Geoff Bascand

22nd Feb 21, 9:00am
Document reveals Treasury - like National - wanted the RBNZ to put conditions on its Funding for Lending Programme to direct cheap funding to businesses
Document reveals Treasury - like National - wanted the RBNZ to put conditions on its Funding for Lending Programme to direct cheap funding to businesses
22nd Feb 21, 9:00am
19th Feb 21, 9:00am
RBNZ expects LVRs to shave up to 4 percentage points off house price inflation and lower bank lending to property investors by as much as 40%
RBNZ expects LVRs to shave up to 4 percentage points off house price inflation and lower bank lending to property investors by as much as 40%
19th Feb 21, 9:00am
10th Feb 21, 1:53pm
The RBNZ suggests exempting certain groups from debt-to-income restrictions would be difficult, as the Finance Minister expresses concerns over the impact these restrictions would have on first-home buyers
The RBNZ suggests exempting certain groups from debt-to-income restrictions would be difficult, as the Finance Minister expresses concerns over the impact these restrictions would have on first-home buyers
10th Feb 21, 1:53pm
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9th Feb 21, 10:20am
RBNZ targets residential property investors with new high LVR restrictions: Most investors to need 40% deposits and most owner-occupiers 20% deposits
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RBNZ targets residential property investors with new high LVR restrictions: Most investors to need 40% deposits and most owner-occupiers 20% deposits
9th Feb 21, 10:20am
5th Feb 21, 5:15pm
ASB says residential property investors seeking loans must now have a 40% deposit, with bank's CEO 'concerned high levels of investor demand are unsustainable'
ASB says residential property investors seeking loans must now have a 40% deposit, with bank's CEO 'concerned high levels of investor demand are unsustainable'
5th Feb 21, 5:15pm
23rd Nov 20, 12:01pm
Gareth Vaughan argues the Reserve Bank's COVID-19 response is tilting the playing field in favour of banks at the expense of non-bank deposit takers
Gareth Vaughan argues the Reserve Bank's COVID-19 response is tilting the playing field in favour of banks at the expense of non-bank deposit takers
23rd Nov 20, 12:01pm
18th Nov 20, 9:38am
Reserve Bank issues consultation paper on the details of its implementation plans for the final decisions made in its bank regulatory capital review
Reserve Bank issues consultation paper on the details of its implementation plans for the final decisions made in its bank regulatory capital review
18th Nov 20, 9:38am
17th Nov 20, 6:34am
PM pleased the RBNZ is looking to reimpose stricter bank lending rules on investors than owner-occupiers, but won't go so far as to suggest what new LVR rules should look like
PM pleased the RBNZ is looking to reimpose stricter bank lending rules on investors than owner-occupiers, but won't go so far as to suggest what new LVR rules should look like
17th Nov 20, 6:34am
13th Nov 20, 10:31am
RBNZ Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand says the prudential regulator can't direct banks to lend funds from its Funding for Lending Programme to a particular sector
RBNZ Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand says the prudential regulator can't direct banks to lend funds from its Funding for Lending Programme to a particular sector
13th Nov 20, 10:31am
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12th Nov 20, 2:58pm
Geoff Bascand clarifies the RBNZ wants to reimpose the exact same LVR restrictions in place earlier this year, so most owner-occupiers will need a 20% deposit
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Geoff Bascand clarifies the RBNZ wants to reimpose the exact same LVR restrictions in place earlier this year, so most owner-occupiers will need a 20% deposit
12th Nov 20, 2:58pm
11th Nov 20, 3:57pm
Reserve Bank has sharply upgraded its house price forecast for this year - but expects price growth to slow during next year
Reserve Bank has sharply upgraded its house price forecast for this year - but expects price growth to slow during next year
11th Nov 20, 3:57pm
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11th Nov 20, 8:52am
Reserve Bank makes surprising announcement on move to reinstate lending restrictions in face of searing housing market; has also announced further delay in introducing new bank capital requirements till 2022
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Reserve Bank makes surprising announcement on move to reinstate lending restrictions in face of searing housing market; has also announced further delay in introducing new bank capital requirements till 2022
11th Nov 20, 8:52am
15th Oct 20, 9:42am
RBNZ deputy governor and manager for financial stability Geoff Bascand airs concerns about open banking, sounds lukewarm on the prospect of regulating merchant service fees
RBNZ deputy governor and manager for financial stability Geoff Bascand airs concerns about open banking, sounds lukewarm on the prospect of regulating merchant service fees
15th Oct 20, 9:42am
14th Oct 20, 9:48am
Reserve Bank's Geoff Bascand says the prudential regulator has seen 'instances and indicators of some vulnerability' in banks' payment systems
Reserve Bank's Geoff Bascand says the prudential regulator has seen 'instances and indicators of some vulnerability' in banks' payment systems
14th Oct 20, 9:48am
1st Oct 20, 11:22am
RBNZ's just-launched insurance capital review to be based on principles similar to bank capital review
RBNZ's just-launched insurance capital review to be based on principles similar to bank capital review
1st Oct 20, 11:22am
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17th Sep 20, 2:00pm
Reserve Bank stress testing of NZ banks shows them able to maintain required regulatory capital levels and continue lending in a scenario significantly worse than what the regulator expects COVID-19 to cause
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Reserve Bank stress testing of NZ banks shows them able to maintain required regulatory capital levels and continue lending in a scenario significantly worse than what the regulator expects COVID-19 to cause
17th Sep 20, 2:00pm
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14th Sep 20, 5:44pm
RBNZ says it's 'imprudent' for insurers to pay dividends at the moment; Announces major insurance capital review to resume in October
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RBNZ says it's 'imprudent' for insurers to pay dividends at the moment; Announces major insurance capital review to resume in October
14th Sep 20, 5:44pm
2nd Sep 20, 9:30am
Kiwibank CEO Steve Jurkovich says the bank has been preparing for the likelihood of a negative OCR by looking closely at what it's likely to mean for product management and customer behaviour
Kiwibank CEO Steve Jurkovich says the bank has been preparing for the likelihood of a negative OCR by looking closely at what it's likely to mean for product management and customer behaviour
2nd Sep 20, 9:30am
25th Aug 20, 2:48pm
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr walks through the concept of a negative OCR, what it will mean for borrowers, savers, lenders, the government and the NZ$, and where we might go from there
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr walks through the concept of a negative OCR, what it will mean for borrowers, savers, lenders, the government and the NZ$, and where we might go from there
25th Aug 20, 2:48pm
17th Aug 20, 3:18pm
Banks offering options for affected customers that will enable either a new mortgage deferral or extension to an existing deferral; RBNZ says deferral should not be 'default setting'
Banks offering options for affected customers that will enable either a new mortgage deferral or extension to an existing deferral; RBNZ says deferral should not be 'default setting'
17th Aug 20, 3:18pm
12th Aug 20, 4:16pm
RBNZ to help banks enable their customers to defer mortgage repayments beyond 6 months; Details expected next week
RBNZ to help banks enable their customers to defer mortgage repayments beyond 6 months; Details expected next week
12th Aug 20, 4:16pm
31st Jul 20, 12:25pm
RBNZ's Geoff Bascand doesn't want cliff end to mortgage repayment deferrals; Says the implementation of 'aspects’ of new bank capital rules shouldn't be further pushed out
RBNZ's Geoff Bascand doesn't want cliff end to mortgage repayment deferrals; Says the implementation of 'aspects’ of new bank capital rules shouldn't be further pushed out
31st Jul 20, 12:25pm
2nd Jul 20, 2:00pm
FMA's inability to have a say in the AMP Life sale prompts a push for a law change requiring it, as the conduct regulator, to be consulted on mergers/acquisitions 
FMA's inability to have a say in the AMP Life sale prompts a push for a law change requiring it, as the conduct regulator, to be consulted on mergers/acquisitions 
2nd Jul 20, 2:00pm
24th Jun 20, 5:00am
Concerns raised over the RBNZ approving the sale of 200,000 AMP Life insurance policies to a Bermuda-based private equity firm
Concerns raised over the RBNZ approving the sale of 200,000 AMP Life insurance policies to a Bermuda-based private equity firm
24th Jun 20, 5:00am
23rd Jun 20, 10:11am
RBNZ signs off on sale of AMP Life after the would-be buyer agreed to put in place various measures to protect the 200,000 New Zealand policyholders
RBNZ signs off on sale of AMP Life after the would-be buyer agreed to put in place various measures to protect the 200,000 New Zealand policyholders
23rd Jun 20, 10:11am

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