I’ve worked under American ownership and with many Americans over the years without too many issues (one notably insane period aside). Although some of the language can be wearing (I’ve acquired a number of Americanisms, though am yet to “reach out”), I find their relentless positivity quite refreshing. Just another cultural difference, albeit we more or less share a language.
For balance, they and many other nationalities find the British habit of not saying what we mean just as annoying as we find their use of language. I’ve shared this helpful guide with many international colleagues over the years…
The opposite experience yesterday, for a change! Had a (very informal) interview with a local wine merchant - with the view of maybe working there one or two days a week (no immediate vacancies, mind you).
Enthusiasm was positively coming out of my pores…!
+1 for the NatWest app - especially if you set it up with the fingerprint, it is SO much easier to make and approve payments, and even add new payees, than regular online banking. No passwords, PINs or card readers.