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As part of Energy Efficiency Week, Norwich & Peterborough Building Society will plant 40 trees over five years for every borrower who takes out a “carbon neutral” mortgage.

A survey by the society has found homeowners lack awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency. Homes account for a quarter of the UK&#39s greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to 170 million tonnes a year.

Carbon neutral mortgages for existing homeowners come with a 1 per cent discount off N&P&#39s standard variable rate of 7.44 per cent for four years and include a free energy survey by N&P surveyors.

Clients can borrow up to 95 per cent of the property price or valuation, whichever is the lower, and receive £500 cashback tow-ards home improvements as recommended by the survey.

Income multiples are up to 3.25 times principal income plus second or 2.6 times joint.

The arrangement fee of £295 is debited to the mortgage account. There are no redemption penalties. N&P also offers a carbon neutral mortgage for buyers of newly built homes with a 1.25 per cent discount off the SVR for four years.


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