Countdown to the Global Divestment Day party!

February 5, 2015

Just over 1 week to go! With Global Divestment Day only 9 days away, here’s our countdown on how you can join the awesome MYM Divestment party where we’re all moving our money…  While the big banks pop the champagne corks and slap each others’ backs on profits they’ve made investing our money […]

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Case Study – Directly invest in renewable energy

February 3, 2015

With Global Divestment Day just over two weeks away, another option to consider when divesting your money away from fossil fuels is community energy. Many community energy projects offer a fair return on your money but also have a tangible social impact on the communities they serve and help them […]

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Divest yourself on Global Divestment Day

January 21, 2015

Climate change is one of the biggest issues of our time, and it presents one of the most difficult challenges for humanity to overcome. Globally rising temperatures are “unequivocally” caused by human activity, yet energy consumption is an ongoing need for a global population that continues to rise. As a […]

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At the heart of ethical banking is structure, not screening – On the Co-operative Bank’s new ethical policy

January 20, 2015

The Co-operative Bank’s relaunch of it’s ethical policy follows a huge level of response from its customers, and demonstrates just how much demand there still is for ethical banking on the high street. It remains the only customer-driven ethical policy to be implemented by a high-street bank, and has seen the […]

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Where to move your money for a fossil-free account

January 14, 2015

If you’ve just read our How to Switch Guide then you’ll already be clued up on how easy, simple and safe it is to switch to a better banking provider. Great! But where’s the best place for your money? Our Where to Switch Guide is on hand to help! This […]

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How to move your money

It’s great you’ve decided you want to move your money. Perhaps you’re sick of your money being used to fund irreversible climate change? Or maybe you’ve seen a bank, building society or credit union you like the look of on our website? Either way, it’s true that the big five […]

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How we can transform finance

January 9, 2015

    This week Move Your Money joined a coalition of organisations in laying out what we believe would be the key tenets of a reformed financial system. Each of these reforms would make for a safer, stronger and more sustainable economy – one that serves the interest of people […]

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Case Study: Getting great service… with a smile! The joy of joining a Credit Union

December 19, 2014

If you’ve been thinking about moving your money to an institution that shares your values, perhaps it’s time to consider your local Credit Union. Credit Unions offer banking services to their members based on a common bond. Usually the common bond will mean living in the same community. Unlike banks, […]

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Case study: An energy saving success

December 17, 2014

Fossil free banks and financial institutions support a diverse array of people and projects that are helping to make our planet more sustainable and a better place to live. This week we’re profiling some of these projects, to demonstrate that where you keep your money can have a real and […]

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Case Study: Supporting local renewable energy

December 15, 2014

From direct investment into renewable energy projects to local institutions that serve real people and businesses, there’s a wide range of places to put your money to help build a fossil-free future. We’ve profiled some of the best fossil-free options here. We believe that banks and other financial institutions should […]

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Guest Blog – Do the Right Thing: Institutions Can Responsibly Divest from Fossil Fuels

December 10, 2014

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense Council The world is on track to dump 2.5 trillion tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere by mid-century. Does that sound like an innocuous number? It’s not. It’s terrifying. It’s nearly 3 times what our planet can absorb without disastrous impacts. […]

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Our reaction to RBS – Rebuild your brand by going fossil free

December 8, 2014

Dear Andrew Cave, Many thanks for your response to our campaign regarding the public demand for divestment from fossil fuels. It’s great to hear you welcome customer feedback and engagement on this critical issue. RBS’ commitment to transparency in this area is clear, and represents an excellent start in the […]

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RBS responds to our Divest! campaign

Following responses from Lloyds and Barclays, RBS has become the third and latest fossil-fuel invested major bank to respond to our Divest! campaign. You can read what they had to say below: I would first like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contacted us about this […]

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The Move Your Money Bank Ranking Scorecard

December 1, 2014

At Move Your Money we believe that the financial system should serve the interests of people and planet before itself, and that a financially engaged, educated and active citizenry is key to achieving this aim. But what would a financial system that serves people and planet actually look like? What […]

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I want to divest from fossil fuel banks – what are my options?

November 26, 2014

Fossil fuel funding is a blight on our planet, with climate change causing significant social and environmental problems across the world. It’s also quickly becoming financially irresponsible, with mounting evidence suggesting that not only are fossil fuels not as profitable as renewables, but also that they could in fact be […]

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