Tag Archives: bank failure

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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