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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

Something new for investors

We have launched a new rate resource page revealing peer-to-peer investment opportunities for investors

Mortgage broker eyes P2P licence

Squirrel Mortgages owner John Bolton eyes peer-to-peer licence for 'Squirrel Money' offering loans to home owners, investment opportunities for retail investors

Stop being house greedy - keep the change instead

Elizabeth Kerr says the social pressure to keep 'buying up' stops people from utilising their money and time to their best advantage

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

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; Westpac's 18-month mortgage special; Cullen funds growing rapidly; FMA a respected regulator; Countdown cleared of bullying; Harbour on China

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; dairy angst, low birth rate, taxpayers finally shake guarantee; mortgage approvals stir, swap rates fall

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; cars to disrupt public transport funding, fast uptake of fast broadband, tiny tax credit rise; NZD rising again

What is a money machine?

Elizabeth Kerr outlines her ideas on how you can create a money machine that spits out exactly what you need each year

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; PSI high and stable, retail sales healthy, Japan in trouble, ANZ gives themselves a brickbat, NZD strengthens

What happened Friday

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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; TSB Bank cuts 18 mth mortgage rate, ASB to raise their 2 yr one?, petrol prices fall, NZD volumes jump

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; house prices up, transaction levels stable, factories busy hiring, consumer sentiment falls but high, food price rises low

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; RaboDirect cuts deposit rates; LVR restrictions stay; RBNZ wants banks to hold more capital, sees no property bubble in Auckland

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; rents up 6%; Kiwis spend $6.4 billion on their plastic; Truckometer full steam ahead; no global growth impetus

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; lower mortgage rates, lower term deposit rates, bad time to buy houses, flatter wholesale rates, NZD jumps

'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

BNZ reduces term deposit rates

BNZ cuts term deposit rates for 2-5 years to the lowest offers for these terms among main banks; Kiwibank also chops some longer term TD rates