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

Media Appearances

Newsroom - Heads in the sand, houses in the water

- Lending decisions on any property are made on a case by case basis. It’s quite possible that in time banks would require more equity or shorter term mortgages when considering lending on potentially affected coastal properties.
Media Releases

Westpac to chair New Zealand Bankers’ Association

- Westpac chief executive David McLean has been elected chair of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association for 2017/18 and took on the role on 1 April. Kiwibank chief executive Paul Brock was elected deputy chair. David McLean says it’s a privilege to be elected chair and he is confident NZBA will continue to promote outcomes that... Read more »
Media Appearances - FMA criticised for compromising quality by trying to increase the quantity of KiwiSaver advice on offer

- NZBA submits that the Guidance Note should retain its current level of flexibility in recognition of the fact that sales conversations can evolve differently. NZBA would not like to see further prescriptive steps or ‘checklists’ added as a result of consultation, which will not necessarily further the objective of providing simple or better advice to... Read more »