Privacy Policy

How we use your information

Information we collect

The Bank Underground website ( collects personal data about you.

This information includes contact details and any comments/opinions made on published posts.

Why we need your personal data

We collect your personal data to be able to communicate with you via our subscription service and to process comments made on the website.

What we do with your personal data

We use the information to send you email notifications regarding new posts that are published on the website. We also use the information to process any comments made under each post. Our legal basis for processing this data is to carry out a task in the Public Interest.

We will only use your personal data in a way that is compatible with the uses outlined to you, except where it’s necessary for us to do or where we have a legal obligation to disclose this. We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.

We use a third party service,, to publish our blog. This is hosted at, which is run by Automattic Inc. We use a standard service to collect anonymous information about users’ activity when using, for example the number of users viewing pages on the site, to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the site and help us improve it. WordPress requires visitors that want to post a comment to enter a name and email address. For more information about how WordPress processes data, please see Automattic’s privacy notice.

We only process your personal data in the United Kingdom. Google Analytics may process your data in the US, see our Cookies Statement for more information.

Our cookies statement gives you more information about how we use personal data when individuals visit our website, including how we use cookies. This notice does not cover links to other websites or any interactions you have with third parties. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all other websites you visit and third parties with whom you interact.

We retain personal data for as long as is required for the purposes for which we collect it. When we have identified this is no longer required, we have measures in place to securely dispose of personal data.

Your rights

You have a number of rights under data protection laws. For example, you have the right to ask us for a copy of the personal data the Bank holds about you. This is known as a ‘Subject Access Request’. You can ask us to change how we process or deal with your personal data, and you may also have the right in some circumstances to have your personal data amended or deleted.
To contact us about your rights, including making a request for the personal data we hold about you, and how to contact the Bank’s Data Protection Officer, please see the Bank’s website at

Cookies statement 

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer, smartphone or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are used for a number of purposes, including to make some parts of a website work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of a site about how it is used.
Cookies are essential for our website to function properly.

Cookies we Use

Cookie ​Name Purpose Expiry
CookieYes cookieyes-consent cookieyes-consent This is a necessary cookie used to remember users’ consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. 1 year
​Google Analytics ​ga.js ​ ​ ​ ​_utma ​This cookie is used to count how many unique visitors there are to the website ​2 years
​_utmt ​This cookie is used to record the rate at which page view requests are made ​10 minutes
​_utmb ​This works with _utmc to determine whether a visit has timed out and to track activity during your visit ​30 minutes
​_utmc ​This cookie works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser ​When you close your browser
​_utmz This tells us how you reached our website ​6 months

You can find more information about cookies, including how to control the use of these through your browser settings, at

You can also opt out of Googles Analytics Cookies.

More information

You can also find out more about how the Bank deals with your personal data via the ‘Privacy’ link at the bottom of our website (