Simon Cowell raised eyebrows recently for his starring role in the latest Barclays bank advert

The issue wasn’t him, per se, but as Greenpeace, English naturalist Chris Packham and a number of MPs highlighted, it was the irony of a bank, which heavily invests in fossil fuels, staging an advert in Antarctica, which – some argue – it is helping to destroy.

To put it simply, your bank account could be contributing to environmental destruction.

Check out if your bank is one of the ones effectively funding global warming and what you can do about it. Then consider changing to one of the growing number of ‘ethical banks’ on offer. Switching is super easy because banks have to adhere to the switching guarantee.

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