We believe there’s strength in collaboration, which is why we work with corporate, government and NGO partners to achieve great outcomes. Discover who we’re working with and why.
BNZ is our key partner in our Good Loans and DEBTsolve programmes. As part of its sustainability strategy, Te Pae Tawhiti, BNZ has an ambition to grow the long-term social, cultural and financial wellbeing of all New Zealanders. One of the ways BNZ supports this ambition is through partnership with Good Shepherd NZ and other community agencies who can provide New Zealanders on limited incomes a pathway to affordable and sustainable borrowing.
The Ministry of Social Development contributes towards the operating costs of Good Shepherd NZ and our NGO community partners in delivering the initiative (but does not provide lending capital or guarantees), to support people on limited incomes to access affordable loans.
The New Zealand Government is a key supporter of Community Finance, which provides no interest Good Loans, and the DEBTsolve programme.
Aviva is a family violence service provider in Christchurch. We have worked with Aviva to develop and customise our no interest Good Loans to best meet the needs of the women, children and men they support. Aviva offers Good Loans from its location at The Loft in Christchurch East.
We have also supported Aviva in delivering its Specialist Peer Support and Pathways to Employment programme, to employ and train people who have overcome violence to walk with those who are working on building violence-free futures
We’re working with Suncorp on ways to support customers in vulnerable circumstances, and improve financial resilience for New Zealanders. Through Suncorp’s ‘Vero’ brand, we are trialling Drive car insurance, an affordable and accessible product designed to reach New Zealanders who have traditionally been excluded from the car insurance market.
Good Shepherd NZ has contributed to Suncorp’s customer vulnerability framework and training programme to support customers in vulnerable circumstances. Together we are continually looking to better understand more about why people might not take out insurance and identify opportunities to improve financial security and resilience for New Zealanders.
We have developed a Healthy Relationships Toolkit in partnership with Dr. Ayesha Scott from AUT, with support from AUT Health Futures. AUT Health Futures is a bold approach to tackling significant societal problems facing Aotearoa New Zealand.
AUT contributes to its communities through research and education. AUT wants to increase this contribution and co-design solutions that extend beyond traditional research and partnership boundaries.
DebtManagers supports and works with our Economic Harm Support Service to establish fairer repayment plans, as well as providing debt relief and write-offs for clients experiencing economic harm. We also work closely with DebtManagers to raise awareness of economic harm and healthy financial relationships by distributing resources in the community, and using reciprocal referral pathways to ensure people can access the right support.
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