Margaret Willis

Margaret Willis of Unity Trust Bank

Unity Trust Bank sanctions £100m of loans in seven months

The bank has approved £100m of loans to organisations contributing to economic, community and environmental change over the past seven months.

Unity Trust Bank has shown considerable progress since becoming an independent bank in 2015, having already achieved record profits in 2016.

The bank was established with a vision to create a bank that would serve the needs of its customers and enrich society as a whole and is so far proving a huge hit.

Highlights of the bank’s 2017 H1 social impact include:

  • 396 jobs created and protected
  • 238 bed spaces created and renovated
  • 12 community facilities provided
  • Staff volunteered 74 days alongside £3,175 of donations
  • 47% women in Senior Management Team

Margaret Willis, CEO of Unity Trust Bank, said: “Socially responsible banking remains at the heart of everything we do.

“As a commercial bank with a social conscience, we are delighted that we have been able to support those SMEs and socially minded organisations who share our values.

“Loan approvals of £100m in the first 7 months of the year further demonstrates our financial strength and determination to a make positive impact on society.”