Registration is now open for the 2019 Gathering for Save Our Bank supporters and members of the Customer Union.

The Gathering will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 16th November in The Loft, Ziferblat HQ, 3 Oxford Court, Bishopsgate, Manchester M2 3WQ (note change of venue)

Attendance will also be possible by Zoom videoconferencing from laptop, tablet or smartphone, or by dialling in.


As those who have attended previous meetings will know, the Gathering is a great chance to review what our campaign has achieved so far and have a detailed discussion about our strategy for the coming years. 

We are hoping to have a representative from the Co-operative Bank once again joining us for part of the meeting, to hear about latest developments at the bank and its future plans, and to put them on the spot with our questions.

We will discuss our evolving relationship with the bank and we will look at the implications for a potential change in owenrship once the bank returns to profit.

Registration is free, with a suggested donation of £6 to help with food and venue hire for those that can contribute.

Saturday 16 November 2019 12.30pm to 4.10pm

12.30 – 1.00 Registration and Sandwiches/Coffee

1.00 - 2.15pm Part 1: Engaging with the bank
Introduction and the year’s highlights for the Customer Union
Update from the Co-operative Bank (TBC): Engaging with the Customer Union; Values and Ethics report
External assurance and auditing – the way forward
Open discussion

2.15 - 3.00pm Part 2: The bank, its small business customers and ethics
A discussion about the relationship between the bank and its small business, charity and social enterprise customers

3.00 - 3.15pm Coffee break

3.15 - 4.00pm Part 3: Customer Union - next steps
Review of the customer union goals on ownership and engagement

4.00 - 4.10 pm Final reflections

Joining via Zoom

Customer Union and Save Our Bank Annual Gathering
Time: Nov 16, 2019 01:00 PM UK time

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By telephone call one of these numbers:

0203 051 2874 United Kingdom
0203 481 5237 United Kingdom
0203 966 3809 United Kingdom
0131 460 1196 United Kingdom

And use meeting ID: 724 616 275

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