Green Finance Institute hosts its inaugural Green Mortgage Summit

by | Jul 14, 2023

Last month, the GFI hosted its inaugural Green Mortgage Summit in Manchester as part of its local partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. The Summit brought together over 60 key industry stakeholders to explore what the green mortgage market needs to scale and how the market can collaborate to enable the decarbonisation of more homes.

Since its inception in 2019, the Green Finance Institute has worked closely with mortgage lenders and brokers, as well as the wider market, to develop the Green Home Finance Principles, Green Mortgage Hub, and the Lender’s and Broker’s Handbooks to educate on key retrofitting technologies and drive awareness of the opportunities offered by green mortgages. In those four years, the green mortgage market has grown from just 4 products to 60.

With thanks to our virtual keynote speaker Alison Rose (NatWest Group) and our panellists Jennifer Lloyd (Skipton Building Society), Richard Rothwell (Leeds Building Society), Michael Taylor (Santander UK), Amelia Williams (Nationwide Building Society), Richard Merrett (SimplyBiz Mortgages), Robert Sinclair (The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries), Alex Beavis (Sesame Bankhall Group).

Please see below for a highlight video of the day and Alison’s remarks.