- The sustainable bank won awards for its ethical credentials and savings products
Triodos Bank UK has been recognised at the British Bank Awards 2021. The sustainable bank was highly commended in the ‘Best Ethical Financial Provider’ category and named ‘Best Savings Provider’. Triodos was nominated in four categories overall, including ‘Best Current Account Provider’ and ‘Best British Bank’.
Entirely voted for by customers, the awards are given to financial companies that offer the best products, innovation and service. In total, over 90,000 people voted in this year’s awards.
Bevis Watts, chief executive of Triodos Bank UK, said: “We offer a unique element of transparency and the reassurance that our customers’ money is being used as a force for good. For us to win at the British Bank Awards demonstrates that there is a real uplift in demand for sustainable banking.
“As best savings provider, we are proud to be able to offer, alongside our current account, an alternative to the dominant big banks. Sustainability is absolutely at the heart of Triodos Bank and we’re pleased to be recognised for how we’ve integrated these values throughout our products and services for over 25 years.
“This is a real testament to the work that our team have put in over the past year, despite the challenges of the pandemic. Similarly, the support of our customers is vital – they’re our biggest advocates, so having their voices heard in these awards makes it really meaningful recognition. Thank you to everyone that left a review and voted for us.”
Triodos Bank focuses on making money work for positive change and uses customers’ deposits to provide a range of finance and tailored support to progressive companies, social enterprises and charities making an impact, both from an environmental and social perspective. It offers a range of services, including current accounts, investments and savings. Last year, customers numbers for the bank grew by 20%.
Now in their seventh year, the British Bank Awards are run by Smart Money People, and are widely thought of as the Oscars of the banking world.
Jacqueline Dewey, chief executive of Smart Money People, commented: “Voting was incredibly close, and the competition between the companies was fierce. The British Bank Awards are a real signal to companies about how they are doing in the eyes of those who matter most, their customers. And a big thank you should go to all the customers who took the time to have their say and cast their vote.”
Triodos has its UK headquarters in Bristol and serves thousands of customers online and over the phone. The bank has operated in the UK for over 25 years and remains committed to putting customer interests and needs at the heart of operations.
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About Triodos Bank
Founded in 1980, Triodos Bank has become a frontrunner in sustainable banking globally. As an independent bank that promotes responsible and transparent banking, it does not see any conflict between a focus on people and the planet and a good financial return. Instead it believes that they reinforce each other in the long-term.
Triodos Bank has banking activities in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Spain and Germany as well as Investment Management activities based in the Netherlands but active globally. Triodos Bank co-founded the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), a network of 63 sustainable banks. Together these banks want to grow sustainable banking and its impact on the real economy substantially.
Triodos Bank UK Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Triodos Bank NV. Registered Office: Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AS. Registered in England and Wales Company No. 11379025. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 817008. VAT reg no 793493383.