Dear Dr Swanepoel
Thank you for your letter of 4 May 2012.
As I explained at the AGM the decision on our banking partner will take into account a range of business and other factors.
I am grateful for the extra information you have provided which I shall pass on to our Finance team to raise at the next regular meeting they have with RBS.
John R. Brodie
Chief Executive Officer
As there is no mention of ethics, I take this to be an admission that this “factor” was not mentioned in their deliberations on banking. I shall send a brief response to this effect. It would, of course, be wonderful if Scotmid had some influence on RBS’s policies. That remains to be seen, but any pressure Scotmid exerts in this regard can surely only be strengthened if we continue to campaign on this issue, by petition and otherwise. Please sign the petition at least, and tell your friends about it.