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New environmentally friendly home loan offer for Cantabrians

Media Release

10 September 2014

For immediate release
New environmentally friendly home loan offer for Cantabrians

BNZ is helping Canterbury customers build back sustainably by chipping in towards the costs of purchasing and installing home insulation.

With support from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), insulation was identified as the most effective way to make homes warmer and healthier this winter – and for many more to come.

“To keep our Canterbury customers warm and cosy and help them be good with money, BNZ is launching a new home loan offer specific to Canterbury customers,” Retail Regional Manager Christina Gardner says.

“BNZ will help customers out by linking them up with Mitre 10 and the PinkFit® network, and paying for up to $3000 worth of insulation and installation,” she says.

“This offer is a great way for BNZ to demonstrate our commitment to helping Cantabrians build back in a sustainable way,” she says.

BNZ has worked with EECA and Mitre 10 to develop this offer.

“Owning your own house is great but you really want it to feel like a home – and that means making it warmer and easier to heat,” Robert Linterman, EECA’s General Manager Residential, says.

“The first step everyone should take to having a warmer, healthier home is to insulate it,” he says.

How will this offer work?

• Customers applying for new home lending can qualify for home insulation worth up to $3,000. The amount they qualify for will vary depending on the amount of lending.

• BNZ customers in Canterbury can apply for the insulation offer through the Future Hub and all Canterbury stores.

• Mitre 10 will organise for the PinkFit® network to go to customers’ homes to give a quote.

• If BNZ cannot cover the full amount of the insulation job, customers will be entitled to a 25% discount and bonus Fly Buys on the remaining amount.


Background for editors:

The Future Hub – only at BNZ – is a unique free BNZ advisory service to assist Cantabrians to navigate their way through complex post-quake residential difficulties and enable people to embark on the next stage of their lives. The specialist team provides advice and expertise to resolve any financial or property issues still affecting people. Together with local experts such as lawyers, accountants, insurers and community organisations, the team gives people practical solutions to help them move on. The Future Hub is available for anyone, not just BNZ customers.

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