The Co-operative Bank
Showing our support for Merseyside
With roots in the Co-operative Movement we’ve always been committed to making the world a better place. So we’re proud to have been supporting Community Foundation for Merseyside for over 10 years and any locally-led initiatives that help to make communities a better place.
The Co-operative Bank Community Directplus account
The Co-operative Bank Community Directplus account was created specifically for charities, social enterprises and community groups in mind, who have a credit turnover of up to £1m, who deposit up to £100,000 cash and up to 5,000 cheques per annum. It offers:
• free banking on all standard transactions
• interest paid on credit balances over £2,000
• flexible banking - online, by phone, by post, via our bank branches or even at your local Post Office (by arrangement)
• a chance of extra funding from our Customer Donation Fund!
Charges apply for exceeding the above limits and for any special services such as stopping cheques, CHAPs payments etc. Please refer to the tariff for full details.
All Community Directplus customers can apply for extra funding to support a special project. For every £100 deposited collectively by all account holders, 20p is added to the Customer Donation Fund. We award donations ranging between £500 - £1000 to successful applicants and promise to donate at least £5000 twice a year.
Supporting organisations in your area
Based in Liverpool, award-winning theatre company 20 Stories High creates bold, contemporary and imaginative theatre with, and for, young people aged 13-30. In April 2012, the company received £1,000 from the bank’s Customer Donation Fund.
“We are always looking to develop new projects so when we received the award from the bank’s Customer Donation Fund it gave us all a real boost – we were very pleased,” said Leanne Jones, the Participation Manager. “The Fund gives Co-operative Bank customers the opportunity to undertake projects that help to support their local organisations. It also tangibly demonstrates one of the unique ways in which the bank supports its customers and that is fantastic."
Europe’s Most Sustainable Bank
The Co-operative Bank has been named as Europe’s Most Sustainable Bank by The Financial Times in 2011 and again in 2012.
Globally we've campaigned on a wide range of important issues, from landmines to Trade Justice, opposed animal testing and reduced our carbon footprint. Our Ethical Policy gives a clear set of promises to our customers about how we will and will not invest their money.
So you can rely upon us to be responsible with your money. We promise to look after every part of your finances with care, consideration and expertise - just as we've been doing since 1872.
Want to find out more? Call 0800 783 4741
Lines open 8:30am - 6:00pm Monday to Thursday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Friday, 9am - midday Saturday.
Or visit communitydirectplus.co.uk
The Co-operative Bank is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (No. 121885), subscribes to the Lending Code and the Financial Ombudsman Service and is licensed by the Office of Fair Trading (No. 006110).
The Co-operative Bank p.l.c., P.O. Box 101, 1 Balloon Street, Manchester M60 4EP. Registered in England and Wales No. 990937.
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