NZEC Newsletter - December 2020

Kia ora from the NZEC team,

2020 has been a different and unexpected year to say the least. Covid 19 has changed and impacted a lot of lives and we are impressed by the resilience of New Zealanders. We were very proud to be able to help support New Zealand businesses export with confidence during this uncertain period.  If you think your business or someone you know could benefit from our assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch.  
Our last newsletter of the year includes a case study about how our loan guarantee helped fund a capital investment, how NZEC is supporting agritech exporters, staff updates, and our office contacts over the holiday closure period.
We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and we look forward to being in contact in 2021.

Loan Guarantee enables scrap metal exporter to expand

Read how Global Metal Solutions sought a creative solution to finance the purchase of a multi-million dollar metal shredder to boost its productivity and export sales.


Growing Agritech Exports

The Government recently released an Agritech Industry Transformation Plan which aims to grow New Zealand’s agritech sector through business, research and Government collaboration.
NZEC’s services are aligned with this Plan, and our Agritech brochure summarises how our different solutions have helped a range of agritech exporting companies enter new markets and deliver larger projects.

Staff changes and updates

After over eleven years of service our Head of Underwriting, Kim Tate, retired in mid-October.  We thank him for all his contributions to the team and wish him the best in his retirement.
We congratulate Feliza Blanch, one of our Senior Underwriters, who has been promoted to the Head of Underwriting. 
We are in the process of finalising a new underwriter to the team and look forward to sharing news of this appointment in the New Year.

Christmas Closure

New Zealand Export Credit will be closed from midday 24th December 2020 until the 7 of January 2021. If you have an urgent enquiry during this time please contact Chris Chapman on 029 917 6021 from the 24th – 31st  December or Phil Quinn 021 243 2283 from the 1st – 7th of January.

Team Travels

Our team travels will resume from late January, so if you would like to meet in person please contact us.  Alternatively the team is available from 8 January for virtual meetings using Skype, Zoom, Teams or over the phone.  

Kind regards from,

Chris, Feliza, Sheila, Peter, Phil, Michael, Thomas, Kyle and Jennifer