The Cumberland is committed to preventing slavery or human trafficking in its corporate activities and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
As part of the financial services sector, we recognise that we have a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking and we continue to take our responsibility very seriously during the coronavirus pandemic.
This statement is made in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The Cumberland is a building society based in Cumbria, with our branch operating area covering Cumbria, South West Scotland, West Northumberland and North Lancashire.
Throughout our branch operating area, we offer mortgages, savings and current accounts. We also provide residential and commercial mortgages across mainland UK.
Our Business team specialise in hospitality and commercial lending - ranging from holiday lets mortgages to hotel and development finance.
Borderway Finance offer vehicle finance for personal and business customers.
The Cumberland Group does not operate outside the United Kingdom.
Wherever possible, the Group builds long standing relationships with local suppliers and key third parties.
All key third parties have been assessed and due to the nature of the work they undertake,the fact that they are predominately located in the United Kingdom, and the Group’s knowledge of their business, it is believed that the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking is low and no further action is required.
We operate the following policies that describe our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:
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