Decisions of the Charity Commission on The Charity Bank Limited.


Decisions made by the Charity Commission on 1 November 2002 and 31 May 2013.

In 2002 the commission decided that the Charity Bank could be registered as a charity to promote the efficient and effective application of charitable resources.

In 2013 the Bank was required to make changes so it could continue to operate as a bank under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. These changes were not compatible with the Bank being a charity. As it was more important to the charity sector that the Bank operated as a bank than as a charity, as an exceptional circumstance the commission decided to permit the Bank to change its governing document even though this would have the effect of it ceasing to be a charity.

These decisions are significant because they demonstrate how charity law develops over time and can be affected by other legislation.