Our impact isn't about the profit we make – it's about the difference we make to the environment and to communities across the UK.
Since 1981 we've lent to over 2,000 projects, supporting individuals, co-operatives, charities and ecological businesses to realise their ecological ambitions.
In 2010 we lent £14.5 million gross (£10 million net) to support environmentally positive projects, as well as giving our first Charitable Foundation grants to projects that enhance the built environment for community benefit.
Here's some of what our members, past and present, have to say about us:
Ten years ago I bought a dilapidated, ex-multi-occupied house. With an Ecology mortgage, a green architect and a modest but inspired builder, it was completely refurbished and has been a warm and happy home for my family. There's still more to do to make it even more energy-efficient, but that will be based on a solid foundation. Needless to say, no other building society would have offered me a mortgage on such a house.
You deal with people not money!
Thanks Ecology – you were the only organisation who could make our non-conventional building renovation possible.
We feel proud to be members of Ecology Building Society – when so much that goes on now seems cynical and media-orientated, it's good to think that business can still remember principles as well as profits.
Without a mortgage from you, we would have been unable to realise our dream of turning a derelict cottage into a comfortable family home.