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New Zealand ready for FATCA

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 4:17 pm | NZ Bankers' Association

New Zealand is now ready to comply with US tax law that aims to reduce tax evasion by US persons who have financial accounts outside the United States said the New Zealand Bankers’ Association today. More >>

Banks’ performance highly rated

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 10:31 am | NZ Bankers' Association

A public opinion survey has found a high level satisfaction among bank customers, the New Zealand Bankers’ Association said today. The survey also measured perceptions of the banking sector’s strength and acceptable profit levels. More >>

Loan shark law welcomed

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 9:37 am | NZ Bankers' Association

Loan shark law welcomed The New Zealand Bankers’ Association has welcomed the third reading of the Credit Contracts and Financial Services Law Reform Bill in Parliament last night. The law change aims to crack down on loan sharks and requires lenders ... More >>

US tax law to take effect in New Zealand

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 10:37 am | NZ Bankers' Association

US tax law to take effect in New Zealand New Zealand banks are moving to implement their obligations under the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The US law aims to reduce tax evasion by US persons using financial accounts outside ... More >>

Budget 2014: Sound economic management pays dividends

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 2:53 pm | NZ Bankers' Association

The government’s sound economic management has begun to pay dividends said the New Zealand Bankers’ Association today in response to Budget 2014. “The Budget shows that the New Zealand economy is on the right track with a return to a small ... More >>

Reserve Bank finds banks in good shape

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 9:58 am | NZ Bankers' Association

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Financial Stability Report released today has found that the financial system remains sound and is well placed to support economic expansion. “The New Zealand banking industry is in good shape, remains strong, ... More >>

ASB to chair New Zealand Bankers’ Association

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 4:54 pm | NZ Bankers' Association

ASB Bank chief executive Barbara Chapman has been elected chair of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association for 2014/15 and takes on the role today. More >>

Drought-affected farmers encouraged to talk to their banks

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 4:05 pm | NZ Bankers' Association

Drought-affected farmers should talk to their banks said the New Zealand Bankers’ Association in response to increasingly dry conditions in parts of Northland and Waikato. More >>

OCR rise well signalled

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 9:36 am | NZ Bankers' Association

OCR rise well signalled The 25 basis points rise in the Official Cash Rate to 2.75% announced by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand today was widely expected said the New Zealand Bankers’ Association. “The OCR rise has been clearly signalled by the ... More >>

Sound banks support economic growth

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 11:41 am | NZ Bankers' Association

New Zealand banks continue to be strong and stable according to KPMG’s Financial Institutions Performance Survey for the 2013 financial year. More >>

Get set for rising interest rates

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 10:46 am | NZ Bankers' Association

Now is a good time to prepare for rising mortgage interest rates said the New Zealand Bankers’ Association in response to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Official Cash Rate statement today. More >>

New build LVR exemption welcomed

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 11:45 am | NZ Bankers' Association

New build LVR exemption welcomed The New Zealand Bankers’ Association has today welcomed the Reserve Bank’s move to exempt new residential construction loans from the loan-to-value (LVR) restrictions it introduced on 1 October. “We’ve said ... More >>

Foil the fraudsters this festive season

Monday, 9 December 2013, 11:50 am | NZ Bankers' Association

As the festive season approaches the New Zealand Bankers’ Association has reminded people how to avoid fraud and scams over the holidays. “Don’t let fraudsters spoil this special time of the year. Whether we’re shopping or away on holiday, ... More >>

Money mule scam warning

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 11:41 am | NZ Bankers' Association

People should be wary of transferring money on behalf of people they don’t know. The warning was issued today by the New Zealand Bankers’ Association in response to a new banking scam. More >>

Land for more houses good for Auckland housing supply

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 12:47 pm | NZ Bankers' Association

A joint government and Auckland Council move today to make land available for 6000 new affordable houses in ten more special housing areas has been welcomed today by the New Zealand Bankers’ Association as a positive step in addressing the housing ... More >>

Bankers’ Association welcomes moves on business regulation

Friday, 30 August 2013, 2:27 pm | NZ Bankers' Association

The New Zealand Bankers’ Association has congratulated the government on two positive moves in the area of business regulation. Today a unique New Zealand Business Number is being rolled out, and earlier this week the Financial Markets Conduct Act passed. More >>

Banks will work to meet customer needs within lending limits

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 2:59 pm | NZ Bankers' Association

In response to the Reserve Bank imposing limits on higher loan-to-value ratio mortgage lending today, the New Zealand Bankers’ Association said banks would continue to work hard to meet their customers’ needs within the new restrictions. More >>

Bank fee court case may bring out scammers

Tuesday, 2 July 2013, 4:27 pm | NZ Bankers' Association

The banking industry is warning customers to be alert to a phishing scam capitalising on publicity around the legal action on bank fees. More >>

Get the banking products that suit you and avoid fees

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 1:39 pm | NZ Bankers' Association

In response to legal action on bank fees announced today the New Zealand Bankers’ Association said it expected the case to be vigorously defended. “Fees of this nature are usually avoidable. Customers concerned about their fees should talk to ... More >>

New Zealand appointment to BIAC welcomed

Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 9:57 am | NZ Bankers' Association

The New Zealand Bankers’ Association today welcomed the election of Business NZ chief executive Phil O’Reilly as chair of the OECD’s Business and Industry Advisory Council (BIAC). More >>

 

 

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