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John Kensington

KPMG suggests banks may need to refine the expected credit loss modelling used in their loan loss provisioning in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis
23rd Sep 20, 7:37am
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KPMG suggests banks may need to refine the expected credit loss modelling used in their loan loss provisioning in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis
David Hargreaves says the Government needs to take a hard look at the growing usage of Kiwisaver to fund deposits for houses - and the risks that this carries
16th Jul 19, 9:50am
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David Hargreaves says the Government needs to take a hard look at the growing usage of Kiwisaver to fund deposits for houses - and the risks that this carries
KPMG's head of banking and finance John Kensington wonders whether the growing trend of young Kiwis using Kiwisaver for a home deposit is just 'pushing the problem of retirement affordability down the track' for future generations
11th Jul 19, 9:43am
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KPMG's head of banking and finance John Kensington wonders whether the growing trend of young Kiwis using Kiwisaver for a home deposit is just 'pushing the problem of retirement affordability down the track' for future generations
KPMG warns banks of threats to their lucrative credit card business from rivals and regulators if they don't get on the front foot and assist struggling borrowers
14th Feb 19, 5:00am
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KPMG warns banks of threats to their lucrative credit card business from rivals and regulators if they don't get on the front foot and assist struggling borrowers
New Zealand banks are making hay while the sun shines but KPMG argues they're heading into some of their most challenging times ever
13th Feb 19, 9:36am
New Zealand banks are making hay while the sun shines but KPMG argues they're heading into some of their most challenging times ever
KPMG's annual FIPS for the non-banking sector reports that a number of participants in its survey have noted 'quite an impact' from the new lay-buy schemes; questions over non-regulation of such schemes
17th Dec 18, 6:00pm
KPMG's annual FIPS for the non-banking sector reports that a number of participants in its survey have noted 'quite an impact' from the new lay-buy schemes; questions over non-regulation of such schemes
KPMG's annual survey of non-bank financial institutions shows a declining availability of cheap funding as one lender delivers a net interest margin as high as 22.67%
14th Dec 17, 12:52pm
KPMG's annual survey of non-bank financial institutions shows a declining availability of cheap funding as one lender delivers a net interest margin as high as 22.67%
KPMG report indicates bank funding costs are starting to track up slightly after a two-year downward trend; Shows loan growth slowing and loan quality improving
3rd Oct 17, 8:23am
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KPMG report indicates bank funding costs are starting to track up slightly after a two-year downward trend; Shows loan growth slowing and loan quality improving
KPMG report shows the banking sector's interest expense relative to average interest bearing liabilities has contracted to an all-time low
12th Jul 17, 9:27am
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KPMG report shows the banking sector's interest expense relative to average interest bearing liabilities has contracted to an all-time low
KPMG's annual FIPS says bank bosses are questioning whether the beginnings of a structural change in the way Kiwis invest is hitting their deposit funding
17th Feb 17, 7:48am
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KPMG's annual FIPS says bank bosses are questioning whether the beginnings of a structural change in the way Kiwis invest is hitting their deposit funding
NZ banks' net interest margins coming under some pressure but not falling as far as funding costs
28th Jul 16, 10:26am
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NZ banks' net interest margins coming under some pressure but not falling as far as funding costs
Jenée Tibshraeny warns Gen Yers not to be lured into shifting their KiwiSaver to their banks due to convenience alone; urges non-bank providers to up their game in the digital department
5th May 16, 7:39am
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Jenée Tibshraeny warns Gen Yers not to be lured into shifting their KiwiSaver to their banks due to convenience alone; urges non-bank providers to up their game in the digital department
Heated property market and dairy downturn bolster banks' bottom lines as their interest rate margins fall, according to KPMG's quarterly FIPS report
28th Apr 16, 7:58am
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Heated property market and dairy downturn bolster banks' bottom lines as their interest rate margins fall, according to KPMG's quarterly FIPS report
Punters are splashing the cash with sales of motor vehicles at record highs but how much of the money are they borrowing, and how are vehicle financiers faring?
12th Apr 16, 5:02am
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Punters are splashing the cash with sales of motor vehicles at record highs but how much of the money are they borrowing, and how are vehicle financiers faring?
KPMG says banking sector 'deeply angered and concerned' about RBNZ proposal that could cost 'hundreds of millions'
24th Feb 16, 5:02pm
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KPMG says banking sector 'deeply angered and concerned' about RBNZ proposal that could cost 'hundreds of millions'
Banks' funding costs drop as expenses rise well ahead of income
23rd Sep 15, 4:02pm
Banks' funding costs drop as expenses rise well ahead of income
KPMG's FIPS Report shows bank earnings exceeded $1.25 bln in the March quarter, with solid loan growth
15th Jul 15, 5:24pm
KPMG's FIPS Report shows bank earnings exceeded $1.25 bln in the March quarter, with solid loan growth
Banks' cost-to-income ratios at a low as funding conditions remain good and lending grows
10th Apr 15, 9:50am
Banks' cost-to-income ratios at a low as funding conditions remain good and lending grows
Bank bosses air concerns about foreigners pushing NZ asset prices too high, and they're also worried about house price inflation
25th Feb 15, 6:00am
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Bank bosses air concerns about foreigners pushing NZ asset prices too high, and they're also worried about house price inflation
Bad loans harder to find than a cheap house in Auckland, KPMG says in June quarter FIPS
25th Sep 14, 5:00am
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Bad loans harder to find than a cheap house in Auckland, KPMG says in June quarter FIPS
New Zealand bank assets rise to record high as some banks feel margin squeeze
7th May 14, 4:10pm
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New Zealand bank assets rise to record high as some banks feel margin squeeze
Solid Energy debt restructure 'one of the most significant banking sector events of recent years'
6th Mar 14, 4:35pm
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Solid Energy debt restructure 'one of the most significant banking sector events of recent years'
How bank branches will become customer interface sales and application education centres; Branch concierges tipped with the 'misuse' of branches seen
6th Mar 14, 4:26pm
How bank branches will become customer interface sales and application education centres; Branch concierges tipped with the 'misuse' of branches seen
NZ banks, feeling the RBNZ now only consults to communicate policy changes, perhaps didn't know how good they had it, KPMG suggests
4th Mar 14, 4:42pm
NZ banks, feeling the RBNZ now only consults to communicate policy changes, perhaps didn't know how good they had it, KPMG suggests
'Degree of optimism' in finance company sector despite increasing competition from banks, KPMG says
17th Dec 13, 5:24pm
'Degree of optimism' in finance company sector despite increasing competition from banks, KPMG says