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

Media Appearances

Bay of Plenty Times - Mortgage wars: How homeowners are saving tens of thousands

- New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont said interest rates were at historic lows. “That’s good news for households and businesses looking to borrow. The flip side is that investors, including people who rely on interest income, get a lower rate of return on bank deposits.”
Media Appearances

NZ Adviser - FIRST Union welcomes trial of regional banking hubs

- FIRST Union supports the trial of banking hubs in four New Zealand regions as the country seeks to maintain face-to-face services amid the COVID-19 pandemic, retain jobs in banking, and ensure that rural areas don’t lose vital infrastructure.
Media Releases

Regional Banking Hubs to launch in November

- A trial of Regional Banking Hubs to test the demand for basic banking services in regional communities will begin in November. The trial, which includes ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Kiwibank, TSB and Westpac, will run in four regional centres: Twizel, Martinborough, Stoke and Opunake. Three of the sites will have community partners, who will host the... Read more »
Media Releases

Guidelines to help banks serve customer needs launched

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today launched guidelines to help banks serve customer needs. “The guidelines are designed to help bank staff deliver good customer outcomes. They build on the banking industry’s work following the Bank Conduct and Culture Review in 2018. They also reflect the Financial Markets Authority’s expectation that banks will serve customer... Read more »