Pepper Money to celebrate 21 years in business with green touch

Major non bank lender with unusual birthday present for employees

Pepper Money to celebrate 21 years in business with green touch


By Mike Wood

Pepper Money are all set to celebrate their 21st birthday as a non bank lender by planting 21 trees per employee across their three main locations of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

They will take on the mammoth task by engaging with three environmental charities to help them out. They are due to partner with Green Fleet in Australia, New Zealand’s Trees that Count and the Haribon Foundation, based in the Philippines.

In total, it will be an undertaking that will see seven rugby fields’ worth of trees planted, as well as a seedling nursery that can replenish the forests into the future.

“Our success over the past 21 years revolves around people,” said Pepper Money CEO in Australia and New Zealand, Mario Rehayem. “It’s due to the like-minded people we hire, who embrace and live our values, the people who choose to become accredited with us, and the people we help succeed by offering them a loan for a home or car.”

Pepper has gone from strength to strength since their foundation in 2000, and have won plenty of awards over the years, including being named Non Bank of the Year at the Australian Mortgage Awards 2019.

“There will be a special presentation for our employees this week that will reflect on our achievements over the past 21 years, and to showcase the trees initiative to remind employees of why we are doing it, and refocus everyone on the future,” said Rehayem.

As for the future, Pepper are committed to offering the same level of services for the next 21 years that they have in the two decades and change that have just passed.

“It’s fair to say that we will continue focusing on those underserved segments in the financial services industry,” concluded Rehayem. “We’ll do this by continuing to introduce new products, that customers need, through our highly valued distribution networks.”

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