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LendMe eyes peer-to-peer licence

LendMe eyes rural sector and top up loans for home buyers with peer-to-peer licence from the FMA expected 'shortly.' Commercial property, equipment sectors also in the plans

Luigi Wewege's Irish problem

NZ links to Irish sub-prime stoush highlight the potential for an undesirable form of regulatory arbitrage around our anti-money laundering law; MBIE to make enquiries

Bank customers get $23.67m compo

Westpac 3rd bank to settle with Commerce Commission, FMA in rural interest rate swaps case with 38 customers to get $2.47 mln compensation; Damien O’Connor hits out

Rush of listings for new sharemarket not apparent

NZX's new sharemarket NXT aims to fill funding hole identified by Capital Markets Development Taskforce for SMEs keen to grow; But which companies will be 1st to list?

3 P2P licence applications lodged

FMA considering three applications for P2P licences

Digital currencies on FMA's radar

Digital currencies such as bitcoin not financial products but still of interest, FMA says

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; BOP surprise, dairy prices stop falling, more mortgages approved, swap rates lurch down again

FMA licences 'more than a ticket to the game'

FMA undertaking a 'large piece of work' on KiwiSaver providers' switching practices

The FMA's 7 strategic risk priorities

FMA's strategic risk focus to include conflicts of interest, mis-selling, KiwiSaver switching, incentive arrangements and fee-driven behaviour

Why NZ regulators won't follow Aussie lead

Could the RBNZ and FMA and/or Commerce Commission follow APRA and ASIC's one-two combination attack on risky home lending?