Member Documents

Signs That a Business is Struggling (28/09/2021)

Read what Marisa Brugeyroux and Keaton Pronk from McDonald Vague had to say.
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Update from the Insolvency and Trustee Service

Read what Jenny Horgan from MBIE had to say.
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Business Credit Outlook

Read what Stuart Baxter & Daniel De Vries from Centrix had to say about Business Outlook.
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An Update on the NZ Economy Post COVID

Read what Nick Tuffley, Chief Economist at ASB had to say about COVID Consolidation.
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An Update on the NZ Economy Post 2022 – via ZOOM

Read what Nick Tuffley, Chief Economist at ASB had to say about NZ economy in 2023.
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Privacy Act changes in the credit context

Read what Sophie Carter, Senior Associate and Kendal Cosgrove, Solicitor, from Cavell Leitch’s employment team have to say about Privacy Act changes in the credit context.
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Supporting Kiwis and businesses through COVID-19

Read what Phil Latimer, technical specialist from Inland Revenue has to say about options available for supporting New Zealander’s through Covid-19.
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AICM Virtual National Conference

Leveraging our strong ties with the Australian Institute of Credit Management
(AICM) we are able to offer you a special rate to attend the AICM
2020 Virtual National Conference.

Access to through leadership, best practice and connection with fellow credit
professionals has never been more important than right now. The AICM
conference will cover key aspects relevant to your role.

Find out more about the conference here.

Recognising the Australian focus of some sessions, AICM is offering
NZCFI members a discounted rate of $460 AUD via the below link:

Register for virtual conference
About the 2020 Conference
20+ years of National Conference allows AICM to deliver
a high standard and industry respected conference.

For regular attendees, our conference has all you know and love.
For new attendees, 2020 gives you the opportunity to experience an AICM
Conference and learn from our deep industry connections.

Understanding the need to balance workload and learning, attendees can
view recordings and connect in live sessions over 30 days.

Changes to the Companies Act

The Government will be introducing legislation to make changes to the Companies Act to help companies facing insolvency due to COVID-19. Read more…

Creditor Compromises and Business Debt Hibernation


Communication from the President to Members

Dear Members

We hope this communication finds you safe and well and enjoying your new-found freedoms under Level 2. It has certainly been an unprecedented past two months of uncertainty and change and no doubt there is more uncertainty and change ahead of us. The practical hit to the economy from the Covid-19 crisis is very real and no doubt being felt acutely by all of you and your colleagues. For many businesses the hardest times still lay ahead and we anticipate those people who are involved in the Credit and Finance industry will be very busy. With cashflow for many businesses having dried up overnight the effective recovery of money and payment of creditors is more important than ever.

The Board have been looking at what role the New Zealand Credit and Finance Institute has to play in this moving forward. The prohibition on events and social gatherings has upended one of the main sources of the Institute’s revenue over the past few months, and for the foreseeable future. so much consideration has been given to other options to ensure that the Institute is providing a valuable service to its members.

With that in mind we have prepared a survey which we would greatly appreciate that all members complete. We will share the summary results with you in an upcoming communication. The Board needs to understand what it is that members want so that direction can be given set to prioritise those things. It is then the role of the Regional Committees, in conjunction with Owen Goodwin as Executive Director, to implement that direction. A lot of people volunteer their time to try and make the Institute operate.

In addition to the survey, if you have ideas now that you would like to see the Institute pursuing speak to your local committee members so that they can see what can be done to make it happen.

We appreciate that this is an uncertain time for everyone and value your membership and support of the Institute and look forward to hearing your ideas.


Michael Wright

National President 


Annual General Meeting – 5 November 2019


Notice is hereby given of the 34th Annual General Meeting of The New Zealand Credit and Finance Institute Inc to be held at PricewaterhouseCoopers, L22, PWC Tower, Quay Street, Auckland, on Tuesday 5th November 2019, commencing at 2:00pm.

In order for as many Members as possible to attend, we have arranged for video links of the meeting at the PWC offices in Wellington (10 Waterloo Quay) and Christchurch (60 Cashel Street)


1 National President’s welcome

2 Apologies

3 Confirmation of Minutes of 33rd  Annual General Meeting held on 9th October 2018 as circulated Read more…

4 Consideration of the Institute’s Annual Report Read more… and Finance Statements for the year ended 30th June 2019 as circulated Read more…

5 Appointment of Auditor Crowe

6 General Business




Electronic Signatures – Jan Etwell

Principles of enforceable contracts. There must be an intention by the parties to be bound to the agreement, offer acceptance, consideration, and certainty as to terms. We discuss the principals of enforceable contacts as well as the legislative framework regarding all types of electronic signatures. Read more…


An Update on the NZ Economy – Nick Tuffley

See the latest economy update from Nick Tuffley, Senior Economist, from ASB. Read more…


PPSA – Are you Getting Things Right? – Kim Powell

Learn what the differences between the PPSA in Australia and New Zealand are and what you actually need to know. Learn the new rules for identifying the debtor and the common errors in registrations on the PPSR which may invalidate your security. Read more…

Training Seminar – April 2019

PPSA – In partnership with MBIE

Learn how the PPSR works and how to use the online facilities. Watch the full half day presentations from industry specialists.