News and Media

7 October 2019

RNZ: Growing demand for 0% loans

Good Shepherd NZ's Clementine Ludlow speaks to Kathryn Ryan on RNZ's Nine to Noon about launching NILS and StepUP loans in Otago.

23 April 2019

Supporting our refugee and migrant communities

Our Muslim community is made up of a large number of people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, so supporting ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum is a great way to help.

13 November 2018

Radio Live: New NZ research reveals the nastiness of economic abuse

Lynda Hallinan from RadioLIVE’s Long Lunch talks with Nicola Eccleton, Good Shepherd NZ Social Inclusion Manager, about some new research they’ve conducted to help shine a light on this silent, but widespread issue affecting thousands of kiwi women and children.

12 October 2018

RNZ: Anti-poverty trust welcomes moves against loan sharks

Diana Crossan, Chair of Good Shepherd NZ and a former New Zealand Retirement Commissioner, speaks to RNZ's Guyon Espiner about new fee and interest rate caps introduced by the Government in an attempt to reduce predatory lending.

12 July 2018

Sector forum to progress safe borrowing options

Good Shepherd NZ partnered with a number of key stakeholders in the consumer lending industry to host the Financial Inclusion Industry Forum, opened by Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi.

1 July 2018

Good Shepherd NZ Research: Economic Abuse in New Zealand

In collaboration with our Women’s Research, Advocacy and Policy (WRAP) team at Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, we recently released our report Economic Abuse in New Zealand: Towards an understanding and response.

8 June 2018

"I want to be my own boss." — Beth

Beth's chosen course did not qualify for Work and Income assistance, so she used a BNZ and Good Shepherd NZ StepUP loan to pay for her training. Beth is proud that her six kids now see her studying.

1 June 2018

BNZ's Good Report

BNZ’s Good Report showcases the great work it does to support communities, and we're thrilled that this year our Community Finance partnership is featured.