Combating climate change

Supporting your climate change ambitions

Ideas for a more sustainable way of life

Five ways to save energy at home

Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, you could start saving energy – and money – with these simple tips.

Does travel affect your carbon footprint?

Whether you’re exploring new lands or staying local, sustainable travel provides new ways to see the world that could even save you money.

Change up your lifestyle choices

While it’s easy to point to our homes and travelling as the largest contributors to our carbon footprints, our smaller everyday choices can also have an impact. 

What is a carbon footprint?

We’ve all heard of the phrase ‘carbon footprint’ - but what does it really mean? We’ll explain it and show you how to calculate your own so you could help the planet, and your pocket too.

Climate change jargon buster

The language around sustainable issues can often be confusing, so we want to help clear things up with our jargon buster. 

Teach our children how to save the planet

Teaching your children how to be eco-friendly doesn’t just help the planet: it could also be good for your family’s bank balance.

We could help you reduce your carbon footprint

Discounted Electric Vehicle Charge Points

From Octopus Energy

Get a discounted rate and further £50 off on us when you purchase an electric vehicle charge point from Octopus Energy. Follow the link below to claim offer.

Ulster Bank receives a fee from Octopus Energy for customers it introduces to them that subsequently purchase products or services from Octopus Energy, although this fee will be passed onto you as a discount. Eligibility criteria applies. 

Go paperless

Switching to paperless is a quick and easy way to reduce your waste

Instead, you can check your mail and statements via Anytime banking online or on your mobile app. It’s a safe and handy way to manage all your documents.

Specific mobile and Anytime banking criteria applies.

Our climate change strategy

Our ambition is to be a leading bank in addressing the climate challenge. We're working to make our operations climate positive by 2025 and to at least halve the climate impact of our financing activity by 2030. 

Our climate change strategy

Our current focus

Help to end the most harmful activity

We plan to stop lending to and underwriting companies with more than 15% of activities related to coal.

Accelerate the speed of transition

We plan to help customers reduce their carbon impact with products and services, delivered through cross-industry collaboration.

Champion climate solutions

We plan to provide an additional £20bn funding and financing for climate and sustainable finance between 2020 and 2022.

Our progress

Reduce our footprint

We’re working to make our operations climate positive by 2025.

Work with the United Nations (UN)

We are a founding signatory of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s Principles for Responsible Banking.

Our strategy and approach

We’ve set a bold ambition to be a leading bank in addressing the climate challenge.

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