About us

We are the original ethical bank, founded in 1872. Here you can find information
about our ethics, awards and initiatives like Women in Finance.

Our ethics

150 Year Anniversary of The Co-operative Bank

Environment, Social and Governance Approach

What customers say

Awards

Women in finance

Careers at the bank

How our business is run

Corporate Governance

Investor relations

Our policies

The Digital Bees

Our ethics

We were the first bank with an Ethical Policy shaped by our customers’ views, and that’s still what makes us unique.

Learn about what makes us ethical

150 Year Anniversary of The Co-operative Bank

The Co-operative Bank celebrates its 150 year anniversary. Since 1872, we’ve been putting our principles into action.

Learn about the reasons to be proud here.

Environmental, Social and Governance

Our commitment to the co-operative values and principles on which we were built remains as strong as ever, with ESG principles embedded within the business every day.

Find out more about Environmental, Social and Governance here.

What customers say

Find out why our business customers joined us and how you can enjoy business banking with a bank that supports local communities.

"I want to bank with someone that shares my business values"

Bhupendra, Founder of Kamla Foundation

More testimonials

Complaints data

Awards

We’re really proud of the awards we’ve won over the years. Here are a few of our most recent ones.

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Most Trusted Mainstream Bank

Awarded by Moneyfacts in January 2019

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Best Charity Banking Provider

Awarded by Moneyfacts in January 2021

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Best Service from a Business Bank

Awarded by Moneyfacts in January 2019

Women in finance

We’re committed to continuing to build gender balance across The Co-operative
Bank. We’re making changes by

  • supporting the Women in Finance Charter
  • increasing female representation in senior leadership
  • submitting yearly Gender Pay Gap reports.

How we’re promoting women in finance

Careers at the bank

Enjoy on-the-job training, progression opportunities and a chance to make a
change at The Co-operative Bank.

Search our jobs

How our business is run

Find out more information about how our business is run, including who regulates us, tax strategy, our modern slavery and human trafficking statement.

Find out how our business is run

Trading information for the bank

Corporate Governance

The Board has collective responsibility for the long-term success of the Bank. It sets the Bank’s values and standards and ensures that its obligations to its shareholders, customers and other stakeholders are understood and met. Here you can find out more about the Directors, the Board and its Committees and the Executive Management Team.

View Corporate Governance

Investor relations

As an ethical bank, we want to be as clear as we can with our investors and our customers about how we operate as a business. Here you can find out about things like our financial results and credit ratings.

Information for investors

Our policies

As the UK’s original ethical bank, our values and ethics touch everything we do.

In order to be transparent about how we operate as a business, you can read our policy documents; which affect our colleagues, our customers, as well as our corporate responsibilities as a bank.

View our policies

The Digital Bees

Since 2019, our Bee colleagues have been on a mission to support communities by sharing their knowledge of all things digital. 

From helping people develop their basic tech skills to educating the younger generation about digital careers, our network of volunteers are on hand to assist with your digital needs. 

Find out more about the Digital Bees

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