table!
Email. Then himself prints them out and files them and I am left wondering why I bothered. ⊙﹏⊙
by Rice
That's a hassle. I print the things I must receive online. Otherwise, I prefer paper.
by Vee
Yes, Vee, I don't really think "paperless" works in the real world, sadly.
by Rice
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Recently much of my australia post mail was returned to sender unknown address??. I have live at the same address for forty years. This caused a problem with lost statements etc and I was charged a late fee ( which I have since resoled) so went electronic. Definitely more efficient but who does it save money for, the corporations? Yes, they reduce staff etc, and don't pass on the saving to the consumners and now we do all the admin work!
Exactly!
by Vee
I would rather receive all my mails through the post.
always by mail ,
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