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


Banking fraud or online scam?

- Published in Stuff BusinessDay, October 1, 2015 So you received an email from a Nigerian princess who told you the sorry tale of her father who was martyred for his religious beliefs. She desperately needed to get his millions out of the country before the corrupt government seized his estate. If she could use your... Read more »
Media Releases

Spring into Money Week

- It’s a good time to spring clean your finances and get your money fighting fit says the New Zealand Bankers’ Association today as Money Week kicks off. “Financial fitness is a lot like physical fitness. It’s easy to put off taking the first step. But once you do, you’ll really notice the benefits. Money Week... Read more »

Navigating bumps in the dairy sector

- The downturn in the dairy sector has been widely reported. There has also been a lot of speculation about the gravity of the situation and how bad it will get. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. As is the case with a lot of other industries, the dairy sector can be volatile and complex, and... Read more »
Media Releases

Moves to lift quality of regulation welcomed

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today welcomed the government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations to improve regulation in New Zealand. “We support any moves to improve the quality of regulation in New Zealand and it’s good to see the government acknowledging that more needs to be done in this area,” said New Zealand Bankers’... Read more »
Media Appearances

NZ Herald - Why credit card rates won’t be coming down

- “Some people pay no interest on their credit cards, or they have a low interest credit card. Often they go for the higher interest product because of the loyalty offerings and because they pay the card in full before the interest free period ends.”
Media Appearances

Radio NZ - Investors see impact of new loan rules

- Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope said retail banks were honouring pre-approvals to property investors made prior to 16 June, but all new applications were being approved on a case by case basis.