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Banks reduce advertising spending

ANZ again leads way in bank ad spend with TSB up to second and a big drop from ASB

Enticing borrowers

We review who offered the lowest fixed mortgage rates in 2014 and find there are two banks who consistently feature for 1 and 2 years

Five year fixed rates slip below 6%

Westpac pushes long-term fixed mortgage rates lower; other banks signal they will follow with even lower rates

Home loan rate cuts from ANZ and Co-op Bank

Two more banks slice home loan rates as mortgage market competition heats up. New market lows breached

Term deposit rate cuts keep coming

As wholesale rates fall, banks keep reducing their term deposit offers. Some opportunities are briefly open

Big banks competing hard for borrowers

ANZ, Westpac offering 0% credit card balance transfer interest rates, BNZ, Kiwibank not much higher

New round of mortgage competition starts

Kiwibank kicks off 2015 mortgage campaign with 20 basis points cut to 2-year fixed home loan interest rate

Who is winning the credit card war?

Competition in the lucrative credit card market ramped up this year, and is likely to continue doing so in 2015

ASB still in Fair Play on Fees' sights

Fair Play on Fees says exception fees law suit against ASB coming in 2015

Westpac improves customer satisfaction

Westpac up to 2nd among big 4 banks in Roy Morgan customer satisfaction survey, TSB again top among financial institutions