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

Articles by Gareth Vaughan

To cut or not to cut

Will Graeme Wheeler have to swallow a dead rat and cut the OCR?

Big covered bond from ANZ NZ

ANZ NZ finds cheap funding through the issue of  a €750 million covered bond

Banks get serve for treatment of remitters

RBNZ says banks must have good reason to deprive money remitters of access to financial services, says 'blanket de-risking' not acceptable

RBNZ 'pouring petrol on housing fire'

RBNZ 'taking a premature gamble with the housing market,' BNZ's Stephen Toplis argues, saying its own actions encourage the behaviour it doesn't want to see

BNZ unveils 'Mission Zero'

BNZ offers borrowers incentive to pay off more than the minimum monthly credit card repayment; Aiming to help reduce the amount of money borrowers pay in credit card interest

Banks reduce advertising spending

ANZ again leads way in bank ad spend with TSB up to second and a big drop from ASB

Heartland lifts annual profit forecast

Heartland Bank sees half-year profit rising by as much as 44% to $24 mln, and annual profit of up to $48 mln driven by asset growth

NZ banks' growth opportunities

Insurance, KiwiSaver, general wealth management offer opportunities for NZ banks to grow, EY says

FMA received 5 complaints about General Equity

Regulator says 5 overseas complaints received about NZ registered building society, US complainant also turned to FBI

'From small to slightly less small'

Deloitte sees 'inflection point' for contactless payments via mobile phones in 2015

Volatile year for the NZ$ seen

HiFX's Dan Bell says NZ dollar could swing 20% against the greenback this year, sees global ramifications from ECB move

3 P2P licence applications lodged

FMA considering three applications for P2P licences

The times they are a-changin'

KPMG says retail banking approaching 'e-book moment', describes bitcoin as 'the internet of money'

ASB matches ANZ, Kiwibank

ASB cuts 20 basis points from its advertised two-year, fixed-term home loan rates

UDC not on the block, ANZ NZ says

ANZ NZ says it has no plans to sell UDC despite its parent reportedly looking to test the market for Esanda

EY touts govt banking opportunities

EY shines spotlight on 4 areas banks can focus on to grow revenue over the next decade

'House prices will drop by up to 25%'

Brian Gaynor says he's not quite as positive as he was a year ago on NZ economy, warns of damage from house price correction at some point

Bank's lending book shrinks

Big drop in loans from corporate specialist the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

Teaching MBIE how to suck eggs?

ANZ, NZBA take MBIE to task over a perceived lack of plain language in draft Responsible Lending Code

Deflation, Yellow Pages, Westpac One & house prices

What happened while we were away; ASB coughs up; Deflation seen; Gong for RBNZ; Trade Me buys into Harmoney; Auckland house values rise; Scam warning & more