Save Our Bank in the Media

2014

Co-operative Bank results make grim reading: Co-operative News, 15 April 2014

"Shaun Fensom of the Save Our Bank campaign urges customers to be forthright in their responses, while staying with the Bank through its crisis. “We believe that by sticking together we can hold the Bank to its ethical principles and ultimately help a return to co-op control,” he says. “If we leave then we ensure these things won’t happen."

The Co-operative Bank’s Greatest Hits

The Co-operative Bank’s Greatest Hits

Amidst The Co-operative Bank’s financial problems and the scandals and political mudslinging of recent weeks, it’s easy to forget how much of an ethical pioneer the bank has been over the past twenty years or so, since it first launched its Ethical Policy. As an antidote to the cynicism, we present The Co-operative Bank’s Greatest Hits – a (very subjective) look back at some of the reasons the Save Our Bank campaign exists.

 

1. Launch of world-first customer-led Ethical Policy, 1992

Press Release 25 October 2013

MEDIA RELEASE FROM ETHICAL CONSUMER MAGAZINE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY OCTOBER 25  2013

DON'T PANIC AND STICK WITH THE CO-OP SAYS SAVE OUR BANK  

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.

Don't Switch Yet

Many people are worried about what the Co-operative Bank will become now the hedge funds appear to have grabbed a majority share. Especially those who bank with the Co-op because of who it is and what it stands for. Many will have looked at the alternatives – Nationwide, Triodos. If customers quietly leave the hedge funds will plough on regardless. But if we speak as one, just the threat of many people leaving at once will focus minds.

That’s what this campaign is about. Step one is to get ourselves together in one place. This site aims to act as a rallying point.

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