Chapter 608-Bank Run
"That can’t be true, right? The reputation of the Four Seas Bank can be trusted . " Some people did not believe these rumors .
"Who knows? Aren’t there many people who look righteous but are actually cheaters?"
"It's better to believe than regret later . "
"I do not care, just take it out before talking . "
Under the coercion of those people with bad intentions, some people finally started to waver and follow the crowd .
The power of rumors was exceedingly effective in swaying the Chinese people . In history, stupid rumours had caused numerous shopping waves .
All of a sudden, the number of people who went to withdraw their money actually exceeded the number of people who went to save . Even those people who were doubtful toward the rumors decided to wait and see; they did not store their money .
Such an anomaly naturally caught the attention of all the workers, and they immediately reported the matter to the treasurer .
The treasurer of the Chang An branch was someone Meng Zhida had expended a lot of effort to recruit, he was advanced banking talent, Li Wei . In reality, he had some dealings with Meng Zhida .
"Do not panic, just deal with them normally . " Li Wei instructed .
"Yes!" the workers returned to their tasks .
In the bank, the prestige of the treasurer was not to be doubted . Just like that, under Li Wei’s suppression, the Four Seas Bank learned nothing about this little storm .
In just a short two hours, the Chang An bank withdrawing storm grew more and more intense, and it slowly turned into a tornado . Slowly, the entire Chang An City crazily spread the news .
The rumors grew more and more exaggerated .
At this stage, it did not need people to fan the flames, as the players who loved to join in the fun had naturally started to make up rumor after rumor .
"Did you hear? The Four Seas Bank is about to close down . "
"Why not? Take a look at the number of people that went to withdraw their money . They are filling the streets . "
"Then I'll go too . "
Rumors were like a virus, crazily spreading . Originally, those who had just wanted to catch the fun could not help but want to withdraw their money too when they saw the swarm of people .
At this stage, the truth was not important anymore . Everyone seemed to have lost their rationality, and they packed the door of the banks like sardines . It seemed like the situation was spiralling out of control .
At this time, Li Wei slowly walked out and read aloud an official statement .
As expected, it had no effect at all .
It seemed like the bank vault would get emptied .
Based on the rules, the bank vault only possessed a sum of emergency funds . At set periods of time, they would shift the large quantity of gold back to the main vault in Shanhai City .
Such an arrangement was made to ensure the safety of the bank funds .
The moment the vault was exhausted, the outcome would be catastrophic .
"Treasurer, should we inform the headquarters? If not, it would be hard to solve this situation," the manager asked .
"What are you panicking for! If we cannot handle such a small matter, what will the headquarters think about our branch?" Li Wei's attitude remained highly adamant, “Instruct the people at the front desk to slow down . "
"Yes!" The manager was placed on a spot .
The manager knew that slowing the speed was like drinking poison to quench thirst . The best solution was to ask for money from the headquarters to relive the panic .
As expected, someone started to stir up problems once again .
"Why are you taking such a long time? Are you all out of money?" A teen who was withdrawing his money suddenly raised his voice to show his displeasure .
"Sorry sir, there are too many people . Please wait patiently," the worker replied .
"What too many people, it's obvious that you are out of money . In just a short time, you are out? At the start, I did not believe the rumors but now I do . You guys must be making use of the reserves," the teen continued to cause a racket .
This naturally attracted the attention of everyone in the main hall .
When the others heard these complaints, their mob mentality grew .
"People, please calm down, the funds in the bank vault are sufficient . Anyone who wants to withdraw their money will be allowed to do so . However, we only have a limited number of workers, so please wait patiently," the treasurer came out to facilitate .
"Hen, empty words . "
The entire place was close to exploding out of control .
If the Jinwu Guards were not already in place, the situation would have probably gotten out of hand .
Even so, they would not be able to hold on for long .
Under the meticulous planning of others, the Chang An branch of the Four Seas Bank had turned into an unrecoverable mess .
Shanhai City, Nanjiang Governor-General Manor .
"I want to see the Lady!"
Black Snake, the leader of the Black Snake Guards, arrived at the back hall with a solemn expression .
"Commander Black Snake, what's the matter?"
After a short while, Song Jia walked out; her words showed the utmost respect to him .
After Song Jia married Ouyang Shuo, he had handed the Black Snake Guards over to her to handle . After all, he was often outside, and he could not handle certain matters in time .
Song Jia's identity was the most suited for this role .
"Reporting to the Lady, something has cropped up at the Chang An branch of the Four Seas Bank," Black Snake replied .
The bank run in Chang An City quickly grew in intensity . The commander of the intel station had finally noticed that something was wrong, so he reported the matter as an emergency situation to headquarters .
When Black Snake received the news, he finally realize that something was amiss, and he immediately looked for Song Jia .
When she heard the news, she did not panic . She asked Black Snake to pay attention to the situation first .
"Make use of the power of the Chang An station to understand the situation," Song Jia instructed .
When Black Snake heard her command, awe and praise appeared in his eyes .
"As expected from the woman the Lord chose . She truly was brought up in a huge family . "
"Men!" Song Jia said .
"Please invite Treasurer Meng over," Song Jia gently said .
"Yes, my Lady!"
While she waited, Song Jia also picked up the brush and wrote over ten emergency letters . The recipients were all members of the Four Seas Bank administrative committee .
After a short while, Meng Zhida hurried over .
Although Song Jia was his daughter's classmate, Meng Zhida did not dare to treat her lightly .
"My Lady!" Meng Zhida bowed .
"Treasurer Meng, take a look at this . " Song Jia passed over the intel that the Black Snake Guards had gathered .
When Meng Zhida saw the news, his hand could not help but shiver .
"I've appointed the wrong person to the job, my Lady, please punish me!" Meng Zhida felt ashamed .
As the treasurer of the Four Seas Bank, he had actually received this important news from the Nanjiang Governor-General House . One could imagine that something had truly gone wrong in the branch .
At the very least, it was a personnel error .
"As for whose fault it is, we can temporarily put that matter aside and discuss when the Lord is back . Treasurer Meng, please take some funds and head toward Chang An to stabilize the situation . If you can, please investigate the situation . "
"Understood!" Meng Zhida had a face of determination and resilience .
As an experienced banker, he knew that if this matter spread, a terrifying bank run would occur . At that time, even if they cleared the rumors, they would not be able to prevent the matter .
After Meng Zhida left, Song Jia started to ask people to prepare the side hall to welcome the members of the committee .
After receiving the emergency letter, Bai Hua and the others rushed over . However, there were too many of them, and everyone was busy, so it was not that easy to gather everyone .
At 3 PM, they all finally arrived .
The intel from the Black Snake Guards were distributed to each one of them .
Song Jia knew her place; she knew that she could not completely replace Ouyang Shuo . After introducing the matter, she allowed deputy director Feng Qiuhuang to chair the meeting .
Feng Qiuhuang accepted it . Between Song Jia and her, there was the smell of competition .
"This is a scheme . "
The fellow who forever believed in conspiracies, Xunlong Dianxue, was the first to speak .
"Such an obvious matter, you do not have to specifically say it . " Feng Qiuhuang rolled her eyes toward him and looked around, "Let's discuss how to solve this crisis . "
"Regarding the rumours about the Blood Evil Mercenary Guild, I'll deal with Chang An Night News . " Blood Romance had never expected for someone to actually dare to trifle with him .
"I think that Chang An Night News is a big problem . " Bai Hua continued .
"Then let's investigate who gave them the courage to disturb the Shanhai Alliance . They really do not know their ability . " Feng Qiuhuang was still so dominating .
"An investigation is naturally necessary, but it is not the most important issue at hand . It is best is to end the rumors one by one . If not, if this spreads, I'm worried it might affect the other imperial city branches . " Xie Siyun reminded .
"Let's investigate!" Feng Qiuhuang agreed .
There was nothing more effective at explaining than a detailed report . . As expected from the two people who were familiar with this area .
"As for the rumors that we are making use of the reserves, we can invite some players and media to the Shanhai City vault to personally act as witnesses . " Song Jia suggested .
"Apart from that, toward the doubts of the profits of the territories, we need to provide real proof . Why don’t all of us reveal some of our development plans?" Feng Qiuhuang added .
"No problem . "
The allegations of Chang An Night News left Gong Chengshi and the others furious . What not having enough money to repay the loans? Wasn’t this a slap to their faces?
"Apart from resolving the rumors, we must be wary of what other tricks they can pull . " Bai Hua said .
All those seated basically had a rough idea of the situation . The people who spread these rumors were definitely people from the Yanhuang Alliance . Their goal was to help the Huitong Bank rise up through affecting the Four Seas Bank .
However, these methods were a little despicable .
"If there are fund problems, Snow-War Rose can move one million over," Xie Siyun stated .
"Blood Evil Mercenary Group can send more than a million if needed . " This scheme had deepened the recognition of the Shanhai Alliance in Blood Romance's mind .
When Bai Hua and the others saw them express their support, they nodded happily .
The other guild leaders all declared theirs stances one by one .
This massive boat, the Four Seas Bank, had a bright future . They definitely would not give up this bright path just because of one scheme .
The toughness and unity of the Shanhai Alliance would probably scare the enemy .