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Make a difference with each deposit you make. Climate First Bank offers a full-service portfolio of products, including dedicated personal loan options for solar and energy retrofits.
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Running a sustainable business has never been easier. From commercial loans to checking and savings products, Climate First Bank has a variety of personalized options for your business needs.
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We’re proud to join the movement of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits using our collective power to change the world. Learn how we’re partnering with B Lab, We are Neutral, Global Alliance for Banking on Values, and more.


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Ethical Banking: What Is a Socially Responsible Bank?

Some banks that uphold social and environmental causes let outside groups evaluate their values to show their commitment.
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Green Finance Briefing: ‘Business as usual’ is proving unsustainable for banks

Climate change is forcing banks to rethink their strategies, but newly-established Climate First Bank has placed sustainability right into its core purpose.
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Climate First expands digital services with fintech startup

Just one year into operation, St. Petersburg-based Climate First Bank is capitalizing on its early success and launching a fintech startup that will provide banking as a service (BaaS) solutions.
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Banks look to automate emissions tracking

As banks deal with increasing pressure from stakeholders and lawmakers to reduce their carbon footprint, automated emissions-tracking software providers stand ready to capitalize.
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Climate First Bank offers financing for solar panels

It’s no secret solar panels can be expensive, but in this edition of the Gulshore Business report, Gulfshore Business Editor David Dorsey explores possible ways to pay for them.
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Balancing climate urgency and business reality

When Climate First is part of your name, it’s clear where your priorities lie. Ken LaRoe, founder and CEO at Climate First Bank, joins us to talk about his startup institution, its name and its values in the context of broader issues in banking today.
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divest from fossil fuels and go solar!

Our solar loan process is straightforward and hassle-free. Enjoy quick approvals and competitive interest rates when you apply. No Dealer Fees!