Showing our support for Tyne & Wear
With roots in the Co-operative Movement we’ve always been committed to making the world a better place. So we’re proud to continue to support the Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear.
The Co-operative Bank Community Directplus account
The Co-operative Bank Community Directplus account was created specifically for charities, social enterprises and community groups in mind. It offers:
- free banking on all standard transactions
- interest paid on credit balances over £2,000
- flexible banking – online, by phone, by post, via our bank branches or even at your local Post Office (by arrangement)
- a chance of extra funding from our Customer Donation Fund!
Free banking on all standard transactions means there’s no charge for cheques, standing orders, Direct Debits or cash deposits and withdrawals for customers with a credit turnover of up to £1m per annum, who deposit up to £100,000 cash and 5,000 cheques per annum. Charges apply for exceeding these limits and for any special services such as stopping cheques, CHAPs payments etc.
All Community Directplus customers can apply for extra funding to support a special project. For every £100 deposited collectively by all account holders, 20p is added to the Customer Donation Fund. We award donations ranging between £500 – £1000 to successful applicants and promise to donate at least £5000 twice a year.
Supporting organisations in your area
The Newcastle Cycling Campaign is one of several successful community-led initiatives in the North East. Its aim is to help create a cycle-friendly city. In April 2012, it received £850 from the bank’s Customer Donation Fund.
“It was a very welcome boost to our income. The funding will allow us to support our quarterly members’ meetings, cover communication expenses related to our lobbying activities and fund members’ activities. We will also use some of the money to buy an environmentally friendly printer. Until now, we have had to use external printing services so having an in-house facility will help us to save time and money,” said Claire, a founder member. “We were delighted to receive the funding. It shows that the bank not only supports its customers, but also invests in their communities.”
Europe’s Most Sustainable Bank
The Co-operative Banking Group has been named as Europe’s Most Sustainable Bank by The Financial Times in 2011 and again in 2012.
Globally we’ve campaigned on a wide range of important issues, from landmines to Trade Justice, opposed animal testing and reduced our carbon footprint. Our Ethical Policy gives a clear set of promises to our customers about how we will and will not invest their money.
So you can rely upon us to be responsible with your money. We promise to look after every part of your finances with care, consideration and expertise – just as we’ve been doing since 1872.
Want to find out more? Call 0800 783 4741
Lines open 8:30am – 6:00pm Monday to Thursday, 8:30am – 5:00pm Friday, 9am – midday Saturday.
Or visit communitydirectplus.co.uk
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