Media

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

Media Releases

Banking system remains resilient against dairy sector challenges

- The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) ‘Summary of the dairy portfolio stress testing exercise’ released today has found that the scenarios tested were manageable for banks, and stated our banking system is robust. It showed that New Zealand’s five largest rural lender banks are well placed to continue supporting farming customers through current challenges,... Read more »
Media Releases

Banking sector remains strong – FIPS

- KPMG’s Financial Institutions Performance Survey for the 2015 financial year has found that New Zealand’s competitive banking sector stands as one of the strongest in the world. “New Zealand’s banks have remained stable and self-sufficient against the stresses of fluctuations in the global environment,” said Antony Buick-Constable, acting chief executive of the New Zealand Bankers’... Read more »
Opinions

Resilient banks, a resilient economy

- Published in KPMG’s Financial Institutions Performance Survey 2015, 24 February 2016 In the past year New Zealand’s economy has faced numerous challenges – dairy prices fell, commodity prices decreased, growth in China slowed, and the housing market remained constrained as demand continued to outstrip supply – yet New Zealand’s banking sector remains stable. How have... Read more »
Media Releases

Be smart and play your part for safer banking

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA) is encouraging people of all ages to be vigilant in protecting their personal information and finances as part of New Zealand’s Safer Internet Day. The event, coordinated by NetSafe, promotes the safe and positive use of the internet and digital technologies, especially among children and young people.
Media Releases

New Zealand Bankers’ Association announces new Chief Executive

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA) is delighted to announce that Karen Scott-Howman has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive. Media Release29 January 2016 New Zealand Bankers’ Association announces new Chief ExecutiveThe New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA) is delighted to announce that Karen Scott-Howman has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive.Currently... Read more »
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Farmers in drought conditions encouraged to talk with their banks

- South Island farmers facing continued drought conditions are encouraged to talk with their bank said the New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA). “Banks recognise how important the agri-sector is to our economy. We encourage any farmers facing hardship due to ongoing dry conditions to contact their bank to discuss options for assistance and how they can... Read more »
Media Releases

Tis the season to be careful

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association is urging people to be vigilant as we head into the holiday season. More about Tis the season to be careful The New Zealand Bankers’ Association is urging people to be vigilant as we head into the holiday season. “It’s that time of the year when people have a lot... Read more »
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Commissioner’s collaborative approach welcomed

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today welcomed the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report Preparing New Zealand for rising seas: Certainty and Uncertainty. “I commend Dr Wright in her collaborative approach to this serious issue,” said New Zealand Bankers’ Association Chief Executive Kirk Hope. “We look forward to having a role to play should the... Read more »