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

Media Releases

Banks ready to support customers through tough times

- In response to the Reserve Bank governor’s recent comments about banks supporting households and businesses in the face of an historic rise in the official cash rate, New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont says: “Our banks are ready to support customers who are doing it tough because of the rising cost of living and... Read more »
Media Appearances

NZ Herald - Financial abuse must become a crime, anti-violence campaigners say

- He said these cases were often very sensitive and complicated by the bank’s customer obligations to both domestic partners who may have joint accounts, home loans or credit cards. “Joint products usually need the consent of both customers to make any changes. Issues can arise when one party refuses consent.”
Media Releases

Banks supporting customers against economic abuse

- Banks are working to help customers experiencing economic abuse, says the New Zealand Bankers’ Association today ahead of International Economic Harm Awareness Day on November 26th. Economic abuse is a form of family violence that can affect anyone, regardless of their personal circumstances or background and, like other forms of family violence, it predominantly impacts... Read more »