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Flood-affected Westpac Customers Offered Relief Options

Monday, 19 July 2021, 11:23 am | Westpac

Westpac NZ is offering financial support to personal and business customers affected by flooding in the West Coast and Marlborough regions. The relief package features a range of possible support options for both business and personal customers. These ... More >>

Westpac New Zealand Chair Jan Dawson To Retire From Board

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 1:06 pm | Westpac

Jan Dawson CNZM, Chair of the Board of Westpac New Zealand, will retire on 1 October 2021 and will be replaced as Chair by current director Pip Greenwood. Ms Dawson joined the Board as a director in July 2011 and was appointed Chair in February 2015. She ... More >>

Westpac And Fidelity Life Enter Strategic Life Insurance Alliance

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 10:00 am | Westpac

Westpac Group has announced it will sell its New Zealand life insurance business, Westpac Life-NZ-Limited, to New Zealand’s largest locally owned life insurer, Fidelity Life, as part of a long-term strategic alliance. Under the terms of the agreement, ... More >>

Innovative Social Loan To Improve Education Outcomes For New Zealanders

Monday, 28 June 2021, 9:53 am | Westpac

Westpac NZ and Te Pūkenga have signed Australasia’s first ever Social Loan in alignment with international sustainable finance principles. The $125m Social Loan will enable Te Pūkenga to offer better learning and employment opportunities to ... More >>

New Zealanders Are Hitting The Town Again As The Economic Recovery Gains Traction

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 9:57 am | Westpac

Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence, June quarter 2021 The Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence Index rose 1.9 points in the June quarter, taking it to a level of 107.1. “Although consumer confidence is still a little below average ... More >>

Westpac Regional Roundup, June 2021

Friday, 18 June 2021, 5:13 am | Westpac

New Zealand’s recovery is expected to strengthen further over the year ahead. Rural regions are currently leading the way, although our larger metropolitan areas are likely to gradually close the performance gap. Regions that rely on foreign visitor ... More >>

Westpac NZ Offers Relief Options To Customers In Flood-hit Canterbury

Monday, 31 May 2021, 11:08 am | Westpac

Westpac NZ is offering financial support to personal and business customers affected by severe weather and flooding in Canterbury. The relief package features a range of possible support options for both business and personal customers. These may include: ... More >>

Westpac NZ Waives Transfer Fees To Brazil And India

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 3:15 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ is making it easier for customers to send money to loved ones in countries badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. From today, customers can send funds to India and Brazil via Westpac One online banking without incurring the usual $10 transfer ... More >>

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 >>