All about positive investing
There’s a lot more than just the interest rate to think about when choosing a positive savings account or cash ISA (a tax-free savings account).
Just as with current account providers, many of the High Street banks fail when it comes to ethics and transparency.
The following savings accounts and cash ISA providers are our preferred positive providers and are available to customers throughout the country, although some may have limited services.
|Name||Account opening & management||UK branches|
|Ecology Building SocietyAims to build a more sustainable future by lending mainly to support low-carbon, eco-friendly building projects.||Online and post||Head office in Silsden, Yorkshire|
|Charity BankAn ethical bank that exists to lend to organisations with a social purpose. Publishes an annual report on its loan portfolio.||Online and post||Head office in Tonbridge, Kent|
|Coventry Building SocietyMutual values, supporting a range of local community partners and with strong links to the Royal British Legion.||Online, post, branch||Throughout Midlands, Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire & Yorkshire|
|Leeds Building SocietyThe 5th largest Building Society in the UK. Charitable foundation has donated over £1.3 million since it was established in 1999.||Branch, online||Throughout UK|
|Newcastle Building Society8th largest in the UK and largest in the Northeast. Gets a 95% satisfaction rating for customer service and community initiatives include an interesting Financial Education programme.||Branch, online, post||Across Cumbria and Northeast|
|Principality Building SocietyUK’s 6th largest building society, based in Wales. A signatory to the Women in Finance Charter.||Branch, post, online||Across Wales & the borders|
|West Bromwich Building Society7th largest in the UK. Current chosen charity is the Teenage Cancer Trust.||Branch, post, online||Across Black Country, Birmingham, mid-Wales and Shropshire|
Metro Bank also scores well, as do many other building societies that limit their products to people living locally.
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