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

Media Releases

Reserve Bank should rethink capital proposals

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association has called on the Reserve Bank to reconsider its proposals to almost double capital requirements for New Zealand’s banks, and take into account an independent review by former Treasury Secretary Dr Graham Scott. “Independent analysis by former Treasury Secretary Dr Graham Scott shows the Reserve Bank should rethink its proposals to avoid putting a handbrake on our economy,” says New Zealand Bankers’ Association... Read more »
Media Releases

Banks respond to Conduct and Culture Report

- All 11 banks involved in the Bank Conduct and Culture review by the Financial Markets Authority and the Reserve Bank have responded with individual work plans. “While I cannot disclose the information in each work plan, I can confirm that all banks with sales incentives have committed to remove or address them for frontline salespeople... Read more »
Media Releases

Get password smart!

- Protect access to your banking by using strong, unique and secure passwords. That’s the New Zealand Bankers’ Association’s message in support of CERT NZ’s Get Password Smart campaign that kicks off today. “We all have a role to play in preventing financial crime by protecting unauthorised access to our bank accounts. Being smart about your... Read more »

Spotlight on banking conduct

- Roger Beaumont, Chief Executive Published in KPMG’s Financial Institutions Performance Survey Review of 2018, 13 February 2019 In 2018 the spotlight went on bank conduct and culture in New Zealand. The Financial Markets Authority and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand launched a joint review in response to the Australian Royal Commission into financial services... Read more »