Green America urges everyone to end their relationships with big Wall Street banks and to “Break Up with Your Mega-Bank." Instead, open accounts with community investing banks and credit unions, which have a mission of lifting up low- and middle-income communities.
Why break up with your mega-bank?
Mega-banks often use your money to fund projects that may not be in line with your values— and nearly 40 of them are financially supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), including US Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and more. (See the graphic below from our allies at Food & Water Watch for a complete list.)
Break up with your DAPL-funding bank by:
- Following these 10 steps to find and switch to a socially responsible bank.
- Switching your credit card to one of these responsible credit cards.
- Find a socially responsible financial institution, loan fund, or credit card from our national database!
DNB, Norway’s largest bank, sold its assets in the DAPL and is considering terminating the three loans it made to the project. DNB loans made up ten percent of the project’s costs, according to Reuters.