Here you’ll find our media releases and opinions about banking in New Zealand, along with our media appearances.

Media Releases

Smarter Banking: how to get the most out of your banking

- If you’d like to get the most out of your banking and manage your money better, it might pay to check out the Smarter Banking guide launched by the New Zealand Bankers’ Association today. “The guide provides practical information for customers about their everyday banking. It’s also intended to complement the recently revised Code of... Read more »
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Law requires banks to freeze some accounts

- Some New Zealanders are having their bank accounts frozen because of OECD regulations reflected in New Zealand law, which requires banks to comply. “If your bank has asked you about your foreign tax status, you should respond as soon as possible, regardless of your tax status,” says New Zealand Bankers’ Association deputy chief executive Antony... Read more »
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How you can help prevent financial elder abuse

- If you see, or are aware of, any signs of financial elder abuse then it’s important you call for help. That is the key message from the New Zealand Bankers’ Association as Elder Abuse Awareness Week is launched today. “Financial elder abuse can include everything from illegal or wrongful use of older people’s money, their... Read more »

What you can expect from your bank

- Antony Buick-Constable, Deputy Chief Executive Most of us have bank accounts. If you do, it’s worth checking out the revised Code of Banking Practice that was launched on 1 June 2018. Your bank wants you to have a good experience, and the latest Code shows you how they’ll do it. Banking is all about meeting customer needs... Read more »
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International requirements may freeze your bank account

- New Zealand banks are reminding customers who have been asked about their foreign tax status that they need to respond to their bank as soon as possible. International regulations, reflected in New Zealand law, require New Zealand banks to undertake due diligence on the foreign tax status of their customers and provide relevant related information... Read more »
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Refreshed Banking Code sets out customer promises simply

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA) has launched a new edition of the Code of Banking Practice aimed at giving all customers a good banking experience. It sets out clearly what you can expect from your bank, and comes into effect on 1 June 2018. New Zealand Bankers’ Association deputy chief executive Antony Buick-Constable says,... Read more »