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Ecology Building Society awarded the Fair Tax Mark

Mar 8

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First building society to be accredited

Ethical savings provider Ecology Building Society has become the first building society in the UK to be awarded the Fair Tax Mark.

The first Fair Tax Mark accreditation of a building society now opens up the opportunity for other building societies and ethical banks to demonstrate openness and transparency about their tax affairs. This in turn will enable ethically minded customers to support those businesses that pursue responsible tax behaviour.

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Based in Yorkshire, ethical finance pioneer Ecology Building Society offers mortgages, which support individuals and communities to adopt environmental building practices and improve the energy efficiency of the UK’s building stock. Ecology’s mortgages are funded through simple, transparent, ethical savings accounts that offer long-term value.


Paul Ellis, Chief Executive, Ecology Building Society said:

“We’re delighted to be able to offer the first Fair Tax Mark accredited range of personal savings accounts which now means that ethically minded customers can place their savings with an organisation that pursues responsible tax behaviour.

We believe that the fair payment of tax is an important part of our contribution to society and helps reduce inequalities which have an environmental cost. This plays a vital role in helping to deliver our mission to build a greener society.”

"While tax remains a controversial area for many, we are proud to be the first building society to be awarded the Fair Tax Mark, which sets a benchmark for responsible tax behaviour.”


Richard Livings, Project Manager of the Fair Tax Mark said: 

"We are delighted that the Ecology Building Society is the latest company to join the growing list of accredited businesses to have been awarded the Fair Tax Mark. It is fantastic that consumers now have the option of a Fair Tax Mark accredited Building Society in the highly competitive mortgage and savings market.”


The Ecology Building Society is an Ethical Consumer Best Buy company









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