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‘Take a sec to check’ say banks in scam awareness campaign

- Banks are asking people to ‘take a sec to check’ before they part with their money or personal information, in a campaign aimed at raising scam awareness over summer. “We’re encouraging everyone to take a moment before making a payment or giving away personal information, just to be sure it’s not a scam,” says New... Read more »
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Banks ready to support customers through tough times

- In response to the Reserve Bank governor’s recent comments about banks supporting households and businesses in the face of an historic rise in the official cash rate, New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont says: “Our banks are ready to support customers who are doing it tough because of the rising cost of living and... Read more »
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Banks supporting customers against economic abuse

- Banks are working to help customers experiencing economic abuse, says the New Zealand Bankers’ Association today ahead of International Economic Harm Awareness Day on November 26th. Economic abuse is a form of family violence that can affect anyone, regardless of their personal circumstances or background and, like other forms of family violence, it predominantly impacts... Read more »
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Need to get open banking right to deliver to customers

- It’s important to get it right for customers, says the New Zealand Bankers’ Association in response to the government’s announcement today about open data for banking. New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont says: “The consumer data right will help make open data sharing a reality for banking and other sectors. It’s important to... Read more »
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Banks supporting households and businesses facing economic headwinds

- In response to the Reserve Bank governor’s comments today about banks supporting households and businesses in the current economic environment, New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont says: “Our banks are very conscious of the impact current economic conditions will have on many New Zealanders. Anyone experiencing financial difficulty should contact their bank to... Read more »
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$5m partnership boosts access to banking services

- Financial mentors and banks are working together to help people in small communities across New Zealand to access banking services. These ‘banking collaborations’ are one of several projects being delivered under a partnership between FinCap and the New Zealand Bankers’ Association, which is funded by NZBA members to the tune of $5 million over five... Read more »
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Banks expand regional banking hubs trial

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association and the six participating banks have decided to expand the regional banking hubs trial until the end of 2023, opening four new model hubs and adapting the existing four. The Finance Minister launched NZBA’s regional banking hubs trial in November 2020, with hubs opened in Martinborough, Ōpunake, Stoke and Twizel.... Read more »
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Minister takes wrong option in CCCFA changes

- Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark took the wrong option presented to him in the review into the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act released today. “The Council of Financial Regulators report released today presented a range of better options than those chosen by the Minister,” says New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger... Read more »
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KB Kookmin Bank joins New Zealand Bankers’ Association

- KB Kookmin Bank Auckland Branch today became a member of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association, bringing the total number of member banks to 18. New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont says: “We are delighted to welcome Kookmin Bank to the Bankers’ Association. Joining NZBA shows the Korean bank’s commitment to New Zealand and... Read more »