What we rate

Below are a selection of financial products, from insurance to savings; ISAs to energy tariffs, that we rate as pretty good, on both price and for people and planet. One day, we hope this page will be so long and so full that you could spend all day on it. For now though, we have a start.


£50 “great grocery giveaway” from Co-operative Insurance

Co-operative Insurance yesterday launched a “great grocery giveaway”: £50 in Co-op food vouchers if you take out a new car or home policy directly, or £20 for new direct pet

Abundance launches first biomass investment

Abundance has launched its first biomass investment opportunity to investors with as little as £5.

Co-operative Bank Student Account

The main difference between a student account and a standard current account is the interest-free overdraft offered.

Ecotricity’s Ecobond 3 – going, going…

The third bond from green energy supplier Ecotricity is already half way to the £25 million maximum with four days to go.

Green Star Energy Green Saver 12-month fixed

Green Star Energy is a new, independent energy company offer 4 tariffs, one of which is 100% renewably-sourced power at a competitive price.

iShares bond fund launch: “Sustainable investing is no longer a niche pursuit”

Passive investing can be good too. Blackrock has launched a sustainable corporate bond ETF.

Nationwide Building Society Flex Account

 Best Online Current Account Provider in the 2014 Your Money Direct Awards Three-month interest-free arranged overdraft (subject to approval) – usually 18.9% variable EAR (see our table for comparison) Free