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

Media Appearances

Newsroom - Labour warned: merchant fee regulation not easy

- Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont said he “looked forward to seeing the detail of what’s being proposed in this complex area. We’d be happy to engage in any consultation that results from this policy proposal.”
Media Releases

Code of Banking Practice translations now available

- The Code of Banking Practice is now available in six other commonly used languages the New Zealand Bankers’ Association announced today. “We wanted to make the Code more widely available, and that includes to people who don’t speak English as their first language. That’s why we’ve translated the Code into te reo M­āori, Samoan, Tongan,... Read more »
Media Appearances

- As of July 31 a total of $73.7 billion of bank loans were receiving some form of COVID-19 related relief. Gareth Vaughan speculates on what might happen to banks’ non-performing loan ratios when the deferral scheme eventually ends

- The deferred loan figures come from the New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA). For consumer lending these show 88,558 customers making reduced loan repayments on loans valued at $27.5 billion. Another 61,063 customers had deferred payments on all loans to the value of $20.9 billion. These consumer lending figures, as of July 31, cover home loans, personal lending, credit cards and... Read more »
Media Releases

Banks welcome changes to business lending scheme

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today welcomed further changes to the government’s Business Finance Guarantee Scheme. “We think expanding the criteria should make it more relevant for businesses in need at this time,” says New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont. “Changes that will help include extending the loan maximum from $500,000 to $5... Read more »