HOT TOPICS:   Deflation  |  Home loans  | OCR                                                                 RESOURCES:    Economic calendar   |   Cashback incentives

The comment stream

Recent comments

Reader poll

Petrol prices
31% (70 votes)
Bitcoin
30% (69 votes)
Term deposit interest rates
18% (40 votes)
The NZX50
15% (35 votes)
Mortgage interest rates
6% (14 votes)
Total voters: 228

Which of these will have the biggest percentage decline this year?

Older polls

Bank profits

Fitch highlights NZ's high household debt

Fitch expects 'sound' performance from NZ banking system in 2015, but sees risk of already high household debt continuing to increase

Big bank dividends reach NZ$2.6 bln

NZ's big 4 Australian owned banks almost treble annual dividend payments

ANZ NZ's record dividend

ANZ NZ annual dividends reach a net $1.366 bln, equivalent to 80% of net profit after tax

SBS lending book shrinks

SBS Bank sees home and gross loan books contract, but profit up strongly

TSB September quarter profit jumps

TSB quarterly profit bounces back, net interest margin rises as does cost to income ratio

Heartland on track

Heartland Bank increases quarterly profit by 13% with finance receivables up 3.1%

Strong September quarter for Co-op Bank

The Co-operative Bank delivers 26% rise in quarterly profit as home loan growth outpaces overall market

HSBC NZ quarterly profit up 62%

Strong September quarter profit rise for HSBC after it books big loan impairment write-back

ASB's stellar September quarter

ASB's stellar September quarter

5 takeouts from big bank reporting season

Here are five takeouts from big bank reporting season