Observe, for a moment, the world as it is today. Landfill, pollution, rising sea levels and extinction seem to be all around us. Internally, we know this is a problem. Value for the world in which we live, at times, seems to be declining at an alarming rate. Except don’t admit defeat just yet. Rather than merely accepting the slow decline of the environment, realise that even the small choices you make, like your choice of mortgage, can have large impacts on the health of the world. Knowledge of how your mortgage and your choice of bank affects the environment, through what practices your bank supports, can make sure that your mortgage counts, both financially and in its impact on society at large.
Adding to this, fossil fuels, arguably one of the defining causes of global warming, are quickly running out. Lead the switch to sustainability, and planet friendly energy sources by choosing a bank that says no to fossil fuels. Dare to go with a green bank, and stand up for what you believe in, while simultaneously securing your well-deserved home. Having the knowledge your mortgage is not funding causes detrimental to our Earth, you will be able to rest easy knowing that you are, in some small way, making a difference.
It can be normal to just focus on the finances when talking about major loans. Simplicity is often a defining factor in these choices, but it shouldn’t be. A smart, well informed mortgage takes into count all factors of the deal. Understanding that a mortgage is more than just numbers on the page is essential knowledge for all human beings – knowledge, that sadly, a lot of us haven’t been introduced to, or just don’t have. Not that this is something of detriment; in our society, our default setting is to focus on the cost. That is the way of our world, most of the time. However, you can choose to make your decision more informed than that. Choose a mortgage that counts, both financially and in the impact it has on the world at large.