How bad must things be in banking when its big guns squabble about the tiniest details in the adverts of their competitors? Is it the Great Recession again? Is it that Capitec is making serious inroads? Or are banks just bloody childish? Standard Bank and FNB have been engaged in a petulant dust-up over each other’s advertising. On 23 April the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled on a number of tit-for-tat complaints lodged by FNB and Standard Bank. The clash ended, but neither emerged a victor.