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Dominick Stephens Seconded To NZ Treasury Role

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 2:22 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ Chief Economist Dominick Stephens will take up a ten-month secondment later this month as the New Zealand Treasury’s Deputy Secretary, Chief Economic Advisor. At Treasury, Mr Stephens will take on the Chief Economic Advisor’s responsibilities ... More >>

Ben Turner Joins Westpac NZ As Treasurer

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 1:45 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ has appointed experienced banker Ben Turner as its Treasurer. Mr Turner started in the role earlier this month and leads the Westpac NZ Treasury team which is responsible for managing Westpac NZ’s balance sheet, liquidity management and ... More >>

Westpac Agri Futures Established To Help Young People Into Rural Careers

Monday, 21 December 2020, 2:00 pm | Westpac

The importance of our primary industries has been recognised with a new sector to be included in the 2021 Ford Ranger New Zealand Rural Games. The Rural Games will now include Westpac Agri Futures in association with Property Brokers and this is ... More >>

Westpac NZ Launches Initiative To Help Keep Our Kids Safe Around The Water

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 9:14 am | Westpac

Research released by Westpac NZ today has found that more than three quarters of the country are not confident performing CPR in an emergency situation. With more than 60 people dying annually from preventable drownings in New Zealand, the bank ... More >>

Westpac NZ Sets Out Plan To Go Cheque-free

Friday, 23 October 2020, 9:45 am | Westpac

Westpac NZ has announced details of its plan to phase out cheques, after signalling in May that it would be supporting a move to other forms of payment. Cheques will cease to be available as a means of payment after 25 June 2021. Westpac NZ General ... More >>

Westpac NZ Continues Range Of Support For Repayment Deferral Customers

Monday, 17 August 2020, 3:42 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ is advising customers receiving repayment deferrals and reductions that there are a range of support options as the initial six-month assistance period comes to an end. Deferrals and repayment reductions have been available to home loan and ... More >>

COVID-19 Increases Kiwis’ Engagement With KiwiSaver, Survey Finds

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 10:09 am | Westpac

More than a third of New Zealanders say they’re watching their KiwiSaver balance more closely as a result of COVID-19, while one in five say the pandemic has improved their understanding of how KiwiSaver works, according to new research by Westpac ... More >>

Westpac NZ Launches New Interest-free Loan

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 3:17 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ says the launch of a new interest-free loan will help customers make their homes warmer and healthier, while also creating work for tradespeople affected by the COVID-19 downturn. A survey of more than 1000 people for Westpac NZ reveals ... More >>

Westpac NZ Prepares For Challenging Period Ahead

Monday, 4 May 2020, 10:46 am | Westpac

Westpac New Zealand (Westpac NZ) [i] is committed to supporting customers through the impact of COVID-19 and helping the economy recover, Chief Executive David McLean says. “In our 159 year history, Westpac NZ has supported customers and communities ... More >>

Westpac NZ Launches Business Support Loans

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 5:27 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ business customers disrupted by Covid-19 will be able to access lending through new Business Support Loans. The loans are being offered as part of the Government-backed Business Finance Guarantee Scheme, which allows banks to provide loans of up to $500,000 ... More >>

Westpac NZ Provides Six-month Repayment Deferrals

Friday, 27 March 2020, 1:36 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ customers affected by Covid-19 can now apply for a six-month deferral on principal and interest repayments on home loans and personal loans. Westpac NZ General Manager of Consumer Banking and Wealth, Gina Dellabarca, says repayment deferrals ... More >>

Westpac NZ Encourages Kiwis To Bank From Home During Covid-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 9:36 am | Westpac

Westpac NZ is encouraging customers to do their banking online or over the phone during the Covid-19 lockdown period. The bank plans to open 32 branches located regionally around New Zealand from 10am to 1pm on Wednesdays during the Level 4 lockdown to ... More >>

Westpac NZ Cuts Fixed Home Loan Rates To Support Customers

Monday, 23 March 2020, 3:59 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ has cut its fixed term housing interest rates as part of its ongoing support for New Zealanders affected by Covid-19. The following changes will come into effect on Tuesday 24 March: 1-year special housing rate reduced to 3.09% 2-year ... More >>

Westpac To Waive Contactless Debit Fees

Friday, 20 March 2020, 2:43 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ is supporting small businesses by waiving contactless debit fees for eligible existing customers for six months. Westpac NZ General Manager of Experience Hub, Karen Silk, says the bank recognises the increased demand from both consumers ... More >>

Westpac Slashes 3 To 5 Year Home Loan Rates

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 4:59 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ is offering greater certainty to its home loan customers by cutting its longer-term rates. The reduction on the three, four and five year special rates is as follows: 3-year rate reduced to 3.69%; 4-year rate reduced to 3.79%; 5-year rate ... More >>

Westpac NZ Confirms Changes To Executive Team

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 9:29 am | Westpac

Westpac NZ has made a number of changes to its Executive Team as part of a continued focus on improving products and processes to better serve its customers. The changes will help Westpac NZ serve the evolving needs of New Zealanders and succeed in a ... More >>

Westpac NZ Compensates Credit Card Customers Affected By System Error

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 11:18 am | Westpac

Westpac NZ is compensating new credit card customers who received their card without receiving a welcome letter containing disclosure information between May 2017 and March 2018. Westpac NZ General Manager of Consumer Banking and Wealth, Gina Dellabarca, ... More >>

Westpac supports customers in flood-hit areas of Southland

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 12:19 pm | Westpac

Westpac customers affected by severe flooding in parts of Northern Southland, West Otago and Fiordland can now apply for a financial relief package. More >>

Westpac offers relief options to customers affected by virus

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 3:49 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ is offering support to customers financially affected by the global outbreak of coronavirus. The relief package features a range of possible support options for both business and personal customers. These may include: - A temporary overdraft ... More >>

Westpac & Contact agree 1st sustainability-linked loan

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 5:33 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ and Contact Energy have entered into a $50 million, four-year sustainability-linked loan facility, the first such loan issued by Westpac NZ and one of the first of its kind in New Zealand. Contact Energy will receive a discounted interest rate on the ... More >>