"This is a time when we all need to support each other."
Online banking, contact centres and ATMs will still be available.
It could encourage businesses to allow the contactless function.
It comes as the economy struggles with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Experts say it's only a matter of time before coronavirus gets loose.
Investors accuse the bank of negligence for allowing it to happen.
About 86,000 accounts will receive the extra payment.
"ANZ Bank chose to take no action - allowing the Ponzi scheme to grow and flourish".
RBNZ says that cyber attacks are likely to affect profit within the banking and insurance sectors.
It will help fund practical financial advice for those under pressure.
Numbers are down 40 percent.
"As long as the supply of mortgage debt outpaces the supply of homes, prices will continue to increase."
Refund settlement has been reached after Westpac failed to disclose terms of credit to customers.
"It will ensure a fair mediation process takes place."
It says 12 months' notice will allow employees time to consider their options.
"This just feels a little bit naive, slightly discriminatory and heavy-handed."
Sir John Key has described Watson as "the outstanding applicant for the role".
An economist is warning they could hamper the economy in the short-term.
"This is disappointing but not at all surprising."
Westpac is accused of more than 23 million money laundering offences.
It says they're likely to be a better predictor of future debt payback performance.
It's not just millennials wanting to see their money used responsibly.
Profit for second-half of 2019 to be slashed by $A559m.
It's the latest action in a day of civil disobedience.
He is the chairperson of ANZ New Zealand and sits on the board of its parent bank in Australia.
"We need banks to support rural customers and act responsibly."
The banks agree not to close any branches outside of main centres during the trial.
Some are giving their staff long lunches, a meeting-free day or shutting up shop altogether.
They'll be forced to "treat their customers fairly" - or else.
"Take the lead and get genuinely visibly angry."