How green finance can decarbonise our homes and buildings

Green mortgages have become the poster child of green retail banking products in the UK, but significant barriers remain despite their significant growth in the last 12-18 months.

However, various solutions are being designed in the UK and overseas that could shake up the mortgages market and help increase supply and demand.

In this podcast episode hosted by Cornwall Insight, Robin Penfold, partner at TLT LLP, and Emma Harvey, director at the Green Finance Institute, discuss:

  • The need to demonstrate the value held in energy-efficient properties
  • Barriers for consumers, including a lack of awareness and perceived cost
  • Carrot and stick solutions for lenders, including the GFI’s Green Home Finance Principles
  • The potential impact of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) finance in the UK
  • How to enable intermediaries to heed the green motivations of borrowers
  • How better communications with customers can reduce the risk of greenwashing
  • The potential to connect mortgage lending with other ancillary services

This is the second in a series of podcast episodes by Cornwall Insight and TLT on green finance. Our first episode looks at the impact of ESG investing on pensions. Listen to it here.

Below is a short extract from our full podcast.

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