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

Media Releases

Look out for financial elder abuse

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association is encouraging people to look for the signs of financial elder abuse as part of Elder Abuse Awareness Week. “Financial elder abuse is the illegal or improper use of older people’s money, property and other assets. This kind of abuse is a very real risk for older New Zealanders. It’s... Read more »
Media Releases

Code of Banking Practice Review: call for public submissions

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today called for public submissions on its review of the Code of Banking Practice. “We’re proposing a new-look, principles-based Code,” says New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Karen Scott-Howman. “The current Code is quite prescriptive, and has largely come to duplicate bank terms and conditions. A principles-based approach is meant... Read more »
Media Appearances - Banks get ready for a future without cash

- New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Karen Scott-Howman said a recent report found New Zealand led the world in digital banking uptake. More than 80 per cent of New Zealanders now prefer to manage their money online.
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 »