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Social Impact 2018

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

Established over 35 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 2018 performance:

  • £125.8m in lending provided (£96.3m for the whole of 2017)
  • 962 jobs created and protected
  • 597 bed spaces created and renovated
  • 140 community facilities provided
  • Staff volunteered 169 days and donated £7,332 to good causes
  • 57% women in Executive Committee

Read more about our social impact here:

Social Impact Report 2018

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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 Social Impact 2018


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