Media

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

Media Appearances

NZ Herald - Mortgagee sales: Fewer people lose homes

- Asked if distressed sales could jump once interest rates headed north, Mr Hope said a customer’s ability to repay the loan was the key to any lending decision. He urged anyone facing financial challenges to talk to their bank early.
Media Appearances

3 News - Cash use declining but more in circulation

- Cash in circulation rose by 8 percent last year. There’s now $5 billion in circulation despite the fact cash use is declining. New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope joined Paul Henry in studio to explain how and why this is occurring.
Media Releases

NZBA warns against email whaling scams

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA) warns that anyone can be the target of an email whaling scam. Following a fake email purportedly sent by NZBA’s chief executive to a colleague, it was thanks to training and attention to detail that the scammer was foiled. NZBA’s work includes educating consumers on fraud prevention, and believes... Read more »