Triodos bank claims to be the most actively ethical bank in the UK, enabling people’s money to work for positive Social, Environmental, and Cultural change.
The recent failures in the banking system have caused many people to loose faith in it. But established 30 years ago, Triodos Bank also operates according to a very traditional banking model, and doesn’t take undue risks with its customer’s money.
Its principles and independence are maintained through a special share-holding trust which protects the social and environmental aims of the bank.
The ethical bank also has offices in the UK, Belgium, Spain and The Netherlands as well as an International Development Investment Unit which finances fair trade and microfinance in developing countries.
If you’re looking for the reassurance that comes from knowing exactly where you’re bank is investing your money, and where it’s not (i.e. in corrupt regimes or arms trading), then the new Online Saver with Triodos Bank could be just the ethical bank account for you.
For as little as £1 you can have access to a fully transparent, ethical bank account. With a deposit of £100 or more you will get a free copy of Alistair Sawday’s Go Slow England.