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ASB Appoints Ben Speedy As Rural General Manager

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 11:57 am | ASB Bank

ASB is pleased to announce that Ben Speedy has been appointed to the bank’s leadership team in the role of general manager, Rural. Speedy joins ASB from his previous role as New Zealand Country Manager for Core Logic International. Speedy grew up on a ... More >>

ASB Partnering With KidsCan To Provide 5,000 Winter Jackets To Kids In Need

Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:27 am | ASB Bank

Every day in New Zealand, thousands of children go to school lacking one or more basic necessities including food, shoes or a warm jacket; and COVID-19 has only exacerbated the situation. ASB is helping to change this by partnering with KidsCan to provide ... More >>

ASB Regional Economic Scoreboard Q1 2020

Monday, 13 July 2020, 6:24 am | ASB

ASB NZ Regional Economic Scoreboard Gisborne still the place to be It has been Gisborne’s year, and the region comes out tops on our regional rankings for the fourth successive quarter. Like everywhere, question marks are about the COVID-19 impact on the future. ... More >>

ASB Donates New Zealand Rugby Sponsorship To Help Kickstart Small Business

Monday, 6 July 2020, 7:50 am | ASB

ASB is donating its largest sponsorship asset, the All Blacks, Black Ferns and Maori All Blacks, to promote small and medium-sized New Zealand businesses in an effort to spotlight SMEs and stimulate New Zealand’s economy. The bank will create 100 ... More >>

ASB Evolves To Best Support Its Customers

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 11:25 am | ASB Bank

ASB is recruiting for more than 150 roles to provide specialist guidance and advice to its customers. ASB’s executive general manager Retail Banking Craig Sims explains the positions are for people who will work across its phone, online and branch network ... More >>

ASB Launches Online Resource To Help Struggling SMEs

Monday, 29 June 2020, 9:51 am | ASB Bank

Research by ASB among small and medium-sized businesses reveals SMEs are struggling to find the information they need most to help their business manage the economic impacts of COVID-19. To meet this need, ASB has launched a new online resource – ... More >>

ASB Welcomes Alert Level 1

Monday, 8 June 2020, 4:14 pm | ASB Bank

ASB welcomes the Government’s decision to move Kiwis to a more expansive alert level 1 from midnight tonight. ASB Chief Executive Vittoria Shortt says alert level 1 is another much needed step towards repairing the New Zealand economy. “New Zealand ... More >>

Investor Confidence Falls To Four-year Low

Monday, 8 June 2020, 9:31 am | ASB Bank

As the world grapples with the fallout from the most significant pandemic the world has seen in a century, economic concerns are weighing on investors, dragging investor confidence down to a four-year low in the first quarter of the year. For the three ... More >>

ASB Launches Compassionate Care, A Free Home Loan Benefit To Support Customers

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 9:37 am | ASB Bank

ASB has launched Compassionate Care, a free home loan benefit designed to provide support for customers when they need it most. The benefit will cover a customer’s home loan interest costs for around 12 months if one of the borrowers on the home ... More >>

Fast And Furious: ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast - May 2020

Friday, 29 May 2020, 7:37 am | ASB

NZ abruptly went into a stringent lockdown to combat health risks, prompting a huge and rapid economic response from the Government. NZ comes out of stringent restrictions able to entertain the possibility of moving to ‘normal’ distancing. But the hard ... More >>

Housing Confidence Whipsawed By COVID-19

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 6:37 am | ASB

Confidence in rising house prices whipsawed by COVID-19 Perceptions of whether it’s a good time to buy also decline as households batten down the hatches Interest rate expectations flick back to lower for longer Expectations of a continued housing upswing ... More >>

ASB Takes The Lead Again With New Low Home Loan Interest Rate

Friday, 22 May 2020, 9:26 am | ASB Bank

ASB has moved again to support its customers, cutting a number of home loan rates, including the two-year special rate to a new low of 2.69% p.a. Craig Sims, ASB executive general manager Retail Banking says the reduced rate will be welcome news for many ... More >>

ASB Officially Endorsed As Carbon Zero

Monday, 18 May 2020, 9:16 am | ASB Bank

ASB has achieved a major step towards its climate goals, by achieving carboNZero certification from Toitu Envirocare. The certification validates ASB’s plan to reduce its carbon emissions in line with international targets. Remaining emissions ... More >>

ASB Extends Customer Support During Alert Level 2 And Launches Priority Hour

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 3:29 pm | ASB Bank

As New Zealand continues to progress out of lockdown, ASB is opening a further 12 branches from Monday, increasing operating hours, and launching a priority hour across all open branches for customers needing extra support. From 9am to 10am between Monday ... More >>

Two’s The Magic Number - ASB Interest Rate That’s Two For Two

Friday, 8 May 2020, 8:10 am | ASB

As the country prepares to move to level 2, ASB has moved again to support customers by cutting a number of home loan rates, including the two-year special rate to a new low of 2.99% p.a. Craig Sims, ASB executive general manager Retail Banking says ... More >>

ASB Welcomes Changes To Business Finance Guarantee Scheme

Saturday, 2 May 2020, 6:49 am | ASB

ASB supports the Government’s decision to extend the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme to a broader group of customers. ASB is continuing to provide significant and unprecedented support to our customers and we are seeing increasing numbers of ... More >>

ASB Extends Branch Opening Hours As Country Moves To Alert Level 3

Friday, 24 April 2020, 1:33 pm | ASB Bank

ASB is doubling the operating hours of its 42 branches when Alert Level 3 starts on Tuesday. During the lockdown, and to support those who could not bank in other ways, some branches were open from 10am-2pm on either Tuesday or Thursday. During ... More >>

ASB Proud To Partner With PaySimple To Support New Zealand Businesses

Friday, 24 April 2020, 11:11 am | ASB Bank

ASB-backed Kiwi start-up PaySauce is offering a free version of its platform for the next few months to support Kiwi businesses dealing with the COVID-19 impacts. The platform, PaySimple, is a streamlined version of PaySauce’s payroll software, ... More >>

ASB Reinforces Its Support For Kiwi Businesses With Its Competitive COVID-19 Overdraft Facility Rate

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 1:45 pm | ASB

ASB has helped over 8,600 business customers providing more than $4 billion across its various relief packages since the COVID-19 situation started to impact New Zealand. “We are here to help Kiwis, and we’re doing that in a range of ways by working ... More >>

ASB Contactless Payments Announcement

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 8:26 am | ASB Bank

The New Zealand Payments Industry today announced that contactless payments can now be made up to $200 without the need for a PIN. This is in response to New Zealand being at alert level 4 of the COVID-19 response. The $200 limit may decrease to the ... More >>