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Fair Play on Fees cases on ice

Exception fee cases against ANZ and Kiwibank on hold pending outcome of appeal in Aussie ANZ case

First-half bank ad spend drops 14%

NZ banks' half-year advertising spend falls, led lower by ASB

Fitch revises Kiwibank rating outlook up

Outlook on Kiwibank's Fitch credit ratings revised to positive from stable off the back of credit rating agency's similar move on its NZ sovereign rating

TSB back on top, with Kiwibank

Normal service resumes in Roy Morgan monthly financial institution customer satisfaction survey

Range of winners likely in govt banking tender

Strong digital flavour to long awaited govt banking tender with 'significant transition' seen if new suppliers appointed; Consortia bids possible; Cheques to go

Wholesale rates and competitors drive shifts

Kiwibank withdraws its key special, raises some short-term rates, lowers some long-term ones, keeps cashback incentive

Kiwibank welcomes levelled playing field

Removal by RBNZ of requirement for Kiwibank 'double dipping' for capital requirements, and alignment with big 4, cheered by state owned bank

New low for NZ bank leverage

Weighted average leverage ratio at NZ banks drops with Rabobank and ANZ leading the way

4.5%, the new standard for 1-yr term deposits?

Smaller banks push the one year term deposit rate up to 4.5% as the benchmark, a rate set by Kiwibank a week ago

New law helps Westpac covered bond

Covered bond law passed by Parliament in December boosted pricing and demand for Westpac's covered bond issue, treasurer says