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Reader poll

National will be able to form a government without NZ First's support.
51% (20 votes)
National will need NZ First's support to be able to govern.
21% (8 votes)
Labour, the Greens and NZ First will be able to form a government.
18% (7 votes)
We get a hung parliament or minority government.
10% (4 votes)
Total voters: 39

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Kiwibank

'Kiwibank must be supported'

NZ First calls for 'urgent action' to develop New Zealand owned and operated banks

Rabobank top of the pops again

Rabobank comes in first in Roy Morgan's financial services sector customer satisfaction survey for 2nd straight month

ANZ talks fees

Each lender is unique so there can't be a 'one size fits all' approach to whether fees are reasonable, ANZ says

SBS Bank reclaims market leading position

Two days out from the next RBNZ OCR review, SBS Bank cuts its three year mortgage rate to 5.89%, the lowest in more than a year

New low 4 and 5 year 'specials'

Kiwibank to offer market leading four and five year mortgage rates; all new lending above $100K qualifies for the $2,500 voucher incentive

Kiwibank grows credit card marketshare

Helped by Air NZ airports cards, Kiwibank grows credit card marketshare by 40 basis points

Kiwibank's cost to income surge

Kiwibank June quarter cost to income ratio & net interest margins rise as home loan book grows at higher percentage than main rivals

Kiwibank boss promises dividends

Updated
Kiwibank CEO sees dividend payments within 3 years as annual profit rises 3% to $100m boosted by higher net interest margin & release of bad debt provisions

Two banks cut home loan rates

Kiwibank beats all with market's lowest 2 yr fixed rate; Westpac slices its 3 yr fixed rate

Kiwibank, Heartland results in focus

Annual results from two contrasting banks due this week