I have recently made a application to Nat West for a new business account in relation to my deerstalking business having had an account with them for 40 years. I went to the interview and was told that the application would be processed but have now received a two line terse letter refusing the application.
I contacted my account manager who refused to tell me officially why the application was refused but then stated that Nat West looked upon any form of hunting or firearms business with the same level of contempt as Porn as it wasn't good for their corporate image.
I then made my feelings known as far as banking ethics including their involvement in overseas exploitation and their hand in glove relationship with big business but of course the person who I spoke to has no say in the decisions made by the bank. I have spoken to BASC regarding this matter and they are apparently well aware of this happening and have had trouble with their own accounts.
This is obviously the thin end of the wedge with faceless anti's now dictating national policy with regards to the management of business in the country based on their own prejudices.
At this stage I am waiting for a written explanation from Nat West but have been told not to hold my breath as they will not be willing to commit their reasons to print.