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

Media Appearances

Stuff - Property investors told to repay debts

- New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont said lending policies and risk appetite would vary from bank to bank and could change over time. “In applying those policies, banks will look at a borrower’s particular circumstances, including their debt levels, security, and ability to repay any loans.”
Media Appearances

Otago Daily Times - Waimate included in expanded regional banking hub trial

- The new hubs will have a Smart ATM and full cash change services, a full-time dedicated concierge, an employee from each bank available on site for a few hours on separate weekdays, a private meeting room, and private areas for phone and internet banking.
Media Releases

Banks expand regional banking hubs trial

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association and the six participating banks have decided to expand the regional banking hubs trial until the end of 2023, opening four new model hubs and adapting the existing four. The Finance Minister launched NZBA’s regional banking hubs trial in November 2020, with hubs opened in Martinborough, Ōpunake, Stoke and Twizel.... Read more »
Media Appearances

Good Returns - Second set of changes to CCCFA “wrong option” Bankers Assn

- “The best option presented to him would have been to target affordability regulations to riskier lending and lenders, as well as make changes to the penalties regime. Targeting affordability requirements to support those most at risk would provide them with appropriate protections as well as freeing up lending for those who can afford it.”