Ethical Banking

Issue 162

Last updated: July 2016


Ethical Banking 

The banking sector hasn't been short of negative press in recent years. Widespread tax avoidance, excessive directors' pay, investments in fossil fuels and nuclear weapons, are just some issues campaigners have targeted mainstream banks for. 

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Our report into the banking industry shines a light on some of these unethical practices. We share some ethical alternatives such as 'credit unions' and introduce some key campaigns urging for a more transparent, divested and fair banking industry. 




Fracking Bankers

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Which Banks Fund Fracking Projects?

Our research as found that Barclays, HSBC and Lloyds all offer banking services to fracking companies. 

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Move Your Money

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Toxic Link Between Banks & Fossil Fuels

Campaign manager of MYM, Fionn Travers-Smith explains how the group is increasingly turning its attention to the climate impacts of banks. 

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Credit unions

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What is a Credit Union?

Become part of a 'mutual' - save or borrow money, learn about your finances and participate in business decisions. 

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Save Our Bank

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Should I Stay with the Co-operative Bank?

The Co-op Bank was bailed out to prevent near financial collapse - but at what ethical cost?

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Fair Finance Guide

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Undermining Our Future 

New report shows that the mainstream banks are overwhelmingly supporting the fossil fuel industry. 

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