Supporting our customers to manage the impact of climate change
Climate change is going to impact our personal and business customers in different ways, and we’re working to help them understand what that will be, and support them to be resilient to these impacts.
Our Sustainable Energy Loans are available for home loan customers who want to install solar panels on their home.
We know that climate change is going to impact the physical environment around us, through increased weather events like storms, drought, high winds and sea level rise. As a bank that is focused on supporting people into homes and helping small to medium sized businesses thrive, a key consideration for us is what impact coastal flooding will have for our customers.
We’ve committed to report in line with the Taskforce for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures over the next 12 months. As a first step towards this we're working with NIWA to gain better information on coastal flooding and will use this information to have better conversations with our customers, and New Zealand on how we're all going to address this collective challenge.