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New Bank Accounts

We are pleased to announce that Liberty Trust is moving our banking from a foreign-owned bank to support NZ's Kiwibank, for the benefit of all New Zealanders!

You are welcome to amend your current payment to the new account should you wish - quoting your name and code as usual. We will operate both our original bank accounts as well as the new Kiwibank accounts until all have moved over.

The old Liberty Trust account for contributions was 03 0490 0237819 00. 
  
    The new Liberty Trust account for contributions is 38 9020 0768106 00.

The old Liberty Trust account for book sales was 03 0490 0237819 01. 
 
    The new Liberty Trust account for book sales is 38 9020 0768106 01.

The old Ark Resources account for loan repayments was 03 0490 0277001 00. 

    The new Ark Resources account for loan repayments is 38 9020 0740189 00.

When we commenced in1989 we deliberately avoided the foreign-owned banks and opened our bank accounts with the locally-owned 'Community Bank' - which returned profits to help the local community. But later the bank merged to become 'Community Trust Bank' then 'Westpac Trust Bank' and finally 'Westpac', with huge profits going offshore, huge salaries at the top and reported "unconscionable practices" in Australia. 

Liberty Trust felt now was a good time to make the transition to a publically owned bank, supporting all New Zealanders.  We were happy to move to Kiwibank as it has accounts for not-for-profit charities and is NZ-owned, with consistently high customer satisfaction, ethical practices, and low fees and low-interest rates for everyday New Zealanders.

Should you have any questions we would be happy to hear from you.

25 September 2019