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What happened Tuesday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; more home loan rate drops, more credit card balance transfer extensions, swaps rise, NZD falls, farms drier

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; NZ service sector strong, calls for more irrigation, ANZ to issue hybrids, Japan factories expanding, NZ swap rates fall, NZD lowest in 4 years

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; down, down, down; five year mortgage rates fall below 6%, Govt deficit smaller, Govt bond yields below cash, NZD lower

Five year fixed rates slip below 6%

Westpac pushes long-term fixed mortgage rates lower; other banks signal they will follow with even lower rates

TSB Bank claims lowest 2yr mortgage rate

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What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; factories happy, rents rising, consumers very happy, farms sell well, swap rates fall sharply, Kiwi dollar flat-lines

ASB matches ANZ, Kiwibank

ASB cuts 20 basis points from its advertised two-year, fixed-term home loan rates

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; even more mortgage cuts, plus some TD reductions too, good deflation, a $10 bln boost, a lower NZD

3 P2P licence applications lodged

FMA considering three applications for P2P licences

Home loan rate cuts from ANZ and Co-op Bank

Two more banks slice home loan rates as mortgage market competition heats up. New market lows breached

What happened Tuesday

Updated
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; more TD reductions, QSBO sweet spot, ANZ cuts Fonterra payout forecast, drought concerns, China growth as expected

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; term deposit rate drops, sagging labour confidence, median multiples, swap rates rise

BNZ cuts 3-year mortgage rate

BNZ lops 40 basis points off advertised 3-year mortgage rate for borrowers with 20% equity

'Enormous opportunity to showcase Harmoney'

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Trade Me pays $7.7 mln for 14% stake as P2P lender Harmoney raises $10 mln & is valued at $55 mln; Heartland 10% stake worth about $5 mln

New round of mortgage competition starts

Kiwibank kicks off 2015 mortgage campaign with 20 basis points cut to 2-year fixed home loan interest rate

Old enough and savvy enough?

Elizabeth Davies says it’s time to stop being scared of credit cards and start learning how to make them work in a smart, responsible way

Funding working capital

We look at a better way to fund your business's working capital requirements, an area that many SME's overlook

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; ANZ cuts SeriousSaver, TSB Bank cuts term deposit rates, rents higher, confidence lower, swaps softer

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; immigration pace picks up, job ad growth very localised, oil price dives, credit card use rises, swap rates jump and steepen

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; solid Q3 growth, FMA warning, new IRD powers, swap rates rise, NZD a little weaker