An ethical European bank

A European cooperative serving humanity


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About the project Edit

Following the merger of Nef (France), the Banca popolare etica (Italy) and Fiare (Spain), the first alternative ethical bank was launched in 2010 as a European cooperative. The objective is to provide a financial institution dedicated to the growing demand for financing for humanity for the social and solidarity economy.

This bank is an initiative of the European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks (FEBEA), an international, non-profit association under Belgian law. Launched in 2001, it was created by: the Crédit Coopératif (France), la Caisse Solidaire du Nord Pas-de-Calais (France), Crédal (Belgique), Hefboom (Belgique), la Banca Etica (Italie) and the TISE (Pologne). These financial institutions have social and solidarity economy in common.


In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

It is the first ethical European bank.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

According to the Ethical European Bank’s manifesto, the objective of an ethical European bank is to “support non-violent social transformation in terms of human development, as well as protect and regenerate common goods in a just society”.

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