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ASB lifts variable home loan rates

ASB passes on the full OCR rise to floating mortgage customers; also raises some short term deposit rates

Kiwibank raises some term deposit rates

State owned bank changes term deposit rates before announcing any mortgage rate changes, following OCR hike

Kiwibank lifts 1-3 yr mortgage rates

Kiwibank increases 1 to 3 year fixed-term home loan interest rates

Usual suspects take Roy Morgan awards

TSB Bank, Kiwibank take out Roy Morgan's February customer satisfaction awards

Data on bank switching may go public

Payments NZ mulls making data on the volume of customers changing banks public as ING Direct lobbies for UK type switching system in Australia

BNZ raises many home loan rates, keeps fighting rates unchanged

BNZ raises five fixed mortgage rates as wholesale money costs creep steadily higher, but holds the line on 2 and 3 year offers

ANZ launches 2 yr fighting rate

New Zealand's biggest home loan lender gives itself a competitive mortgage rate; wholesale rates rise; Co-op raises two rates

'As few things as possible should find their way into a courtroom'

Caution for bank customers over 'some measure of danger' in litigation funder led bank penalty fees cases; 'Clients protected' by court, Fair Play on Fees says

New higher ASB lending rates

Updated
ASB follows ANZ and Westpac in adopting higher fixed rate mortgage pricing; it raises two TD rates too, and their Savings Plus bonus rates

Default KiwiSaver providers named

Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced the selection of nine KiwiSaver default providers for a seven year term starting in July