HSCB. A Rebel Bank with a cause.

Renegade Inc is a new kind of talk show for people who think differently. Ross Ashcroft brings together thinkers, writers, leaders and creators who question and re-think the conventional wisdom of modern life. 

Arguably, Henry Ford’s most memorable quote was: ‘it is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning’.

Our banking and monetary systems are deliberately obscure, but people today, through necessity, are increasingly interested in the nature of money and debt creation.

Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn are the artists and filmmakers who recently took over an old co-op bank on high street in Walthamstow in an ambitious project that is part art installation, part stunt, part charity drive and part education campaign designed to inform the public about the true nature of money and credit creation.

Their mission is to lift the lid on how our monetary and banking systems really work by printing and selling bank notes featuring the faces of people fighting for economic justice, raising funds to buy-back and forgive millions of dollars of household debt.  We went to meet them in their first High Street branch in East London to ask how they’re going about their very own community debt jubilee. 

Daniel Edelstyn