LATELY — 18 July 2004

I can't believe I'm praising a bank

(This is largely for Google’s benefit:) Has anyone successfully used a First Direct Switch card (debit?) with the UK iTunes store? I can’t get it to recognise my card. (I’ve used the same card on on-line shopping sites before.) I really want to buy some songs.

First Direct has been a pretty good bank to me so far–I recommend them. They’re an internet bank, so they’re no good if you like (or need) to go into branches. However, their phone support is excellent: you dial, and you get a person straight away–there’s no number to type! (Actually, sometimes you get put on hold for a minute, but there’s still no numbers to type.) Their staff, too, are actually helpful and know what they’re talking about.