As part of the Co-operative Group, the bank section of the group sits alongside the many supermarkets, funeral care providers, insurance providers, and even digital sections of the company. However, the bank opened back in 1872 and their headquarters can now be found in Balloon Street, Manchester.
In terms of their products, they have made a impact in recent years because they choose only to invest in ethical companies which means no arms traders and they also avoid those who extract fossil fuels, animal testing, sweatshops, and others. Over the years, they have received much praise for this and have managed to grow to 100 branches and thousands of customers. Currently, they are just recovering from a financial crisis but now have 4,000 employees and are looking for more growth in the future!