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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.”
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Stuff.co.nz - Property surging outside Auckland

- Chief executive Kirk Hope said house prices were not being spurred along by looser credit conditions as the Reserve Bank claimed. Credit growth was running at about 3 per cent. “This isn’t a credit-driven price issue, it’s a supply-driven price issue,” he said.
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Stuff.co.nz - Law to restrain loan sharks bites banks

- Bankers’ association chief executive Kirk Hope said banks were never the target of the measures contained in the bill, which was aimed at reining in abusive loan sharks and dodgy debt collectors. “The most vulnerable consumers could be protected by enforcing the existing laws,” he said.
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Stuff.co.nz - Banks may be playing on customer ignorance

- “Banks have worked really hard and have involved people like Writemark in the development of their product material,” Hope said. They also all have programmes to lift financial literacy among customers, and people in the community.
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NZ Herald - Bankers knock new capital plans

- Hope said that it was wrong to assume all high LVR borrowers were on comparatively low incomes; it might reflect a relatively high income and capacity to service the loan.