• Providing almost $600m to Farmers

    Two years ago, Shared Interest became one of the founding members of a group called CSAF, which stands for the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance.  According to recent figures this collection of social lenders has provided almost $600 million in loans to 672 small and medium-sized enterprises in 2015.

  • An inspiring AGM

    11 March 2016

    Our 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the Northern Stage Theatre in the centre of Newcastle. Over 75 members joined us for what proved to be an informative and lively event.

  • 2015 A Record Year

    30 September 2015

    In 2015 Shared Interest saw it's 25th anniversary, we celebrated the occasion with a commemorative flag which travelled the globe, a fantastic AGM on the banks of the Tyne, as well as surpassing our targets of investment and lending. 

  • Good Practice Award for Finance Activities

    Shared Interest's investment offer has been awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark - a new voluntary scheme awarded to share offers that meet good practice standards.

  • Break the Chains of Poverty

    Shared Interest is a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO, a global network of fair trade organisations (formerly known as IFAT - the International Federation for Alternative Trade).

  • Winner of Enterprise Award

    Shared Interest has been announced as winner in the Enteprise category at the Third Sector Awards.

  • Our Shared Interest

    We have launched a new and improved online portal called Our Shared Interest, which will be more interactive. You will be able to change details such as your address, and eventually make transactions online – both adding to and withdrawing from your Share Account.

  • Winner of most ethical finance institution for commitment to fair trade

    At a special ceremony in Milan we were delighted to receive the award for the most ethical finance institution working in the fair trade sector by the Price Project. Regional Manager Andrew Ridley accepted the award on our behalf. 

  • Bee Keepers suffer effects of Volcano

    We received news in the early hours that one of our longest serving customers had been affected by the fall-out of the Calbuco volcano in Chile.

    Here, our Regional Manager for Latin America, Paul Sablich, tells us the news as he heard it from Apicoop General Manager, Chino.

  • Teaching Newcastle Pupils to Bee Aware

    18 March 2015

    We joined forces with long term customer Apicoop from Chile to visit Newcastle High School for Girls as part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations.  Pupils from the girls' school in Jesmond learned about the habits of bees, heard the challenges facing beekeepers in this country and the developing world and then enjoyed the fruits of their work in a honey tasting session.