Debanked? You’re in the right place.
We are a passionate and dedicated campaign group committed to advocating for fairness and transparency within Britain’s broken financial system.
'Hundreds of thousands of bank accounts closed without reason is a national scandal. l have fought it and so will Account Closed.'
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Keep Banks Open
Banks are leaving communities without access to essential banking services by closing thousands of branches nationwide disproportionately affecting the elderly, the less tech-savvy, and those in remote locations. We believe that all communities in Britain, especially those in rural and underserved areas deserve access to a bank branch.
Don't Kill Cash
The “Don’t Kill Cash” campaign is a response to the accelerating trend towards a cashless society in Britain. This shift is leaving significant portions of the population, particularly the elderly, individuals not comfortable with digital technology, and those in remote or rural areas, at a disadvantage. The campaign asserts that cash is an essential part of the economy, necessary for the daily transactions of many people, and should remain a viable option for all.
A right to a Bank Account
The campaign against de-banking and for the right to a bank account, has only become more relevant this year with various high-profile cases, underscoring a crucial issue in Britain’s financial system. This campaign focuses on the alarming trend of individuals being denied basic banking services, often without clear justification, and in cases due to their political beliefs.
At Account Closed our primary mission is to champion fairness within a financial system that is unfriendly and unfamiliar to most. It is almost impossible to live in Britain today without access to banking, due to this, we believe everyone deserves to be treated ethically, justly and transparently. We will challenge unfair practices and ensure that those impacted receive the support and justice they deserve.
Account Closed works best with involved, dedicated and committed volunteers. If you have expertise in legal matters, financial services, advocacy, or simply a strong desire to contribute, we encourage you to become part of our team. Your skills, ideas, and enthusiasm can play a crucial role in shaping a fairer financial system
You’ll be joining a community that wishes to fundamentally change the financial system in this country, by taking power and control away from unaccountable financial institutions and giving it back to the people, whether that is by keeping bank branches open or ensuring a bill is passed to give everyone a legal right to a bank account.
Through our various campaigns, we help those directly affected by the issues we highlight, such as debanking, bank branches being closed and an increasingly cashless society.
A practice where financial institutions, often influenced by political pressures or misguided regulatory policies, unfairly cut off individuals or businesses from essential financial services. This can be seen as an overreach, infringing upon the freedoms and rights of those who may hold unpopular or non-mainstream views, thereby threatening the principles of free speech and free market operations.
The closing of bank branches across the country refers to the trend of financial institutions shutting down their physical locations. This trend is largely driven by the shift towards digital banking services and the desire of banks to reduce operational costs. Here’s how it affects people and the broader implications:Impact on Customers: The closure of bank branches can significantly impact certain demographics, particularly the elderly, those not tech-savvy, and people in rural areas where digital infrastructure might be lacking. These groups often rely on physical branches for banking services and may face challenges adapting to online or mobile banking. Economic Implications: In rural and less affluent communities, bank branch closures can have a broader economic impact. Local businesses might struggle with the lack of physical banking services, which can affect their operations, especially in areas with poor internet connectivity or transactions requiring in-person dealings. Access to Financial Services: Physical bank branches often provide more than just transactional services; they offer financial advice, customer service, and a point of human interaction that can’t be fully replicated online. Their closure can lead to a ‘banking desert’, where access to financial services and advice is significantly diminished. Potential for Financial Exclusion: There’s a risk of financial exclusion for certain groups who might find it harder to access digital banking services. This includes not only the elderly and rural populations but also those who might not have the necessary technological devices or digital literacy.
We offer support to those affected by bank closures, debanking and an increasingly cashless society. Our resources can guide you in understanding your rights and navigating these challenges. We can connect you with advocacy campaigns and provide a platform for sharing your experiences. We aim to help individuals and businesses maintain access to essential banking services and advocate for fair financial practices.
We are always looking for volunteers, please get in touch.