By EDDIE STOCKS, Regional Manager Waikato/BOP, Kiwibank
New Zealand has a stable economy and a history of weathering global financial challenges well. Our central bank and government are doing what they can to minimise the economic impact for Kiwis, and the New Zealand public has responded responsibly to the lockdown.
Here at Kiwibank we’re playing our part too. We know small and medium businesses are the backbone of the New Zealand economy.
Kiwibank is committed to making a real, positive impact where it matters for New Zealanders and New Zealand so we’re working hard to keep our people, our customers, and the New Zealand economy safe and financially secure during these unprecedented times.
We know in this current environment cashflow is an issue for many, so we have a resilience and recovery programme to support our customers.
Options available to our business banking customers are changing your loans temporarily to Interest Only, Temporary Overdraft Facilities, Loan Repayment Deferrals, and the Busi- ness Finance Guarantee Scheme. (Criteria does apply, and this is only open to current Kiwibank customers. If you bank elsewhere, you need to approach your own bank).
If you need assistance, we suggest you visit our website in the first instance or call your relationship manager. We are also working to ensure our own staff can continue to work safely and productively.
Our Call Centre staff continue to go into the office everyday, and under Level 2, Relationship Management staff are back in the office on a split-week basis to ensure complete coverage for our customers. We look forward to hearing from you if you need us. Buy Local means bank local too.
Please visit our website for more information. www.kiwibank.co.nz/business-banking/