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What happened today

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; mortgage rate cuts, new fair dealing rules, service sector humming, $400 mln KiwiSaver 'loss', rise and rise of swap rates

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Housing market weakens, factories expanding strongly, momentum in the Akl Housing Accord, rural borrowing all for dairy

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; RBNZ changes its mood, Greens push 100% renewable, Herbert convicted, Nats to double rural exports, NZD 'unjustified, unsustainable'

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; new BNZ incentive, guest nights up strongly, fast start to dairy season, land release enquiry, swap rates rise

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; SBS Bank slashes its 3yr rate, Truckometer reduces speed, card spending mellows, used imports surge, swap rates rise

What happened Monday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; extended cash-back offers, credit union merger, reduced ACC levies, Transmission Gully sod turned, strong China exports, strong Aussie job ads

Heartland buys into Harmoney

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Heartland Bank to lend 'meaningful' sum through Harmoney; Likes P2P lender's technology & sees access to young customers

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Kiwibank cuts mortgage rates, wholesaling strong, impressive vehicle sales levels, swap rates rise, NZD down

What happened Thursday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; UDC raises call rate, weaker housing data, quake anniversary, core finding compliance, Pacific Edge's new patent

'Going smoothly isn't about people not suffering loss'

FMA director of compliance Elaine Campbell says peer-to-peer lending is for investors with a good understanding of risk & an appetite to take that risk on

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; ANZ launches hot rate, NZ 7th best, Q1 no building fluke, Rents bounce up, Akl house prices fall, swap rates steepen

Who is better off ?

We compare home loan and term deposit interest rates on either side of the Tasman, seeking to find where the rate advantages for bank clients are

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; SBS Bank raises TD rates, commodity prices fall, ratings agencies watching bank funding, sovereign spreads narrow, swaps fall

Harmoney goes live

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NZ's first licenced online peer-to-peer lender now up and running

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; FinanceNow targets car finance, terms of trade improve, economy expansion moderates, swap rates rise, cash incentives expire

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; TSB Bank goes all out, Roest denied, business confidence disappoints, rapid rise in Akl building consents, 70% of mortgages fixed

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; home loan rates down, td rates up, big Auckland budget, Westland cuts dairy payout guidance hard, swap rates flatten further

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; RaboDirect raises term deposit rates, food prices fall, Fonterra payout price holds, home loan affordability improves

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; lower home loan rates, lower swap rates, less high LVR lending, exports soft, NZ's rating affirmed, NZD starts to rise again

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; fixing our poor population estimates, Xero's new marketplace, NZI dumps on the Nat's FHB policy, currency excitement