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The Co-operative Bank comments on today's confirmation that it will be part of the Incentivised Switching Scheme

19 December 2018

The Co-operative Bank is delighted to have been confirmed as part of the Incentivised Switching Scheme by the Board of Banking Competition Remedies Ltd (BCR) Further details of the announcement are available here.

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The Co-operative Bank to bid for funding from RBS fund

12 December 2018

The Co-operative Bank today confirms that it will apply for funding from the RBS alternative remedies package in
a bid to significantly grow its presence in the business banking market and drive greater competition for small
business (SME) customers.

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The Co-operative Bank is proud to return statue of Robert Owen outside its Manchester head office

12 December 2018


  • The statue commemorates Robert Owen, known as; ‘The Father of Co-operation’

  • The statue is a replica of an original homed in his birth place; Newton, South Wales

  • The Co-operative bank remains committed to the values of the co-operative movement and to
    being an ethical business that supports local communities


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Northern Soul Awards - the winners

06 December 2018

The Northern Soul Awards represent cultural and entrepreneurial excellence in the North of England – recognising the big ventures like festivals, theatres, galleries, right down to the grassroots; small businesses, individual writers, performance groups and entrepreneurs.

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The Co-operative Bank appoints Donald Kerr as Managing Director, SME Banking

28 November 2018

The Co-operative Bank today announces the appointment of Donald Kerr to the new role of Managing Director, SME Banking, as part of its bid to significantly grow its presence in the business banking market. The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

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Getting what you bargained for: How to stay safe this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

23 November 2018

What are Black Friday and Cyber Monday?


Black Friday and Cyber Monday are both flash sales that take place the weekend after Thanksgiving. Black Friday takes place on the midnight leading into Friday 23 November, and Cyber Monday takes place the following Monday (26 November).

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The Hive connects to energy co-operatives

20 November 2018

 Thanks to The Hive, SELCE now produces renewable energy for schools across South East London.

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A spirit of adventure helped by The Hive

20 November 2018

As the first co-operative distillery, GlenWyvis works closely with its community with the help of The Hive.

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Fresh thinking from The Hive

20 November 2018

The Hive offers guidance, and business support to local co-operatives. This is how a bakery rose to the challenge, and proved that the co-operative way works.

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Handcrafted help from The Hive

20 November 2018

With The Hive’s support, Bristol Wood Recycling has saved tonnes of wood from landfill.

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The Hive gets on the SPSC guest list

20 November 2018

The Hive supports small businesses to work as co-operatives. SPSC is the story of bouncers clubbing together.

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1.7m SMEs in the market to switch their business current account

19 November 2018


  • As the RBS Incentivised Switching Scheme opens for applications, The Co-operative Bank confirms that it will apply to the Scheme as well as considering its wider options.

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Co-operative Bank and Refuge welcome the launch of a financial abuse code of practice

10 October 2018

The Co-operative Bank and Refuge welcome the launch of a new Financial Abuse Code of Practice for the UK financial services industry

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Financial Abuse

10 October 2018

Our 'My Money, My Life' Campaign Success as new code of practice.


To support victims of financial abuse launches

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The Northern Soul Awards 2018 – Shortlist Announcement

02 October 2018


Northern Soul champions creative thinking, putting new enterprises in the limelight and giving them a platform to build on.


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The Co-operative Bank increases select savings rates as a result of an increase to Bank of England Base Rate

10 August 2018

The Co-operative Bank has reviewed savings rates in response to The Bank of England increasing Base Rate

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The Bank of England Base Rate Announcement

02 August 2018

We are updating our website with new interest rate information for some of our business, mortgages and savings customers. This is following the change to Bank of England Base Rate announced on Thursday 2 August 2018.

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Co-op Bank offers an ethical option for ISAs

15 March 2018


  • The Co-op Bank has a range of fixed rate and instant access cash ISAs available this ISA season;

  • Savers can be assured that by choosing a Co-op Bank ISA account they are putting their money in a bank that is committed to its customer-led Ethical Policy.

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The Co-operative Bank details ISA account deadline dates for the 2017/2018 tax year

07 March 2018

The 2017/18 tax year closes on Thursday, April 5, 2018 and savers looking to make the most of their Tax-free ISA allowance with The Co-op Bank should bear in mind the deadline dates for opening a new account and making a deposit to ensure they don’t miss out.

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