New Zealand’s approach to bank supervision

John Turner, Peter Oyelere

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In the aftermath of the banking crisis in South-East Asia, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recommended that the South-East Asian economies adopt several aspects of the New Zealand approach to bank supervision. The New Zealand approach relies heavily upon market incentives. This paper analyses three key aspects of the New Zealand supervisory regime: the removal of deposit insurance; the public disclosure regime; and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s supervisory responsibilities. In this paper, we argue that this supervisory regime is built on weak foundations, and therefore, it should not be emulated by other economies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-255
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Financial Regulation and Compliance
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management


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