NOT-FOR-PROFIT BANKING SINCE 2001

 

We are a member-owned cooperative bank serving the interests of our members.

 

Our members love the friendly community focused approach to banking. 

 

 

It's truly Heroic!

 

Regulated by the Bank Of England. Registration number 213757

 

Be different. Be a Community Bank hero.

It's not every day you come across a not-for-profit bank.

 

 

Our mission is to be a community-focused regional bank. We exist to help our members meet their financial goals and reach their financial potential, whichever life journey they are on. We exist to educate, encourage and fulfil our members’ expectations because our members make community banking happen.

 

What is a not-for-profit bank?

 

Many banks seek profits for their own good and to pay their investors and executives bonuses.

 

Members (people who save and borrow with us) own our bank as a cooperative.

 

Any 'profits' we make are called surpluses. Surpluses are invested in the local community to create a fair socio-economic system.

 

Investors? Shareholders? No thanks

 

Unlike many high street banks, we don't have greedy shareholders or faceless investors. 

 

All of the money we earn is used in pursuing the our social objectives of fair, ethical and  affordable-finance.

 

Bigger isn't better

 

Unlike many banks, we don't pick and choose who can bank with us.

 

Our members own our bank and help each other achieve their financial goals together

 

We don't base your membership on how much you are worth to the bank. We believe everyone is equal.

 

Local money which stays in the local economy

 

Evidence show us that circa 86% of all loans we issue are used for purchases locally within our common-bond.

 

This supports local businesses, employment and keeps local money moving in a micro-economic way which supports our communities.

 

Community Grant

scheme

 

We've already provided valuable grants to local projects including:

 

Wessex Blood Bikes

CAB Havant

Solent Junior Devils Ice Hockey Team

6th Gosport Scouts Group

Zero waste Portsmouth

and many others.

 

Our Ethical

Policy

 

We believe in real social-impact investing. 

  • Investing with guarantees against customer loss.
  • Investing with honesty and transparency.
  • Supporting economic and social development in Hampshire & IOW, Southern West Sussex, East Dorset & East Surrey.

 

REVIEWS

 

 

The community bank for people in Hampshire & IOW,  Southern West Sussex, East Dorset & West Surrey.

Personal Loan

Lower rates than the big banks

Current Account

VISA debit card and Rewards Scheme

Ethical ISA

Invest in your local community

Savings Account

Instant access for a rainy day

Safe & secure

Being small and local doesn't mean we're not a fully regulated bank.

 

We're dual regulated by the (FCA) Financial Conduct Authority and the (PRA) Prudential Regulatory Authority under the Bank of England registration number 213757. All our customer deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme up to £85,000 of individual savings.

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