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

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.”
Media Releases

Cracking down on money laundering to combat serious crime

- Cracking down on money laundering is part of a global response to serious crime and terrorism. New Zealand banks are playing their part by implementing a new law which comes into force on 30 June 2013. Under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 all New Zealand banks have additional obligations to... Read more »
Media Appearances - Property surging outside Auckland

- Chief executive Kirk Hope said house prices were not being spurred along by looser credit conditions as the Reserve Bank claimed. Credit growth was running at about 3 per cent. “This isn’t a credit-driven price issue, it’s a supply-driven price issue,” he said.
Media Releases

Skimming bust a reminder to be on guard

- This week’s sentencing of two Romanian fraudsters provides a useful reminder to be on guard when using your bank card. The convicted men were planning to set up skimming devices on ATMs in New Zealand, have been fined $1000 each and will be deported from the country. “While we would like to have seen a... Read more »