Analysis: ‘We are not an island’ - the problem with HSBC’s very British internationalism
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray looks at the history of HSBC, the bank that is promoting an internationalist interpretation of Britain – but which misses out its own, dark role in that story.
THE HSBC ‘We are not an island’ advert - promoted online, on TV and a poster campaign plastered across UK cities - has caused a stir, seen by many to be an anti-Brexit statement in the current frenzied atmosphere of British politics.
Campaigners call for urgent intervention as former banker Kweku Adoboli is transported to London for deportation
'Rogue trader' Kweku Adoboli was jailed after he lost a Swiss bank £1bn, but since his release, he has worked to reform the banking system
JAILED banker turned reform campaigner is facing imminent threat of deportation after being transported from Scotland to Colnbrook Removal Centre near Heathrow, supporters have announced.
Tony Perridge: Austerity economics is lunacy - independence with a sovereign currency can offer an escape route
Breaking the Bankruptocracy: CommonSpace special week of coverage 10 years after the Crash
CommonSpace wants to hear your ideas on alternatives to bankruptocracy during our special week of coverage – email firstname.lastname@example.org
15 SEPTEMBER will be exactly 10 years since the Lehmann Brothers US investment bank collapsed, the key moment in the great financial crisis of 2008.
We all know what happened next – the losses were socialised while the bankers kept their profits and bonuses. While home owners faced repossession, the bankers quickly got back to the same old tricks.
#KeepKweku: Former jailed banker Kweku Adoboli taken to Dungavel detention centre ahead of deportation
Adoboli had been public since his release with his criticisms of the high-risk culture in the banking world and a system “designed to protect the senior guys”
KWEKU ADOBOLI, who was jailed for banking fraud in 2012, faces imminent deportation to Ghana, after being taken to Dungavel detention centre yesterday [3 September].
Campaigners fighting for his release say the detention comes despite ongoing legal and political representations on Adoboli’s behalf by his lawyers and his local MP, Hanna Bardell.
Ian Fraser: The Growth Commission's banking regulation proposals miss an opportunity to give finance a social purpose
Ian Fraser, award-winning financial journalist and author of ‘Shredded: Inside RBS, The Bank That Broke Britain’, argues that the SNP’s Growth Commission takes a “not frightening the horses” approach to banking regulation, which misses an opportunity to give finance a social purpose in an independent Scotland