Tag Archives: OBR

New Zealand: Bank Bail in Capital of the World

Robert Barwick and Craig Isherwood of the Citizens Electoral Council (CEC) in Australia discuss how New Zealand is the “The Bail in Capital of the World”. In this interesting video they look at one of the most troubled Western Australian suburbs Madura. Where house prices have fallen and many houses are up for sale. They […]

Bank Failure | Could it Happen in NZ? | The Reserve Bank Thinks So

Could a Bank Failure happen in NZ

Back in 2011 we were reading a Zero Hedge article with the rather long headline: “Futures Plunge As Fed Discloses New Stress Test: Fears US Banks Will Need To Raise Tens Of Billions In New Capital”. This article outlined how the US Federal Reserve was intending to stress test 6 large US banks against a […]

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 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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