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Releases from the Minister

The latest press releases from the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs are published on this page.

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  1. 19 February 2023

    New service set up to support homeowners with natural disaster insurance claims

    People whose homes have been damaged by a natural disaster – like Cyclone Gabrielle and the recent floods across various parts of the North Island - will now have access to a new service to assist and support them if their insurance claims get stuck, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Hon Dr Duncan Webb announced today.
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    2 November 2022

    Better protections for Kiwis using Buy Now, Pay Later

    Better checks to stop vulnerable consumers landing themselves in Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) debt traps are on the way, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Dr David Clark announced today.
  3. 22 March 2022

    Govt cracks down on misuse of NZ companies

    A Bill to crackdown on global and domestic criminals who use businesses to hide money laundering, tax evasion and the financing of terrorism will be introduced this year.
  4. 11 March 2022

    Govt updates responsible lending rules

    The Government is making practical amendments to responsible lending rules to curb any unintended consequences being caused by the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA).
  5. 21 October 2021

    NZ passes world-first climate reporting legislation

    New Zealand has become the first country in the world to pass a law that will ensure financial organisations disclose and ultimately act on climate-related risks and opportunities, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Dr David Clark and Climate Change Minister James Shaw today announced today (21 OCTOBER 2021).
  6. 11 October 2021

    Lower card fees good for businesses, consumers

    The Bill to help lower the cost of the fees retailers get charged for offering contactless and debit payment options is another step closer to becoming law, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Dr David Clark said today (11 OCTOBER 2021).
  7. 28 September 2021

    Latest KiwiSaver Annual Report shows promising benefits for members

    The latest KiwiSaver Annual Report from the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), highlights how Government’s recent policy tweaks have positively benefitted New Zealanders, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Dr David Clark said today (28 SEPTEMBER 2021).