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

Media Releases

KB Kookmin Bank joins New Zealand Bankers’ Association

- KB Kookmin Bank Auckland Branch today became a member of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association, bringing the total number of member banks to 18. New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont says: “We are delighted to welcome Kookmin Bank to the Bankers’ Association. Joining NZBA shows the Korean bank’s commitment to New Zealand and... Read more »

Mind the gap: Gender pay disparity too wide

- Roger Beaumont Published in the NBR, 25 June 2022 Thirty years ago, if you’d been asked to describe a bank manager or a bank CEO, you would probably have envisaged a man in a suit and tie, in a very large wood-panelled office behind a disproportionately large desk, potentially even puffing on a cigar. I’m... Read more »
Media Appearances

Good Returns - CoFI bill changes welcomed by advisers body

- “Financial institutions are in contractual relationships with intermediaries,” the association wrote.  “Intermediaries are not their employees or contractors, and financial institutions do not have the ability to “manage” or “supervise” intermediaries outside of what is contractually agreed on a case-by-case basis.” The NZBA called for “monitoring”, rather than “managing” and “supervising”, intermediaries.
Media Appearances

NZ Adviser - Government changes to CCCFA locked in

- “While we agree with the government’s aim to protect vulnerable consumers from unscrupulous lenders, the one-size-fits-all approach for all lenders and all loan types means banks don’t have the same discretion or flexibility they used to.”