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Stuff, January 23, 2021

Covid home loan crisis nearly over as just 8300 borrowers remain on repayment 'holidays'

With NZ's unexpected economic bounceback from COVID and horror unemployment forecasts not playing out, lenders say the majority of customers have been able to return to normal repayments, with arrears at a record low

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NBR, May 18, 2020

SMEs soon have to make life-or-death calls

Surviving COVID-19 will be an uphill battle for many small and medium enterprises, but responsible finance companies are primed to assist.

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NBR, May 4, 2020

Finance companies urge government "don't forget us"

Finance companies are flexible, small business specialists that are essential to the economic recovery of New Zealand post-COVID-19.

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NZ Adviser, May 4, 2020

Lenders commit to helping customers impacted by COVID-19

Financial Services Federation (FSF) has warned that the battle is not over yet, as customers and businesses continue to grapple with the impacts of coronavirus.

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Credit data shows rise in financial hardship

"Federation members have been hugely responsive in assisting customers experiencing urgent financial stress, " says FSF Executive Director Lyn McMorran.

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Loan shark clamp-down fast-tracked

FSF is pleased that the beefing up of high-cost loan laws has been fast tracked to help protect consumers. Meanwhile, responsible lenders doing all they can to help their customers.

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AutoFile April 30

Borrowers feeling bite of pandemic

Inquiries for motor vehicle assistance shot up 500 per cent during the lockdown and the Financial Services Federation expects the impact of Covid-19 will be felt for months to come.

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AutoTalk April 30

New Lending Demand Virtually Stopped

FSF executive director, Lyn McMorran, says its members are instead focusing on helping individuals and small businesses affected financially by the lockdowns.

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NZ Herald March 2020

"Diana Clement: Get on top of debt or get help"

Financial providers are stepping up in many ways to help those affected financially by COVID-19, but they can only help when they know what's going on. Diana Clement speaks to FSF Executive Director, Lyn McMorran.

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NBR, March 2020

"People financially hurt by pandemic urged to get help sooner than later"

FinCap Chief Executive Tim Barnett and FSF Executive Director Lyn McMorran discuss the work their organisations are doing together to help those affected financially by Covid-19.

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