Borrowing Basics is a plain English explanation of how and why the Treasury conducts borrowing on behalf of the Government. It is the first in a series of information pieces designed to help New Zealanders understand the activities undertaken by New Zealand Debt Management (NZDM) – the Treasury function responsible for managing the Government's borrowing requirements.
The Borrowing Basics infographic and supporting Questions and Answers covers the following topics:
- why the Government borrows
- how borrowing is conducted
- who buys Government debt, and
- how Government borrowing is repaid.