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


Code of Banking Practice breaks new ground

- Karen Scott-Howman Published in KPMG’s Financial Institutions Performance Survey Review of 2017, 14 February 2018 Trust and confidence are watchwords for the banking industry the world over. The banking environment in New Zealand is different from other countries. We did not experience bank failures or bailouts in the GFC, nor the conduct scandals seen in... Read more »
Media Appearances

Farmers Weekly - Farmers fear banks’ tough line

- “The good relationship between farmers and their banks is reflected in Federated Farmers’ banking satisfaction survey which consistently finds high levels of satisfaction among farmers,” she said. Banks are responsible lenders and constantly assess the risk on their books, she said.
Media Releases

American Express joins NZBA as affiliate member

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today welcomed American Express as its latest affiliate member. “We are delighted to have American Express join us as an affiliate member,” says New Zealand Bankers’ Association Chief Executive Karen Scott-Howman. “Affiliate members work closely with the banking sector. This affirms the commitment American Express, as a global financial services... Read more »
Media Appearances

NZ Herald - Kiwi banks pay $3.5 billion to Oz parent firms

- She said the banks contributed around $6 to 7 billion to the New Zealand economy every year and employed more than 25,000 people. “They spend around $5 billion running their businesses here and pay around $2 billion in tax.”
Media Appearances

RNZ - Bankers’ Assn backs down over protection for fraud victims

- “What we had thought is that we’d actually covered it under our general principles of fair and reasonable treatment and also our privacy and security principle – it was absolutely always our intention to retain all of the material that had been in our previous code,” she said.