Triodos Bank UK has been voted both ‘Best Ethical Financial Provider’ and ‘Best Investment Provider’ at the British Bank Awards 2022. The sustainable bank was nominated in five categories overall, including ‘Best Current Account Provider’ and ‘Best British Bank’.
The awards recognise financial companies that offer the best products, innovation and service, and are entirely voted for by customers. In total, over 81,000 people voted in this year’s awards.
Bevis Watts, chief executive of Triodos Bank UK, said: “It really says something that these awards are voted for by customers. We are extremely grateful for their support. Sustainability is central to Triodos Bank’s mission and winning this award recognises how we’ve built our products and services with a focus on these values over the past 25 years.”
“To also be voted ‘Best Investment Provider’ this year demonstrates that our impact investment funds and crowdfunding offers stand out for allowing investors to put their money into companies making positive change happen, often in sectors that are key to solving some of the world’s most pressing issues.”
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.
Its impact investments have been hand picked by experts using a themed approach, which allows the fund managers to screen for companies that have a positive impact on society and the environment. A list of all companies in each fund’s investment portfolio in published every quarter, for total transparency. Triodos is also the only UK bank to offer a crowdfunding platform and offers direct investment opportunities via www.triodoscrowdfunding.co.uk.
The British Bank Awards are now in their eighth year and are organised by Smart Money People. Triodos builds on its success at the awards in 2020, when it was crowned crowned ‘Customer Service Champion’, and 2021, when it was named ‘Best Savings Provider’.
Jacqueline Dewey, chief executive of Smart Money People, commented: “The consumer feedback we’ve seen from the votes is extremely encouraging, and it’s great to see so many consumers taking the time to vote for their favourite banking products and services.”
Triodos has its UK headquarters in Bristol and serves thousands of customers online. 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.