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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.

Articles by Gareth Vaughan


Banks told to do more with big data

International report on retail banking innovation highlights big data opportunities

ANZ's Hisco says union strikes 'petering out'

ANZ NZ CEO David Hisco says First Union led strikes causing no disruption to customers because not many staff are striking

BNZ's mortgage cross sell opportunity

BNZ CEO Anthony Healy playing long game in mortgage market, says marketshare 'well off par' from BNZ's business lending marketshare

ANZ NZ annual profit up 25%

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Annual profit jumps $343 mln, or 25%, to record high of NZ$1.7 billion at ANZ NZ; But second half-year softens

Govt insurance, risk management business on block

MBIE seeks panel of risk financing & insurance intermediary service providers for about $130m of annual government business

ASB's Apple Pay assessment

Apple may struggle to find as much oxygen for Apple Pay in NZ as in the US, ASB says

Record annual profit for BNZ

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BNZ annual net profit after tax up 22% to $850 mln; CEO Anthony Healy sees momentum continuing into new year; Mortgage marketshare rises

Taxpayers almost off wholesale guarantee hook

Curtain set to fall on Crown's bank wholesale funding guarantee scheme in November when US$71m ANZ bond is repaid

Govt not rushing to 'end banking secrecy as we know it'

NZ in the slow lane alongside Australia in implementation of global initiative to 'end banking secrecy as we know it'

Fitch upgrades Heartland rating

Heartland credit rating lifted a notch, other NZ owned financial institutions' ratings affirmed by Fitch

A critique of RBNZ risk management

Less dogma, more flexibility needed in Reserve Bank's risk management strategy, Gareth Vaughan argues

ANZ accused of 'appalling' behaviour

First Union's Maxine Gay says ANZ should be a leader in promoting work-life balance because bank work is predictable; ANZ says it's not casualising jobs

'OBR supports stability of banking system'

RBNZ's OBR policy signals decreasing prospect of taxpayer funded bailout of NZ bank in a crisis, S&P says

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

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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