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

Media Releases

Bank safety tips for the holidays

- In the lead-up to Christmas the New Zealand Bankers’ Association has reminded people how to avoid fraud and scams over the holiday season. “This is a special time of the year to share with family and friends. Whether we’re shopping or away on holiday, it pays to take care. We all have an important role... Read more »
Media Releases

Don’t get caught by phishing scams this summer

- Never give anyone your PIN or internet banking username or password said the New Zealand Bankers’ Association as we head into the summer holidays “Your bank will never ask you for this confidential information,” said New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope. “You should never disclose passwords and other security information to anyone. If... Read more »
Media Releases

Interest-free overdrafts for Novopay-affected teachers

- All retail banks are offering interest-free overdrafts to teachers and other school staff affected by the Novopay payroll system issues from now until 15 January 2013. “Banks across the board are supporting their customers here. This issue affects the largest single payroll in the country. It’s about helping ensure affected teachers and staff continue to... Read more »
Media Appearances

Radio NZ - Bankers respond to criticism over profits

- The Bankers Association commissioned Massey University’s Centre for Banking Studies to compare the return on shareholders’ equity for the banks, with those of the top 50 listed firms, between 2008 and 2012.
Media Releases

Banking industry profits in the middle of the pack

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today released long run bank profitability data which compares returns on equity for New Zealand banks against NZX listed companies. Independent analysis undertaken by Massey University showed that retail banks’ average return on equity over the last five years fell in the middle of the range compared to NZX listed... Read more »