Please be aware that as a result of the UK’s expected withdrawal from the European Union we have reluctantly concluded that we will need to discontinue the sale of new Depository Receipts to UK residents, which includes the issue of new Depository Receipts as part of the stock dividend scheme.
If paid, cash dividends will be automatically paid by electronic bank transfer to your Depository Receipt Cash Account. Dividends will be converted from euros to sterling and will be subject to the euro-sterling exchange rate.
As a result of the UK’s planned withdrawal from the European Union (also known as Brexit) we are in the process of making a legal transfer of the business of the UK branch of Triodos Bank NV to Triodos Bank UK Limited, currently planned to take place on 1 May 2019. Read more about Triodos Bank UK's change of legal structure.
(From abroad: +44 117 973 9339)
We're open 8am-6pm Monday-Friday.
At any other time you can request a call back using our automated system. We will do our best to call you back at the time requested but sometimes this may not be possible.
Lost or stolen card? Contact us to report it immediately - our card services team is here for you 24/7.
Depository Receipts are traded in euros and dividends, if paid, are in euros. Your total return is therefore subject to the euro-sterling exchange rate. This may adversely affect the sterling value of any investment in Triodos Bank or the amount of dividends you receive.
You need to be a UK resident to be eligible to apply for any of our savings and deposit accounts.
We are part of the Current Account Switch Service so customers can switch current accounts to Triodos Bank from another UK bank or building society quickly and easily.
Your eligible deposits with Triodos Bank UK Ltd are protected up to a total of £85,000. Learn more about the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
In 2011, a Multilateral Convention on tax cooperation designed to tackle tax evasion and avoidance was signed by a number of countries including the UK. Under this agreement, Financial Institutions within signatory countries are obliged to exchange data relating to accounts held by tax residents of the other signatory countries.
Triodos Bank must check customer records and accounts to identify customers who are tax resident in the other signatory countries and report information on them. To do this we introduced new procedures from 1 January 2016.
For more information please visit www.oecd.org/tax/exchange-of-tax-information/ or speak to your tax advisor.
We offer two impact investment funds - the Triodos Global Equities Impact Fund and the Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund. Both funds are available in two different share classes, distribution and capitalisation.
The minimum initial investment per Impact Investment Fund is £1,000, and the minimum top up amount is £500 per fund.
The minimum holding amount is £500 per share class. This means that your initial investment must be at least £1,000 per impact investment fund and £500 per share class. In addition to this, you are not able to sell part of your holding and leave a positive balance of below £500, and you will either need to sell your entire holding in that share class or if applicable a smaller amount.
Historically, smaller challenger banks such as Triodos had no option but to utilise one of the “big four” banks (RBS, Lloyds, HSBC and Barclays) for payment clearing services.
So it is not unusual to see banks of Triodos’ size (or indeed some far bigger organisations) still utilising the “big four” clearing banks.
However, there is currently a real drive by the government, via the Payments Systems Regulator, to promote competition in the banking sector and to encourage innovation in payment systems.
This has resulted in a wider choice of clearing options (including alternative providers and/or direct clearing) now available to challenger banks.
While changing our clearing arrangements would be a very large undertaking we will continue to review the options in the future, remaining conscious of maintaining a high quality of service for all our customers.
If you'd like to write to us, you can do so freepost at:
Freepost TRIODOS BANK
Our freepost address is Royal Mail registered and simple to use - write it on your envelope exactly as shown above (no stamp required) and your letter will get to us free of charge by second class mail.
For first class mail, you can post in the normal way to:
As an online bank, we don't provide counter banking services, but we're always pleased to meet with our business customers - simply make an appointment with your relationship manager.
Our regional business banking offices can be found at:
5 Old Bailey
50 Frederick Street
No. In addition to capital raising services we also:
- Help charities bid for competitively tendered payment-by-results contracts, help structure the investment required to fund those contracts (often through a social impact bond model) and then help raise that investment from social investors
- Undertake company valuation services
- Provide due diligence services – for example, a social investor may ask us to appraise the risks attached to a prospective investment opportunity prior to making any such investment:
- Impairment reviews – for example, a charitable trust or foundation that holds several social investments may ask us to appraise the carrying value of those investments to see if there is any evidence of impairment
- Advise charities and mission-aligned “for profit” businesses on management buyouts and other forms of acquisitions, mergers and disposals
We do not provide regulated investment advice.
In 2010, the United States (US) Treasury announced the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). It is intended to prevent tax evasion by US citizens, residents and organisations through the use of offshore accounts and is a key change for international information exchange policy. Under FATCA, Financial Institutions must comply with a number of obligations, including reporting on accounts held by US persons, including organisations.
A number of governments, including the UK, have signed agreements to exchange data with the US. Triodos Bank must check customer records and accounts to identify US account holders and report information on them. To do this we introduced new procedures from 1 July 2014.
For more information please visit www.irs.gov or speak to your tax advisor.
Applying for any Triodos business or charity account involves just a quick call and an online application form - the whole process usually takes around 6-10 weeks, depending on the complexity of the application and whether we need to request further business documents and ID from you. You can help us to open your account faster by responding to any
requests for documents as soon as possible.
Read our key documents
- Terms and Conditions for businesses and charities
- Business banking tariff
- Interest rates for current & deposit accounts, for businesses & charities
- Summary box for appropriate account if you are applying for a deposit account
- Triodos Bank's Privacy Statement
- FSCS information sheet
To ensure our account is a good fit for your organisation, please take into consideration that we do not offer a debit or credit card on any of our business accounts, nor do we have standard services to access cash. You will have internet banking access to make payments and a chequebook if required.
We’ll ask you a few questions about what you do and how your organisation is set up. Depending on the account you're applying for, we may need to know your:
- First year 's expected deposits
- Details of international payments in and out of the account
- Business structure
Calls usually take no more than 10-20 minutes.
Complete an application form
After our call, we'll send you a follow-up email with a link to the online application form. You can also request a paper application form if you prefer, but this may extend the processing time.
We'll assess your application
We take a genuinely responsible approach to business, transparency and using money more consciously.
That’s why we assess organisations applying for our accounts to make sure their practices don't conflict with our ethos.
If you're unsure whether your organisation would fit with our values, give us a call.
You can also check our minimum standards - it lists the non-sustainable products, services and working practices that would exclude an organisation from banking with us.
We'll set up your account
If your application is successful, we’ll set up your account and send you a welcome pack.
Yes - as well as creating ad hoc UK payments you can import a file containing a batch of payments. Normally you will create this file in your accounting software.
Under the Account Management tab in Internet Banking, the Import Payments page allows you to select a file for import by browsing any of the drives accessible to your computer. Once you have selected the file, you need to authorise the import using your Digipass.
You will need to ensure that your file conforms to one of the file formats below. These files are usually produced in your accounting software.
- Import file specification - batch payment format
- Import file specification - BACS format (agency transactions)
If you’re not sure how to create an import file in either of these formats, please contact your accounting software support provider.
You can see a history of imported files, including status, in your internet banking under the Account Information tab, on the page Imported Files History.
Phishing is a common type of internet fraud. Phishing emails are designed to appear as though they are from a legitimate source, but intend to steal personal information that can be used to access your account.
Do not respond to any email that asks for any information in relation to your internet banking log in details. If you have received a suspicious email, do not respond and call us if you need any further information.
Our Contact Team are available from 8am-6pm Monday-Friday, and 10am-4pm on weekends for fraud-related enquiries only. Outside of these hours you can request a call back using our automated system. Our Contact Team will call you back as close to the time you request as is operational possible. Alternatively please email us at email@example.com from the registered email address we hold for you and mark it urgent in the subject line.
No. This allows us to commit more money to ethical organisations that help people and the environment.
Do not respond to any email that asks you for information about your internet banking log in details. If you have received a suspicious email, do not respond and call our Contact Team as soon as you can during our opening hours on 0330 355 0355 to check if it is a genuine email.
Our Contact Team is available 8am-6pm Monday-Friday, and 10am-4pm on weekends for fraud related enquiries only.
Outside of these hours you can request a call back using our automated system. Our Contact Team will call you back as close to the time you request as is operational possible. Alternatively please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org from the registered email address we hold for you and mark it urgent in the subject line.
You can make payments into your Triodos Current Account by bank transfer or online. If you wish to pay a cheque into your account you can send cheques via our freepost service to our office in Bristol - Freepost TRIODOS BANK. Please include the sort code and account number of the account you wish the cheque to be credited to.
We undertake monitoring on customer accounts and transactions to identify suspicious activity that could potentially be fraudulent. If we identify suspicious activity on any of your accounts, we will contact you to verify whether it is genuine. We may delay or decline transactions, or block your account until we can confirm the authenticity of requests received. When we contact you, we will ask you security questions but these will not include any information about your internet banking log in details. If you receive a call claiming to be someone from Triodos Bank and you are suspicious call us back on 0330 355 0355 and our Contact Team will be able to confirm if it was a genuine call.
Yes, Triodos Bank is registered with the Lending Standards Board and adheres to the Standards of Lending Practice.
This voluntary code of practice sets standards for financial institutions to follow when they are dealing with their personal and small business customers in the United Kingdom. It provides valuable protection for customers and explains how firms are expected to deal with them day-to-day and in times of financial difficulties.
Our Edinburgh office is a base for our business banking team in Scotland. We are pleased to meet with business customers who have a pre-arranged appointment. Please contact your relationship manager for details.
50 Frederick Street
£20,000 per day for Personal current account payments
£100,000.00 per day for Personal savings account customers.
£100,000.00 per transaction for Business customers.