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New Zealand Bankers’ Association appoints new CE

- New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA) is pleased to announce that Kirk Hope will step into the role of chief executive of the NZBA at the end of March, taking over from acting chief executive Martin Philipsen. A Wellington-based banking professional with over a decade of experience in the New Zealand financial services sector, Kirk Hope... Read more »
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New Zealand Bankers’ Association welcomes Co-operative Bank

- The Co-operative Bank has joined the New Zealand Bankers’ Association bringing the total number of member banks to 13. New Zealand Bankers’ Association acting chief executive Martin Philipsen welcomed the new member bank. “We are pleased to have New Zealand’s newest registered bank join us. Having The Co-operative Bank on board strengthens our role as... Read more »
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New Zealand banks stack up well

- New Zealand banks are well positioned in the face of current international financial tensions. “Our banks’ strength lies in the fact that they are well capitalised and regulated,” said New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Sarah Mehrtens. New Zealand banks all meet the international standards, and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand requirements which are... Read more »
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Banks support move to help leaky home owners

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today welcomed the government’s financial assistance for leaky homes which will provide a further option for affected home owners. The package will offer a government contribution of 25% of the cost of approved repairs to eligible home owners to repair their homes, and home owners may be eligible for a... Read more »
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BNZ to chair New Zealand Bankers’ Association

- The new Chair of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA) for 2011/12 is Bank of New Zealand Managing Director and Chief Executive Andrew Thorburn. David Hisco, Chief Executive Officer of ANZ New Zealand, is the Deputy Chair. Thorburn, who takes on this role in NZBA’s 120th anniversary year said, “BNZ is pleased to be taking... Read more »
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New Zealand Bankers’ Association boosted by two new members

- SBS Bank (Southland Building Society) and JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. have joined the New Zealand Bankers’ Association bringing the total number of member banks to 12. New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Sarah Mehrtens welcomed the two new member banks. “I am delighted by the decision of both SBS Bank and JPMorgan Chase to join... Read more »
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Stephen Franks to review Code of Banking Practice

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association has appointed Stephen Franks as independent reviewer of the New Zealand Code of Banking Practice. Franks is a leading lawyer who specialises in company and securities law. “We are delighted that Stephen Franks has agreed to review the Code,” said New Zealand Bankers’ Association acting chief executive Karen Scott-Howman. The... Read more »
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New Zealand Bankers Association welcomes Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

- The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Limited has joined the New Zealand Bankers’ Association. New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Sarah Mehrtens welcomed its new member bank. ‘I am delighted by the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi’s decision to join. The New Zealand Bankers’ Association represents the common interests of the major players in the sector’ said Mehrtens.... Read more »
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Beware telephone survey scam

- The New Zealand Bankers Association is urging New Zealanders to be on guard against a telephone bank satisfaction survey scam. Scammers appear to be phoning people saying they are from the New Zealand Banking Association and they are undertaking a survey on bank satisfaction. The New Zealand Bankers Association is not undertaking a bank satisfaction... Read more »
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Switching banks being made easier for customers

- Banks are making moves to update their systems and procedures so switching from one bank to another will be much easier for customers. When customers want to shift their accounts from one bank to another the most time consuming task has always been the process of transferring over their payment authorities. Moving payment authorities like... Read more »