Media

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

Media Releases

Borrowers urged to talk to their bank as lending limits loom

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association has urged prospective borrowers to talk to their bank as the Reserve Bank’s low equity lending restrictions come into force next week. Under the Reserve Bank’s new rules which take effect on October 1, banks must limit new residential mortgage lending with loan-to-value ratios (LVR) over 80% to no more... Read more »
Media Releases

Consumer credit law should be well-targeted and enforced

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today welcomed the first reading of the Credit Contracts and Financial Services Law Reform Bill, and cautioned further work was needed to meet the Bill’s aims. “Quality regulation is well-targeted and properly enforced. That’s the outcome we’re looking for here,” said New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope. The... Read more »
Opinions

Thinking of helping a first-home buyer?

- It’s Money Week. This year we’re being encouraged to make a date with our money. The idea is to set aside some time to take stock of your financial situation and make a plan for the future. It’s about not waiting for a significant life moment, like buying your first house, to get financially sorted.... Read more »
Media Releases

Make a date with your money

- Make a date with your money 30.08.2013 The New Zealand Bankers’ Association is encouraging people to make a date with their money during Money Week, which runs from 1 to 7 September. “The idea is to set aside some time to take stock of your financial situation and make a plan for the future,” said... Read more »
Media Releases

Bankers’ Association welcomes positive moves on business regulation

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association has congratulated the government on two positive moves in the area of business regulation. Today a unique New Zealand Business Number is being rolled out, and earlier this week the Financial Markets Conduct Act passed. “A single reference number for all New Zealand companies will help businesses easily identify themselves... Read more »
Media Appearances

NZ Herald - Rush on for loan approval

- New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope said people should be aware they may be declined loans because of the new restrictions and advised people to talk to their bank about individual needs and circumstances.