Media

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

Media Releases

Banks supporting economic growth

- KPMG’s Financial Institutions Performance Survey analysis for the quarter to December 2013 released today has found that New Zealand’s economic development and the banking industry’s strength go hand-in-hand. “Our strong and stable banking system provides a great platform for economic growth. That growth is possible because banks are providing funding to businesses across a range... Read more »
Media Appearances

Radio NZ - New bank law raises privacy fears

- The Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope said New Zealand banks have no choice but to comply with the US law, but take confidentiality of client’s information very seriously.
Media Appearances

NZBA - More foreign tax snooping expected

- New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope said it was impossible for New Zealand companies to comply with Fatca without the agreement, because under current law they aren’t allowed to provide information to overseas tax departments.
Media Releases

ASB to chair New Zealand Bankers’ Association

- ASB Bank chief executive Barbara Chapman has been elected chair of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association for 2014/15 and takes on the role today. BNZ chief executive Andrew Thorburn was elected deputy chair. “The association plays an important role representing the banking industry on a range of issues with a range of stakeholders,” said Barbara... Read more »
Media Releases

Drought-affected farmers encouraged to talk to their banks

- Drought-affected farmers should talk to their banks said the New Zealand Bankers’ Association in response to increasingly dry conditions in parts of Northland and Waikato. “We encourage any farmers facing hardship as a result of the lack of rain to contact their bank to discuss options for assistance and how they can work through these... Read more »
Media Releases

OCR rise well signalled

- The 25 basis points rise in the Official Cash Rate to 2.75% announced by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand today was widely expected said the New Zealand Bankers’ Association. “The OCR rise has been clearly signalled by the Reserve Bank Governor for some time, and comes as no surprise,” said New Zealand Bankers’ Association... Read more »
Opinions

Bedding in change and staying ahead of the game

- 2014 is shaping up to be another busy year for banks. It will largely be about continuing innovation and meeting customer demands in a very competitive environment, and bedding in recent regulatory changes. 2014 is shaping up to be another busy year for banks. It will largely be about continuing innovation and meeting customer demands... Read more »