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Open Bank Resolution Policy

English reminds savers of no guarantee

English reminds term deposit savers there is no Government Guarantee and fends off Winston Peters' call for deposit insurance, but says in talks with Australia

'OBR supports stability of banking system'

RBNZ's OBR policy signals decreasing prospect of taxpayer funded bailout of NZ bank in a crisis, S&P says

A critique of RBNZ risk management

Less dogma, more flexibility needed in Reserve Bank's risk management strategy, Gareth Vaughan argues

Banks 'can and will be allowed to fail'

NZ's stable, if heavily consolidated, financial system creates 'ample scope' for new entrants, RBNZ says

Who should savers vote for?

Gareth Vaughan takes a look at what the main political parties are offering savers ahead of the September 20 election

The moral hazard in our 'Too Big To Fail' property market

Bernard Hickey looks at the lessons we should learn from warnings about our over-valued property market and the need for a deposit insurance scheme

Big banks' implicit govt guarantee on the line

Loss of implicit government guarantee could cost big 4 Australasian banks A$1b annually, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts say

'None of our banks are too-big-to-fail'

Kiwibank reaches RBNZ's 'systemically important bank' threshold but nothing changes for the state owned bank

Spotlight on NZ covered bonds

NZ banks now have $20b of assets, including 143,627 home loans, guaranteeing covered bonds

Fitch raises OBR related concerns

Credit rating agency downgrades SBS, building society support ratings due to RBNZ's Open Bank Resolution Policy