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Moves to lift quality of regulation welcomed

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today welcomed the government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations to improve regulation in New Zealand. “We support any moves to improve the quality of regulation in New Zealand and it’s good to see the government acknowledging that more needs to be done in this area,” said New Zealand Bankers’... Read more »
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How to spot financial elder abuse

- As part of Elder Abuse Awareness Week the New Zealand Bankers’ Association is encouraging people to look out for financial elder abuse. “Financial elder abuse is about the illegal or improper use of older people’s money, property and other assets. It’s particularly nasty because it preys on people’s trust, and often exploits family and other... Read more »
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Supporting New Zealand’s farmers

- Farmers facing tough times are being encouraged to talk to their bank early and often in an information resource launched today by the New Zealand Bankers’ Association at Fieldays. “We all know that the agri sector is hugely important to our economy. We also understand the volatility and complexity of the sector,” said New Zealand... Read more »
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Budget 2015 continues responsible economic direction

- Budget 2015 continues the government’s responsible economic direction the New Zealand Bankers’ Association said today. “The Budget shows that the New Zealand economy remains on a sound track with a clear path to surplus forecast,” said New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope. “Despite lower than forecast tax revenue, meaning that a surplus will... Read more »
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Don’t get phished, vished or smished

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association is encouraging people to protect their personal information as Australasian Consumer Fraud Week kicks off today. “Fraudsters are always looking for new ways to scam us and steal our money. Scammers use a range of ways to trick people into handing over personal information, usually by phone or email. Once... Read more »
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New Zealand Bankers’ Association boosted by two new affiliate members

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today announced that Chapman Tripp and Visa New Zealand have joined the Association as its latest affiliate members. “We are pleased both Chapman Tripp and Visa have decided to formalise their relationship with the Association and are delighted to welcome them as affiliate members,” said New Zealand Bankers’ Association Chief... Read more »
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Banking industry to work with LVR changes

- In response to the LVR changes announced today by the Reserve Bank, the New Zealand Bankers’ Association said that banks will work to meet the new obligations but warns that demand side initiatives are only one part of the solution. “We look forward to seeing more detail on the proposal and working with the Reserve... Read more »
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Russell McVeagh welcomed as New Zealand Bankers’ Association affiliate member

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today welcomed Russell McVeagh as its latest affiliate member. “We are very pleased to have Russell McVeagh, one of New Zealand’s leading commercial firms, join us as an affiliate member,” said New Zealand Bankers’ Association Chief Executive Kirk Hope. “This move demonstrates Russell McVeagh’s commitment to the banking industry in... Read more »
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BNZ to chair New Zealand Bankers’ Association

- Bank of New Zealand chief executive Anthony Healy has been elected chair of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association for 2015/16 and takes on the role today. ANZ chief executive David Hisco was elected deputy chair. “I am delighted to take the role of Chair on behalf of BNZ. The Association is integral to maintaining the... Read more »
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Buddle Findlay becomes affiliate member of New Zealand Bankers’ Association

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association announced today that Buddle Findlay has joined the Association as an affiliate member. “We are delighted to welcome on board leading law firm Buddle Findlay,” said New Zealand Bankers’ Association Chief Executive Kirk Hope. “Joining NZBA as an affiliate member signals Buddle Findlay’s commitment to the New Zealand banking industry.... Read more »