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

Media Releases

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 »
Media Appearances

Good Returns - Second set of changes to CCCFA “wrong option” Bankers Assn

- “The best option presented to him would have been to target affordability regulations to riskier lending and lenders, as well as make changes to the penalties regime. Targeting affordability requirements to support those most at risk would provide them with appropriate protections as well as freeing up lending for those who can afford it.”
Media Releases

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 »