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WELCOME is the market-leading financial and economic news hub in New Zealand. What's more, we provide resources for interest-rate comparison updated many times each day found nowhere else in the country - we've done the work of giving you the tools you need to make informed financial decisions! 

This service was established in 1999 and has grown to be a key source of research on banks and other financial institutions. Not only that, we provide everyday Kiwis AND key industry and market figures intelligence on both lending and deposit products to the New Zealand market. Behind this live and free online resource are extensive databases, and a market intelligence service that supports many clients, private and corporate. is a service by JDJL Limited of Auckland. JDJL is completely independent of every financial institution and adviser group in the market. Publisher David Chaston directs a team of professional analysts, who generate a range of research as well as institutional and media rate feeds serving everyday Kiwis and companies, helping them make informed financial decisions to stay on top of their game.


Gareth Vaughan is the managing editor. His editorial focus is on banking and finance.
You can contact him at  His direct line is +64 9 361-6881 and his mobile phone is +64 21 813 005. Gareth also publishes our Banking & Finance Daily Newsletter. Details are here »

Greg Ninness is a senior journalist. His editorial focus is on property.
You can contact him at  His direct line is +64 9 361-6882 and his mobile phone is +64 27 500 5110

David Hargreaves is a senior news editor. He works from Auckland and you can contact him at

Rebecca Stevenson is an award winning senior business journalist and former business editor at The Spinoff and Stuff. You can contact her at  Her mobile phone is +64 021 028 42 580.

Eric Frykberg is a senior journalist based in Wellington. You can contact him at  His phone number is 021 397 449  

Our Rural section editor is Guy Trafford who is based in Christchurch.
You can contact him at

Dan Brunskill is our Parliamentary press gallery reporter. He is an experienced business journalist who reports on the economic news from Wellington and the public policy aspects. The beat includes the Reserve Bank and Treasury, along with the whole eco-system around Government and public policy. You can contact him at  His phone number is 021 025 19137.

Unique tools give you the edge in your financial decision making and processes developed in-house ensure rate data is accurate and up-to-date. These tools are free for all Kiwis to utilise: Charts to compare the latest data from all the providers in New Zealand, from banks to finance companies to insurance companies, while calculators help you understand what you're paying or saving, whether it's over 30 days or 30 years.

We rely on contributions from our readers and advertising revenue to carry out our mission to provide data and information free to all Kiwis in their desire to attain financial literacy. Contact David Chaston for all ad enquiries, and check out the resources available to advertisers.

While advertising is a source of income, our subscribers and especially the financial contributions of our Supporters allows us to stay independent and unbiased, delivering crucial market intelligence made by Kiwis, for Kiwis. Consider supporting us by signing up on Press Patron and contributing, so our reporters and analysts can keep on covering what's important to you. It can start from a dollar a month to an annual sum if you wish, or a one-time payment if that suits.


If you can't contribute, that's OK. Just sharing our stories with your friends, family and colleagues, or subscribing to us on Youtube or following us on our social media channels would really help!


You can contact us as follows during regular business hours:

JDJL Limited
Office:  206 Jervois Road (level 1),
Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:  +64 (09) 360-9670
News:    +64 (09) 361-6881
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Thank you for using our service. Feedback is always welcome.


Hi everyone at!

First of all, well done to all of u! you surely come up with intresting stuff to read about!

i thought it would be nice if you could develop an app for mobile devices. Any plans to do something in future?

Something similar to money/economics sites like project syndicate app!