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'Young immigrants could prop up provinces'

NZIER's Shamubeel Eaqub says recruiting young immigrants could help address problems in NZ provinces where there are more old people, compared with the working age population, than Japan

NZ 'not over dependent on China'

Chinese investors want to invest in NZ, not take the country over, says Professor Siah Hwee Ang

Co-op Bank increases rebates 30%

The Co-operative Bank to pay out $1.3m in annual rebates to 72% of customers at between $7 and $100 per account, as it brings its co-operative 'alive'

Co-op Bank annual profit up 24%

The Co-operative Bank records solid profit growth as impairments drop, lending grows, aims to double business in 5 years

Fixed mortgage rate hikes if OCR goes up?

Banks seen lifting two and three-year mortgage rates if RBNZ increases OCR again this week

'We're starting to see houses falling through the cracks'

Uncertainty reigning over Auckland's confidence driven housing market, says Squirrel's John Bolton thanks to rising OCR, LVR restrictions & the looming election

'Innovation the key to success'

New BNZ CEO Anthony Healy says the bank must continue innovating to remain relevant to customers

'Banks will need to be careful'

Banks will need to tread carefully if the RBNZ removes LVR restrictions on home loans, new BNZ CEO Anthony Healy says

Mispricing of risk 'banana skin' for NZ banks

Australasian banking industry sees itself as better prepared to handle risks than global counterparts; Regulation & mispricing of risk biggest concerns

'A disruptive play against the banks'

Banks' personal loans and credit card business in the sights of peer-to-peer lending applicant Harmoney