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Co-op bank refuses services to feminist group

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chaoticgood Thu 14-Jun-18 12:16:22

twitter.com/SaveOurBank/status/1006920527292846080

www.co-operativebank.co.uk/assets/pdf/bank/news/values-and-ethics-report-2017.pdf

I would love to know what human right they are referring to.

BoreOfWhabylon Thu 14-Jun-18 12:19:48

Really need to know more about the Feminist Group in question.

chaoticgood Thu 14-Jun-18 12:23:42

I don't believe a feminist group exists who "actively denie[s] the rights of members of the transgender community".

Noqont Thu 14-Jun-18 12:30:14

How bizarre

Southfields Thu 14-Jun-18 12:32:18

Can you tell us all the details please? I bank with the Co Op and will close my account over this issue, but I need details.

ChickenOrEgg6 Thu 14-Jun-18 12:35:54

I need details, too. Looks like I won't bank with them anymore.

chaoticgood Thu 14-Jun-18 12:37:36

I wish I could tell you details as I would love to know them myself but no it's just that one line in the document. I don't know if there is any way of getting them. If we asked they probably would say it was confidential or not their obligation to tell

chaoticgood Thu 14-Jun-18 12:39:57

Hmm maybe they would have to tell us if we asked what their are counting as trans rights

dinosaursandtea Thu 14-Jun-18 12:41:54

You have a right to disagree with the trans rights movement, they have a right to refuse services to organisations they believe are at odds with their corporate values. Pretty simple, no?

ImagineBeing Thu 14-Jun-18 12:44:31

Are they a hard left bank?

Shampooeeee Thu 14-Jun-18 12:44:53

Placemarking for details.

Anlaf Thu 14-Jun-18 12:47:16

Assuming this feminist group is one of the generic feminist groups, and not the feminist wing of (e.g.) banned far right group Scottish Dawn, this is actually a very big deal.

The bank has declined banking services to an organisation who they disagree with.

Question would be whether they would also decline services to the members of that organisation- if not, why not? probably because their compliance dept would implode at clear breach of Equalities duties to individuals

I'm not knowledgeable enough on business banking nor Equalities duties when providing services to business/charities/orgs to say if they've broken a rule by doing this, but might have a rummage in the regs later.

nauticant Thu 14-Jun-18 12:49:20

Look how woke we are!

(But we won't go into details in case people start asking difficult questions and we don't look so great after all.)

ImagineBeing Thu 14-Jun-18 12:51:25

Isn't that philosophical discrimination by the bank?

FortunateCookie Thu 14-Jun-18 12:51:36

Hopefully the feminist group will come forward so we can judge for ourselves. I bank with the co-op so am keen to know the details.

genehuntswife Thu 14-Jun-18 12:55:29

I’m keen as well. I have my business account with them. I’ll cancel it in a heartbeat if it’s an account like a woman’s place they’ve denied

QuarksandLeptons Thu 14-Jun-18 12:57:41

Placemarking

Sevendown Thu 14-Jun-18 12:58:04

Boycott.

womanformallyknownaswoman Thu 14-Jun-18 13:02:08

This is the bank that nearly went bust and was previously headed up by a drug taking, gambler, sex offender with links to paedophile rings, under whose stewardship the bank lost millions?

I think I'd put my money elsewhere irrespective

FortunateCookie Thu 14-Jun-18 13:03:59

Who would you recommend woman?

womanformallyknownaswoman Thu 14-Jun-18 13:07:59

First Direct

Noqont Thu 14-Jun-18 13:11:44

This is the bank that nearly went bust and was previously headed up by a drug taking, gambler, sex offender with links to paedophile rings, under whose stewardship the bank lost millions?

Nice they are a truly moral bunch. Hmm, think I'll move my savings out of the co op.

FortunateCookie Thu 14-Jun-18 13:11:49

Thank you smile

womanformallyknownaswoman Thu 14-Jun-18 13:12:58

You're welcome smile

womanformallyknownaswoman Thu 14-Jun-18 13:13:19

PS I'm not on commission

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