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Yorkshire Building Society

How ethical is Yorkshire Building Society?

Yorkshire Building Society has achieved an acceptable score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Banks & Building Societies Ratings Table, but Ethical Accreditation has not yet been achieved. This is important because it provides additional verification on the company’s wider ethical and sustainable policies and practices.

Read more about the issues facing the banking sector in our article on Ethical Banks & Building Societies and find out which companies have achieved accreditation for their commitment to being ethical and socially responsible businesses.

What does Yorkshire Building Society do?

Yorkshire Building Society, sometimes referred to as YBS, is a British building society headquartered in Bradford, West Yorkshire. It is the third largest building society in the UK and offers a range of financial services including bank accounts, savings accounts, mortgages and insurance.

In which areas does Yorkshire Building Society perform well?

Yorkshire Building Society receives a top rating for Other Criticisms and Environmental Destruction, due to a lack of negative records found.

What can Yorkshire Building Society do to improve its ethical score?

The ethical rating of a Finance brand is divided into three categories by The Good Shopping Guide: the Environment, People and Other. Find out more about how we rate.

To achieve a higher ethical score in The Good Shopping Guide, Yorkshire Building Society should improve on its middle ratings in the Carbon Disclosure & Reduction Targets and Responsible Investment Policy categories.

If you’re interested in learning more about achieving Ethical Accreditation for your brand, please contact us or complete a Free Initial Assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


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  • Environmental Report


  • Environmental Destruction


  • Carbon Disclosure & Reduction Targets



  • Irresponsible Lending


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Responsible Investment Policy


  • Mutual Status


  • Other Criticisms


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