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Joint financial support package announced

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Further to the economic support package announced on 17 March, Finance Minister Grant Robertson today announced a joint financial support package for home owners and businesses affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.

The Government, retail banks and the Reserve Bank have combined to implement a package that includes: 

  • a six month principal and interest payment holiday for mortgage holders and SME customers whose incomes have been affected by the economic disruption from COVID-19.
  • a $6.25 billion Business Finance Guarantee Scheme for small and medium-sized businesses, to protect jobs and support the economy through this unprecedented time.

The Government, Reserve Bank and the Treasury continue to work on further tailor-made support for larger, more complex businesses.

For full details of the announcement, read the media release on the Beehive website.

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