The Keep Me Posted cam­paign

In a world that’s in­creas­ingly on­line, we speak to the head of a cam­paign fight­ing for our right to re­ceive pa­per ver­sions of bills and state­ments

YOURS (UK) - - Contents - By Katharine Woot­ton

There’s no doubt the dig­i­tal age has given us many great things and of­ten makes life eas­ier. But when it comes to man­ag­ing our fi­nances, fig­ures show not all of us want to check our bills and state­ments dig­i­tally – not to men­tion those who can­not go on­line in the first place. That’s the ar­gu­ment a cam­paign called Keep Me Posted is tak­ing to banks, util­ity and en­ergy com­pa­nies, per­suad­ing them to give cus­tomers a choice of how they are con­tacted.

“We set up in 2013 when we no­ticed a mas­sive de­cline in the post­ing of bills and state­ments,” says Ju­dith Dono­van, Chair of Keep Me Posted.

“The big trig­ger was when Bar­clays an­nounced they were tak­ing away pa­per state­ments from all cus­tomers, which we felt wasn’t right. So we cre­ated this cam­paign to sup­port the cus­tomer’s rights to choose.” To­day, Keep Me Posted has signed up 30 large busi­nesses who have promised to give a pa­per op­tion with­out charges or penal­ties, as well as work­ing with more than 100 con­cerned sup­port­ers from char­i­ties and con­sumer groups.

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