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How politically incorrect is the banking industry?

I posted the non-PC ad from Optivert last week and this comes on the back of plenty of other politically incorrect items, such as the bank with strippers.

Maybe this approach is driven by the folks who run banks who are typically men as, if women were running banks, there wouldn't have been a financial crisis according to some

Maybe this is also why there's raging sexism in the City, with firms being sued every five minutes by disgusted and harrassed female former employees.

Now there's an interesting new development: the female bank employee calendar.

The latest one was presented by Raiffeisen Bank in the Czech Republic. 

Here's a sample of their 2009 calendar:

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There's quite a few more images where those came from, but you'll have to pay me to get them or become a Raiffeisenbank customer.

These ladies are bank employees.  Call centre operators and tellers of the bank.

Now I'm not saying this is politically incorrect.

That would be the Russian bank, Expobank, who got their staff to reveal even more …

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… is this trend one that could catch on?

Howsabout the bank's male staff appearing in next year's calendar?

That should appeal to the women customer (who are now more important than ever) and to the banks that welcome a gay environment.

Or is that too PC to be appropriate?

About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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