Environmentally-friendly banking - which bank is best?

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I am interested in changing to an environmentally (and socially) responsible bank (having read "How bad are bananas?").

 

I found the following options, but would be interested in any others people may know, and feedback about these ones:

 

GLS - www.gls.de

Triodos - www.triodos.de

Ethikbank - www.ethikbank.de

Umweltbank - www.umweltbank.de

Tomorrow - www.tomorrow.one

 

Any feedback, suggestions or advice would be great! My focus is definitely on the enironmental impact.

 

Thanks!

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Be aware that a few of those are not real banks. As an example, Tomorrow is just 40 "dudes" without a banking license, who use Solarisbank services.

I think you are a bit naive in considering requirements for a bank account, especially if you go for these new "banks", as they offer very few services.

 

Start with basic requirements. What types of services do you expect from a bank? What type of assurance do you need for your money? What type of customer support do you expect?

 

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I've only heard of GLS, and thinking of moving our banking to them especially since our current bank has introduced charges, I thought at least it should go to what I believe in. They have been around for a while, and a friends company has been using them for years and is happy. If I remember correctly Greenpeace have their account by them.

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On 10/7/2020, 3:01:15, Benja83 said:

I am interested in changing to an environmentally (and socially) responsible bank (having read "How bad are bananas?").

 

I found the following options, but would be interested in any others people may know, and feedback about these ones:

 

GLS - www.gls.de

Triodos - www.triodos.de

Ethikbank - www.ethikbank.de

Umweltbank - www.umweltbank.de

Tomorrow - www.tomorrow.one

 

Any feedback, suggestions or advice would be great! My focus is definitely on the enironmental impact.

 

Thanks!

 

A couple of friends of mine use GLS Bank. I think it's the most established among all you listed, along with Ethikbank.

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