Tag Archives: Co-operative Bank

The Co-operative Bank: time for change?

In November Anne, who has a Co-operative Bank account, drew our attention to the closure of the account of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) which she found very disturbing. The News reports that PSC has launched a legal case against … Continue reading

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Readers asking questions about the Co-operative Bank have, to date, been referred to Paul Gosling

  Here, now, are the words of Niall Booker, Chief Executive of the Co-operative Bank: For over 140 years the values and ethics of the Co-operative Bank have set us apart from other banks. We recognise that this is one … Continue reading

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I tiptoed on to the ethical shores of the Co-op bank . . .

. Ferdinand Mount is the author of Mind the Gap: Class in Britain Now (2004). Once described as ‘Mao-meets-Oakeshott’ *, he charted the state’s destruction of the friendly societies, private working class schools, reading rooms, workers’ educational associations, collective insurance, … Continue reading

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How will those remaining in powerful positions react to what has happened?

Edgar Parnell’s Co-opPundit website seeks to provide a rational response to the current crisis facing the Co-operative Group, including the Co-operative Bank plc. It aims to address the underlying issues, which have built-up over many years, that undermine the immense … Continue reading

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The Co-op Bank has been brought into line with the other big banks

 . In this extract from a recent blog, David Boyle (New Economics Foundation), writes: The reason I stay with (the Co-operative Bank), despite the recent revelations, is because the Save Our Bank campaign has told me to wait and see … Continue reading

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Concerned co-operators continue to require a different calibre of management

. As the failings of co-operative executives – once aired only in the Letters columns of the Co-operative News – are now being dissected in parliament and the press, and as Paul Flowers’ peccadillo hits the headlines, once again concerned … Continue reading

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Co-operative news: travel, co-operative pubs, cycle training, libraries, housing and piers

Many cheering news items from a recent issue of the Co-operative News (September 9th) are being sent to the usual mailing list and others of goodwill who are probably not co-operators. Travel business returns Anglia Co-operative Travel & Midcounties Society … Continue reading

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The Co-operative Bank: time for stabilisation and consolidation before expansion?

The Financial Times is watching the Co-operative Bank closely. Today it reported that Niall Booker has been appointed as the new head of the bank and also ‘deputy chief executive of the lender’s parent group’. Some query the fact that … Continue reading

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Credit union practitioners are better fitted to educate the young

On a sister site came a comment on the amazing news (FT Money) that banks are to be invited into schools to educate children  . . . it ended: “Financial education – and lessons in the art of form-filling until … Continue reading

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