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Which of these factors is likely to have the biggest impact on our economy over the next 12 months?

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Kiwibank

Rivals out to snatch BNZ customers

Competition among banks for airpoints credit cardholders heats up as Westpac replaces BNZ

Time to cut floating mortgage rates

Gareth Vaughan argues it's time for banks to cut unjustifiably high floating mortgage rates

Big bank KiwiSaver performance assessed

ANZ the winner among the big banks in the KiwiSaver market, actuaries declare

A caveat to Kiwibank's level playing field

Gareth Vaughan argues the RBNZ should tighten requirements for how the big 4 banks' credit risk is measured rather than loosen Kiwibank's

The stakes are high

The home loan market is set up for an intense bout of competition. Low rates and slow-growing mortgage books putting pressure on all banks to 'grow'

ANZ, ASB have highest ave pay of big banks

Average annual pay per worker across the big five banks rises 5.6%

Moody's affirms Kiwibank rating

Kiwibank Aa3 credit rating with stable outlook affirmed by Moody's 

Kiwibank eyes leaner capital position

Kiwibank seeks to mimic Aussie owned banks and hold less capital against assets in move that would boost profit

Kiwibank nears first dividend

Updated
Kiwibank posts 36% rise in half-year profit to record $71 mln, net interest margin up 30 basis points with first dividend near

First NZ covered bond maturity next week

NZ banks' 2015 covered bond issuance expected to be similar to 2014 with first maturities due