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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 still in Fair Play on Fees' sights

Fair Play on Fees says exception fees law suit against ASB coming in 2015

Who is winning the credit card war?

Competition in the lucrative credit card market ramped up this year, and is likely to continue doing so in 2015

The 2014 Interesties Awards

Interesties 2014: Roll out the red carpet & put your glad rags on because our annual awards are back starring John Key, Kim DotCom, Graeme Wheeler, Shinzo Abe, Waymad & many others

Big bank dividends reach NZ$2.6 bln

NZ's big 4 Australian owned banks almost treble annual dividend payments

First Union-ANZ dispute rumbles on

ANZ expects more strikes as First Union dispute continues, but says union doesn't even have the support of the majority of its own members

Westpac improves customer satisfaction

Westpac up to 2nd among big 4 banks in Roy Morgan customer satisfaction survey, TSB again top among financial institutions

High LVR rules derisking bank balance sheets

Banks' net high LVR residential mortgage lending down nearly $5 bln in 1st year of 10% 'speed limit'

Non-bank bosses wary of 'disrupters'

Merger & acquisition activity expected in a non-bank sector on the lookout for 'disrupters' as costs, and competition from 'predatory banks', increase

BNZ breaches bank registration

Non-compliance with bank registration condition from BNZ to last at least 6 months

BNZ NIM drops in September quarter

BNZ records decline in quarterly net interest margin but improvement in cost to income ratio

'Trickle-across effect' seen from Aussie FSI

Chapman Tripp touts potential for minimum risk weighting on NZ banks' residential mortgages

'Value transfer' from savers to borrowers expected

Interest rates, house prices, regulation, costs among the key focuses for banking in 2015, Co-operative Bank CEO Bruce McLachlan says

ANZ's auditor aboard Kiwibank

Kiwibank edging cautiously back into high LVR home loan market

Fonterra forecast 'credit negative' for NZ banks

Moody's wary of potential impact on banks of reduced Fonterra payout, but doesn't expect return to 2010 level of non-performing loans

Little bounce for Labour

Labour up 3% in Roy Morgan's latest poll, National down 3.5% but would still be comfortably re-elected

FMA licences 'more than a ticket to the game'

FMA undertaking a 'large piece of work' on KiwiSaver providers' switching practices

RBNZ probing big 4 banks' risk weights

Deputy Governor Grant Spencer sees possible implications from Aussie FSI for NZ, but says RBNZ ahead of APRA to some extent

The FMA's 7 strategic risk priorities

FMA's strategic risk focus to include conflicts of interest, mis-selling, KiwiSaver switching, incentive arrangements and fee-driven behaviour

1st mover advantage seen in capital raising

How and when might Australasia's big banks seek to raise the A$33 bln they're expected to need to meet higher regulatory capital requirements?

'Things will get raucous'

Westpac doubles forecast for 2015 house price inflation to 7%, says financial markets will probably start speculating on potential for OCR cuts