- Fair advice
- Trustworthy relationships
- Attractive financial services
For our future
Our motto of ›FAIR BANKING‹ is our promise to our clients that we value fair advice and trustworthy relationships above all else.
FAIR BANKING – we promise!
Fairness is a word that most people associate with competitive sport. To be fair is to behave respectfully, impartially and honestly in our treatment of other people. These values do apply to sport but should also define our everyday relationships.
Back in 1998, when we first introduced our mission statement, we were already placing great emphasis on this idea of treating each other fairly. For us, this is not just a slogan. It is a philosophy that we bring to life every day through our treatment of our clients. After all, it is more than possible for banking transactions and ethical actions to go hand in hand. As a specialist bank firmly rooted in the social teachings of the Church and Christianity with the supporting role of a cooperative bank, we rise to this challenge on a daily basis.
FAIR BANKING is our way of life and synonymous with our values. FAIR BANKING builds on our promise to be a good partner to our clients by offering fair advice, fair products and innovative service.
A sustainable future
Sustainability is a key word that is often cited these days. For us, it is a subject close to our hearts and one we have been committed to for a long time as far as economical, social and ecological aspects are concerned. We understand sustainability to mean taking responsibility for the common good, both inside and outside of the company. Our main focus is on value-based actions and it is these which determine our day-to-day practice. Maximising profits has never been a priority for cooperatives. We do not speculate on the capital markets with our client's money and we are of the belief that ethics and profits do not have to be mutually exclusive even when it comes to investments. The bank's investments are almost 100 per cent ›clean‹ from the point of view of ethics and sustainability.
For us, social responsibility means providing active support in a number of areas. The BIB foundation fund for the Church and Caritas supports selected regional, national and international projects and is involved in a diverse range of commitments.
What FAIR BANKING means for us:
- reliable banking services on fair terms
- no hidden costs
- no loss leaders
- clear consultations
- trustworthy relationships
- attractive jobs and apprenticeships
- no performance-related pay for our employees
- taking social responsibility in society...