Media Appearances

Media Appearances

NZ Herald - Highs and lows of apartment life

- Chief executive Kirk Hope said: “Size is among a number of factors that banks may take into account when looking at lending on apartments. When lending on small apartments the bank needs to consider if it will get its money back in case of default. It may not where demand for very small residences is... Read more »
Media Appearances

Radio NZ - Calls for LVR restrictions to be gone

- Banker’s Association chief executive Kirk Hope said easing the restrictions would not be the end of the world and suggested loosening them from 10 percent to perhaps 15 percent might help flagging economic growth.
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Stuff.co.nz - Banks will cover XP internet banking

- Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope said banks always recommended people protected themselves from online fraud by keeping their operating systems and security software up-to-date.
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NZ Herald - House hunters risk financial ruin

- New Zealand Bankers Association chief executive Kirk Hope said banks would consider a borrower’s servicing ability before agreeing to lend on a second home or offering bridging finance.