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

Media Appearances - David Hargreaves tries to make sense of swirling and contradictory facts and figures around the current mortgage market

- The Bankers’ Association says that since March 26, when New Zealand first went into lockdown, banks have deferred all repayments on consumer loans totalling around $21 billion for over 61,000 customers. That represents 7% of total consumer lending. It adds, however, that nearly a quarter of those customers have subsequently restarted their loan repayments.
Media Appearances

NZ Herald - Farming business advice from Rural Support

- The National Council of Rural Support Trusts and New Zealand Bankers’ Association have recently signed the agreement for the Fund. Under the agreement, the RSTs will provide up to $3000, depending on an assessment of need, and the relevant bank will match that dollar for dollar.
Media Releases

Next steps for loan repayment deferrals

- Banks are offering options to customers financially affected by Covid-19. Customers may be eligible for a new loan deferral for up to six months or an extension to their current loan deferral. There are several options available to customers, depending on their circumstances. Options may include customers restarting their loan repayments, moving to interest-only repayments,... Read more »
Media Appearances

NZ Herald - Mortgage deferral scheme to be extended

- Nearly 60,000 borrowers (59,885) had agreed to a deferral of payments on $20.2 billion of home loans, personal lending, credit card or overdraft debt as of June 30, figures from the New Zealand Bankers Association show.