MasterCard® first affiliate member of New Zealand Bankers’ Association

MasterCard New Zealand today became the New Zealand Bankers’ Association’s first affiliate member.

“We are delighted to welcome MasterCard as our first affiliate member,” said New Zealand Bankers’ Association Chief Executive Kirk Hope.

“Until recently our membership was limited to banks registered under the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989. The new affiliate membership category announced today allows us to formalise relationships we have with a range of organisations involved with banking in New Zealand.

“It also means those organisations can benefit from our reach and contacts across the banking sector.”

MasterCard’s New Zealand Country Manager Peter Chisnall said, “As part of MasterCard’s commitment to New Zealand, we are proud to be the first affiliate member of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association.

“MasterCard’s membership will formalise our long-standing relationship with the Association and help continue to promote policy outcomes relating to the continued evolution of the payments industry.”