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

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F&P Finance's deposits shrink

Haier owned Fisher & Paykel Finance sees big reduction in retail deposits as Q Card securitisation gets underway

BNZ's Healy 'calls out' 4 key priorities

BNZ CEO Anthony Healy outlines four key areas of focus after executive shake-up

ANZ, Westpac cut forecast Fonterra payouts

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ANZ cuts its forecast Fonterra 2014/15 milk price payout by 40c, puts call for next OCR hike in March under review; Westpac cuts its forecast payout by 50c

A 1st birthday party for LVR speed limits?

A year on from their introduction, the RBNZ's controversial high LVR home loan speed limits are working, Gareth Vaughan argues

Major shake-up to BNZ executive team

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BNZ CEO Anthony Healy unveils executive team restructure, says it's needed to sharpen the bank's capacity to meet customer needs

FMA urges 'extreme caution'

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FMA urges public to take 'extreme caution' if dealing with NZ registered building society General Equity, an entity highlighted several times by interest.co.nz

RBNZ taking hard line on AML

RBNZ cracking the whip on AML compliance; Banks pull back from remittance

RBNZ sold a net NZ$521 mln in August

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Reserve Bank sold a net NZ$521 mln during August in biggest monthly currency sale since July 2007; Is there more to come?

90 seconds at 9 am: NZ$ watch

NZ dollar and RBNZ watch; Police vs pro-democracy protesters in HK; Bill Gross leaves Pimco; Restrictions on UK banks' mortgage lending come into force

BNZ offers advice on 'avoidable' loan interest

BNZ Auckland marketing gimmick advises homeowners on how to 'shred' thousands of dollars in home loan interest

A look at the future of P2P lending

Prosper president Ron Suber tells interest.co.nz to expect NZ P2P lending to branch into real estate, student loans and insurance

90 seconds at 9 am: RBNZ rocks NZ$

RBNZ's Wheeler sends NZ$ down; Mixed message from RBA's Stevens; US shares drop; China fraudulent trade uncovered

FMA keen KiwiSaver 'switching scandal' is avoided

Despite some concern over banks' KiwiSaver behaviour, FMA boss says the regulator doesn't see a systemic problem

Harmoney rejecting 70-80% of loan applications

Harmoney has lent $2 million to date, aims to lend more than $100 million in first year

What keeps FMA CEO awake at night

FMA boss Rob Everett says complacency is his biggest regulatory fear

NZ$ at 'unjustified, unsustainable' level

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RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler says NZ$  'well above sustainable level', susceptible to significant value drop over next 6-9 months; NZ$ falls

Union threatens ANZ strike

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First Union says ANZ workers may strike over bank's push for more flexible working hours; ANZ disappointed, says its salary ranges are highest in the industry

'Banks riding OCR changes well on the way up'

Bad loans are harder to find than a cheap house in Auckland, KPMG says in its June quarter FIPS; Margins up despite rising OCR & mortgage competition

RBNZ nears 'policy position' on OTC derivatives reform

NZ stance on global post-Lehman Bros push for OTC derivatives reforms close; Will we piggyback on Australia?

How is ASB faring in institutional banking?

The ups and downs of ASB/CBA in NZ institutional banking