Days to the General Election: 25
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Geoff Bascand

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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
14th Jun 20, 6:02am
Kiwibank CEO Steve Jurkovich says 'flight to safety' has led to a glut of deposits & 'some people are finding it difficult' with low rates. Advises no 'hard stop' on mortgage deferrals
Kiwibank CEO Steve Jurkovich says 'flight to safety' has led to a glut of deposits & 'some people are finding it difficult' with low rates. Advises no 'hard stop' on mortgage deferrals
14th Jun 20, 6:02am
4th Jun 20, 3:53pm
QE, the wage subsidy and nervous investors see banks sit with more cash to lend, than borrowers to lend to
QE, the wage subsidy and nervous investors see banks sit with more cash to lend, than borrowers to lend to
4th Jun 20, 3:53pm
28th May 20, 12:02pm
RBNZ Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand says deposit rates could drop to zero and some savers might want to put their money to work elsewhere
RBNZ Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand says deposit rates could drop to zero and some savers might want to put their money to work elsewhere
28th May 20, 12:02pm
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27th May 20, 11:34am
Figures produced by the RBNZ suggest that house price falls in excess of 20% would start to produce large numbers of people in negative equity
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Figures produced by the RBNZ suggest that house price falls in excess of 20% would start to produce large numbers of people in negative equity
27th May 20, 11:34am
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27th May 20, 9:44am
Reserve Bank says banks' loan losses will 'rise materially from current low levels', however they should be able to cope in all but the most severe scenarios
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Reserve Bank says banks' loan losses will 'rise materially from current low levels', however they should be able to cope in all but the most severe scenarios
27th May 20, 9:44am
14th May 20, 8:32am
RBNZ says banks haven't been lending heaps partly because some businesses don't want more debt... yet; Meanwhile Grant Robertson eyes new ways to support medium-sized businesses as small businesses pile in for interest free loans from the IRD
RBNZ says banks haven't been lending heaps partly because some businesses don't want more debt... yet; Meanwhile Grant Robertson eyes new ways to support medium-sized businesses as small businesses pile in for interest free loans from the IRD
14th May 20, 8:32am
21st Apr 20, 7:12pm
RBNZ Deputy Governor: Saying goodbye to mortgage lending restrictions won't cause rapid credit growth - the bigger risk right now is banks being too conservative
RBNZ Deputy Governor: Saying goodbye to mortgage lending restrictions won't cause rapid credit growth - the bigger risk right now is banks being too conservative
21st Apr 20, 7:12pm
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21st Apr 20, 10:15am
Reserve Bank eyes removal of loan-to-value ratio mortgage restrictions in response to COVID-19 economic downturn for at least a year
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Reserve Bank eyes removal of loan-to-value ratio mortgage restrictions in response to COVID-19 economic downturn for at least a year
21st Apr 20, 10:15am
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2nd Apr 20, 10:03am
RBNZ offers banks more help to encourage them to keep lending... but at a cost, as it restricts them from paying dividends until the economic outlook improves
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RBNZ offers banks more help to encourage them to keep lending... but at a cost, as it restricts them from paying dividends until the economic outlook improves
2nd Apr 20, 10:03am
18th Mar 20, 2:50pm
RBNZ defers regulatory initiatives to enable banks and insurers to focus on tackling COVID-19 challenges; Bank outsourcing policy and insurance review among work affected
RBNZ defers regulatory initiatives to enable banks and insurers to focus on tackling COVID-19 challenges; Bank outsourcing policy and insurance review among work affected
18th Mar 20, 2:50pm
Days to the General Election: 25
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