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Media Appearances

Dominion Post - Loans door shutting on first-home buyers

- One in every two to three first-home buyers could be shut out of the housing market as the Reserve Bank forges ahead with controversial restrictions on home loans. Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope said the rules would have “perverse consequences” and lock buyers out of the market.
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NZBA - Insurers say no to database

- The Bankers’ Association is seeking to create a database of house insurance contracts to allow mortgage lenders to keep tabs on whether borrowers are keeping their homes adequately insured.
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NZ Herald - Close watch for house loan hints

- Hope said there was a risk that in capping the amount of lending done over the 80 per cent threshold it could spark third tier lenders to emerge and lend money on an unsecured basis.
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NZBA - New push for farm debt mediation

- “One relevant factor in this discussion is whether it’s justifiable for farms as businesses to be treated differently from other businesses that find themselves in financial difficulty. Any proposal for a special mediation service for farms would need to provide a good rationale for establishing a sector-specific service,” Kirk Hope said.
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NZ Herald - Banks want more ID to fight crime

- Chief executive Kirk Hope said, “We all have a role to play in the new anti-money laundering regime … This is about New Zealand’s international reputation and fighting crime.”