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

Media Appearances

NZ Herald - House hunters risk financial ruin

- New Zealand Bankers Association chief executive Kirk Hope said banks would consider a borrower’s servicing ability before agreeing to lend on a second home or offering bridging finance.
Media Appearances - Young men in the red – Trust

- New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope said the allegations were “surprising”. “The customer’s ability to service the loan is a key factor in any lending decision. It’s important that people are up front to the bank about their circumstances and their ability to repay the loan.” He said defaults on bank loans were “low”... Read more »
Media Appearances

Radio NZ - Banks woo first-home buyers

- First-home buyers are finding it easier to get a home loan as a slowing housing market prompts retail banks to drum up new business. The Bankers’ Association said that was due in part to banks having better control over their loan books.
Media Appearances

NZ Herald - How to make $3000 multiply

- “Cash contributions are one way that banks compete for customers. In this environment banks will continue to work very hard to retain and attract customers. That’s good news for households and consumers,” said Kirk Hope.