Updates

Heartland Bank Australia appoints CTOO

02 July 2024

Heartland Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Vaughan Dixon as the new Chief Technology & Operations Officer for Heartland Bank in Australia, effective from 1 July 2024. Vaughan has over 25 years’ industry experience with credit risk, decisioning, technology and credit bureaus, and is a specialist in applying technology, analytics and innovation within … Continue reading “Heartland Bank Australia appoints CTOO”

Heartland Bank Australia issues AUD Tier 2 regulatory capital

01 July 2024

Heartland Group Holdings Limited (Heartland) (NZX/ASX: HGH) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Heartland Bank Australia Limited (Heartland Bank Australia) (BBB Outlook: Stable, Fitch Ratings) successfully completed an inaugural A$50 million Tier 2 Subordinated Note transaction (Subordinated Notes) on Friday 28 June 2024, arranged with the assistance of Westpac Banking Corporation. The 10-year non-call … Continue reading “Heartland Bank Australia issues AUD Tier 2 regulatory capital”

Heartland Bank completes acquisition of Challenger Bank

30 April 2024

Heartland Group Holdings Limited (Heartland) (NZX/ASX: HGH) is pleased to confirm the completion of Heartland Bank Limited’s (Heartland Bank’s) acquisition of Challenger Bank Limited (Challenger Bank) from Challenger Limited (ASX: CGF). Completing the acquisition makes Heartland Bank the first New Zealand registered bank to acquire an Australian authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI). The acquisition is a … Continue reading “Heartland Bank completes acquisition of Challenger Bank”

Heartland CEO Jeff Greenslade announces retirement

08 April 2024

Heartland Group Holdings Limited (Heartland) (NZX/ASX: HGH) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jeff Greenslade today announced his intention to step down from his role at the end of the 2024 calendar year. Jeff has been with Heartland for 15 years, having joined as CEO of its predecessor MARAC Finance in 2009. Since joining, Jeff has led … Continue reading “Heartland CEO Jeff Greenslade announces retirement”

A heartfelt farewell to our 30 Māori and Pasifika interns

02 April 2024

Manawa Āko – Heartland Bank’s internship programme  This summer’s Heartland Bank Manawa Āko internship programme saw 30 high performing rangatahi placed throughout different areas of our business.   The programme, specially designed by our people, gave the opportunity for the next generation of Māori and Pasifika to experience working in the financial sector and a corporate … Continue reading “A heartfelt farewell to our 30 Māori and Pasifika interns”

Remembering Geoff Ricketts

29 September 2023

In March 2023, Heartland was deeply saddened by the passing of Geoff Ricketts, an esteemed leader who left behind an incredible legacy. As a founding Director, Geoff was pivotal in bringing Heartland together and guiding the business to become what it is today. In a 2019 Heartland-recorded interview, Geoff described the formation of Heartland with … Continue reading “Remembering Geoff Ricketts”

Heartland joins the Women in Leadership Summit

12 September 2022

A group of Heartlanders recently had the opportunity to attend the Women in Leadership Summit, held 24-25 August 2022 in partnership with Women Leaders Institute and UN Women Aotearoa New Zealand. The focus of the event was to build a more inclusive and diverse Aotearoa where wāhine (women) of all backgrounds can thrive across all … Continue reading “Heartland joins the Women in Leadership Summit”

Heartland Bank a finalist for Leader Māori HR – HRNZ Awards

02 June 2022

We’re proud to have been a finalist for Leader Māori HR at the 2022 HRNZ Awards, for our Manawa Ako internship programme. Based on the concept of ‘ako’, meaning to learn and to teach, Manawa Ako provides opportunities for the next generation of Māori and Pasifika to experience working in the financial sector and within … Continue reading “Heartland Bank a finalist for Leader Māori HR – HRNZ Awards”

Heartland Bank announces Leanne Lazarus as new CEO

19 May 2022

Heartland Bank has announced the appointment of Leanne Lazarus as Chief Executive Officer (subject to Reserve Bank of New Zealand non-objection), effective from 1 August 2022. Leanne will succeed current Heartland Bank CEO Chris Flood who has been appointed Deputy Group CEO of Heartland Bank’s parent company, Heartland Group Holdings Limited (Heartland Group). Leanne and … Continue reading “Heartland Bank announces Leanne Lazarus as new CEO”

Heartland replaces 23% of fleet with hybrid vehicles

16 March 2022

Heartland is pleased to announce the replacement of all internal 4WD vehicles (equating 23% of the total fleet) with hybrid alternatives.

Heartland’s women #BreakTheBias – both in and out of work

08 March 2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we wanted to feature some of the incredible mahi three of our Heartlanders commit to in their spare time.