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

Media Releases

Retirement Commissioner appointment welcomed

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today congratulated Diane Maxwell on her appointment as Retirement Commissioner. “We have been working closely with Diane in her interim capacity and are pleased to see her confirmed in the permanent role of Retirement Commissioner,” said New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope. “Diane’s banking and regulatory background will... Read more »
Media Appearances

NZBA - New push for farm debt mediation

- “One relevant factor in this discussion is whether it’s justifiable for farms as businesses to be treated differently from other businesses that find themselves in financial difficulty. Any proposal for a special mediation service for farms would need to provide a good rationale for establishing a sector-specific service,” Kirk Hope said.
Media Releases

New Zealand appointment to BIAC welcomed

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today welcomed the election of Business NZ chief executive Phil O’Reilly as chair of the OECD’s Business and Industry Advisory Council (BIAC). “It’s great that New Zealand has been recognised in this way, and to see this international group getting the benefit of Phil O’Reilly’s leadership and talent as a... Read more »
Media Releases

Budget hits the right notes

- The government continues to guide the economy in the right direction said the New Zealand Bankers’ Association today in response to Budget 2013. “The government’s prudent fiscal approach to the economy, underpinned by our strong and stable banking sector, is crucial to our continuing economic momentum in a still fragile global economy,” said New Zealand... Read more »
Media Appearances

NZ Herald - Banks want more ID to fight crime

- Chief executive Kirk Hope said, “We all have a role to play in the new anti-money laundering regime … This is about New Zealand’s international reputation and fighting crime.”