20 November 13

We released a statement on the Bank's proposed new Articles of Association, published on 14th November. In our view the commitments are not strong enough to withstand commercial pressures and protect the Ethical Policy of the bank. Full statement here.

20 November 13 from www.co-operative.coop

The Co-operative Group announces that Len Wardle has resigned as Chair of The Co-operative Group and from the Board, with immediate effect. He will be replaced by Ursula Lidbetter, currently Group Deputy Chair and Chief Executive of the Lincolnshire Co-operative Society. It is intended that Ursula will Chair the Group through the current governance review, which will include consideration of how the Board is constituted and chaired.

Len Wardle said:

18 November 13

On 18 November the Co-operative Group issued a statement to media:

“Given the serious and wide-ranging nature of recent allegations, the new executive management team has started a fact-finding process to look into any inappropriate behaviour at The Co-operative Group or The Co-operative Bank and to take action as necessary.

"In addition, the Board of The Co-operative Group has launched a root and branch review of the democratic structure of the organisation. We need to modernise to ensure that the interests of all our 7m members are properly and directly represented in the oversight of our business activities."

30 October 13 from saveourbank.coop

A short explanation of what is going on with the Co-operative Bank and why we are campaigning.

24 October 13 from saveourbank.coop


A new campaign is urging existing Co-op Bank customers not to move their accounts from the Co-op in an effort to ensure that the bank sticks to its ethical principles.