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Stress Test Reinforces Importance Of Bank Capital

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 2:07 pm | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank’s – Te Pūtea Matua – latest stress test of New Zealand’s banks illustrates the benefit and necessity of shoring up bank capital in the good times to provide resilience. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that large shocks ... More >>

Same Objectives, Different Challenges

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 12:37 pm | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank’s goals of monetary and financial stability, and team values and capabilities, put it in good stead to manage the evolving economic consequences of the global COVID-19 pandemic. “There is no precedent for an economic shock of ... More >>

Changes To Term Lending Facility

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 3:28 pm | Reserve Bank

In conjunction with the Government’s review of the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme, the Reserve Bank today outlined the revised operational details of the Term Lending Facility (TLF). Under the revised facility, the Reserve Bank will continue ... More >>

The Reserve Bank's Balance Sheet Set To Expand Further In Response To COVID-19

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 10:07 am | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank’s balance sheet will continue to grow as it supports the economy and financial system in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a speech to the ANZ-KangaNews New Zealand Capital Markets Forum, Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby outlined ... More >>

Reserve Bank Extending Mortgage Deferral Scheme

Monday, 17 August 2020, 3:18 pm | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank - Te Pūtea Matua - is announcing an extension of the regulatory guidance for the mortgage deferrals programme to help customers in need. Since the original guidance was issued in March, many lenders have been supporting customers ... More >>

Further Easing In Monetary Policy Delivered

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 2:04 pm | Reserve Bank

Tēnā koutou katoa, welcome all. The Monetary Policy Committee agreed to expand the Large Scale Asset Purchase (LSAP) programme up to $100 billion so as to further lower retail interest rates in order to achieve its remit. The eligible assets remain ... More >>

New Assistant Governor To Join Reserve Bank Of New Zealand

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 3:14 pm | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today announced that Mrs Juliet Tainui-Hernandez has accepted the position of Assistant Governor and General Manager of Transformation and People. Mrs Tainui-Hernandez will complete the Bank’s Senior Leadership Team and be based ... More >>

Banking Post-COVID-19 Requires A Long-term View

Friday, 31 July 2020, 9:18 am | Reserve Bank

How the banking sector chooses to respond to the significant impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will have a major influence on how the financial system evolves over the next decade. The pandemic has posed significant challenges to both our economy ... More >>

Reserve Bank Paper Finds Unemployment In One Region Can Affect Another

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 10:34 am | Reserve Bank

Studying changes in job levels in the Auckland and Waikato regions could provide a more accurate indicator of where the country’s labour market is heading, according to a new Reserve Bank paper. The Analytical Note Regional Labour Market Spillovers ... More >>

Introduction Of Bill Marks Exciting New Phase For Te Pūtea Matua

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 2:03 pm | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Pūtea Matua – has welcomed the introduction of a Bill that sets out the organisation’s future institutional and governance arrangements. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bill was introduced to Parliament today ... More >>

Stats Alert - 22 July 2020

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 2:25 pm | Reserve Bank

In this Stats Alert, users are advised of additional time series to be published in Table B2: Wholesale interest rates . We also advise of a change in the publication date for the June 2020 quarter managed funds survey. Please provide feedback to stats-info@rbnz.govt.nz ... More >>

Reserve Bank Releases Credit Conditions Survey For June 2020

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 3:06 pm | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank is today releasing the results of its Credit Conditions Survey for June 2020. The March Survey was collected in early March and thus reflects the views of respondents prior to the announcement of the COVID-19 alert level system ... More >>

Reserve Bank Embraces Kaitiaki Role In Outlining Its Priorities

Monday, 29 June 2020, 1:14 pm | Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Pūtea Matua’s Statement of Intent (SOI) for 2020-2023, released today, highlights the Bank’s focus and commitment as the kaitiaki (guardians) of New Zealand’s financial system. Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr ... More >>

Monetary Policy Easing To Continue

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 2:09 pm | Reserve Bank

The Monetary Policy Committee agreed to continue with the Large Scale Asset Purchase (LSAP) programme aimed at keeping interest rates low for the foreseeable future. The LSAP quantum remains set at $60 billion. The assets included are New Zealand ... More >>

Financial System Will Benefit Supporting Economic Recovery

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 9:05 am | Reserve Bank

Tēnā koutou katoa, welcome all. The financial system is in a solid position to both weather the significant economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and support New Zealand’s recovery, Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr says in releasing ... More >>

Industrial And Commercial Bank Of China Limited Registered As Bank

Monday, 18 May 2020, 10:06 am | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today announced that it has registered Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (“ICBC”) to provide banking services in New Zealand. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited is incorporated in the People’s Republic of ... More >>

Large Scale Asset Purchases Expanded

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 2:13 pm | Reserve Bank

The Monetary Policy Committee has agreed to significantly expand the Large Scale Asset Purchase (LSAP) programme potential to $60 billion, up from the previous $33 billion limit. The LSAP programme includes NZ Government Bonds, Local Government ... More >>

Reserve Bank Proposes To Remove LVR Restrictions

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 10:02 am | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank is proposing the removal of mortgage loan-to-value ratio (LVR) restrictions in line with the Bank’s financial stability mandate. The proposal is in response to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The LVR ... More >>

Longer-term Funding To Support Business Lending

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 9:39 am | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank is introducing a Term Lending Facility (TLF), a new longer-term funding scheme for the banking system, in support of the Government’s Business Finance Guarantee Scheme to help promote lending to businesses. The TLF is similar ... More >>

Cyber Incident Cost Estimates And The Importance Of Building Resilience

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 1:15 pm | Reserve Bank

Cyber-attacks could cost New Zealand’s financial sector more than $100 million a year on average according to a new Reserve Bank bulletin article, highlighting the need for industry resilience to counter these threats. Part of an expanding programme ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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