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Responsible Finance

Unity Trust Bank is committed to helping businesses grow and prosper and enable access to fair and affordable financing through responsible finance providers

We’re committed to helping businesses to grow and prosper through responsible finance and work with a range of Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) around the UK. Our work with CDFIs provides finance for SMEs and social enterprises that find it difficult to access finance through traditional routes.

In 2022, the UK Social Investment Sector was estimated to reach £7.9 billion committed to social purpose organisations; with Unity Trust Bank in the top three lenders.

Unity Trust Bank aligns its lending practices to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SDG 17 promotes public, private and civil society partnerships which enable socio-economic growth and stability, collaborating with others to eliminate poverty and support the development of strong businesses.

*Figures from 2022 End of Year impact metrics

We supported
9
responsible finance providers*
Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust

"I really like working with Unity because they are similar to CDFIs; finance isn’t just about whether a computer says ‘yes’ or ‘no’."

Sheridan Sulskis, CEO, CWRT
Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust

First Enterprise

“What sets Unity apart from other banks is that they care about the businesses they work with and about creating social impact.”

Daniel Carrico, CEO, First Enterprise
First Enterprise

ART Business Loans (ART)

“The loans Unity provided during the pandemic have made a big difference to a lot of businesses. It’s through Unity’s innovative support that ART was able to continue to deliver loans in 2021 using the new Recovery Loan Scheme.”

Dr Steve Walker
ART Business Loans (ART)

It’s simple, secure and stress-free to switch to us

If you’re ready to switch your Business Current Account to Unity Trust Bank, we’ll make sure it happens like clockwork. It’s guaranteed to take 7 working days, it’s free, and it’s all taken care of by the Current Account Switch Service.

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