Whakatupuria te hua anamata.

Growing New Zealanders’ financial wellbeing.

Toitū te pūtea.

We want all New Zealanders to be financially secure and independent, enabling them to reach their full potential.

Increased economic participation and inclusive prosperity is beneficial to all. One in four New Zealand children live in low-income homes, which can mean lower levels of education, poorer health and higher rates of criminal offending in adulthood. Growing poverty leads to poor social outcomes, which reduces prosperity.

How will we achieve this?

01. Grow financial capability.

Provide financial education and help our customers manage their money better.

02. Grow financial independence.

Help New Zealanders participate in the economy and grow their wealth.

Our progress so far.

15,870

Financial education workshop participants, on our way to the 2020 goal of 20,000 participants.

$215m

In lending to social and affordable housing.

1 in 4

customers had a financial health check/were contacted by us to help them make better financial decisions.

Financial education workshops throughout the country.

We work with a range of organisations such as schools, employers and community groups to help Kiwis develop effective money management skills.

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Making homes accessible through Prefab.

Westpac New Zealand is the first NZ bank to launch a dedicated mortgage product aimed at helping Kiwis into prefabricated homes.

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Supporting financial education throughout New Zealand.

We believe that teaching Kiwi kids and adults, how to make the most of their money is vital for their and New Zealand’s wellbeing.

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Small business

Helping small business thrive.

Small to medium sized enterprises account for one third of all New Zealand businesses. Westpac is committed to help them grow and to thrive.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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