Money

The mainstream banking sector continues to invest in shady investments such as fossil fuels and nuclear weapons. However, a growing number of ethical alternatives makes it easier than ever to switch to a sustainable bank.

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Issues

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:

Ethical Finance

There are a number of institutions that offer sound ethical alternatives, and switching has never been easier:

Product guides

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App-based banking

In this product guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 5 app-based current accounts.

We also look at the rise of app-base banks, give a breakdown on what they actually offer, highlight financial security concerns and give our recommended buys.

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Cash ISAs

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 41 brands offering Cash ISAs.

We also see what ethical options are available and offer our Best Buy recommendations.

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Current Accounts

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 29 current accounts.

We also look at tax avoidance, fossil fuel investments, 'deadly' investments in Israel, and give our recommended buys.

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Current Accounts for Small Businesses and Charities

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 24 current account brands for small businesses and charities

We also shine a spotlight on de-risking and give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Ethical Investment Funds

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental records of 22 green and ethical investment funds.

We also look at 3D Star ratings, how to invest and give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Ethical Pensions

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 14 Pensions.

We also look at the workplace pension, ethical pensions, divestment, and give our recommended buys.

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Fossil Free Investment Funds

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the environmental and ethical record of 13 fossil-free investment funds.

We also look at renewable energy investments, carbon divestment and tax avoidance and give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Insurance - Car

In this guide we investigate rate and rank the environmental and social record of 30 car insurance providers.

We also ask is your insurance company indirectly financing the sale of arms? And give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Insurance - Home

In this guide we investigate, score and rank 30 home insurance underwriters based on their ethical and environmental records.

We also ask if your home insurance company funding climate change, spotlight the green and eco insurance companies and give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Insurance - Pet

In this guide we investigate rate and rank the environmental and social record of 13 pet insurance underwriters.

We also look at tax avoidance, specialist brokers and give our Best Buy recommendations.

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Insurance - Travel

In this guide we investigate, rate and score the ethical and environmental record of 15 travel insurance underwriters.

The report covers the major providers of travel insurance and includes the most ethical travel insurance options and our Best Buy recommendations

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Mortgages

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 37 mortgage providers.

We also look at the greenest options, switching mortgages, building societies, and give our recommended buys.

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Savings Accounts

In this guide we investigate, score and rank 40 savings account brands.

We reveal the innovative organisations looking to lever the power of people's savings for positive social and environmental change and give our Best Buy recommendations

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