We have our 2018 Start-up Alley winners

By BNZ Head of Small Business, Harry Ferreira.

Six of the hottest names on the NZ start-up scene pitched their growth plans at BNZ Start-up Alley at the St. James Theatre in Wellington. The competition was tight, but together with fellow judges Derek Sivers, Anna Guenther, and Leah Culver I’m excited to announce that we have selected two winners this year. Continue reading “We have our 2018 Start-up Alley winners”

BNZ introduces new 1-year fixed term interest rate

Bank of New Zealand has introduced a new 1-year fixed term interest rate of 4.39% p.a, effective Friday 9 February, 2018.

BNZ Director of Retail and Marketing, Paul Carter, says this rate gives customers the flexibility to fix a competitive rate and pay off their loan more quickly.

“Our latest BNZ Financial Futures research has told us 66% of Kiwis with a mortgage look into their home loan structure and repayments regularly. This is a great opportunity for people looking for a great deal to maximise their repayments and therefore pay off their loans faster.

“New Zealanders are still enjoying some of the lowest interest rates in a generation and the economic outlook indicates that may continue for most of 2018,” Mr Carter says.

“However, it’s not a time to be complacent. It’s a good time for people with home loans to consider their position and make sure they are making the most of the low interest rates to pay off their mortgage faster,” he says.                                                      

Lending criteria, terms and fees apply. The rate is available for customers with a 20% deposit. The rate is not available for some investor lending.

BNZ opens state-of-the-art Wellington workspace for customers

Today, Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) officially opens the doors to its new Wellington Partners Centre located at Ricoh House on 1 Victoria Street.

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Situated across two levels, the space provides a mix of flexible working zones, meeting rooms, networking and co-working spaces, self-service kiosks, with a concierge providing onsite support and service.

The new centre includes multiple areas for conversations and collaboration such as ‘The Hive’ for coffee and networking, ‘Cuba Cuba’ for co-working, and a larger space named ‘The Lookout’ for workshops and events. It’s not just the innovative approach to space that sets this Partners Centre apart, key digital features such as a wall of curved screens and extensive in-room technology options all play a part in providing a space for BNZ customers to thrive. 

Charlie Noble-Beasley, managing partner at BNZ, says she is hugely excited to welcome customers and their clients into this space. 

“We know how important it is for our customers to be able to connect and collaborate, and we are really passionate about building an ecosystem that enables them to do just that, all while growing their business. Despite this being a temporary building for us, we knew what we needed and have designed it with our customers in mind – it will be great to see it come to life.”

Garth Hamilton, CEO at Assurity Consulting and BNZ customer believes the Partners Centres are a tangible benefit from the relationship with BNZ. 

 “It’s important that we have the opportunity to break away from our day-to-day environment to encourage inspiration and new thinking, and BNZ Partners Centres enable us to do that. As a leader who travels a lot, it is also great to be able to meet people in offsite locations around the country”.

 “All BNZ Partners Centres are comfortable, spacious and fully equipped yet the new Wellington Centre raises this experience even further as a contemporary and innovative space. You know from the moment you arrive and the concierge greets you, that you have all the support you need and it’s truly is an exciting space to work in”.   

To take a virtual tour of the BNZ Wellington Partners Centre click here.

To book a space at the BNZ Wellington Partners Centre please call the Partners Support Centre on 0800 273 916 or email leila_padayachi@bnz.co.nz