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

Media Releases

Survey finds NZ banks well placed for challenges ahead

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today welcomed KPMG’s annual Financial Institutions Performance Survey (FIPS). In its 25th year, the 2011 survey shows New Zealand has a strong, stable and highly competitive banking sector that continues to serve New Zealand businesses and consumers very well in a globally uncertain environment. “Our banks are well placed to... Read more »
Media Appearances - Loan shark regulators must be visible

- Loan shark regulators should open shops in at-risk areas to deter dodgy lending and give borrowers easier access to official help, says a banking leader. Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope said opening a shopfront would help regulators enforce the rules against predatory lenders in areas where they were concentrated.
Media Releases

Regularly check your accounts says Bankers’ Association

- With heightened awareness around recent card fraud, the New Zealand Bankers’ Association has issued a reminder to check bank statements regularly. “We can all help in the fight against fraud by keeping an eye on our bank accounts. If you identify an unauthorised transaction, contact your bank immediately,” said New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive... Read more »
Media Releases

Draft loan shark law welcomed

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association has welcomed the government’s release today of a draft bill targeted at loan sharks and fringe lenders. The draft bill, which will amend the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003, proposes introducing a duty for all lenders to practice responsible lending. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has acknowledged banks... Read more »
Media Releases

More accurate credit picture welcomed

- The New Zealand Bankers’ Association has welcomed changes to credit reporting in New Zealand that take effect from 1 April 2012. The most fundamental change is that information held by credit reporting agencies will include up to 24 months of an individual’s repayment history. This includes both payments and defaults. Until now only defaults, or... Read more »
Media Appearances - How to beat the scammers

- As police continue to investigate the fraudulent skimming of several Auckland ATMs, the New Zealand Bankers’ Association has released a list of simple tips to help foil bank card scammers.