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The Bank of New Zealand and the Colonial Bank

The Bank of New Zealand and the Colonial Bank

The New Zealand government became a majority owner of the Bank of New Zealand after it nearly collapsed in 1894. Later, the Bank of New Zealand took over the equally vulnerable Colonial Bank, and in 1895 the two banks again required government assistance.

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David Tripe, 'Banking and finance - Banking and finance to 1984', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/24625/the-bank-of-new-zealand-and-the-colonial-bank (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by David Tripe, published 11 Mar 2010