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

Media Releases

Get financial advice

- As part of Money Week (2 – 8 September), the New Zealand Bankers’ Association is encouraging people to get financial advice on how best to manage their money. “Getting advice about your finances and how best to meet your needs and aspirations is a good idea for everyone. It’s about making informed decisions to manage... Read more »
Media Appearances

Newstalk ZB - Bankers keen to make Kiwis more money smart

- The week ahead is Money Week, and the banking industry is getting on board with a range of financial education activities. Mr Hope says banks are backing Money Week because they believe well-informed customers are better placed to make borrowing and investment decisions.
Media Releases

Spring clean your personal finances

- Money Week is a great time to spring clean your personal financial arrangements says the New Zealand Bankers’ Association. Money Week brings together a range of financial education activities from 2 to 8 September. “Most people think about their personal finances when faced with big life events such as studying, starting work, buying a house... Read more »
Media Releases

Report finds NZ banks continue to perform well

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association said today that PwC’s Banking Perspectives analysis of the major banks’ results for the first half of their 2012 financial years showed New Zealand banks were continuing to perform well in the face of ongoing global uncertainty. “Our banking industry is in good shape. It’s well capitalised and regulated. Our... Read more »
Media Releases

Email scam alert

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association is urging the public to be on guard against an email scam. Scammers are sending emails out which appear to come from a New Zealand Bankers’ Association email address: The scam emails include a subject line of “We are necessitating a verification process on all account(s)”. Anyone receiving this... Read more »
Media Appearances

3 News - New bill could reduce compliance costs

- A reduction in compliance costs could be on the way for small and medium sized companies if the new financial reporting bill passes later this year. New Zealand Bankers’ Association CEO Kirk Hope says the savings could be significant.
Media Releases

Bankers’ Association welcomes reduced business costs

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association welcomes the recent introduction of the Financial Reporting Bill by Commerce Minister Craig Foss. The Bill seeks to remove or reduce unnecessary and excessive reporting requirements. This will significantly cut costs for small and medium-sized companies. It will also further reduce barriers to doing business in New Zealand by better... Read more »
Media Appearances - Commerce Commission prosecutes ‘reprehensible’ loan shark who charged interest rates as high as 1,738% to vulnerable consumers

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association issued a statement applauding Hunt’s prosecution. NZBA chief executive Kirk Hope said at last year’s Financial Summit the banking industry had agreed with regulators and consumer groups that robust enforcement of existing consumer protection law was crucial to cracking down on rogue lenders who prey on vulnerable people.