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Youi enters NZ insurance market

South African insurer Youi officially launches in NZ targeting the IAG dominated car, home and contents insurance markets

Risk of big house price fall 'moderating'

The risk of a significant NZ house price correction is slowly moderating, Moody's says, with RBNZ actions a key factor

Fitch revises Kiwibank rating outlook up

Outlook on Kiwibank's Fitch credit ratings revised to positive from stable off the back of credit rating agency's similar move on its NZ sovereign rating

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TSB gets A- rating from Fitch

TSB assigned A- rating by Fitch, outlook on its S&P BBB+ rating upgraded to stable from negative; S&P says Taranaki exposure increased, highlights Solid Energy bond risk

TSB's 'astronomical' rural lending growth

TSB agriculture lending boosted by increasing dairy lending to existing Taranaki customers

Fitch sees appetite for NZ covered bonds

Fitch says nearly a quarter of covered bond investors want to increase holdings of NZ banks' covered bonds

S&P upgrades Heartland's credit rating

Heartland Bank credit rating lifted a notch to BBB by S&P on 'strengthened business position'

'Junk bond' offer from Kiwibank

Kiwibank seeks $100m through offer of unsecured, subordinated capital notes

ASB notes to pay 6.65% interest rate

Up to $400m worth of ASB debt securities with 'similar risks to shares without the growth opportunity' to pay 6.65% pa for 5 years