Helping people take control of their financial futures

September 15, 2022

Frances Ronowicz, BNZ’s Head of Customer Care, shares how we partner with Good Shepherd NZ to reduce the stress of debt for people on limited incomes.

A lot of us have money problems at some point in our lives. But for many New Zealanders, money – or, more accurately, the financial and emotional pressure caused by debt – can be the number one stress.

For Sarah*, it was after her partner suffered a limb amputation that life became overwhelming. Their lives suddenly changed and, to add fuel to the fire, they had to move to an entirely different part of the country to access specialised healthcare. Their future was unclear and stressful to think about: “Then we were referred to Good Shepherd.”

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