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Fairness issues raised over Reserve Bank's decision to close the door on first-home buyers who don't have deposits of at least 20%
27th Sep 21, 5:26pm
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Fairness issues raised over Reserve Bank's decision to close the door on first-home buyers who don't have deposits of at least 20%
New Covid-19 cases in the community fall to 28 on Friday; Newly established businesses now eligible for Covid-19 Resurgence Support Payment
3rd Sep 21, 1:07pm
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New Covid-19 cases in the community fall to 28 on Friday; Newly established businesses now eligible for Covid-19 Resurgence Support Payment
The New Zealand Bankers' Association says there are no plans to resurrect the mortgage deferral scheme, but isn't ruling out doing so
24th Aug 21, 8:00am
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The New Zealand Bankers' Association says there are no plans to resurrect the mortgage deferral scheme, but isn't ruling out doing so
The RBNZ finally gets conditional agreement from the Finance Minister for debt serviceability tools, but the initial one it's able to use is likely to be one pushed by the bank lobby group
17th Jun 21, 10:30am
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The RBNZ finally gets conditional agreement from the Finance Minister for debt serviceability tools, but the initial one it's able to use is likely to be one pushed by the bank lobby group
The Government details the Commerce Commission's proposed powers to regulate merchant service fees in a 'future-proofed' regulatory regime
13th May 21, 7:36am
The Government details the Commerce Commission's proposed powers to regulate merchant service fees in a 'future-proofed' regulatory regime
Government takes feedback on board and doubles coverage of proposed deposit insurance scheme to $100k per depositor, per institution
22nd Apr 21, 10:00am
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Government takes feedback on board and doubles coverage of proposed deposit insurance scheme to $100k per depositor, per institution
As mortgage deferral scheme ends banks may offer still struggling borrowers a further temporary payment deferral, extend the term of the loan to reduce repayments, or move borrowers to interest-only repayments
31st Mar 21, 10:56am
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As mortgage deferral scheme ends banks may offer still struggling borrowers a further temporary payment deferral, extend the term of the loan to reduce repayments, or move borrowers to interest-only repayments
With a debt-to-income ratio tool back on the table, Gareth Vaughan looks at the political and other challenges the RBNZ needs to overcome to be granted the financial stability tool
15th Dec 20, 11:47am
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With a debt-to-income ratio tool back on the table, Gareth Vaughan looks at the political and other challenges the RBNZ needs to overcome to be granted the financial stability tool
New Zealand Bankers' Association not won over by government's case for a consumer data right, says the public is underwhelmed by open banking
24th Nov 20, 9:23am
New Zealand Bankers' Association not won over by government's case for a consumer data right, says the public is underwhelmed by open banking
Labour pledges 'regulation of the price' as it eyes introduction of merchant service fee regulation in New Zealand, should it be returned to government in the October 17 election
9th Sep 20, 4:08pm
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Labour pledges 'regulation of the price' as it eyes introduction of merchant service fee regulation in New Zealand, should it be returned to government in the October 17 election
As of July 31 a total of $73.7 billion of bank loans were receiving some form of COVID-19 related relief. Gareth Vaughan speculates on what might happen to banks' non-performing loan ratios when the deferral scheme eventually ends
6th Sep 20, 6:02am
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As of July 31 a total of $73.7 billion of bank loans were receiving some form of COVID-19 related relief. Gareth Vaughan speculates on what might happen to banks' non-performing loan ratios when the deferral scheme eventually ends
Robertson increases cap on Business Finance Guarantee Scheme 10-fold, extends terms of loans and enables businesses to use loans for capital investment and re-financing
20th Aug 20, 4:21pm
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Robertson increases cap on Business Finance Guarantee Scheme 10-fold, extends terms of loans and enables businesses to use loans for capital investment and re-financing
A new weekly data series from the Reserve Bank is giving extensive information on bank customer lending flows going back to the start of the lockdown
28th Jul 20, 11:48am
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A new weekly data series from the Reserve Bank is giving extensive information on bank customer lending flows going back to the start of the lockdown
The Business Finance Guarantee Scheme that's failed to fly was announced on the fly, without banks on board and with Treasury aware small business were actually most in need
26th Jun 20, 3:44pm
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The Business Finance Guarantee Scheme that's failed to fly was announced on the fly, without banks on board and with Treasury aware small business were actually most in need
Start date for four regional banking hub pilots pushed back until 'social activity is as close to normal as possible'
19th Jun 20, 1:26pm
Start date for four regional banking hub pilots pushed back until 'social activity is as close to normal as possible'
Bank for International Settlements paper points out the financial stability implications of mortgage deferrals will be driven by the extent to which borrowers are willing & able to repay once 'holidays' end
6th Jun 20, 10:02am
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Bank for International Settlements paper points out the financial stability implications of mortgage deferrals will be driven by the extent to which borrowers are willing & able to repay once 'holidays' end
RBNZ says banks haven't been lending heaps partly because some businesses don't want more debt... yet; Meanwhile Grant Robertson eyes new ways to support medium-sized businesses as small businesses pile in for interest free loans from the IRD
14th May 20, 8:32am
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RBNZ says banks haven't been lending heaps partly because some businesses don't want more debt... yet; Meanwhile Grant Robertson eyes new ways to support medium-sized businesses as small businesses pile in for interest free loans from the IRD
Government broadens Business Finance Guarantee Scheme substantially to include both agri and very small businesses; Also allows banks to write unsecured loans should they choose to do so
1st May 20, 4:05pm
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Government broadens Business Finance Guarantee Scheme substantially to include both agri and very small businesses; Also allows banks to write unsecured loans should they choose to do so
The Reserve Bank Governor has encouraged banks to be 'out there doing their business'. We check the pulse of the big five banks and see how they are responding
24th Apr 20, 8:00am
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The Reserve Bank Governor has encouraged banks to be 'out there doing their business'. We check the pulse of the big five banks and see how they are responding
Most banks set-up to receive mortgage repayment deferral applications online; Customers urged not to swarm call centres
27th Mar 20, 3:33pm
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Most banks set-up to receive mortgage repayment deferral applications online; Customers urged not to swarm call centres
Mortgage holders may need to wait until next week before banks make 6-month payment holiday available; Grant Robertson 'actively working' on extending scheme to building societies
26th Mar 20, 5:39pm
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Mortgage holders may need to wait until next week before banks make 6-month payment holiday available; Grant Robertson 'actively working' on extending scheme to building societies
In the second part of a series on NZ's retail payment systems, Gareth Vaughan looks at how New Zealand's regulatory oversight of retail payments is behind where Australia was at in 2001
22nd Mar 20, 8:40am
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In the second part of a series on NZ's retail payment systems, Gareth Vaughan looks at how New Zealand's regulatory oversight of retail payments is behind where Australia was at in 2001
Reserve Bank and bank lobby group issue joint statement saying New Zealand banks are ready to respond to the impacts of coronavirus, tell financially affected customers to contact their banks
9th Mar 20, 4:52pm
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Reserve Bank and bank lobby group issue joint statement saying New Zealand banks are ready to respond to the impacts of coronavirus, tell financially affected customers to contact their banks
Finance Minister Grant Robertson urges banks to keep lending to even their more 'challenging' dairy farming customers, noting banks are best-placed to support businesses' cash flow
3rd Mar 20, 2:36pm
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson urges banks to keep lending to even their more 'challenging' dairy farming customers, noting banks are best-placed to support businesses' cash flow
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says New Zealand is in a strong position to respond to the impacts of coronavirus
27th Feb 20, 12:50pm
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson says New Zealand is in a strong position to respond to the impacts of coronavirus