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

Media Releases

Loan repayment deferral scheme ends today

- The loan repayment deferral scheme introduced a year ago to help borrowers financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic ends today. The scheme allowed home and business loan repayments to be fully deferred temporarily. Deferrals were made possible by the Reserve Bank allowing these loans not to be viewed as in hardship. Credit reporting agencies also... Read more »
Media Releases

NZBA and FinCap ink $5 million new partnership

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association and FinCap have today announced a new partnership, with the banking industry contributing $5 million over five years to support the financial wellbeing of all New Zealanders. The collaboration agreement will provide funding for initiatives that will directly benefit the 200 services FinCap supports who provide financial advice to tens... Read more »
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 »