HOT TOPICS:   Election 2014  |    Fonterra   |  Home loans                                                RESOURCES:    Economic calendar   |  Deposit calculator

The comment stream

Recent comments

Reader poll

When do you think the Reserve Bank will resume increasing the Official Cash Rate?

Choices

SOEs

Monday's Top 10 at 10

 David Chaston on the Lange-Douglas revolution 30 years on, Green NIMBYs, it's just not cricket at the Bank of England, Europe's debt wish, Dilbert & more

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

TSB's Solid Energy 'learning curve'

TSB CEO acknowledges further hit to Solid Energy exposure can't be ruled out, which could be bad news for other banks too. Says due diligence 'heightened'

Govt backtracks on property savings

State Services Minister now says $110 mln a year office cost savings will take about six years longer to achieve than earlier promised

Kiwibank's $40m capital injection

Kiwibank quarterly profit falls as expenses rise, parent NZ Post tips in $40m to boost capital position; Bank does 2nd Swiss bond issue

Kiwibank to open major office in Hastings

Updated
New Hastings office with around 100 staff for Kiwibank as it looks to mitigate risk; Expects most jobs to be filled by staff relocating from Wellington

Kiwibank customers 'acquiesced to fees'

Kiwibank responds to exception fees law suit arguing customers failed to take steps to prevent the fees and it has a 'right of set off' from loss or damage  

Kiwibank average pay tops big 4

Average pay for Kiwibank staff higher than that of counterparts at big five Aussie owned banks, but Kiwibank says its franchise model skews the figures

Implicit govt guarantee for SOEs gone?

Solid Energy debt restructure 'one of the most significant banking sector events of recent years'

'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