Archive: News & Media

May 2023

Ngā Tāngata Microfinance Trust appoints new CEO

May 16, 2023

Ngā Tāngata Microfinance Trust (NTMT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jade Tapsell (Tapuika, Ngati Whakaue, Ngati Pikiao and Ngati Ranginui), as Chief Executive Officer of Ngā Tāngata Microfinance Trust.

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Taitamariki Youth Declaration 2022

February 15, 2023
"We especially believe financial education should be classified as a human right because households who take greater control over their finances are more likely to enjoy financial success, even during difficult times. Financial education is a survival skill. You simply cannot thrive in today's modern economy without an understanding of money." Read the Declaration
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Financial capability experts talk money on ‘Back Chat’ with James King

January 23, 2023
Ngā Tāngata Microfinance CEO Natalie Vincent joins Dr Alexander Stevens on Back Chat with James King, talking money and financial capability in Aotearoa. Listen here
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Panel discussion on retirement inequities in Aotearoa

November 30, 2022
Ngā Tāngata Microfinance CEO Natalie Vincent joins Wallace Chapman on The Panel to discuss the recent Retirement Commission research report which contains recommendations for improving the inequities in our current system. Listen here
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Easy retirement is no longer certain for Kiwi

Retirement Commissioner Jane Wrightson said a comfortable retirement was not a sure thing anymore. Read full article
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Buy now pay later preys on the poorest consumers

November 4, 2022
The perils of paying later. Ruairi O'Shea from Consumer NZ explores the perils of Buy Now Pay Later and speaks with one of Ngā Tāngata Microfinance's clients about her experience. Read full article
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Zero-interest Loans Change Lives For Struggling New Zealanders

August 12, 2022
Ngā Tāngata Microfinance Trust celebrates 1000 loans approved to low-income New Zealander's across Aotearoa. $2.5million worth of microloans, supporting 1000 Kiwi and their whānau.  With more we can do more ... Read full article
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Alcohol is the latest item consumers are using buy-now, pay-later schemes to purchase. But a bigger problem lies underneath.

July 18, 2022
The fact that bottle stores are even allowed to accept the latest unregulated form of credit has Ngā Tāngata Microfinance Trust chief executive Natalie Vincent worried more harm could befall debt-ridden consumers if action isn’t taken quickly. Read full article
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Should Buy Now Pay Later be in liquor stores?

An Auckland liquor store which sparked community outrage for offering Afterpay says it will no longer let customers buy alcohol using buy now, pay later service. Read full article
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Sharp rise in people missing repayments on buy now, pay later consumer loans

June 1, 2022
Without responsible lending laws, there was too much room for harm to vulnerable people from BNPL, said Natalie Vincent, chief executive of Ngā Tāngata Microfinance, which helps struggling borrowers get out of problem debt. Read full article
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