Banks with effective ethical policies

Nationwide Building society

has the advantage of branches in most town centres. It provides free online current accounts and a £13 a month account with a higher rate of interest. It is 2nd equal in Ethical Consumer's list.


has the highest ethical rating. It provides only an online current account with a contactless card, a mobile banking app but no unarranged overdrafts. There is a £3 monthly charge.

Cumberland Building Society

has 34 branches in the North-West. It provides free online, telephone and branch current account banking. It is 2nd equal in Ethical Consumer's list.

Metro Bank

has 60+ branches mainly in London and the South-East with extended opening hours (8-8 weekdays, 8-6 Sat, 11-5 Sun.) It provides free mobile, online and branch current account banking. It has a medium rating in Ethical Consumer's list.

Ethical Consumer has a list and detailed information here.

£5.6 billion UK Saudi arms sales since bombing of Yemen began

While the rest of the world is in lockdown the war in Yemen continues - with terrible consequences!

Court of Appeal found UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia illegal (see here) BUT the 295 already granted export licences to Saudi Arabia mean the trade will continue.

Campaign Against The Arms Trade has filed a new Judicial Review 28th Oct.

Saudi Arabia produces 10% of the world's oil but oil will soon run out, luckily for the climate!

Other Pages


The UN Draft Treaty on Arms Control, our government's arms sales to the Middle East and other news.

Pester your Pension Fund manager

Email or write to the manager of your pension fund asking him not to fund the arms trade + some useful links

Ethical Investment

Making sure our money isn't used to fund the arms trade by banks, investment and pension fund managers. Information, advice and links on this subject.

Links to other sites

There are links in other sections but this brings together the most important in a general list, including major weapons manufacturers' sites

The website editor's scribblings

Stories and scripts traditional, futuristic and weird
My Scifi novel 'Transmission' (Andrew Webster) is on Amazon and free download 12th and 13th June 2021. Deals with weapons, military paranoia and corporate greed. Direct link