Banking on Values
Cultura Bank is the only Norwegian bank telling depositors exactly where their money is invested. The purpose of each loan is evaluated based on social and environmental criteria. Cultura Bank offers a comprehensive range of banking services, including current-and savings accounts, loans for business purposes and home mortgages. Easy access is secured through internet and mobile banking as well as a bank ATM/debit card with an optional VISA function.
Cultura Bank was established as a continuation of the savings and loan association “Cultura Lånesamvirke”. The initiators were inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s picture of a three-pronging of society with the principles of cultural freedom, equality in the realm of government and law, and brotherhood, in the meaning of associative cooperation, in business life. These qualities have not lost their importance and relevance in today’s society.
The bank today attracts people sharing the idea that social and environmental considerations should be an integrated part of any economic activity, regardless of ideological platform. The bank’s customer base as well as our investors thus represent quite diversified backgrounds regarding political or philosophical views. One crucial principle for the bank is transparency as practiced through the publication of all business loans. This gives investors and depositors the opportunity to monitor our activities and estimate the contribution to society made possible through their engagement with the bank.