Banks

The Reserve Bank registers and supervises banks. This section provides information on the prudential oversight of registered banks in New Zealand.

All banks operating in New Zealand must be registered with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
Information on the timing of consultations and access to consultation and policy documents.
Documents and Orders in Council setting out the details of the banking supervision regime.
Reserve Bank publications relating to the banking industry.
Information on covered bonds and the register of covered bond programmes.
Open Bank Resolution (OBR) is a long-standing Reserve Bank policy aimed at allowing a distressed bank to be kept open for business, while placing the cost of a bank failure primarily on the bank’s shareholders and creditors, rather than the taxpayer.
Provides answers to help banks and the general public understand banking regulation in New Zealand.