What is the Bank Job?

Our Bank Job is a feature film and art project pushing for economic change - operating out of a former Co-Op Bank on a High Street in Walthamstow, North East London as HSCB (Hoe Street Central Bank).

The Guardian called us “The Rebel Bank” - as we first printed our own banknotes/artwork and sold £40,000 worth of them. We used the proceeds to fund local projects (£5000 each) picking up the pieces of our broken financial system - local food bank Eat or Heat, homeless kitchen Pl84U-Al Suffa, youth project The Soul Project and Barn Croft Primary School.

We have used the other £20,000 to buy up and abolish £1m of local high interest debt. Debt gets sold for a fraction of its face value when debtors fail to make repayments. Debts get sold on and on - but debtors get chased for the full amount.

MOCK UPS OF THE COINS MADE FROM THE EXPLODED VAN THAT BOND HOLDERS OVER £50 RECEIVE AS ‘YIELD.’

MOCK UPS OF THE COINS MADE FROM THE EXPLODED VAN THAT BOND HOLDERS OVER £50 RECEIVE AS ‘YIELD.’

HSCB BONDS

Buying up the debt and sending out letters to say those debts have been cancelled is a quiet act. To give this community heist of a feature film a fitting climax and literally explode the conversation around illegitimate debt and a just economy into the minds and living rooms of Britain and beyond we are now exploding the debt in a ‘debt in transit’ van in an action called ‘Big Bang 2.’ To enable this to happen HSCB is issuing BONDS.

If you invest in our bond certificates, they will yield:

  • The bond AS artwork.

  • A fragment OF THE explosion AS COIN (on bonds of £50 and over).

  • The chance to BE PART OF MAKING SOCIAL history. 

  • In relation to all the above – a GOOD RETURN.

£10 HSCB BOND. 135X108mm. Blue. Screenprint, letterpress, foilblock, company seal. Stockwell 200gsm paper. Gilt edge.   BUY £10 BOND  . The above is a digital mockup. Return: fragment.

£10 HSCB BOND. 135X108mm. Blue. Screenprint, letterpress, foilblock, company seal. Stockwell 200gsm paper. Gilt edge. BUY £10 BOND. The above is a digital mockup. Return: fragment.

£20 HSCB BOND. 135x108mm. Pink. Screen print, letterpress, foil block, company seal. Stockwell 200gsm paper. Gilt edge.   BUY £20 BOND  . The above is a digital mockup. Return: fragment.

£20 HSCB BOND. 135x108mm. Pink. Screen print, letterpress, foil block, company seal. Stockwell 200gsm paper. Gilt edge. BUY £20 BOND. The above is a digital mockup. Return: fragment.

£50 HSCB BOND. Green. 195x156mm. Screen print, letterpress, foil block, company seal. Somerset velvet white 250gsm paper. Gilt edge.   BUY £50 BOND  . The above is a digital mockup. Return: coin.

£50 HSCB BOND. Green. 195x156mm. Screen print, letterpress, foil block, company seal. Somerset velvet white 250gsm paper. Gilt edge. BUY £50 BOND. The above is a digital mockup. Return: coin.

£100 HSCB BOND. Violet. 195X156mm. Screen print, letterpress, foil block, company seal. Somerset velvet white 250gsm paper. Gilt edge.   BUY £100 BOND  . The above is a digital mockuo. Return: coin.

£100 HSCB BOND. Violet. 195X156mm. Screen print, letterpress, foil block, company seal. Somerset velvet white 250gsm paper. Gilt edge. BUY £100 BOND. The above is a digital mockuo. Return: coin.

BUYING BONDS FINANCES THIS EXPLOSION - ITS FILMING, EXHIBITION TRANSFORMATION AND DISTRIBUTION. IT INCREASES THE IMPACT OF THIS ACT OF DEBT CANCELLATION AND EXPLODES THE CONVERSATION INTO PUBLIC CONSCIOUSNESS.

BUYING BONDS FINANCES THIS EXPLOSION - ITS FILMING, EXHIBITION TRANSFORMATION AND DISTRIBUTION. IT INCREASES THE IMPACT OF THIS ACT OF DEBT CANCELLATION AND EXPLODES THE CONVERSATION INTO PUBLIC CONSCIOUSNESS.

FRAMED BONDS AVAILABLE.

FRAMED BONDS AVAILABLE.