This week is National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW). But how do you choose an ethical financial product, and can they offer good value for money in addition to the feel good factor?
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Switching your bank account to a more ethical provider may seem appealing, but will the service be as consistent as your current provider? Are you tempted to move to a more ethical bank?
Consumer trust has all but gone from the banking industry as our research shows you’d put estate agents, builders and accountants above bankers in terms of trust. What can the banks do to regain your trust?
This week, Barclays was found to be manipulating lending rates and NatWest, Ulster Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland customers suffered as a result of technical glitches. But has this affected our trust in the banks?
The news of rate-fixing at Barclays comes at a time when financial regulation is being debated in parliament. Ultimately this scandal highlights that four years on from the financial crisis, nothing’s changed.
Barclays’ chairman Marcus Agius has resigned, admitting the rate-fixing scandal has unveiled ‘unacceptable standards of behaviour’. But it’s too little too late, and doesn’t fix the corruption at the heart of the system.
We launched our Watchdog not Lapdog campaign because we want the new financial regulator to work for people, not the banks. We took to the streets to find out what you want from the new watchdog.
Virgin Money has taken the next step in its journey to the high street. Its charter lays out a quest for better banking, but can Virgin Money avoid the mistakes made by its high street competitors?
Banks probably feel like they get a bum rap from consumer groups and the media. Most of the time they deserve it. So when banks do charitable work in the community, is it a cynical marketing ploy or genuine help?
The Co-operative has launched a corporate social responsibility programme, setting a new standard for the industry. Is it time to put our money where our mouth is and switch to an ethical provider?
Just a year or two ago, all we’d hear was green this and ethical that. But are financial pressures now forcing us to forgo our environmental principles and make financial choices purely on who offers the best deal?