A passion for people
Whether it’s helping parents budget for a growing family, or planting trees in a local park, we’re supporting our communities in whatever way we can.
Together, we’re doing good things
BNZ staff get two paid days a year to volunteer in the community. They can put their business skills to good use, or work on projects close to their heart. Last year, as part of Closed for Good, we ran 37 financial literacy projects to help people understand their finances.
Our Community Finance initiative offers fee free, low-interest and no-interest loans to families on low incomes. Many of the loan applications are for cars, so people can get to work, or for unexpected dental bills or essential household items.
Closed for Good
Closed for Good is our annual day of volunteering. Every year we close our doors for one day, roll up our sleeves, and get out into our communities to lend a hand.
In 2016, 3,266 BNZ staff worked on more than 500 projects nationwide – doing everything from fence painting, cleaning up public spaces, or running financial literacy workshops.
Supporting community organisations
Together with Age Concern and other organisations, we're working to reduce the financial abuse of the elderly.
We've teamed up with Bamzonia to deliver online financial education programmes to low-decile schools.