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

Media Appearances

NZ Adviser - Government compels RBNZ to “consider housing” when setting rates

- “There’s no single solution to our current housing affordability issues, which is a complex challenge,” said Beaumont. “Potential responses include addressing both supply and demand issues. Today’s announcement is more about managing the demand side, and what mechanisms the Reserve Bank has available to do that.
Media Releases

Banks support new housing remit for RBNZ

- Banks welcome today’s announcement that the Reserve Bank will consider the impact of its monetary and financial policy decisions on the housing market. “Banks support today’s announcement and are keen to be involved in discussions around how to tackle the current housing situation,” says New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont. “There’s no single... Read more »

Delivering in a crisis

- Roger Beaumont, Chief Executive Published in KPMG’s Financial Institutions Performance Survey Review of 2020, 23 February 2021 To describe 2020 as a memorable year might be the understatement of the century. 2020 made an indelible impression on most of us because of many things, including a conclusion to Brexit negotiations, an end to the Trump... Read more »
Media Appearances

Stuff - Bank closure irks Waimate District councillors

- NZBA chief executive Roger Beaumont said the hub trials will run for 12 months and “Only then will we be able to assess if the communities where the trials are based found them useful, and whether they could form the basis of banking services in places where branches are no longer viable due to lack... Read more »