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Not until some time next year.
44% (15 votes)
It won't, this tightening cycle is done and dusted.
32% (11 votes)
Before the end of 2014.
24% (8 votes)
Total voters: 34

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Bernard's election diary - July 15

SIS wanted to block residency of Kim "bad but wealthy" Dotcom, but relented after "political pressure"; Collins under pressure over altered crime stats; Compulsory Te Reo?; Your view?

Bernard's election diary - July 14

Greens says all rivers must be swimmable; Fed Farmers says that would shut down economy; Joyce says Opposition policy 'cartoon-like'; Peters launches transport policy; Your view?

Bernard's election diary - July 11

McCully announces Malaysian case Inquiry; Labour, NZ First slam Inquiry for not focusing on McCully; Labour proposes 1,200 IT apprenticeships, Drury vs Joyce in CTO twitter exchange; Your view?

Bernard's election diary - July 10

Woman at centre of Malaysian immunity mess calls for McCully to resign and criticises Key's sincerity; Labour to phase out CERA, share debt with Christchurch Council; Your view?

Bernard's election diary - July 9

Debate rages over income inequality and child poverty after MSD issues annual report; Labour wants Insurance Commissioner and EQC levies on property rates; Your view?

The duty to tell vs the duty to ask

Andrew Hooker argues we should follow the Aussies and update our insurance law to reflect a better balance for the obligations of disclosure

How NZ general insurers stack up

NZ general insurers' premium growth and investment returns at, or near, top of international pack

Party Policies - Canterbury Earthquake - Insurance Court

This is where the parties stand on Canterbury's recovery from the earthquake.

Banks' share of insurance 'very small'

Commerce Commission unaware of any plans by NZ banks to underwrite their own general insurance despite suggestion by IAG they will

Even after Lumley deal IAG could buy again

Commerce Commission chairman Mark Berry says IAG buying Lumley doesn't change NZ insurance markets much, but sees difficulty for potential new entrants to insurance industry

What IAG-Lumley deal means for banks

Lumley takeover gives IAG control of personal insurance relationships with 3 of 4 big banks & 6 of 9 retail banks, but Commerce Commission says banks still have market power

RBNZ greenlights IAG's Lumey buy

IAG's takeover of rival Lumley jumps final NZ hurdle with Reserve Bank approval granted

Running on empty? or just warming up?

Opinion: Cam Preston sees the Christchurch residential rebuild as a marathon that's nearing halfway - and the 'wall'

The cost of hacking

Businesses urged to prepare for increasing threat of cyber attacks. Local companies are 'woefully underprepared' and need to protect themselves says the Insurance Council

The devil is in the detail

Andrew Hooker points out how one-sided some health or life insurance policies can be on excluding pre-existing conditions

Greens plan NZ$327 mln insulation spend

Green's Metiria Turei launches policy to spend up to NZ$327 mln over three years to insulate 200,000 homes, including NZ$35 mln for Canterbury

RBNZ ruling on 'significant' takeover awaited

RBNZ must consider interests of policyholders as it mulls whether to clear IAG's proposed Lumley purchase; Is expected to rubber stamp the deal

Credit unions launch mobile app

NZ Association of Credit Unions CEO says members finding some lending growth in competitive environment

'CERA data shows 52,000 claims settled or finalised'

ICNZ says almost 60 percent of Canterbury earthquake insurance dwelling claims have now been settled

Testing a 'novel' EQC position

ICNZ calls for an amicus to represent landowners in a case which will clarify EQC liability over Christchurch land that is more prone to floods after the earthquake