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Combating climate change & supporting your climate ambitions

Facing the climate challenge

Our ambition is to be a leading bank in addressing the climate challenge. We're working to make our operations climate positive by 2025 and to at least halve the climate impact of our financing activity by 2030. We're also here to support you and your climate goals, as we all make the transition to a low-carbon economy.

How we could help you with your climate goals

Make the move to electric

With the government bringing the ban on sales of petrol and diesel cars forward to 2030, it could be time to make the switch to an electric vehicle. We've teamed up with Octopus Energy to make the switch easier, and cheaper, for you.

NatWest receives a fee from Octopus Energy for customers it introduces to them that subsequently purchase products or services from Octopus Energy, although this fee will be passed onto you as a discount.

Save on electric vehicle home charge points

From Octopus Energy

Get a discounted rate and further £50 off on us when you purchase an electric vehicle home charge point from Octopus Energy. 

To participate, you will need to sign up as a CoGo customer (including agreeing to CoGo’s Terms and Conditions) and connecting your NatWest bank accounts. You’ll need to be 18+, have a NatWest debit or credit card and use the NatWest Mobile App.

Green mortgages

Buy an energy efficient home and you could save money on your monthly mortgage payments.

NatWest Green Mortgages are available to over 18s purchasing a home with a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of A or B. Available on selected products. Product fees may apply. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Trying to make your home a little greener?

You could make your home more climate friendly with the Green Home Grant and a home improvement loan.

Green Home Grant available in England only. To apply for a loan you must be 18+ and a UK resident with a NatWest current account (held for 3+ months).

Make your home more climate friendly and get a £100 thank you from us

Representative 7.9% APR for loans between £5,000 and £7,450.

Other loan amounts are available at alternative rates. Our rates depend on your circumstances and loan amount and may differ from the Representative APR. 

When you take out a loan of up to £7,450 with us and submit your Green Homes Grant voucher, we'll give you £100 back as a thank you for making your home more climate friendly.

Terms and conditions apply.

Representative APR of 7.9% for loans between £5,000 and £7,450. Other loan amounts are available at alternative rates. Our rates depend on your circumstances and loan amount and may differ from the Representative APR.

Have you considered...

How to reduce your energy bills

We spend a lot of money on gas and electricity. That's why we've pulled together our top energy saving tips, because when you cut how much energy you use, you not only spend less you also reduce your carbon footprint. It’s a win-win.

Going paperless

Switching to paperless is a quick and easy way to reduce your waste. Instead, you can check your mail and statements via online banking or on your mobile app. It’s a safe and handy way to manage all your documents.

Specific mobile and online banking criteria applies.

Our Carbon Footprint Tracking Pilot

The CoGo app helps you see the carbon impact of your spending, and suggests tips on how to reduce your footprint. We’ve been testing this with a select group of customers and their feedback is helping us design a future solution for all our customers. 

Our climate change strategy

Our current focus

Helping to end the most harmful activity

We plan to stop lending to and underwriting companies with more than 15% of activities related to coal

Accelerating the speed of transition

We plan to help customers reduce their carbon impact with products and services, delivered through cross-industry collaboration

Championing climate solutions

We plan to provide an additional £20bn funding and financing for climate and sustainable finance between 2020 and 2022

Our progress

Reducing our footprint

We’re working to make our operations climate positive by 2025

Working with the United Nations (UN)

We are a founding signatory of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s Principles for Responsible Banking

Find out more about our strategy

We’ve set a bold ambition to be a leading bank in addressing the climate challenge

Climate change news

From sustainable banking news to teaching your kids about climate change, we have a range of helpful articles to help us all do our bit for the environment.

Climate and sustainable finance news

Developments in the green energy sector and beyond.

Student living

How to be kind to the environment and your wallet.

Save money, save the planet

Teaching your kids to be eco-friendly could help you save.

Something else we can help you with?