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Category Archives: Banking
Ryan Brightwell (below left), who works with Banktrack in the Netherlands, is one of the founders of Save Our Bank; he writes the newsletters and compiled the history/chronology below. Wider interests are touched on in his lively Twitter page. … Continue reading
The international co-operative movement has seen a series of catastrophic failures of large scale co-operatives in recent decades, such as the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, retail co-ops in Germany, France and Atlantic Canada, banking in Austria and the near meltdown of … Continue reading
An August Save our Bank Facebook entry highlights a new survey from ClientEarth, which says: “The British public said quite clearly they want their banks and pension funds to avoid investments in fossil fuel projects and were surprised to learn that … Continue reading
Were activists or imported executives responsible for the Co-operative Group’s ‘management and governance’ failure?
A few years after the event which eventually triggered the setting up of this site in 2011, a group of co-operators concerned about the ‘corporatisation’ of the large societies, involving loss of members’ control, began to correspond. Several had been … Continue reading
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