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Geoff Bascand

Reserve Bank confirms former Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand agreed to depart the bank early after speaking out of turn
13th Jan 22, 12:33pm
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Reserve Bank confirms former Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand agreed to depart the bank early after speaking out of turn
The Reserve Bank confirms 10 of its 26 most senior staff are leaving, but says three leadership appointments will be announced on Thursday
15th Dec 21, 5:57pm
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The Reserve Bank confirms 10 of its 26 most senior staff are leaving, but says three leadership appointments will be announced on Thursday
Reserve Bank loses two more senior staff, as Andy Wood and Toby Fiennes choose not to pursue roles created in a restructure
14th Dec 21, 5:55pm
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Reserve Bank loses two more senior staff, as Andy Wood and Toby Fiennes choose not to pursue roles created in a restructure
RBNZ and FMA to review governance across 32 financial service providers against a backdrop of growing concern about board governance and risk compliance
8th Dec 21, 9:20am
RBNZ and FMA to review governance across 32 financial service providers against a backdrop of growing concern about board governance and risk compliance
Grant Robertson unconcerned about the Reserve Bank losing key staff at a crucial time; Adrian Orr says slavery's been abolished and people are free to work where they want
27th Nov 21, 9:13am
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Grant Robertson unconcerned about the Reserve Bank losing key staff at a crucial time; Adrian Orr says slavery's been abolished and people are free to work where they want
Westpac NZ's independent non-executive directors 'were not able to engage with and provide robust challenges to the executive on risk topics'
26th Nov 21, 9:47am
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Westpac NZ's independent non-executive directors 'were not able to engage with and provide robust challenges to the executive on risk topics'
25th Nov 21, 8:54am
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RBNZ says Westpac NZ has made progress 'but there is a lot more to do'
Reserve Bank launches consultation on potential debt serviceability restrictions that could be used if it believes financial stability risks warrant them
23rd Nov 21, 10:49am
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Reserve Bank launches consultation on potential debt serviceability restrictions that could be used if it believes financial stability risks warrant them
Change underway at the Reserve Bank ruffles feathers, as questions are raised over whether the institution is distracting or future-proofing itself
22nd Nov 21, 11:05am
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Change underway at the Reserve Bank ruffles feathers, as questions are raised over whether the institution is distracting or future-proofing itself
Geoff Bascand: LVRs could be loosened if mortgage debt serviceability restrictions are introduced; a change in bank capital risk weightings won't encourage more business lending
5th Nov 21, 9:00am
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Geoff Bascand: LVRs could be loosened if mortgage debt serviceability restrictions are introduced; a change in bank capital risk weightings won't encourage more business lending
Reserve Bank mindful of the impact 'faster than expected' interest rate rises might have on asset valuations
3rd Nov 21, 10:42am
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Reserve Bank mindful of the impact 'faster than expected' interest rate rises might have on asset valuations
Treasury & RBNZ say the government will eventually have to consider raising taxes or cutting expenditure to prepare for the next crisis
17th Oct 21, 8:43am
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Treasury & RBNZ say the government will eventually have to consider raising taxes or cutting expenditure to prepare for the next crisis
Geoff Bascand says the health of business, household and bank balance sheets going into the pandemic played a very important role in the better than expected outcomes
14th Oct 21, 2:04pm
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Geoff Bascand says the health of business, household and bank balance sheets going into the pandemic played a very important role in the better than expected outcomes
Fairness issues raised over Reserve Bank's decision to close the door on first-home buyers who don't have deposits of at least 20%
27th Sep 21, 5:26pm
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Fairness issues raised over Reserve Bank's decision to close the door on first-home buyers who don't have deposits of at least 20%
Start to new lending restrictions delayed by a month, but RBNZ expects banks to observe the 'spirit' of the new rules from now
23rd Sep 21, 10:28am
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Start to new lending restrictions delayed by a month, but RBNZ expects banks to observe the 'spirit' of the new rules from now
Reserve Bank says thematic review of banks' compliance with its liquidity policy highlights gaps in banks’ liquidity risk management frameworks
9th Sep 21, 11:25am
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Reserve Bank says thematic review of banks' compliance with its liquidity policy highlights gaps in banks’ liquidity risk management frameworks
RBNZ Deputy Governor and head of financial stability Geoff Bascand to leave the central bank in January
7th Sep 21, 12:15pm
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RBNZ Deputy Governor and head of financial stability Geoff Bascand to leave the central bank in January
RBNZ admits first-home buyers are the target of its proposal to tighten LVR restrictions, as it's worried high house prices are seeing them bite off more than they can chew
3rd Sep 21, 7:10pm
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RBNZ admits first-home buyers are the target of its proposal to tighten LVR restrictions, as it's worried high house prices are seeing them bite off more than they can chew
RBNZ seeks feedback on introducing an insurance policyholder guarantee scheme to pay out claims in the event of an insurer failing
31st Aug 21, 11:33am
RBNZ seeks feedback on introducing an insurance policyholder guarantee scheme to pay out claims in the event of an insurer failing
David Hargreaves looks at some of the issues ahead - particularly for first home buyers - as the Reserve Bank mulls tighter lending rules by October this year
22nd Aug 21, 6:01am
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David Hargreaves looks at some of the issues ahead - particularly for first home buyers - as the Reserve Bank mulls tighter lending rules by October this year
David Hargreaves looks at some of the options in the long-running saga that has been the Reserve Bank's quest for a debt-to-income measure for the housing market
11th Aug 21, 12:11pm
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David Hargreaves looks at some of the options in the long-running saga that has been the Reserve Bank's quest for a debt-to-income measure for the housing market
Reserve Bank has formally warned the New Zealand branch of Westpac for failing to report 'prescribed transactions' as required by the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009
11th Aug 21, 9:44am
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Reserve Bank has formally warned the New Zealand branch of Westpac for failing to report 'prescribed transactions' as required by the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009
The Reserve Bank's announcement of new more punitive measures against the housing market takes some pressure off it to be the first cab off the rank in terms of hiking interest rates
3rd Aug 21, 2:40pm
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The Reserve Bank's announcement of new more punitive measures against the housing market takes some pressure off it to be the first cab off the rank in terms of hiking interest rates
Govt signs off on DTI measures, which will be implemented; RBNZ also to tighten LVR rules from October; RBNZ says it 'hasn't seen sufficient reduction in risky lending'
3rd Aug 21, 9:25am
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Govt signs off on DTI measures, which will be implemented; RBNZ also to tighten LVR rules from October; RBNZ says it 'hasn't seen sufficient reduction in risky lending'
Finance Minister agrees 'in-principle' to give RBNZ debt-to-income tools; Consensus yet to be reached on how the impact on first-home buyers would be minimised
16th Jun 21, 10:29am
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Finance Minister agrees 'in-principle' to give RBNZ debt-to-income tools; Consensus yet to be reached on how the impact on first-home buyers would be minimised