September 2018 Release of our petition to have the Reserve Bank issue our money along with an opinion piece.

June Press release on the swiss referendum. Despite the campaign of confusion and fear run by opponents, 25% voted for the Sovereign Money Initiative.

April The AustralianRoyal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry is coming up with some serious wrongdoing by the banks and financial institutions

May 2017 Positive Money New Zealand issued a press release seeking clarity from the Reserve Bank on how our money is created. They still refer to intermediation by the banks, which is not how our banking system works.

5th November 2016 An article in The Guardian newspaper in England argued that abolishing debt-based currency holds the secret to getting our system off its addiction to growth.

5th September 2016 KPMG released a report, commissioned by the Prime Minister of Iceland, titled "Money Issuance" The report looked at money created by the Government.

28 March 2016 Bryan Gould agreed to be our Patron. Bryan is a respected commentator on economic matters, an author, academic and Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

14 October 2015 The Finance Commission of the Dutch parliament discussed monetary reform.

22 November. The British parliament debated money creation last week, for the first time in 170 years. There was cross-party support for a proposal to set up a monetary commission

23 September. A new generation of young people, dubbed ''property orphans'' may be destined to be renters for life.

17 September. The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the bank used by central banks, confirmed New Zealand houses are among the most "unaffordable" in the world compared to people's incomes.

25th April 2014 "Strip private banks of their power to create money": says the Financial Times' chief economics commentator Martin Wolf, who endorses Positive Money's proposals for reform

15th March 2014 - In a historic move The Bank of England quarterly bulletin explains how money is created. Whenever a bank makes a loan, it creates a deposit in the borrower's bank account, thereby creating new money. The bank says that this differs from the story found in some economics textbooks.

16th August 2013. The retiring head of the Financial Markets Authority apologised for the mistakes made saying "You were let down".


“Banks lend by creating credit. They create the means of payment out of nothing. ”

Ralph M Hawtry, former Secretary to the British Treasury.


Donations and contributions

Positive Money New Zealand receives no funding and relies on donations from supporters and contributions of goods and services at reduced or no cost. We intend to increase our profile and we need your help to get the message across.


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Positive Money New Zealand
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