Loyalty and Fairness – My FamilyTies

In today’s modern society there has never been more need to talk about loyalty and fairness. As a family we are a close knit team, having family far flung from where we live, some on the other side of the world, so we have a poor support network nearby.  Due to that fact we try to instil within our children a strong sense of self reliance, however this is coupled with having to stay loyal and be fair to each others needs and wants, this also is passed onto friends of the family and quite often neighbours.

Our children are far apart in age, with wide ranging hobbies and activities, likes and dislikes,  this said both need to be mindful and act fairly within each other’s lives. Also with the added pressure of a shift working dad, and a mum who can’t drive,  we all have to sometimes go out of our way to help each other out.

My OH is a member of the Emergency services, and I grew up in a small rural community in Wales, where we moved from England,  where at the time being different was a very big deal, and because of that we try to instil in our two daughters that due to our professions and backgrounds, we see and have experienced the differences in the way people live, the haves and the have not’s. We are trying to teach our children that despite any differences we are all the same, and that being fair to people irrespective of their backgrounds, race or religion and being loyal to those that are loyal to us is paramount.

Being a loyal customer is important to NatWest Bank. So much so they want to reward this loyalty by saying goodbye to the offers that you normally would see to entice new customers only.  NatWest Bank are rewarding your loyalty as a customer by being very transparent about their offers, no more hiding online only offers, but giving you, their loyal customers the rewards your deserve for your loyalty to NatWest.

Being a new customer quite often comes with it’s perks, a gift, a discount, some sort of preferential treatment that is reserved just for us newbies. In this funny video that NatWest Bank have made this is perfectly highlighted.  Once you have that special treatment, what then? No more special gifts, or discounts? Have a look at the video and see what you think about the old way that new customers were potentially treated, and this will give you the perfect impression of how you the loyal NatWest customer will be treated with NatWest’s new campaign to reward loyalty for their customers.

Is this something that you believe in strongly, or that you teach your own children as we do?  We all have out differences in life and yet I find that many of us hold these core traits dear to us, and they become a part of who we are, and as we have done, are then passed down to our own children.  For now it is second nature to our girls to understand the core values of being fair to each other and cherishing loyalty. 

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  1. November 1, 2014 / 11:06 am

    It is something I try to teach my children, as I was taught. However, I think there also need to be boundaries, because sometimes in this life others will not treat you fairly and you are going to need to walk away from that. It's really hard to strike a balance sometimes, isn't it?

    • November 2, 2014 / 5:08 pm

      It really is hard to get the balance right šŸ™‚

  2. November 1, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    Blood is thicker than water is a saying I constantly heard growing up!

  3. November 1, 2014 / 8:38 pm

    I don't have a big family but I love them more then I could explain. Blood really is thicker than water. x

    • November 2, 2014 / 8:51 am

      I feel just the same Holly! šŸ™‚

  4. November 2, 2014 / 8:41 am

    I do try to teach my children about family, friends and loyalty. Good Natwest are starting to treat their loyal customers with respect.

    • November 2, 2014 / 8:52 am

      I agree Maya it's a positive step forward šŸ™‚

  5. November 2, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    I live a long way away from my family so our own little family is very important. My father worked for over 40 years for NatWest!

    • November 2, 2014 / 5:09 pm

      It's tough to live far away from family,- wow 40 years at NatWest that's a long time! šŸ™‚

  6. November 2, 2014 / 6:34 pm

    We dont have a big family sometimes I do feel a little sad about that .

  7. November 2, 2014 / 6:40 pm

    I want my boys to embrace their difference and be happy with that

  8. November 2, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    I love that my children care about each others feelings and will try and compromise whenever they don't agree x x

  9. November 2, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    We are definitely into creating a strong family bond. We don't have any family close by and we rely on each other…I'm not very good about asking anyone for help so it really is about us relying on each other as a family. I hope it means my children will grow up with a really strong bond, family loyalty is everything.

  10. November 3, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    That video really does make you think doesn't it? I'm so pleased NatWest have taken this direction as I am sure they will be rewarded back with even more loyalty

  11. November 3, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    I hate it when banks or any services for that matter, treat existing customers like dirt. Good to know that at least one bank has decided to go back to old-fashioned banking where customer loyalty was actually rewarded.

  12. November 3, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    Family is so important! Good video from Natwest!

  13. November 4, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    Family is vital and even though there is a huge age gap with my children they all adore each other and despite their bickering will always come to their siblings aid

  14. November 5, 2014 / 9:32 am

    my husband is from a large family , I am not .
    family is so important

  15. November 5, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    Loyalty and family are two very important things to me. I have a big age gap too, and it can be a juggling act to keep everyone happy, but they have to learn to give each other time for their own things.

    (commenting here instead of on Bernerd Matthews as am a veggie!)

  16. November 6, 2014 / 10:59 pm

    It can be hard to keep the family connections strong when everyone grows up, but it's so rewarding to do so