Grow financial wellbeing.

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E tipu pūtea ora - Grow financial wellbeing.

Our aspiration is for all Kiwis 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 Kiwi 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?

1. Grow financial capability.

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

2. Grow financial independence.

Help Kiwis participate in the economy and grow their wealth.

Financial education workshops.

Our interactive workshops help people feel more confident about making decisions about money. We work with a range of organisations such as schools, employers, and community groups to help Kiwis become more financially capable.

Learn more about our financial education programme here.

Our 2020 highlights.

Our customers.

How we’re supporting our customers – individuals, small and medium business and employees of the Aotearoa public sector.

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Contemporary papakāinga.

Partnering with iwi to launch contemporary papakāinga shared equity housing developments.

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Bank accounts for released prisoners.

Westpac collaborated with the Ministries of Social Development and Justice and Department of Corrections and NZ Police on the New Start initiative to ensure that when prisoners are released they have a valid ID, bank account, a debit card, and can access online banking.

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Digital inclusion.

Supporting our older customers and communities to become digitally active through our partnerships with Dementia NZ and SeniorNet.

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Westpac partnered with MyMahi (an app to help young people become work-ready) on financial wellbeing.

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Inclusive Growth Symposium.

Hosting the Inclusive Growth Symposium with MasterCard attended by over 100 key stakeholders from the private, public and non-profit sector.

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Innovation fund.

The Innovation Fund is a joint initiative by the government and Westpac. It provides funding and expertise to champion innovative ideas and opportunities that will make a difference for all Kiwis.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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