Thanks for the info! I'll incorporate that into the opening page once i have understood everything.
(By the way, would you mind taking the 2-page long quote of my post our of your reply - to make it easier to read along for others but also because the text you quoted will now be changed again... thanks )
Let me see if i got that right: the ordering page at Amazon does not ask for the 3-digit "card in hand" code on the back of the card and HSBC therefore refuses to accept the payment request from Amazon?
This is perhaps not information needed for the listing, but i am just curious: is it (1) your wife who is querying you or (2) her bank or (3) Amazon? If (1): how would your wife know what you order - are the book titles printed on the monthly bill? If (2): Does her bank think amazon orders are strange (perhaps fraudulent)? If (3): what are they concerned about?
Could we get a bit more details (not about the tits, i mean, about the bank)?
Given that probably the majority of those reading this thread are male, it might be worthwhile adding the city where this branch is loacted and/or its and branch name.