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Global markets are in turmoil.  Covid-19 has put the brakes on New Zealand’s economy. It’s a worrying time – everyone is hurting, and many people are unsure what to do.

In times like these, it can be hard to work out who has your best interests at heart. With so much misinformation out there – #fakenews anyone? – it can be hard to find a trusted voice.

That’s why SBS Bank, the bank that wears its heart on its chest, has created a one-stop-shop for information. Here you’ll find information to help you navigate the financial challenges of COVID-19. We’ll collate information from various different sources and put it all in one place.

Why are we doing this? Well, we don’t have overseas shareholders so, for us, it’s not about making a big dividend – we’re a mutual bank, so our focus is on our Members.

We’ve been around for more than 150 years so we know about banking and we care about our Members.

And if you’re not a Member? That’s ok – we’re all in this together.

Featured Articles

ECONOMY

Cam Bagrie - Perspective on the economy (May 25)

Economist Cam Bagrie offers a sense of perspective on the unfolding economic situation the country faces.

ECONOMY

Cam Bagrie - Perspective on the economy (May 14)

Economist Cam Bagrie offers a sense of perspective on the unfolding economic situation the country faces.

ECONOMY

Cam Bagrie - Perspective on the economy (May 8)

Economist Cam Bagrie offers a sense of perspective on the unfolding economic situation the country faces. Two part video.

ECONOMY

Cam Bagrie - Perspective on the economy Part 2 (May 1)

Economist Cam Bagrie offers a sense of perspective on the unfolding economic situation the country faces. (2 of 2)

ECONOMY

Cam Bagrie - Perspective on the economy Part 1 (May 1)

Economist Cam Bagrie offers a sense of perspective on the unfolding economic situation the country faces. (1 of 2)

INVESTMENT

Breaking a term investment early

SBS Bank southern regional manager Andrew Moreton outlines some of pros and cons of breaking a term investment before its due date.

BUSINESS

What financial support is available for businesses during COVID-19?

Employers and Manufacturers Association chief executive Brett O'Riley outlines some of the options available to businesses affected by COVID-19.

ECONOMY

Cam Bagrie - Perspective on the economy Part 1 (April 24)

Economist Cam Bagrie offers a sense of perspective on the unfolding economic situation the country faces. (1 of 2)

ECONOMY

Cam Bagrie - Perspective on the economy Part 2 (April 24)

Economist Cam Bagrie offers a sense of perspective on the unfolding economic situation the country faces. (2 of 2)

KIWISAVER
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COVID-19: All your KiwiSaver questions answered

PODCAST
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Cooking the Books podcast: How to catch out the Covid 19 scammers

KIWISAVER
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Support for investors and industry

Insurance
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About insurance and why pandemics aren't covered

SECURITY

How to spot and avoid work from home and investment scams

SBS Bank security risk team member Jason Jones offers some advice and tips on how to spot and avoid work from home and investment scams.

MORTGAGE

What happens if I can't pay my mortgage

SBS Bank Riccarton branch manager Brendon McKenna explores what your options might be if you can't meet your mortgage payments.

SECURITY

How to be careful with social media and email scams

SBS Bank security risk team member Jason Jones offers some advice and tips on how to keep cybersafe while on social media and how to spot email scams.

MORTGAGE

What is a mortgage deferment?

SBS Bank Riccarton branch manager Brendon McKenna explains what a mortgage deferment is.

PROPERTY
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Buying and selling property during the COVID-19 lockdown

Information for buyers and sellers

BUDGETING
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Money Talks

Free and confidential budgeting support

ECONOMY

Cam Bagrie - Perspective on the economy Part 3 (April 17)

Update as at April 17

ECONOMY

Cam Bagrie - Perspective on the economy Part 2 (April 17)

Update at April 17

ECONOMY

Cam Bagrie - Perspective on the economy Part 1 (April 17)

Economist Cam Bagrie offers a sense of perspective on the unfolding economic situation the country faces.

RBNZ
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Financial Stability

Working Together to Ensure Cash-flow and Confidence