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

Media Releases

Kiwibank to chair New Zealand Bankers’ Association

- Kiwibank chief executive Steve Jurkovich has been elected chair of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association and takes on the role today. This is the first time Kiwibank has chaired NZBA.   ASB chief executive Vittoria Shortt was elected deputy chair. The chair and deputy chair take on their respective roles for two years. New Zealand Bankers’... Read more »
Media Appearances

Stuff - Here are five money mistakes to avoid during this year’s downturn

- “They’re doing it to provide immediate loan relief to customers in need who have been financially affected by the pandemic. It gives them the ability to defer all loan repayments at an uncertain time, and interest continues to accumulate. Banks are responsible lenders and suggest customers only defer all loan repayments if they need to.”
Media Appearances

Regulation Asia - New Zealand’s New Conduct Regime Not Adequately Developed

- “It is critical to allow the time to ensure that the legislation and regulations are workable and proportionately address the identified issues, and that financial institutions and their intermediaries have sufficient time to ensure compliance with whatever is set as the final regime.”
Media Appearances

NZ Herald - Bank and insurance licensing law change doesn’t go far enough, Consumer says

- In its submission the New Zealand Bankers Association’s deputy chief executive and general counsel Antony Buick-Constable said while it supported the underpinning policy goal of the bill – to treat consumers fairly through the lifecycle of financial products – the bill itself needed significant refinement to ensure a clear framework was developed.