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Saving with RaboDirect not only helps you grow your savings to achieve your goals, but you’re also helping Kiwi farmers grow. This is because customer deposits that are saved with RaboDirect are used to fund New Zealand farmers through Rabobank to help bring food to our tables.

To tell you a little bit about us, we were founded by farmers over a century ago, we’re part of a cooperative bank, which means we’re accountable to our clients and society at large and not accountable to any shareholders. That's why we are proud to offer honest banking with your best interests at heart.

Banking for Food

By 2050, the UN predicts that the world population will have increased by 2 billion people to over 9 billion. To meet the resulting increased demand for food, global food production will have to increase by at least 60%, while at the same time arable land and natural resources are nearing their limits.

Banking For Food is Rabobank’s vision on global food security and the role of the bank. Together with our clients, partners and colleagues worldwide, we want to contribute to the four dimensions of food security: increasing the availability of food, improving access to food, promoting balanced nutrition and increasing stability.

In many countries, Rabobank is already engaging in activities that match this ambition, including here in New Zealand through our partnerships with groups such as the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust. 

RaboDirect is also a proud partner of the NZ charity Garden To Table.

Partnering with Garden to Table

RaboDirect New Zealand is proud to be a Major Partner of the NZ charity Garden to Table. Our partnership aligns with the bank’s commitment to support communities with our banking for food vision.  

Thanks to Garden to Table, children all around the country are getting their hands dirty and learning how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food. Childhood obesity is an increasing issue in New Zealand and we both believe that if children understand where good food comes from, know how to prepare it and then share it with friends and whanau, will be more likely to make better food choices.

Garden to Table

Food Wastage: Shift from attitude to action needed

We asked Kiwis about their food wastage attitudes and behaviors. What we found out shows that things need to change. Not only because of the increased pressure on food production, but also to help you reach your savings goals. 

Here is a summary of the results. 


Want to know more?

Click here to read the media release, which includes comment from Rabobank NZ CEO Daryl Johnson. 

Making a few simple changes can help you reduce your food wastage. We share a few tips in our latest blog here.

About the research

The Financial Health Barometer research was conducted by independent global business intelligence provider, RFi Group via an online survey between 16th-24th March 2017. We surveyed a representative sample of New Zealanders who are 18-65 years old and are primary/joint financial decision makers, so we could understand the financial impact of wasteful behaviours.

Join RaboDirect and feel good about your savings

As you can start to see, we're an online savings bank with a great story and saving with RaboDirect gives you a chance to be a part of something big, something rewarding in many ways. You are helping provide a better future for your children and your children's children, while also earning a great return and reaching your personal savings goals.

If you feel your values are aligned to ours, then we would love for you to join us on this mission.

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