Media

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

Media Appearances

NZ Herald - Saver tactics worry watchdog

- “Many of us do enjoy being able to see all our accounts online at a glance, including our growing KiwiSaver balance. The performance of the banks’ funds is also a factor worth taking into account.”
Media Appearances

Stuff.co.nz - Banks crack down on money transfer services

- New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope said: “Banks take their obligations under the act very seriously. “We’re aware that one of the consequences of banks implementing the law is that some customers providing money remittance services have had their accounts closed.”
Opinions

Money and me: Kirk Hope

- Published in The New Zealand Herald, January 7, 2015 (p B19) What does money mean to you? Careful investment means you and your family can have a wider range of choices in the way that you live your life. That involves understanding the risks you are willing to take with money and making sure that... Read more »
Opinions

Foil the fraudsters this festive season

- Published in Stuff BusinessDay, December 15, 2014 Shopping up a storm, celebrating with family, friends and colleagues, and trying to get everything sorted at work and home before we take off for the summer break. The silly season is in full swing and we’re all in a Christmas rush. A time of good cheer and... Read more »
Media Appearances

NZBA - Banks review their contracts

- Contracts should be viewed in the context of the consumer credit law within which they operate, rather than in isolation, the New Zealand Bankers’ Association said.
Media Releases

Guard your card and PIN over the holidays

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association is urging people to beware of card fraud over the holidays. “It’s that time of the year when people are getting into the festive spirit, doing their Christmas shopping and anticipating the New Year sales. At this busy time it pays to keep your guard up when using your bank... Read more »
Media Appearances

Stuff.co.nz - Warnings to beware the credit card trap

- “Only 3 per cent of New Zealand credit card holders pay the minimum each month,” he said. “That’s compared to 13 to 14 per cent in the US and UK. More than half of New Zealanders who have credit cards pay off their balance in full each month, while only a third in the US... Read more »
Media Appearances

NBR - Bank of China granted NZ licence

- New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope says the association welcomes the Bank of China as the latest participant in the New Zealand banking industry.
Media Releases

Protect yourself online this Christmas

- As part of International Fraud Awareness Week the New Zealand Bankers’ Association is urging consumers to stay safe online as we head into the festive season. “Now’s the time that people will be shopping for Christmas. If you’re shopping online there are some simple ways you can protect yourself from financial crime,” said New Zealand... Read more »