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


KiwiSaver: why it’s so popular

- Published in Stuff BusinessDay, November 4, 2014 In seven short years over 2.3 million New Zealanders have signed up and collectively saved around $20 billion. Love it or hate it, and most of us love it, you can’t deny that KiwiSaver has been a huge success in both getting savers on board and beginning to... Read more »

Fighting fraud together

- We all have an important role to play in protecting ourselves and our money from financial crime and banks stand by their promise to reimburse genuine victims of internet banking fraud.
Media Appearances - Auckland property owners warned

- Aucklanders feeling wealthier on the back of higher property valuations are being urged not to borrow more on what is essentially “paper wealth”. Kirk Hope, chief executive of the Bankers’ Association, said banks would be very discerning. “Just because a value increases doesn’t mean they will be able to borrow more,” he said.
Media Appearances

NZ Herald - Highs and lows of apartment life

- Chief executive Kirk Hope said: “Size is among a number of factors that banks may take into account when looking at lending on apartments. When lending on small apartments the bank needs to consider if it will get its money back in case of default. It may not where demand for very small residences is... Read more »
Media Appearances

Radio NZ - Calls for LVR restrictions to be gone

- Banker’s Association chief executive Kirk Hope said easing the restrictions would not be the end of the world and suggested loosening them from 10 percent to perhaps 15 percent might help flagging economic growth.
Media Releases

Take the plunge and get your money fighting fit

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association is encouraging people to get their money fighting fit during Money Week which runs from 13 to 19 October. “Financial fitness is a lot like physical fitness. We know it’s good for us and can really improve our lives and how we feel, but sometimes it’s hard to take the... Read more »
Media Appearances - Banks will cover XP internet banking

- Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope said banks always recommended people protected themselves from online fraud by keeping their operating systems and security software up-to-date.