wild tin mine Will Thompson

Will Thompson

One of the most powerful ways to make a change is to switch to a greener bank account. These are few and far between. You could also support locally-run building societies and local credit unions.

It’s easy to switch to:

  1. Triodos Bank is Europe’s biggest green bank with a Bristol branch. It invests in organic farming and clean energy, and offers a range of current and savings accounts, including ISAs.
  2. Reliance Bank Ltd offers personal and business accounts, it’s owned by the Salvation Army, so profits help homeless people.
  3. Engage is a simple ethical bank account with no credit checks, and a VISA card and ‘engage envelopes’ to keep checks on your bills.
  4. If you can use apps, the new online bank accounts have better ethics: Starling and Monzo.
  5. Cumberland Building Society has good reviews, and it’s possible to open an online account if you don’t live in the northwest. It offers a good range of current and savings accounts, and supports wildlife charities and hospices.

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