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Data on bank switching may go public

Payments NZ mulls making data on the volume of customers changing banks public as ING Direct lobbies for UK type switching system in Australia

No credit card monogamy for ANZ or BNZ

ANZ and BNZ don't plan to follow rivals ASB and Westpac into relationships with just one credit card provider

'Auckland housing doesn't make sense'

NZIER's Shamubeel Eaqub on Auckland housing market not making sense, danger of housing over supply & 3 things for debate in election year

What happened today

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; job ads lift, welfare rolls shrink, confidence rises, NZGS bond demand strong, swap rates rise

NZ Govt Bond tender number 518 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$200 mln received bids for NZ$851 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.40% (previously 4.37%)

Genesis shares an instant hit

Updated
Shares in the last of the SOE partial privatisations have the best debut of the lot

Co-op welcomed into scheme

Updated
Co-operative Bank becomes 11th lender to sign up to Government's housing scheme; Housing Minister Nick Smith wants more

Selling houses to foreigners 'benefits NZers'

Ban on overseas house buyers would make Kiwis worse off, argues ACT Party

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

How money really works; Will the world's new middle classes drop back into poverty?; Charting the pigs in the python; Tony Alexander and the carry trade; Jon Stewart; Dilbert

Arguments for regional LVR rules 'don't hold water'

BNZ’s Tony Alexander says there is 'nothing inequitable' about regional housing markets suffering because of LVR rules

Anthony Healy named new BNZ CEO

Anthony Healy, currently director of BNZ Partners, to succeed Andrew Thorburn as BNZ CEO

Mixed Chinese data sees NZD bounce back

After the USD/NZD traded below 86 cents the NZD bounced back as market believes OCR will rise by 25 basis points next week

Co-op ranked ahead of big five

The Co-operative Bank awarded Canstar gong for most satisfied banking customers

NZD appeal dented

The extended elevated run by the NZD is undermining RBNZ inflation assumptions, may induce an OCR hike interruption

Rates rally on CPI undershoot

US Treasury yields rise on positive US economic data; BoC holds rates; EU inflation adjusted lower

90 seconds at 9 am: China growth slowing

Fed sees US expanding but housing up less than expected; China growth slows but better than expected; NZ$1 = US$0.863 TWI = 80.1

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; mortgage approvals sag, inflation weak, 90 day bill rates jump, NZD falls, Co-op Bank pushes bonus saver boundary

F&P Finance retail deposit funding falls

F&P Finance records 13% nine month fall in retail deposit funding with 73.1% reinvestment rate

Govt scales back Genesis bids sharply

Updated
Bids for more than NZ$2,500 of Genesis shares scaled back sharply after strong demand surprises Government; Shares set for 10% plus premium on debut on Friday

Half the overseas-born live in Auckland

The latest Census data released shows how our ethnic diversity is growing, especially in Auckland

Feature of the Week

This is a quarterly reading of employment confidence, done by McDemott-Miller for Westpac, and published by Westpac economics.

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