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About the same.
24% (56 votes)
Better off.
21% (50 votes)
Much worse off.
19% (45 votes)
Much better off.
18% (43 votes)
Worse off.
17% (40 votes)
Total voters: 234

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Banks

Banks' share of insurance 'very small'

Commerce Commission unaware of any plans by NZ banks to underwrite their own general insurance despite suggestion by IAG they will

The IMF gives NZ a big tick

Updated
IMF says NZ economic expansion 'becoming increasingly embedded & broad based'; Sees main threat to economy as China slowdown, NZ$ up to 15% overvalued

Slow start for ICBC NZ

Updated
ICBC NZ lending to date just $17m, deposits raised just $15m

Is New Zealand over banked?

ANZ and BNZ's CEOs think New Zealand is over banked with too many banks for such a small population. Gareth Vaughan disagrees

BNZ's Thorburn lands top at NAB

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Andrew Thorburn to head up BNZ's parent company after 'retirement' of NAB chief Cameron Clyne

'Ludditism doesn't work in 2014'

Management guru Tom Peters says bankers have a tough job in 2014, needing to innovate to a level  they haven't before

Banks urged to share 'sky high' profits

Updated
Bank workers union looks for increased pay and improved conditions for staff facing 'high levels of stress'

Bank workers slam 'unrealistic targets'

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FIRST Union says research of bank workers shows 'startling' results regarding sales targets

Big banks' 'wages of terror'

Bank bosses get millions of dollars while front line staff face sales targets that cause high levels of stress and anxiety, union says

Reasons to be a banker in New Zealand

Fifty things you’ll need to sacrifice if you want to make it in [British] banking