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Mahi Tahi: Working Together To Ensure Cash-flow And Confidence

Monday, 30 March 2020, 2:44 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Te Pūtea Matua – the Reserve Bank of New Zealand - is working closely with the whole of government and industry to ensure financial stability. “In these difficult times we are working to ensure New Zealanders are confident in their financial system, ... More >>

Corporate Facility Another Step To Support Market Functioning

Monday, 30 March 2020, 8:22 am | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank is deploying another tool to provide additional liquidity to the corporate sector, and support smooth market functioning. A new weekly Open Market Operation (OMO) will provide liquidity in exchange for eligible Corporate and Asset-Backed ... More >>

COVID-19 Level 4 Essential Services – Financial Sector

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 4:00 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Following the government announcement that COVID-19 Level 4 alert will be introduced from 11.59pm on 25 March only essential services will be permitted to remain open at a central place of business. The Government determined that financial services ... More >>

Mortgage Holiday And Business Finance Support Schemes To Cushion COVID Impacts

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 4:24 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

News release issued by the Minister of Finance The Government, retail banks and the Reserve Bank are today announcing a major financial support package for home owners and businesses affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19. The package will ... More >>

RBNZ To Implement $30bn Large Scale Asset Purchase Programme Of NZ Govt Bonds

Monday, 23 March 2020, 8:18 am | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to implement a Large Scale Asset Purchase programme (LSAP) of New Zealand government bonds. The negative economic implications of the coronavirus outbreak have continued to intensify. The Committee ... More >>

The Reserve Bank Is Committed To Ensuring Smooth Market Functioning

Friday, 20 March 2020, 8:37 am | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

New Zealand’s financial system remains sound, with strong capital and liquidity buffers. Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby said the Reserve Bank is actively involved in financial markets to ensure smooth market functioning despite the global ... More >>

Cash And Other Payments Systems Ready For COVID-19

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 3:52 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

“The Reserve Bank and the banking system have plenty of cash on hand to meet demand under any circumstances,” says Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby. Mr Hawkesby made the statement today after public interest and discussion about cash availability ... More >>

Regulatory Relief To Provide Headroom For Customer-focus And Risk Management

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 2:04 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank will delay or slow down most of its regulatory initiatives for an initial period of six months. This action is being taken to reduce the regulatory impost on financial institutions and free up Reserve Bank and industry resources ... More >>

Financial System Sound, And Reserve Bank Providing Additional Support

Monday, 16 March 2020, 8:55 am | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

New Zealand’s financial system is sound, with strong capital and liquidity buffers, but faces significant uncertainties from the impacts of COVID-19. The Reserve Bank is announcing additional measures to support the provision of credit and market functioning. ... More >>

OCR Reduced To 0.25 Percent For Next 12 Months

Monday, 16 March 2020, 8:51 am | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Official Cash Rate (OCR) is 0.25 percent, reduced from 1.0 percent, and will remain at this level for at least the next 12 months. The negative economic implications of the COVID-19 virus continue to rise warranting further monetary stimulus. Since ... More >>

Monetary Policy With Very Low Interest Rates

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 2:04 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Te Pūtea Matua, is taking proactive steps to ensure it is well positioned to effectively and efficiently manage New Zealand’s monetary policy in an environment of very low interest rates. In a speech launching its Principles ... More >>

Banking Sector Prepared For Responding To COVID-19

Monday, 9 March 2020, 4:24 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Joint media release - Reserve Bank of New Zealand and New Zealand Bankers’ Association New Zealand banks are ready to respond to the impacts of coronavirus, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and New Zealand Bankers’ Association say. The COVID-19 outbreak ... More >>

Reserve Bank Launches New Payment Settlement System

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 11:15 am | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank has launched a new future-proofed payment settlement system, replacing New Zealand’s inter-bank settlement system and central securities depository. The new platform replaces a 20-year-old system with two separate systems, ESAS 2.0 and ... More >>

Aiming For Great And Best For Te Pūtea Matua

Friday, 21 February 2020, 12:10 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Te Pūtea Matua, is evolving so it is well positioned to respond to new challenges, risks, and opportunities, Governor Adrian Orr said in a speech today. Speaking at Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce in Christchurch, ... More >>

2018-19 Financial Review Of TheReserve Bank Of New ZealandOpening Statement

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 12:00 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Governor Adrian Orr is delivering an opening statement today at the Finance and Expenditure Committee (FEC) hearing of the 2018 - 19 Financial Review of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.   Read the opening statement ... More >>

Kaitikitanga: Te Ao Māori O Te Pūtea Matua - Guardianship: The Māori World View Of The Reserve Bank

Friday, 14 February 2020, 10:16 am | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Building its understanding of Te Ao Māori will result in the Reserve Bank better serving Aotearoa New Zealand, said Assistant Governor, Christian Hawkesby. Speaking at the Mana Taiao Raising Māori Investment Capability conference in Tauranga yesterday, ... More >>

Official Cash Rate Remains At 1.0 Percent

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 2:11 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.0 percent. Employment is at or slightly above its maximum sustainable level while consumer price inflation is close to the 2 percent mid-point of our target range. ... More >>

Council of Financial Regulators sets work priorities

Friday, 29 November 2019, 2:09 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Council of Financial Regulators (CoFR) has announced its work priorities for the coming year. More >>

Capital Review submissions to be released

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 1:45 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank will on Monday 1 July 2019 release submissions plus a Summary Document on the fourth consultation paper in its Capital Review, which proposes several measures to ensure a safer banking system for New Zealanders. More >>

What's the future for cash in New Zealand?

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 1:15 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

If cash becomes less accepted and available as a means of payment, then the Reserve Bank says that New Zealanders who are already left out of the banking or digital worlds may be severely disadvantaged. More >>

 

 

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