Our customers have told us that three things are most important for them when choosing a new credit card.
- We aim to provide clear and simple options which address your needs and reduce the complexity of choice.
- We have removed complicated “% of balance” balance transfer fees.
- You get the same credit card and rate if you apply online, in branch or over the phone.
- You can see if you could save money on interest and fees by using our Credit Card Calculator.
- We can also show you how likely you are to be accepted for a NatWest credit card by using our Approval Indicator tool.
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Short answer: Because it is the right thing to do.
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I have been a long time believer that transparency is a good thing for good people and good businesses. If you got nothing to hide, you shouldn’t have a problem with transparency in business. It will help the good businesses get better and get rid of the bad businesses quicker.
The above video is a great interview from TechCrunch TV with Buffer co founders Joel Gascoigne and Leo Widrich. They discuss why transparency is important to them and how it helps them.
These are a few quotes from the video.
Transparency makes it easier, it stops you having to remember what you have said to one person and you cant say to another.
Other people open up a lot more if you if are transparent.
Default to transparency
I also stumbled across their open salary policy on their blog which is the most transparent of any company I have ever seen. They explain the open salaries a bit more in the video below. It is also well worth a watch.
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Originally posted on ChrisHeffer.com
In this talk from TEDx Rock Creek Park Marcus Sheridan (aka The Sales Lion) shows how massive companies like McDonalds and CarMax are destroying negative stigmas and inspiring a new way of doing businesses—all where “secret sauce” doesn’t exist—simply by embracing transparency as we’ve never seen it before.
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Great example of how being transparent about your faults can help you sell more
A recent Wall Street Journal article on CEOs using twitter raised some interesting points.
My biggest concern and point I would like to raise is that is you are so scared of what your CEO is going to share on Twitter then I think you have one of two problems
- Your CEO should not be your CEO if he does not have the common sense as to what to share in a public place for the world to see
- If you are worried that your CEO will release your dirty secrets onto social networks then maybe you should fix the way you do those things as a business so that you do not have to worry about him/her saying things they shouldn’t
If your CEO says he is too busy to use Twitter then he is saying he doesn’t see the point of having an open communication channel with his customers. Let them carry on sitting in their own little protected bubble for a bit longer.
In the USA 34% of people are on Twitter and 50% are on Facebook. How comes out of the Fortune 500 CEOs only 4% are on Twitter and 8% on Facebook?
An american mayor submitted articles to his local newspaper under a false name. The articles were set out to praise the city and in turn make him look good.
Honest Tea (yes its an honest tea company) was set up in 1998 with good values at their heart
Co founder Seth Goldman talks about how and why after 14 years they plan to partner with Coca Cola distribution network
They even publish their original business plan
Founder interviewed on TV a few years around how he quit life as a venture capalist
President Obama made a public address saying that transparency is central to the government administration that he wants to run.
Rupert Murdoch argues the case that investigative journalism leads to a more open honest transparency while he was being questioned for News of the World phone hacking allegations.
First business I have found to be Honest, Open and Transparent from the core
Let me know what you think when you watch the video
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