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Articles by Gareth Vaughan

Banks 'can and will be allowed to fail'

NZ's stable, if heavily consolidated, financial system creates 'ample scope' for new entrants, RBNZ says

2nd ANZ strike underway, more to come

First Union affiliated ANZ staff striking again as industrial relations dispute ramps up

The Healy index

BNZ CEO Anthony Healy says where New Zealand's at can be judged by five numbers

Harmoney attracts New York backer

Blue Elephant Capital Management to lend US$50 mln through NZ P2P lender Harmoney over 2 years, Says NZ in need of well-priced capital

Five questions for reporting season

Country's big four banks heading for strong annual profits, but what answers to five key questions will they provide?

Wheeler says LVR review coming in November

Governor Graeme Wheeler says RBNZ to review LVR 'speed limits' criteria & implications next month; Says LVRs have reduced CPI pressure by equivalent of 25-50bps OCR increase

Spotlight on big bank annual results

Andrew Thorburn, capital, revenue, costs, margins and bad debts in focus when 3 of Australasia's big 4 banks report annual results

ASB's Twitter payments assessment

ASB's Russell Jones says enabling Twitter payments wouldn't be hard technically, but there's no business value in doing it, at least for now

Westpac, ASB push on with PayTag

Westpac chief product officer sees strong outlook for PayTag even once mobile wallets are up and running

ASB yet to fully assess API revenue opportunity

A key focus of ASB's API move is addressing real issues in corporate, commercial and rural banking, the bank's executive general manager for technology and innovation says

'Many banks still have far to go'

EY sees 'a near universal focus' on risk culture at major financial institutions

Westpac goes live with PayTag

Westpac takes PayTag mobile payment sticker to commercial launch

Call for AML public awareness campaign

NZ Bankers' Association says Govt run public awareness campaign on AML would be useful, it makes sense for govt to explain laws 'it has introduced that have a wide-ranging public impact'

'Funding conditions still broadly favourable'

Big banks make good use of favourable wholesale funding conditions

RBNZ revamps Trade-Weighted Index

RBNZ increasing currencies included in TWI to 17 from 5, adding data on trade in services & weighting currencies on each country's direct bilateral trade with NZ

Inflation may be 'lower for longer'

Westpac chief economist Dominick Stephens says RBNZ may now not increase OCR until after June next year; Says meat prices may fall

State closing 21 of 22 branches

Insurer State shutting 21 of 22 branches saying 94% of customers now prefer to contact it via the phone or internet

BNZ eyes mortgage market growth

Marketing & retail director Craig Herbison says BNZ looking to 'reciprocate value' received from having all of a customer's banking business back to customers

Herbert Insurance boss jailed

Herbert Insurance Group's Grant Herbert jailed for 4 & a half years after using $2.5 mln of clients' money to pay his company's operating expenses

Ombudsman sees rise in credit card cases

Banking Ombudsman sees big rise in AML, KiwiSaver cases as annual payouts to bank customers drop 40%