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Gareth is editor of and has worked for about 15 years as a financial journalist in New Zealand and the UK.

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ASB 'supporting customers with big ambitions'

ASB's Steve Jurkovich on how the bank aims to continue strong lending growth in its corporate, rural and commercial operations; Says 'we see no shortage of opportunities'

Harmoney goes live

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

Kiwibank's cost to income surge

Kiwibank June quarter cost to income ratio & net interest margins rise as home loan book grows at higher percentage than main rivals

Kiwibank grows credit card marketshare

Helped by Air NZ airports cards, Kiwibank grows credit card marketshare by 40 basis points

F&P Finance redeems just $3.3m of deposits

Fisher & Paykel Finance 'really pleased' with Q Card securitisation, mulls payments-technology initiatives

Kiwibank boss promises dividends

Kiwibank CEO sees dividend payments within 3 years as annual profit rises 3% to $100m boosted by higher net interest margin & release of bad debt provisions

Wearable technology 'not another channel'

Fresh from unveiling Westpac partnership, Moven's Brett King argues some banks are going down the wrong path with wearable technology

Strong rise in Co-op Bank quarterly profit

The Co-operative Bank grows mortgage book by almost 3% in June quarter

Spark's 'Square style' mobile payments

Spark, formerly Telecom, targets SMEs with mobile payments service from Optimizer

What's the future of banking?

Moven's Brett King foresees banks having to go cap in hand to Apple, Google and Facebook to get access to customers

BNZ NIM up in June quarter

BNZ June quarter profit drops with income lower and expenses higher

Rabobank lending growth resumes

Rabobank June quarter profit up 25% as income grows faster than expenses and a lid's kept on bad debts

Moven & Westpac's 'permissions platform'

Brett King of Moven on the mobile banking app becoming the primary financial relationship between bank and customer

Heartland still aiming to double assets

Heartland Bank holds to formation goal of doubling asset base in 5 years, but sees acquisitions as key to this

Mobile overtakes internet banking at BNZ

BNZ says its mobile banking customers can now instantly top up 2degrees, Vodafone prepay mobile phones

Westpac repays taxpayer backed debt

Westpac NZ quarterly profit boosted by sale of Visa shares and lower loan impairments

SBS June quarter profit up 16%

SBS posts higher quarterly profit, ekes out mortgage growth, appoints ex-BNZ executive as a director

Westpac NZ confirms Moven deal

Westpac teams up with NY-based downloadable bank account provider Moven, which is run by 'bank breaker' Brett King; Will help customers with budgeting

RBNZ mum on talk of NZ$ intervention

Sharp NZ dollar drop sparks speculation of Reserve Bank intervention

Heartland delivers as forecast

Heartland Bank lifts 2014-15 profit guidance, to continue eyeing acquisition opportunities, mulling capital management options