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Ethical Partnerships

As a bank with a social conscience, we believe in delivering impact, not simply maximising profits. We are proud to partner with like-minded organisations that share of vision of helping to create a better society by working together to serve the common good.

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Global Alliance for Banking on Values

We joined the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) to understand the impact that banks like ours are having across the world.

This global network of sustainable banks shares a vision of using banking to make positive change happen.
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The Prince’s Trust

Unity selected The Prince’s Trust as a charity partner because of the shared values of social equality and inclusion.

The bank’s support is designed to help more young people to find jobs and get the training needed to build a better future for themselves and their communities.
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FareShare UK

Unity’s employees chose FareShare to be the Bank’s charity partner to offer support to communities during the cost-of-living crisis.

Employees have set a £30,000 fundraising target, which will be match-funded by Unity. The money raised will go towards getting good-to-eat surplus food, which may otherwise go to waste, to a network of nearly 9,500 UK charities and community groups.
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Business of the Year

We are honoured to be titled the 'Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce' Business of the Year. As a proud Birmingham-based business bank, we've formed part of the city's business landscape since our inception nearly 40 years ago and our mission is to create a better society and deliver community impact, not simply maximise profits.
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Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC)

Headquartered in Brindleyplace, Unity is proud of its Birmingham roots. The GBCC’s commitment to supporting local businesses is aligned with our own values of only lending to organisations that address social, economic or environmental needs in the communities they serve. Unity is also proud to have supported the region’s campaign to become a Living Wage City.

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National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB)

Unity Trust Bank’s vision is to become the bank of choice for all socially-minded organisations in the UK. As proud members of the NACFB, we have developed strong relationships with brokers and intermediaries to ensure that all businesses that want to contribute positively to society have access to fair and affordable finance.

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Social Enterprise UK & Social Enterprise Scotland

As an independent, commercial bank, Unity uses banking to improve the lives of UK communities. We are proud patrons of Social Enterprise UK & Social Enterprise Scotland; membership-led organisations that support and promote social enterprises to create a fairer and more sustainable future for everyone.

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Centre for the New Midlands CIC

The Centre for the New Midlands CIC is an independent, not-for-profit think tank which Unity Trust Bank is proud to support. Partnerships like these are vital in identify new ways of addressing social and economic issues and making the region a better place for everyone who lives and works in it.

Our Accreditations

At Unity we constantly strive to achieve accreditations that demonstrate our commitment to being an ethical bank.

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Read our latest Partnership updates

Unity Trust Bank named Greater Birmingham Business of the Year 2023

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The importance of responsible finance

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How we utilise our ethical memberships to create positive impact

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It’s time to make Birmingham a Living Wage city

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How values-based banks are creating positive impact across the globe

For nearly 40 years, we have supported like-minded businesses that share our values and want to make a positive difference to local communities across the UK. […]