How to apply for a Triodos business or charity account

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

    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.

  • Call us

    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.