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Reserve Bank should rethink capital proposals

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association has called on the Reserve Bank to reconsider its proposals to almost double capital requirements for New Zealand’s banks, and take into account an independent review by former Treasury Secretary Dr Graham Scott. “Independent analysis by former Treasury Secretary Dr Graham Scott shows the Reserve Bank should rethink its proposals to avoid putting a handbrake on our economy,” says New Zealand Bankers’ Association... Read more »
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Banks respond to Conduct and Culture Report

- All 11 banks involved in the Bank Conduct and Culture review by the Financial Markets Authority and the Reserve Bank have responded with individual work plans. “While I cannot disclose the information in each work plan, I can confirm that all banks with sales incentives have committed to remove or address them for frontline salespeople... Read more »
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Get password smart!

- Protect access to your banking by using strong, unique and secure passwords. That’s the New Zealand Bankers’ Association’s message in support of CERT NZ’s Get Password Smart campaign that kicks off today. “We all have a role to play in preventing financial crime by protecting unauthorised access to our bank accounts. Being smart about your... Read more »
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New CEO appointed to New Zealand Bankers’ Association

- Roger Beaumont has today been named as Chief Executive of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association, the organisation that represents the New Zealand banking industry. NZBA Chair David McLean, CEO of Westpac, says they are delighted to have been able to appoint someone with such strong credentials in both the banking sector and stakeholder management area,... Read more »
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Keep yourself and your money safe this festive season

- This festive season the New Zealand Bankers’ Association is reminding people to watch out for financial crime. “While many of us are rushing to get ready for Christmas, fraudsters are also busy trying to access our bank accounts. They’re always looking for opportunities to steal our money, especially when we let our guard down,” says... Read more »
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Stop and Think: is this for real?

- Stop and Think: is this for real? That’s the message for Fraud Awareness Week 2018 and the New Zealand Bankers’ Association is urging people to do just that. “Fraudsters are always coming up with new ways to steal our money. They trick people into handing over personal information. Once they have your bank account details... Read more »
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Banks take action on conduct and culture report

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association acknowledges a major report into bank conduct and culture released by the Financial Markets Authority and the Reserve Bank today, and accepts all their recommendations. “We are pleased the review found no evidence of widespread misconduct and culture issues across the industry here,” says New Zealand Bankers’ Association acting chief... Read more »
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Protect your online banking with 2FA

- As part of Cyber Smart Week the New Zealand Bankers’ Association is reminding people to get two-factor authentication to help protect themselves and their money when banking online. “Protecting your PINs and passwords is a good way of keeping your banking safe. Using two-factor authentication, or 2FA, is another way to fight financial crime,” says... Read more »