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

Media Releases

Banks supporting households and businesses facing economic headwinds

- In response to the Reserve Bank governor’s comments today about banks supporting households and businesses in the current economic environment, New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont says: “Our banks are very conscious of the impact current economic conditions will have on many New Zealanders. Anyone experiencing financial difficulty should contact their bank to... Read more »
Media Releases

$5m partnership boosts access to banking services

- Financial mentors and banks are working together to help people in small communities across New Zealand to access banking services. These ‘banking collaborations’ are one of several projects being delivered under a partnership between FinCap and the New Zealand Bankers’ Association, which is funded by NZBA members to the tune of $5 million over five... Read more »
Media Appearances

TVNZ - Scheme aims to improve financial services in small communities

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA) and FinCap have provided $5 million for financial mentors in small communities. “The reason the banks wanted to fund this was there’s a bit of a gap in terms of people who are making the transition, particularly to online or digital banking,” said NZBA CEO Roger Beaumont.
Media Appearances

Stuff - Inflation hits home: 34 fixed-term home loans increase

- “They’ll take into account the official cash rate and the cost of other funding, including wholesale funding often sourced from overseas, and retail funding often from local deposits. That’s particularly the case with lending rates, where fixed and variable rates may be affected differently by the shorter and longer term cost of funding.”