A Living Wage is the income necessary to provide workers and their families with the basic necessities of life. A Living Wage will enable workers to live with dignity and to participate as active citizens in society.

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Heartland Bank Becomes an Accredited Living Wage Employer

Media Release

Tuesday July 14, 2020


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Heartland Bank (Heartland) is pleased to join over 200 accredited Living Wage Employers in New Zealand.

Every Heartland employee and worker providing services to Heartland through a contractor or supplier will be paid no less than the living wage. 

Heartland’s Chief People & Culture Officer Keira Billot said becoming an accredited Living Wage employer was the right thing to do.

“We realise the importance of people having access to a remuneration that can fairly accommodate them, leading to better quality of life and greater opportunities,” she explained.

“Our people are the most important part of who we are. Becoming an accredited Living Wage employer was the right thing to do for our Heartland whanau and to contribute to making a positive difference for New Zealanders.”

The Living Wage is the voluntary hourly rate a worker needs to pay for life’s necessities and actively participate in their community. It is calculated independently each year by the New Zealand Family Centre Social Policy Unit and reflects the cost of basic expenses such as food, housing, transport and childcare.

“We’re incredibly proud to be a Living Wage employer and to be supporting New Zealand towards creating positive change for our people and rangatahi to come,” said Billot.

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For more information, contact: Nicola Foley, Head of Communications, 027 345 6809, nicola.foley@heartland.co.nz

About Heartland Bank

Heartland Bank Limited (Heartland Bank) is part of Heartland Group Holdings Limited (Heartland Group), a financial services group with operations in New Zealand and Australia. Heartland Group is listed on the NZX Main Board and ASX (NZX/ASX: HGH) with more than 12,000 shareholders.

Heartland Bank is 100% New Zealand operated and managed bank, with a proud Kiwi heritage stretching back to 1875. It was awarded Bank of the Year – Savings from Canstar in 2020, 2019 and 2018, offers savings and investment products, is the market leader in reverse mortgages in New Zealand and provides business, rural and motor vehicle finance.

To find out more, visit www.heartland.co.nz.