07 Mar 2017
Reserve Bank outlines plans for bank capital review
An upcoming review of the framework for banks’ capital requirements will aim to enhance the soundness and efficiency of the New Zealand banking system, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Grant Spencer said today.
02 Mar 2017
Reserve Bank sees risks equally balanced
Risks around future Official Cash Rate movements are equally weighted, reflecting balanced risks around inflation, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said today in a speech.
21 Mar 2017
Review of the outsourcing policy for registered banks
The current outsourcing requirements date back to 2006 and apply to all locally incorporated banks whose New Zealand liabilities exceed $10 billion. The current policy is mainly focused on underpinning the provision of liquidity to the financial system in the event of stress or failure of a bank or of a service provider to a bank. While these objectives are still valid, it is good practice to review policies from time to time, in particular as the regulatory landscape has changed over the last nine years.
14 Feb 2017
The dashboard approach to quarterly disclosure
The Dashboard is an outgrowth of the Regulatory Stocktake, and would involve publication on the website of key information on locally incorporated banks. By presenting this information in one place and in a standardised format, the Dashboard aims to enhance market discipline by making this information more accessible and facilitating comparisons across banks.
21 Dec 2016
Dual registration policy for small foreign banks
The dual registration policy for small foreign banks consultation proposes a way to assess whether these banks may be permitted to ‘dual-register’, simultaneously operating a local branch alongside a subsidiary.
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