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

Media Appearances

Good Returns - Culture and conduct not part of bank competition study

- Bankers Association chief executive Roger Beaumont says switching banks is easy. “A customer’s new bank can arrange everything including transferring funds from the previous bank and setting up recurring payments to new accounts.” Beaumont says this can be done within five working days, and people don’t even need to talk to their previous bank.
Media Appearances

Good Returns - Competitiveness of banks under the spotlight

- “Last year banks made a net profit of $7.18 billion. They also spent $9.1 billion running their businesses and paying tax here. That’s a net positive contribution of $1.92 billion – before you take into account the contribution banks make in funding household and business needs, to the tune of $535 billion. Providing a return... Read more »