The voice of the banking industry working to support a successful banking system that benefits New Zealand

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Banks employ over 25,000 people in NZ * In 2015 banks directly contributed $6.9 billion to the NZ economy *

In 2015 banks spent $4.9 billion running their businesses in NZ * In 2015 banks paid $1.98 billion in tax * NZ banks have an asset base of $467 billion * In 2015 the return on assets was 1.16% *

NZ has over 1100 bank branches * NZ has over 2500 bank ATMs *

Loans to business at December 2015 totalled $147.9 billion *

Loans to households at December 2015 totalled $227 billion *

33% of NZ households have a mortgage *

There were 1.5 million home loans in NZ at December 2015 *


You and your US tax obligations

Find out about the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and how it might affect you here.  

You and the money laundering law

All New Zealand banks have introduced enhanced customer identification requirements. Find out more here

Supporting our farmers

Information about how how banks can help farmers through tough times is available here

Are you ready for retirement? 

The Retirement Commissioner talks to Kiwis about their retirement plans here. What's your story? See more here, and check out Sorted

Unravelling Financial Jargon

This free e-book offers plain language alternatives to explain the specialist language of the financial sector. Download Unravelling Financial Jargon.

Open Bank Resolution

Learn about the Reserve Bank's OBR policy here

Media releases

‘Money mule’ scam warning


The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today warned people against transferring money for people they do not know to avoid becoming a ‘money mule’. 

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Resilient banks, a resilient economy


Published in KPMG’s Financial Institutions Performance Survey 2015 

In the past year New Zealand’s economy has faced numerous challenges – dairy prices fell, commodity prices decreased, growth in China slowed, and the housing market remained constrained as demand continued to outstrip supply – yet New Zealand’s banking sector remains stable. How have our banks remained resilient while facing risk in global and local environments?

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Contact Us

New Zealand Bankers' Association

Telephone: 04 802 3358
Facsimile: 04 473 1698

Level 15
80 The Terrace

P O Box 3043
Wellington 6140


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Our Members

ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited ASB Bank Limited Bank of China (New Zealand) Limited Bank of New Zealand The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Citibank, N A The Co-operative Bank Limited Heartland Bank Limited The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited JPMorgan Chase Bank, N A Kiwibank Limited Rabobank New Zealand Limited Southland Building Society TSB Bank Limited Westpac New Zealand Limited

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