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Supporting your climate ambitions

Green banking for businesses

Facing the climate challenge

We're here to support your business and your climate goals, as we all make the transition to a low-carbon economy.

COP26 and your business

We’re proud to be one of the principal partners for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November.

Green Business Builders podcast

Join Ade Adepitan as he talks to businesses about how they took their first steps on a greener journey and what they learned along the way.

Together for our planet

Businesses of all sizes are coming together and making a commitment to cut carbon emissions and protect the planet.

How we could help with your climate goals

Support for climate-focused businesses

Our Accelerator programme supports businesses to grow and scale.  At least 25% of our places are reserved for businesses with a green focus. The programme includes one-to-one coaching and learning/networking events with a connected community and industry partners. To enquire, email us.

Expert green guidance from Mentor

Mentor can offer expert guidance to help you reduce your environmental impact, keep up with government regulations and initiatives, and make your business more efficient.

*Mentor's services incur a cost.

Digital learning on climate with Business Builder

Business Builder is now offering climate focused learning to help you transition to Net Zero. Business Builder supports businesses and entrepreneurs at all stages. It's free and you don’t even have to be a Ulster Bank customer to join.

Green initiatives for business

Adopting green practices is crucial in tackling climate change, and it can also help your business be more efficient and gain positive recognition from customers and investors.

Financial support for green goals

Loans and finance for green ambitions

Our loan and finance options could help your business with its climate goals, from funding for renewable energy, to green technology and electric vehicles.

*Security and / or Director’s guarantee may be required. Product fees may apply. To apply you must be a UK resident aged 18 or over.

Financing renewable energy projects

We're supporting green infrastructure projects through renewable energy financing, including funding for various low carbon generation and energy efficiency technologies.

*Security may be required. Product fees may apply. Finance is only available for business purposes. 

Find tailored green business grants

Looking for financial support to boost your climate ambitions? Swoop allows you to search through a range of grant providers, showing you options that could match your business needs.

Switching to electric vehicles

Introducing the EV8 Switch app

Switching to Electric Vehicles (EVs) is a great way to reduce your carbon emissions and save money. That’s why NatWest are supporting the new EV8 Switch App to help you go green with confidence. All you need to do is download, drive and decide.

Charging ahead to net zero

We're working with Octopus Energy to help you find the right charging solutions for your electric vehicles.

The scheme includes discounts on charge points, installation services, access to flexible green energy tariffs, and more.

*We receive a fee from Octopus Energy for customers we introduce who go on to buy one of their products or services. 

Funding for electric vehicles

We’re here to support your move to electric vehicles, whether you’re looking at company cars or other business vehicles. Our assert finance provider can help you explore your options.

*Security may be required. Product fees may apply. Finance is only available for business purposes.

Sustainability in finance explained

Sustainability in financial services

Sustainability in banking means managing our environmental impact and helping businesses and individuals to make sustainable choices, through the services and advice we offer.

Understanding green finance

Green finance is an approach to funding that focuses on the environmental and social impact of the loan.  It’s used to fund projects that reduce carbon emissions and improve general energy efficiency.

Understanding ESG in finance

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are used by investors to understand how funding will be used, what impact it will have on society and the environment, and to predict the performance of their investment.

Helpful climate resources

Green Personal Banking

Find out about green home grants, mortgages, energy saving tips and more in our Go Green hub.

Government schemes

Stay informed about the government’s environmental taxes, reliefs and schemes for businesses here.

Sustainability for SMEs

Visit our Business Hub for the latest news on climate change, sustainable finance, market insight and upcoming events.

Corporate climate insights

Find news, views and analysis on environmental, social and governance issues on our On Point hub.

Championing climate solutions

At Ulster Bank, we're setting ourselves the challenge to at least halve the climate impact of our financing activity by 2030.

Something else we can help you with?