Reinventing the post office

I read with a wry smile your banking supplement (13 September) re post offices offering bank counter services for banks.

I seem to remember, back in the days of sanity in the UK, someone actually formed a bank for that specific purpose - Giro, wasn't it? What happened to that, and what happened to the genius who set it up? Tony was his name, I think . . . not Blair for sure, though.

D Massingham
Chiang Mai, Thailand

This article first appeared in the 11 October 1999 issue of the New Statesman, A world without children