Category - banks

  • August 26, 2013

    A number of major financial institutions are investigating telecoms firm BT over its alleged involvement in the US’ covert drone warfare programme.

  • May 11, 2012

    On the eve of the local elections, some extraordinary remarks by a Minister probably got less attention than they deserved.

    Defence Secretary and multi-millionaire property developer Philip Hammond tried to shift the blame for the financial crisis in the direction of ordinary UK households, saying, ‘the banks had to lend to someone’ and the people who took out loans were ‘consenting adults’.

  • April 26, 2012

    The World Development Movement will protest at the AGM of Barclays’ bank over the company’s role in fuelling global hunger by betting on food prices.

  • January 31, 2012

    Corporate bodies and their key executives should be accountable for criminal negligence and reckless misconduct, says civil rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

  • January 29, 2012

    Barclays Bank has won a 'shame award', for speculating on food prices. The award was presented in Davos to coincide with the World Economic Forum.

  • January 23, 2012

    Quakers in Geneva have spoken out strongly against the "unethical behaviour" of banks and other financial institutions based in their own country.

  • January 21, 2012

    Occupy London, itself battling eviction from outside St Paul's Cathedral, has repossessed Roman House, an abandoned financial services office building.

  • December 12, 2011

    When Vince Cable recently called for workers to be given a seat on company boards, and a say on what their bosses are paid, the business community was predictably dismissive.

  • October 16, 2011

    Millions of protesters in 82 countries and across a thousand cities have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the bailing out of the rich.

  • August 12, 2011

    Right-wing columnists are having a field day in the wake of the riots, demonising single parents, benefit recipients and working class people generally. To be consistent in condemning looting, we should criticise not only the rioters but the wealthy bankers and politicians who are looting our society.