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

Media Releases

Banks support CCCFA exemption for flood-affected customers

- The banking industry supports the government’s recently announced affordability assessment exemption for customers affected by the recent damaging weather events. “Banks want to provide as much support as possible to those affected by the recent weather damage in the North Island,” says Roger Beaumont, chief executive of the New Zealand Banking Association – Te Rangapū... Read more »
Media Releases

NZBA announces new name

- NZBA today announced it would be called the New Zealand Banking Association – Te Rangapū Pēke. It was previously known as the New Zealand Bankers’ Association. New Zealand Banking Association – Te Rangapū Pēke chief executive Roger Beaumont says: “We’re delighted to announce our new name, and that it includes our name in te reo... Read more »
Media Releases

‘Take a sec to check’ say banks in scam awareness campaign

- Banks are asking people to ‘take a sec to check’ before they part with their money or personal information, in a campaign aimed at raising scam awareness over summer. “We’re encouraging everyone to take a moment before making a payment or giving away personal information, just to be sure it’s not a scam,” says New... Read more »
Media Appearances

Stuff - Are we on the brink of a wave of mortgagee sales?

- New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont says in the current climate it is not surprising to see mortgagee sales starting to rise. But mortgagee sales are a “last resort”, he says. They are also rare, and represent a tiny fraction of the around 1.25 million home loans there are in New Zealand.