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This week's revelations have once again focused attention on the problems faced by the Co-op Bank. Customers at the campaign remain focused on the future and how to ensure the new bank puts its principles into practice.

The Proposed Articles of Association published by the Co-operative Bank on 14th November are not strong enough to withstand commercial pressures and protect the Ethical Policy of the bank, says the campaign. The Co-operative Group has claimed that the new articles and an ethics committee will ensure that the ethical stance of the bank will be protected. However, the bank’s Ethical Policy – which sets out who it will and will not do business with – is not specifically referenced in the new constitution despite previous indications by the Bank that it has been set in stone. is a campaign set up by Co-operative Bank customers with the backing of Ethical Consumer magazine. It aims to ensure the new bank...

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