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Impact Report

Unity is a commercial bank with a difference; we lend to organisations and businesses who help create a better society.

Established over 36 years ago with a vision to create a bank that would serve the needs of its customers and enrich society, our purpose is to help organisations to prosper and contribute to economic, community and environmental change. Our lending helps to create and protect jobs, and supports the development of community facilities and care provision.

Here are some of the highlights of our Half Year 2020 performance:

  • 699 people supported with housing and care
  • 409 jobs created and protected
  • 383 bed spaces created and renovated
  • £12.5m total money lent to accredited Responsible Finance Providers
  • 207 borrowers accessed Unity funding through Responsible Finance Providers

Read more about our social impact here: Impact Report – Half Year 2020

You can also view our full year performance for 2019 here: Impact Report 2019

Switching made simple

By switching your bank account to Unity you’ll be helping to create a better society.  You’ll also benefit from 24/7 access to your account using our Internet Banking service.

Our free account switcher service makes the process as easy as possible:

  • We’ll close your existing account for you.
  • We contact your existing bank for a list of your Direct Debit and Standing Order payments for the account you’re switching from.
  • You select the accounts you want us to move to us.

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How we make a difference

We are a bank established to serve the needs of our customers and enrich society as a whole.  We work with organisations that aim to have a positive impact on society through economic, community or social change.

Our people support charities and communities through our ‘Unity in the Community’ (UitC) programme.  The Unity team is actively involved in volunteering and fundraising events  organised throughout the year.  Good causes are nominated by our people to receive donations.

To find out more about how we make a difference, view our Impact Report – Half Year 2020 or Impact Report – 2019.

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