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Who is winning the credit card war?

Competition in the lucrative credit card market ramped up this year, and is likely to continue doing so in 2015

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; RaboDirect and Kiwibank cut rates, low yields spreading, swap rates fall, wholesale trade healthy

What happened Thursday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; car flood, low Govt bond rates, high core funding ratio, Govt staffing 'stable', big home loan guarantee

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; UDC cuts rates, house prices rise, mortgage approvals jump, rents jump higher, building activity up, Australia disappoints

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; UDC shines, Turners absorbed, new local crude oil pumping, swap rates stop falling, NZD gains

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; retail rates fall, Treasury sees no hikes imminent, terms of trade descends, debtor students paying up, swap rates fall

Consumers gear up

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Consumer debt rises at fastest annualised pace in almost nine years; Business debt grows at fastest pace in 2 years

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; rising sea levels, big trade deficit, RBNZ hands off in October, swap rates keep falling, NZD keeps rising

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; Westpac raises credit card rates, mortgage market jumps, Graeme Hart's junk, real national savings, swap rates flatten

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; lots of interest rate action, a big retail Xmas, a coming recession, doubling rural exports, lower swap rates

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; BNZ reduces savings interest, Kiwibank pulls back on high LVR lending, migrants keep coming, record visitor levels, NZD firms

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; more home loan rate cuts, bigger credit card debt, sharing with our new best friends, Arvida gets its money

Key trumpets 10 deals with China

PM John Key says 10 new 'agreements and arrangements' reached with China including agreement to amend free trade agreement

'Old School is the New Cool'

Elizabeth wants you to treat debt like the hair you pull out of the plug hole in the shower – its gross, you don’t want to touch it but you have to get rid of it

Here come prescribed credit card warnings

MBIE discussion document sets out proposals for prescribing the costs of borrowing and minimum repayment warnings on credit cards

BNZ's mortgage cross sell opportunity

BNZ CEO Anthony Healy playing long game in mortgage market, says marketshare 'well off par' from BNZ's business lending marketshare

ASB's Apple Pay assessment

Apple may struggle to find as much oxygen for Apple Pay in NZ as in the US, ASB says

Harmoney attracts New York backer

Blue Elephant Capital Management to lend US$50 mln through NZ P2P lender Harmoney over 2 years, Says NZ in need of well-priced capital

Ombudsman sees rise in credit card cases

Banking Ombudsman sees big rise in AML, KiwiSaver cases as annual payouts to bank customers drop 40%

Mobile wallet 'Semble' for ASB, BNZ customers

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'Semble', formerly known as the Trusted Service Manager, eyes 'early 2015' commercial mobile wallet launch with just 2 banks onboard