ANZ Fraud Check is the bank's new tool to bolster its existing scam protection measures and better support customers who may have unusual transactions flagged on their eftpos, credit or debit card transactions.
ANZ Bank New Zealand (ANZ NZ) Chief Executive Officer Antonia Watson today made the following comments relating to the announcement the Commerce Commission will commence a competition study into personal banking services in New Zealand.
“A competition study is a good opportunity to provide facts in what can be a complex area and we hope it improves the confidence that New Zealanders can have in its banking sector."
ANZ Bank New Zealand (ANZ NZ) will increase interest rates on some saving and lending products following the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s decision to increase the Official Cash Rate by 0.25% to 5.50%.
ANZ Investments encourages companies to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into their decision making. It is one of the reasons a number of its funds have gained certification from Responsible Investment Association Australasia.
It is one of the reasons why a number of ANZ Investments’ funds have just gained certification from the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).
ANZ Bank New Zealand will increase interest rates on a number of savings, home loan, business and term investment products following the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s decision to increase the Official Cash Rate.
ANZ Bank New Zealand’s Good Energy Home Loan has supported nearly 2,500 Kiwi households to reach their energy efficiency goals, with more than $100 million in lending drawn down under the offer so far.
ANZ today announced the appointment of Jason Murray as Country Head, Cook Islands, subject to regulatory approvals. Reporting to Bernie Poort, ANZ Regional Country Manager for Samoa, Cook Islands and Tonga, Mr Murray will have responsibility for the bank’s retail and commercial banking business in the Cook Islands.
ANZ today announced that it has removed a number of fees for retail customers across the Pacific, to support a cashless economy and provide better, more affordable access to digital banking services.
ANZ Head of Pacific Products, Maria Burlace, said: “We want to be the leading digital bank in the Pacific, because we know that digital banking gives customers more flexibility to manage their money, no matter where they are.
ANZ Bank New Zealand (ANZ NZ) today announced Amanda Owen has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Ms Owen, who has been Acting Chief Financial Officer since July 2021, starts the permanent role immediately.
ANZ today announced it would strengthen its focus on building a world-class digital bank in its core Pacific markets (excl PNG) of Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Kiribati, as well as Timor-Leste, following a decision to exit US community banking in American Samoa and Guam.
ANZ Regional Executive Pacific, Tessa Price, said: “In our core Pacific markets, where we have been for more than 141 years, ANZ plays an important role in connecting customers to the growing trade and investment opportunities in the region, as well as providing industry insight and links into our home markets of Australia and New Zealand.
The Chief Financial Officer of ANZ Bank New Zealand (ANZ NZ), Stewart Taylor, is leaving the company.
Mr Taylor is to be the Chief Financial Officer of New Zealand insurance company Partners Life.
ANZ NZ Chief Executive Antonia Watson said today that Mr Taylor had played a significant role in helping grow the bank in recent years, and would be missed.
“Stewart loves a challenge and this change will enable him to use his great leadership and organisational skills even more,” Ms Watson said.
ANZ Bank New Zealand will increase the interest rates on some lending and savings accounts following Wednesday’s 0.25% Official Cash Rate (OCR) rise by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
Interest rates on floating and flexible home loans will go up 0.25% to 5.04% and 5.15% respectively. Business floating and overdraft rates will also go up 0.25%.
For Serious Saver, ANZ’s largest savings product, the total interest rate will increase 0.25% to 0.70%. Interest rates will also increase on a number of other savings products.
ANZ today announced the appointment of David Wilson as Chief Risk Officer, Pacific, with responsibility for protecting the bank’s balance sheet across 10 Pacific markets, as well as overseeing risk strategies, policies and processes.
ANZ Bank NZ has waived the fees for contactless debit payments to encourage use of contactless payments when alert levels permit, and to help small businesses feeling the strain of Covid-19 restrictions.
The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 (CWC22) today announced that fierce supporter of women’s sport ANZ Bank New Zealand will be an official sponsor of the tournament which will be held in New Zealand.
ANZ Bank New Zealand is changing its lending rules on small apartments to help more customers on to the property ladder. ANZ is reducing the apartment size at which it will require customers to have a higher deposit.
ANZ is to introduce a world-first wearable device that will enable Kiwi fans to show their support to New Zealand’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes in Tokyo. The ANZ Support Band is a Bluetooth wristband that will enable fans at home to send a “pulse of support” to athletes at the Tokyo Games from 23 July by tapping their device or directly through the NZ Team app.
Sending money home to friends and family in eleven Pacific countries will be cheaper for ANZ customers from today, after ANZ announced the temporary waiver of its $7 international money transfer fee for online foreign currency payments made from Australia and New Zealand.
ANZ and the UNDP today announced a new partnership to deliver ANZ’s adult financial education programmes, MoneyMinded and Business Basics, to empower women in rural areas in five Pacific island countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu.
Community Law Centres O Aotearoa has welcomed ANZ’s decision to lift the proportion of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Special Fund it will donate to support Community Law services for the next 12 months.
ANZ NZ has donated a total of $2 million to Women’s Refuge, Age Concern New Zealand and the Salvation Army in New Zealand as well as the Red Cross and a series of local charities in the Pacific to support vulnerable people through the Covid-19 crisis.
ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited (ANZ NZ) Board Chair Sir John Key today responded to the release of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) Section 95 Review – effectiveness of ANZ NZ’s attestation and assurance framework.
Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) is adding to its subsea offering and building a new, 13,000-kilometre, high-speed internet cable connecting Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific with the west coast of the United States.
During a review in April 2019, ANZ New Zealand discovered it wasn’t using an approved model for the calculation of its operational risk capital (ORC).
Once the mistake was discovered, ANZ New Zealand promptly escalated the matter to its Board and reported the issue to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ).
ANZ Bank New Zealand today reported a statutory net profit after taxation (NPAT) of NZ$929 million for the six months to 31 March 2019 – a 4% decrease on the corresponding half in the 2018 financial year.
As New Zealand’s largest bank, we acknowledge our role in helping to achieve an orderly and just transition to a low carbon economy. We believe the transition requires a ‘whole of economy’ approach with all sectors having a role to play.
Dairy prices remain strong, optimism creeping back into beef and sheep markets, record harvest for apples and kiwifruit expected and demand from key export partner China robust despite economic headwinds.
ANZ New Zealand’s digital assistant Jamie has been so successful in her first 100 days the bank is going to extend her pilot, increase her abilities and include the use of common
Te Reo Māori words in her vocabulary.
Manufacturers who invest in innovation – which could be a new product, a new service, new data systems or technology, or a change in the way they run their business - can have significant productivity gains over those that don’t, according to new research by ANZ.
“Matariki is a time for celebration. A time to re-evaluate how you’re going and reflect and see how far you've come and also a time to look forward and to celebrate,” said Tauranga local Lesleigh Ricardi as she describes what Matariki means to her and her family.