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Problems with the RBNZ Bank Stress Tests

Problems with the RBNZ Bank Stress Tests

The RBNZ has just released the latest results from the bank stress tests of the 4 major New Zealand banks. How helpful will these be to the New Zealand public?   The Reserve Bank of New Zealand recently launched its Bank Financial Strength Dashboard with a view to helping consumers monitor the strength of their […]

RBNZ Bank Financial Strength Dashboard: How Helpful is it?

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Discover what the RBNZ Bank Financial Strength Dashboard is. Can it help you pick a “safe bank”?   Hopefully by now you are aware that there is no deposit insurance in New Zealand banks. So if a bank fails in New Zealand you as a depositor run the risk of losing part or all of your […]

Kiwisaver and Bank Bail Ins: If a Bank Fails, Are Kiwisaver Funds Affected by the OBR?

Find out how Kiwisaver and bank bail ins work. See if your Kiwisaver funds would be affected if a New Zealand bank fails and customer accounts undergo a bail-in or “hair-cut”… An insightful reader writes in: I have a question for goldsurvivalguide.co.co.nz regarding bail in. If banks trigger bail in, I understand that bank investors […]

RBNZ Bank Dashboard: Why it May Not Help You Pick a Safe Bank

Update 2018: The RBNZ bank dashboard has now been published. See this post for the full details of what is included and what its shortcomings may be: RBNZ Bank Financial Strength Dashboard: How Helpful is it?   Last month the Reserve Bank quietly published its RBNZ Bank Dashboard initiative for quarterly bank disclosures. The full riveting […]

RBNZ Deputy Confirms Our Thoughts: Any Bank Depositor Bail-In Exemption Likely Minimal

Last week we discussed how the IMF has: “…recommended the government implement a $10,000 “de minimis” exemption to the current Open Bank Resolution (OBR) scheme (a.k.a. bank depositor haircut scheme). This would mean that each bank depositor would get $10,000 exempt from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) depositor “haircut” policy if a bank […]

IMF Says NZ Needs Bank Depositor Haircut Exemption of $10,000

An IMF report this week on the state of the New Zealand banking system, recommended the government implement a $10,000 “de minimis” exemption to the current Open Bank Resolution (OBR) scheme (a.k.a. bank depositor haircut scheme). This would mean that each bank depositor would get $10,000 exempt from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) […]

Bank Bail-Ins Going Global

Gold Survival Gold Article Updates: Apr. 10, 2014 This Week: NZ Government Deficit May be Bigger Than Expected Bank Bail-Ins Going Global Reader Question on Gold and Silver and Airport Customs  Rather a quiet news week this one in the world of precious metals it seems. Can’t say we’ve come across anything too earth shattering […]

RBNZ Bank “Bail In” Scheme for Bank Failures: The Open Bank Resolution (OBR)

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Here’s a quick video summary of the Reserve Bank Of New Zealand’s Open Bank Resolution (OBR) scheme. Implemented in June 2013 as an alternative to a government (i.e. tax payer) bail out of any failed bank in New Zealand, this rather innocuous sounding name actually means a Cyprus like bank “bail in” or depositor “Hair […]

Bank Failures: Will New Zealand be Cyprussed?

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Unless you’ve been under a rock (or without broadband and TV for 3 days like me!) you will have no doubt heard about the “bail in” of banks via bank depositors in the small island nation of Cyprus. The proposal (which has since been voted down) was to tax – a.k.a. steal funds – up […]

What’s Wrong With the RBNZ’s Bank Failure Plans?

What happens if a bank fails in New Zealand? If your bank failed tomorrow, what would happen? Who knows is the current answer. If it was a small bank the government may leave it to the statutory managers and so depositors might get wiped out completely if the bank was devoid of assets. But, if […]

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