May 17, 2012

It’s a well known fact that there is absolutely no connection between insuring things and gambling. The two things, in fact, could hardly be more dissimilar. But that didn’t stop largish independent wholesale property owners insurance provider Stride from running “an exciting poker game” on Stand 22 at this year’s BIBA conference.

Stride managing director Dick Loveglove was seen roaming the so-called exhibition hall at BIBA 2012 urging brokers to try their luck. “If you play your cards right,” Loveglove suggested, “you could win an iPad.”

The Striders are regular tweeters and their final tweet of the BIBA Conference congratualated Tony Cracroft of Flint Insurance Sidcup whose “hand of four Jacks” trumped all comers to secure the coveted iPad2. A subsequent tweet announced that the latest issue of the Stride Insurance Group Daily is out. Bankstone News could not resist taking a peek at this.

Two very interesting stories in the technology section immediately jumped out at Bankstone News. The first explained that: “The TinyURL (d22bz48) you visited was used by its creator in violation of our terms of use. TinyURL has a strict no abuse policy and we apologize for the intrusion this user has caused you. If you received spam, please note that TinyURL did not send this spam and we do not operate any email lists. We can not remove you from spammer’s database as we have no association with spammers, but instead we recommend you use spam filtering software.”

A second article made equally fascinating reading revealing that The TinyURL (d22bz48) you visited was used by its creator in violation of our terms of use. TinyURL has a strict no abuse policy and we apologize for the intrusion this user has caused you. If you received spam, please note that TinyURL did not send this spam and we do not operate any email lists. We can not remove you from spammer’s database as we have no association with spammers, but instead we recommend you use spam filtering software.

Linked articles highlighted the heartwarming story of how a “UK Mum” turned “£20  into £5000” and a self-help piece outlining how you can make earn £5000 working part time from home.

Bankstone News hasn’t the faintest idea what any of this means but it’s certainly food for thought!


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