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Small businesses could report banks to dispute resolution schemes and consumers take merchants to the Commerce Commission under the Government's proposals to regulate merchant service fees
11th Sep 21, 9:31am
Small businesses could report banks to dispute resolution schemes and consumers take merchants to the Commerce Commission under the Government's proposals to regulate merchant service fees
New Zealand life insurers set to continue delivering good return on equity to their shareholders, S&P Global Ratings says
9th Aug 21, 10:15am
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New Zealand life insurers set to continue delivering good return on equity to their shareholders, S&P Global Ratings says
HSBC announces some substantial home loan rate reductions but these come amidst sharp wholesale market movements and just 14 days after they hiked rates sharply
6th Aug 21, 11:45am
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HSBC announces some substantial home loan rate reductions but these come amidst sharp wholesale market movements and just 14 days after they hiked rates sharply
SBS Bank launches a comprehensive home loan offer for first home buyers featuring a 1.99% rate fixed for one year, boosted by four other incentives
6th Aug 21, 10:31am
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SBS Bank launches a comprehensive home loan offer for first home buyers featuring a 1.99% rate fixed for one year, boosted by four other incentives
New Zealand man, and former Worldclear employee Richard Whitham, pleads guilty to removing more than S$1 million from Singapore that wasn't his
10th Jul 21, 8:46am
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New Zealand man, and former Worldclear employee Richard Whitham, pleads guilty to removing more than S$1 million from Singapore that wasn't his
David Hargreaves looks to the second half of the year and beyond with a mixture of hope and trepidation
15th Jun 21, 2:40pm
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David Hargreaves looks to the second half of the year and beyond with a mixture of hope and trepidation
Westpac economists believe the latest inflation spike will prove temporary and won't require interest rate hikes, while they say the markets also over reacted to RBNZ remit changes from Grant Robertson
1st Mar 21, 2:08pm
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Westpac economists believe the latest inflation spike will prove temporary and won't require interest rate hikes, while they say the markets also over reacted to RBNZ remit changes from Grant Robertson
Proceeds of crime from foreign criminals restrained by New Zealand authorities weigh in at nearly $1 billion over the past decade
26th Feb 21, 5:00am
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Proceeds of crime from foreign criminals restrained by New Zealand authorities weigh in at nearly $1 billion over the past decade
No changes to the country's monetary policy settings are expected when the Reserve Bank has its first review of the year next week - but everybody will be looking for clues as to what comes next
20th Feb 21, 12:27pm
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No changes to the country's monetary policy settings are expected when the Reserve Bank has its first review of the year next week - but everybody will be looking for clues as to what comes next
David Hargreaves says the RBNZ was always going to remain 'dovish' in its review next week anyway, which is probably okay for now. But the future is a worry
17th Feb 21, 8:11am
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David Hargreaves says the RBNZ was always going to remain 'dovish' in its review next week anyway, which is probably okay for now. But the future is a worry
In their latest quarterly overview Westpac economists warn that when interest rates do eventually rise 'house prices will fall'; also caution that the Govt may consider limiting deductibility on interest for investors
16th Feb 21, 8:27am
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In their latest quarterly overview Westpac economists warn that when interest rates do eventually rise 'house prices will fall'; also caution that the Govt may consider limiting deductibility on interest for investors
Westpac economists say the weekly hit to the economy with Auckland on Level 3 and the rest of NZ at Level 2 is about $300 million
15th Feb 21, 11:53am
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Westpac economists say the weekly hit to the economy with Auckland on Level 3 and the rest of NZ at Level 2 is about $300 million
David Hargreaves says anything that Finance Minister Grant Robertson is planning to introduce in order to ease housing market demand pressures needs to help - not hinder - measures already being put in place, particularly by the RBNZ
11th Feb 21, 8:29am
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David Hargreaves says anything that Finance Minister Grant Robertson is planning to introduce in order to ease housing market demand pressures needs to help - not hinder - measures already being put in place, particularly by the RBNZ
Westpac economists say the severe housing shortages that have been dogging New Zealand are now 'rapidly eroding'
9th Feb 21, 10:27am
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Westpac economists say the severe housing shortages that have been dogging New Zealand are now 'rapidly eroding'
A flurry of unexpectedly strong economic data and a raging hot house market are putting our central bank in a position it could not have envisaged being in a year ago
7th Feb 21, 6:02am
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A flurry of unexpectedly strong economic data and a raging hot house market are putting our central bank in a position it could not have envisaged being in a year ago
David Hargreaves looks at some of the options for dampening demand in the housing market while we wait for the supply of housing to catch up
27th Jan 21, 2:11pm
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David Hargreaves looks at some of the options for dampening demand in the housing market while we wait for the supply of housing to catch up
Kiwibank economists suggest the Reserve Bank should make banks 'reprice' higher risk interest-only and investor loans
25th Jan 21, 3:23pm
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Kiwibank economists suggest the Reserve Bank should make banks 'reprice' higher risk interest-only and investor loans
Westpac economists expect annual house price inflation will peak at 20% later this year, 'which is not an environment conducive to further OCR cuts'
21st Jan 21, 1:28pm
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Westpac economists expect annual house price inflation will peak at 20% later this year, 'which is not an environment conducive to further OCR cuts'
ANZ economists expect the housing market will cool 'in time', but exactly when is highly uncertain, given that momentum in the market can be slow to moderate
20th Jan 21, 1:26pm
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ANZ economists expect the housing market will cool 'in time', but exactly when is highly uncertain, given that momentum in the market can be slow to moderate
David Hargreaves examines the largest bank's move to go further than the Reserve Bank in reining in housing investors
15th Dec 20, 2:17pm
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David Hargreaves examines the largest bank's move to go further than the Reserve Bank in reining in housing investors
ASB, BNZ, Westpac and Kiwibank indicate they will not be matching ANZ's requirement for housing investors to have 40% deposits at this stage
15th Dec 20, 8:57am
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ASB, BNZ, Westpac and Kiwibank indicate they will not be matching ANZ's requirement for housing investors to have 40% deposits at this stage
Reserve Bank expects 'temporary, small negative effect' on economic activity after reintroduction of mortgage lending limits next March
8th Dec 20, 11:00am
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Reserve Bank expects 'temporary, small negative effect' on economic activity after reintroduction of mortgage lending limits next March
ASB economists say politicians, policymakers and experts need to come together to discuss what can be done on housing and come up with binding recommendations on the way forward
30th Nov 20, 2:10pm
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ASB economists say politicians, policymakers and experts need to come together to discuss what can be done on housing and come up with binding recommendations on the way forward
The cheap, commoditised, homogenous home loan market with few distinctions works just the way the major banks like it, and the RBNZ's new funding option may help them consolidate their grip
28th Nov 20, 10:11am
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The cheap, commoditised, homogenous home loan market with few distinctions works just the way the major banks like it, and the RBNZ's new funding option may help them consolidate their grip
The Government, not the Reserve Bank, will have to tackle New Zealand's many housing-related issues
26th Nov 20, 10:13am
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The Government, not the Reserve Bank, will have to tackle New Zealand's many housing-related issues