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

Media Releases

Prudent Budget supports growing economy

- The government’s prudent financial management provides a solid grounding for the New Zealand economy, households and businesses, says the New Zealand Bankers’ Association today in response to Budget 2017. “There were no major surprises in today’s Budget. It builds on the government’s prudent approach to managing its finances and meeting our needs in a growing... Read more »
Media Releases

Fraud Week: Take care online

- The recent global randsomware attack provides a grim reminder to protect yourself online, says the New Zealand Bankers’ Association in Fraud Week 2017. “The convenience of banking and shopping online means we sometimes forget that fraudsters are always looking for new ways to steal our money. The recent ransomware attacks around the world reminds us... Read more »
Media Appearances

Wairarapa Times-Age - Another bank closes

- New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Karen Scott-Howman said the way people banked had “changed hugely” in recent years. She said “only a fraction” of banking transactions were done in branches these days. “This means some branches no longer make commercial sense.”
Media Releases

Privacy Week: How to keep your banking secure

- As part of Privacy Week the New Zealand Bankers’ Association is reminding people how to keep their banking safe from financial crime. “Banks take their customers’ privacy and confidentiality very seriously by protecting their systems and customer information. We all have a role to play in keeping our money safe from fraudsters,” says New Zealand... Read more »
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.