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Credit Cards news

Posted in Personal Finance

'A disruptive play against the banks'

Banks' personal loans and credit card business in the sights of peer-to-peer lending applicant Harmoney

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

F&P Finance retail deposit funding falls

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

ASB's 'Swiss Army knife of banking'

ASB unveils mobile wallet trial via 'PayTag' with Visa Paywave sticker; Says will work on both NFC and non-NFC enabled mobile phones

ASB eyes new business credit cards

ASB says exclusive credit card partnership with Visa will see new offers for business customers

Foodstuffs adopts contactless payments

Visa, Foodstuffs say Pak’nSave, New World and Four Square supermarkets to offer customers contactless payments option

What Westpac's MasterCard deal means

Westpac's MasterCard deal to include focus on products for business and institutional customers

New credit cards from ASB, Westpac

ASB drops MasterCard product range, launches low rate Visa card with no account fees for early adopters; Westpac & MasterCard target 29% of population that's 'affluent'

The Warehouse rules out public funding

The Warehouse says its new finance arm will be funded through bank debt; expects operating earnings of $25-30 mln in five years

The Warehouse moves into finance

The operator of the 'Red Sheds' is buying the Diners Club business in NZ as part of ambitious plans to run a financing arm

Aussie banks 'loosen' lending standards

Lending standards on mortgages and corporate loans loosening in Australia, UBS says

'Aussie judgment good for NZ banks'

Australian class action ruling 'very favourable development for NZ banks factually'; Commerce Commission here has already ruled on credit card late payment fees

Banks chase the 'mass affluent'

Major retail banks pushing electronic banking at regular customers to free up staff time and branches for their rich customers, Lafferty Group says

Credit card teaser rates fall to 1%

Competition heats up in the credit card market with BNZ reducing most of its balance transfer rates to 1%

Westpac introduces 1% balance transfer rate

Westpac follows BNZ with 1% credit card balance transfer rate

RBNZ goes into reverse on LVR calculations

Reserve Bank stages complete back down on plans to have all banks include personal loans and credit card debts in LVR calculations

Haier owned F&P Finance ratchets up dividends

Haier owned Fisher & Paykel Finance's half-year profit rises 30% as debentures fall & dividend payments surge 354%

BNZ's 1% credit card interest rate

BNZ offers new credit card customers a 1% interest rate on transferred debt for a year, if they have a home loan

ASB's integrated receivables service

ANZ plays catch up, unveils the latest in a recent rush of payment focused business banking apps from the major banks

'Tis the season for rubbish gifts

BNZ-Nine Rewards Consumer Trends Survey finds a substantial majority of people are planning to spend less on presents this Christmas