Here you’ll find our media releases and opinions about banking in New Zealand, along with our media appearances.

Media Releases

China Construction Bank joins New Zealand Bankers’ Association

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association announced today that the China Construction Bank (New Zealand) Ltd has joined the association, bringing the total number of member banks to 17. New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Karen Scott-Howman says: “We are delighted to welcome CCBNZ to the Bankers’ Association. China is one of New Zealand’s most important... Read more »
Media Appearances - Buyers caught out by home loans falling through

- “Banks are particularly interested in the borrower’s ability to repay the loan, and the security provided for the loan. People seeking home loans need to be up front with the bank about their personal circumstances, such as existing financial obligations and outgoings.”
Media Releases

Money Week: What does debt do for you?

- Debt can finance personal, household and business needs and aspirations. That’s the New Zealand Bankers’ Association’s response to Money Week’s big question: what does debt do for you? “We often need to borrow money to buy our own home or get a business off the ground. That’s the kind of debt our banks are here to... Read more »
Media Appearances

Radio NZ - Legal action against Australian bank could affect NZ

- August 12, 2017 –  Climate change is recognised as a potential financial risk by New Zealand banks and the NZBA is working with groups such as Deep South Challenge to get a greater understanding of the risks from climate change on investments, said chief executive Karen Scott-Howman.