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Trade Unions

Unity Trust Bank has a proud and historic relationship with trade unions; born out of a vision to create a bank that would embrace the philosophy of serving the common good, they launched Unity Trust Bank in 1984

Now fully independent, those founding principles are still at the heart of everything we do today, and our trade union customers benefit from joining a bank which is committed to creating a better society for everyone.

Unity expects good industrial relations from all our customers and we support union recognition and encourage collective bargaining and employee representation.

We demonstrate our values in our own employment practices; we have a collective bargaining agreement, pay is set at or above comparable jobs in our sector and we encourage employee ownership.

90% of affiliated trade unions bank with us. They benefit from our day-to-day banking services as well as access to specialist relationship managers who understand the ins and outs of how the organisations work.

Unity Trust Bank aligns its lending practices to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This means that every lending proposal approved by the bank is aligned with one or more of the SDGs so borrowers must demonstrate qualifiable impact.

Trade unions form 33.3% of our deposits – so they know that their money is being used to make valuable contributions to society across the UK.

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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