Financial education videos
The Reserve Bank’s educational videos are a collection of useful resources to explain important financial concepts. Community groups, schools and organisations involved in financial literacy are welcome to post a link to these resources on their websites or Facebook pages.
The Reserve Bank uses the Official Cash Rate (OCR) in two ways to influence the short-term interest rates your bank offers you.
Stress testing is a tool to assess how banks might cope with a severe economic downturn. This video explains how stress tests work and why the Reserve Bank of New Zealand uses them in its role as prudential regulator.
The Reserve Bank uses the six-weekly Official Cash Rate (OCR) decision to dial up or down the cost of money, which affects our spending, saving and investing decisions. Learn how the OCR affects you.
A short animated video about how the New Zealand economy works, who the main players are and the Reserve Bank's key role.
A short animated video about how money works - its functions and the role the Reserve Bank plays in it.
Ryland Thomas, author of 'Money creation in the modern economy', explains how money is created and the central bank's role in money creation.
A short presentation to explain the concept of compound interest, and how it affects your savings.
Introducing pioneering New Zealand economist Bill Phillips' amazing hydro-mechanical economic computer.
Former Head of Macro Financial Stability, Bernard Hodgetts, explains the role of macro-prudential policy and the tools the Reserve Bank has to smooth out boom-bust cycles.
Head of Department Financial System Policy and Analysis, Toby Fiennes, explains how regulation helps to promote a sound and efficient financial system, and why everyone has a role to play.
Former Chief Economist, John McDermott, explains how inflation is measured and how it manifests itself in everyday life. He also explains the importance of maintaining price stability.
Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand discusses the Bank’s risk management framework, reserves management, and relationship with the Government in a video interview with Central Banking.com. The interview follows Mr Bascand’s recent speech to the National Asset-Liability Management conference in London.
Deputy Governor, Geoff Bascand, explains our approach to communication, and the importance of transparency and credibility.
A public lecture by Howard Davies, Director of the London School of Economics, introduced by Dr Alan Bollard held on 30 July 2009, Wellington, New Zealand.
The Bill Phillips lecture by Dr Alan Bollard, 16 July 2008.
In this video the Reserve Bank explains its three key roles: managing inflation; producing currency; and regulating banks, finance companies and insurers.
An introduction to the history and role of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand as revealed in the displays in the Reserve Bank Museum & Education Centre, Wellington, New Zealand.
In this video we explore how global economic shocks impact New Zealand and how the Reserve Bank predicts and prepares for them.
In this video we explain how the Reserve Bank monitors banks, ensuring they aren't over-exposed to risky debt, so they can stay strong and healthy.