Top 7 apps to make your money good

Written by Lori Campbell on 25th Mar 2024

How do you know if your money is good? The world of money can be a confusing place at the best of times but when you add in trying to navigate it sustainably, it can feel like a jungle.

Luckily the digital world moves at a fast pace; a host of new apps are making it quick and easy to find out if a bank, financial provider, or even your favourite supermarket product is ethical or sustainable, so you can make your money as good as you are.

Still, it can be hard to sort out the ethical wheat from the app store chaff. From positive impact investing apps and robo-advisers to the inside scoop on your bank’s sustainability practices, here are the best green money apps out there (according to us).

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1. The Big Exchange 

The Big Exchange, The Big Issue’s foray into sustainable investment, is a BIG step in the right direction for the financial world. Launched in 2021, it only lists funds that make a positive impact on the planet. It’s the UK’s first investment platform to actively rate funds for their positive impact before even letting them onto the site. This makes it easier for you to choose funds that are investing in companies creating solutions to combat the world’s biggest challenges.

The platform is also beginner-friendly, which is a big plus point; those new to investing can pick a ready-made portfolio according to the level of risk they’re most comfortable with and be safe in the knowledge that their money is working for them AND the planet.

The Big Exchange is on a mission to make investing accessible to anyone with savings. Therefore the minimum investment is among the lowest in the industry, at £25 per month or £100 as a lump sum. The annual fee is too, at 0.25 per cent.

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2. Sugi

Another ‘Good Egg’ company, carbon analytics app Sugi enables you to track and compare the carbon footprint of your personal investments. The free app calculates the yearly carbon impact of individual investments as well as of a portfolio as a whole. Investors can easily see how they are doing by comparing these figures against industry benchmarks.

Sugi also provides carbon impact data for similar investments, helping investors to build a greener portfolio in line with their values.

Investors can link up their portfolios, including individual savings accounts (ISAs) and self-invested pensions (SIPPS), to the Sugi platform using open banking technology provided by Moneyhub.

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3. Wealthify

Robo advisers are the go-to tool of the busy, online millennial generation and those who might not be able to afford a financial adviser. Wealthify is the best of the robo bunch when it comes to ethical options, offering five risk options ranging from cautions to adventurous. It also has a minimum investment of just £1, so gone are the days of excluding the less affluent from investing.

Wealthify’s five Ethical Plans – separated to match different risk appetites – contain up to 25 dedicated ethical investment funds from providers including Kames Capital and EdenTree. Some funds in the Ethical Plans directly exclude so-called “sin stocks” like tobacco, weapons, adult entertainment, gambling, nuclear power, and unfair labour practices. Others will invest in such organisations if less than 10 per cent of their overall profits derive from these kinds of activities.

Wealthify also proactively invests in companies that are committed to making a positive impact through their ESG practices. 

4. Impact Score

Impact Score (previously Giki) is your on-the-go guide to sustainable and healthy products in the supermarket. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you simply scan the barcode, see which badges the product wins, and check out the alternatives for new ideas. Its 15 badges cover sustainability, health and fairness.

Impact Score – which has rated around 280,000 products – also checks for chemicals of concern, high animal welfare, additives and healthiness.


5. is on a mission is to pressure banks to change their investment policies to rapidly phase out fossil fuel financing by harnessing the power of individual action. The free platform makes switching to a green bank as simple and impactful as possible. You can see how your bank rates against its competitors for ethical standards, find out EXACTLY what it’s been investing in behind your back, and choose a greener bank to switch to.

6. Bank.Green

Similar to, wants to encourage as many people as possible to move their money for good. Type in the name of your bank and you’ll find out whether it is funding oil and gas extraction. You can then choose to switch your money to a greener alternative, and/or take the Bank.Green pledge not to fund fossil fuels.

Bank.Green says on its website: “We can’t say it better than environmentalist Bill McKibben: ‘Money is the oxygen on which the fire of global warming burns.’ But don’t wait for the fire department to turn up – join us!”


7. Olio

Olio helps you avoid buying new, by sharing and finding the items you need locally. Up to half of all food produced around the world is never eaten, says Olio, while one in nine of us are starving or malnourished. The app’s goal is to help fight food waste by connecting those with leftover food to those who want it. Olio, which has seven million users worldwide, is helping to connect people with their communities, as well as save money.

From a loaf of bread that would have gone in the bin to a bag of barely worn newborn clothes, you can pick up a huge range of good quality food, for free, on the app. It not only helps those in need, it also helps those on a budget – instead of buying food from the supermarket, why not take it off someone else’s hands for free.


The Good Egg mark!

If you want to have a savings account, insurance policy, investment fund or mortgage from companies that do the right thing, check out our Good Eggs.

The Good Egg Mark is only accreditation in the UK designed to make it easier to find providers that use finance to benefit people and planet, as well as offering a good deal for their customers. Companies that have earned one don’t just SAY they make a positive difference, they can PROVE it.


Risk warning: when you invest, your capital is at risk.

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