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

Media Releases

Banking industry to lead the way on national cross-sector approach to scams

- The retail banking industry today announced a number of key initiatives to further fight fraud and scams, leading the way for a significant, co-ordinated, multi-sector approach to protecting New Zealanders including: Supporting the establishment of a centralised, co-ordinated, multi-sector national Anti-Scam Centre Instigating an industry wide ‘confirmation of payee’ account name checking service Committing to... Read more »
Media Releases

Wānanga launched to support whānau financial literacy

- A new financial capability programme specifically focused on Māori is being launched this weekend through wānanga being held in Te Tairāwhiti, and later in Ōtautahi. The initiative, called Te Rito Hou, a Sorted programme for whānau, has been realised through a partnership between Tāwhia – the Māori bankers’ group, the New Zealand Banking Association –... Read more »
Media Appearances

Newsroom - Heartland breaks ranks to allege ‘distorting’ behaviour by big banks

- The Banking Association, which represents all 18 registered banks, has not made a submission to the Commerce Commission inquiry, at this stage. Chief executive Roger Beaumont says he doesn’t intend to comment on others’ submissions, including those of the association’s member banks. “We wish to respect the market study process and let it run its course.” he says.