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Ethical banking

At The Co-operative Bank we've always shared our customers' passion for values and ethics. That's why we're different from other banks.

What is ethical banking?

We are the only UK high street bank with a customer-led Ethical Policy that underpins everything we do. Since 1872, when we were formed to provide banking services for the co-operative movement, we have remained committed to keeping co-operative principles at the heart of our business. Our commitment to promote co-operative values is part of our Ethical Policy, which is incorporated into the Bank’s Articles of Association, making it central to everything we do.

We do not provide banking services to organisations that conflict with our customers’ views on a comprehensive range of issues, for example: human rights, the environment, international development and animal welfare, or those involved in irresponsible gambling or payday lending. It is this unique mandate from our customers that sets us apart.

We make the following commitments:

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