We are supporting the creation of local banks across the UK.
A real alternative to big banks. Owned by the community, for the community.
It’s not just about competition. The UK banking system creates regional inequality. Our research shows that branch closures hurt local small businesses. 30 percent of them are unable to access the finance needed to grow.
Since 2017, the RSA has supported the Community Savings Banking Association and our Fellows to create customer-first banks.