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Elizabeth Kerr reveals exciting details of a new scheme empowering first home buyers

English won't commit to surplus

English warns oil royalties and withholding taxes on bank deposits down; says 'wait and see' on whether Budget is in surplus by Oct; rejects call for lower OCR target

Semble mobile wallet launches, sans iPhones

Semble mobile wallet launches with ASB, BNZ and telcos on board; Available via Android but not iPhones. Semble yet to talk with Apple, expects other banks to join

Be penny-wise, pound-rich

Elizabeth Kerr is sweating over the apathy toward small change

NZ owned banks top of the pops

Consumer NZ survey shows customers of NZ owned banks most satisfied; Few people switching banks

Investor confidence high in Auckland, Queenstown

Commercial property investors remain optimistic about the market in most parts of the country except Palmerston North and Northland - Colliers survey

'No Australian-type scandals here'

The FMA says NZ's regulatory framework would be strong enough to out any Australian-style systemic financial advisory problems at big banks; Plus what NZ's Aussie owned banks say

Minimum repayment warnings for credit cards

Shake-up to consumer credit laws includes introduction of minimum repayment warnings on credit card statements

Rivals out to snatch BNZ customers

Competition among banks for airpoints credit cardholders heats up as Westpac replaces BNZ

Your emergency is not my problem!

Elizabeth Kerr talks emergency funds, and why your credit cards and mortgages don’t count.

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