Bank Prevents Conservative Group From Opening An Account

According to a report, a conservative parent organization says that a major bank in the United Kingdom discriminated against it because of its views on gender ideology and thus refused to create an account for it.

Our Duty is a global association of over 2,000 parents advocating against gender transformations for kids, and its creator, Keith Jordan, claims that Britain’s seventh-biggest bank, Metro Bank, refused to create a business account for the group.

A Metro Bank worker complained that the company’s ethos is at odds with the values presented on the website.  

According to Our Duty, the bank is making it quite apparent that they accept just one perspective. The true test of a diversity and inclusion advocate is whether or not they can tolerate opposing viewpoints. 

Jordan was informed by email that Our Duty’s account was closed because it violated the bank’s policy against customers who are linked to and influence political policies or legislation.

According to a media outlet, a whistleblower at Santander Bank, a wholly owned part of the Spanish Santander Group, has claimed that the bank is policing the political opinions of their customers.  A client who complained that banks shouldn’t back political causes after seeing Pride banners at a Santander office had his account closed, he claimed, under pressure from LGBT campaigners.

According to a report, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau coordinated with financial institutions to freeze the accounts of protesters in 2022.  Police in Canada shared protestors’ personal information with financial institutions and pressured insurers to cancel policies on their cars.

Former Ukip leader and current GB News host Nigel Farage said recently that he was contemplating leaving Britain after being warned by his financial institution that his accounts would be closed.

He said the bank had provided him with no explanation for the decision, but he suspected it was because he had previously been labeled a politically exposed person (PEP). Financial institutions may exercise heightened scrutiny when dealing with the accounts of members of the political class and their immediate families.