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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 »
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Money Week: How to weather life’s storms

- Three things you can do to weather a financial shock are: Having savings in place in case of an emergency Having insurance in place to protect yourself and your property Having wills and enduring powers of attorney in place to manage your money if you can’t. That’s the message from the New Zealand Bankers’ Association... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »