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Old 14-02-2009, 11:11 PM
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Bank employee who posted advice on websites is fired

By Emily Dugan

Sunday, 15 February 2009

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He is the rarest of creatures: a decent, likeable banker. For more than two years Tim Keirman was the mystery guardian angel of the bank charges campaign. While still working for NatWest he helped thousands of customers get their money back by posting anonymous guidance on consumer forum websites, much to the chagrin of his employers. Last week, his identity was finally discovered by the bank. Its revenge was swift, and savage.
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Mr Keirman, a 34-year-old cashier and MoneySense adviser for NatWest's Cambridge branch since 1998, yesterday revealed his identity to the IoS. After a disciplinary hearing last Wednesday, he was sacked for gross misconduct.

Mr Keirman dedicated his spare time to helping customers navigate the bureaucracy needed to get their money back by offering targeted advice and leaking internal guideline documents.

Marc Gander of the website Consumer Action Group said: "People see him as a hero. He was tremendously helpful."

Mr Keirman said yesterday: "It was good to get a sense that I was helping someone. I didn't agree with our charging structure and there were a number of times when I heard the charges were ruining lives."

A spokeswoman for NatWest said last night: "We can confirm that a member of NatWest staff has recently been dismissed for gross misconduct for releasing confidential internal information without authorisation to a third party."


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...d-1622476.html
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Old 15-02-2009, 06:04 AM
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You did it. Now the world knows who you are Tim. It goes to show those of us who knew your identity can keep a confidence to ourselves.

Many members on these forums would be surprised if they knew the real identities of people who post.

Having been there and got the T-shirt I know the emotions you are experiencing, but following your principles to the bitter end, can lead to reform. It did in my case. It takes it toll and my advice, is go forwards slowly, let the dust settle behind you and things will come right eventually in your personal life.

Now you biggest fear has been faced and I am sure that special person admires the man you have become. If you were mine, I would be singing your praises from the rooftops.

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What you did was the decent thing to do, it's good to have scruples and a strong knowledge of right and wrong.

It would do the finance industry the power of good to have more like you rather than get rid of you for being right.

It seems the norm' for them to dismiss people who are right. Keep the people who have it totally wrong, giving those the opportunity to really screw things up for the economy, hell, the one's that really screw it up even get jobs given to them by the Prime Minister.

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Good for you Nattie

RESPECT !!

Do you know what you are going to do career wise now ?
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Good for you Nattie

RESPECT !!

Do you know what you are going to do career wise now ?
Not in financial services sector but getting a job is a priority.
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Do you have any idea of what you want to to now ?

Post location, job type and desired salary and I am sure between us all, we can find a few jobs for you.

Try not to let the barstewards get you down Nattie
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I wish the reporter had not made a couple of errors in this report, the big one that the dismissal was not the instant the bank found out and that Nattie did not leak documents. i am going to email her to correct a few of the glaring errors in her story.
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It is plural but not the picture as was painted on the article or how I read it today.
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I think that Nattie and those of us who knew his identity did an incredible job keeping it concealed for so long.

As Chubbs says I am sure that between us we can soon get our networking skills going to help nattie find suitable employment.
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Im sorry to read about this recent news Tim.

We all wish you well from the car credit complaints team.
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