Media

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

Media Releases

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 »
Media Appearances

Stuff.co.nz - How much will you get if the bank reveals your secrets?

- Bankers’ Association chief Kirk Hope says there are few times when a bank can legally divulge your information: “You’ve got compulsion by law, a public duty to divulge the information, or where a bank has to disclose information to protect its own interests, for example in a court case. Or where the customer agrees to... Read more »
Media Appearances

Stuff.co.nz - Court overturns ANZ credit card fee ruling

- New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope said: “The Australian courts have so far ruled that none of the fees targeted by the action are unreasonable. For bank customers these fees are also avoidable”.
Media Releases

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 »
Media Releases

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 »
Media Releases

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 »