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What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; wholesale rates unchanged, currency rises, mortgage approvals strong, Fonterra fix-ups, China beef demand strong

ANZ first out of blocks, again

ANZ increases floating and flexible home loan interest rates and 'Serious Saver' rate by 25 basis points following OCR increase

'A disruptive play against the banks'

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

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; immigrant surge, credit card debt jumps, bank bills rise further, AUD falls

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Kiwibank raises mortgage rates; ASB raises funds at 6.65%; home loan affordability worsens; swap rates jump

Savers go even shorter

David Chaston looks at the bank rate offers for savers in the light of rising interest rate expectations and finds a focus on bonus saver accounts

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; job ads lift, welfare rolls shrink, confidence rises, NZGS bond demand strong, swap rates rise

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; mortgage approvals sag, inflation weak, 90 day bill rates jump, NZD falls, Co-op Bank pushes bonus saver boundary

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; Ruataniwha approved, SBS raises home loan rates, service businesses strong; buyers like horticulture

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; rental demand rises faster than rents, coffee prices up, Smith sets the target

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; frantic currency trading, house sale volumes tepid, inbound tourism booms, virtually no-one thinks things will get worse

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; Auckland under migration pressure, PMI strong, Truckometer cruising, winter beef premiums, NZD well over 87 USc

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; NZD in sudden jump, retail flat, irrigation investment starts, Fonterra, mortgage approvals flat

Here comes peer-to-peer lending

Online dating services for borrowers and lenders are almost upon us, so what will they mean?

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; QSBO impresses, Crown a/cs don't, Auckland debt grows, Xero thumped, bank bills rise

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; house price growth slowing, consumer spending high but slowing, auditors audited, swap rates fall

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Even small businesses are confident; Barfoot data confuses; BNZ hikes, but doesn't; wholesale rates go nowhere 

What happened Thursday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; a Kiwi takes top NAB job, RaboDirect raises td rates, Fonterra wins big milk contract; 90 day bill rates 3.18%

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; commodity prices top out, mortgage approvals up and down, huge oil & gas tender release, big avo goals

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; 90 day bank bill rates jump, IMF ticks NZ debt management, Fonterra offers GMP