Not-for-profit Community Banking

since 2001












We exclusively serve local people across Hampshire, IOW.

We invest our profits in to our local community


Regulated by the Bank Of England. Registration number 213757








We are a co-operative. When you open a loan or savings account you become a Member.

Members are owners of the bank.


Have your say in how we run your bank, how we invest your money and help us decide how to share our profits in your local community

The only not-for-profit

Community Bank for Hampshire & Isle of Wight


We opened in 2001. We've grown quite a bit since then and thousands of local people have become part of local banking. We're a regulated bank & authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registration No 213757.

Local money which stays in the local economy


When you save with us, your money is not only 100% safe, but invested in the local community in lots of different ways.  This helps our community grow and prosper.

Imagine it.

We talk to our Members


Imagine calling your bank and talking to a local person about your local bank account. Just chatting over helpful stuff, which helps you manage your money. We don't do big call centre.

Our ethical policy


investing with guarantees against customer loss

investing with honesty and transparency

supporting economic and social development in Hampshire & IOW

no greedy shareholders or faceless investors


Investors? Shareholders? No thanks


We don't have greedy shareholders or investors. We won't allow shareholders or investors to take our profits.


When we make money, we give this back to you (our Members) in the form of an annual dividend payment. Other surpluses are invested in Hampshire & IOW and our Community Grant scheme.



100% safe & secure.

We are regulated by the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority and your money is protected by the government £85,000 compensation scheme. If something happens and our bank ceases trading, you'll get back all your money up to £85,000 invested. (currently, our maximum individual deposit is £25,000)




Loans | Savings | Current account | ISA | Community Grant



Want to talk about it.

Call us on 02392 827980

Monday to Friday 9:30am until 4:30pm








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with several million in Members deposits and loans,

we serve thousands of people across Hampshire.





Safe & secure

Regulated by the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority and your money is protected by the government £85,000 compensation scheme.

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The bank for Hampshire & IOW