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Reduced capital requirements for SME lending, Australasian banks lead way in housing exposure, Aussie bank shareholders can breathe easy, and as safe as houses?
2nd Dec 21, 10:42am
Reduced capital requirements for SME lending, Australasian banks lead way in housing exposure, Aussie bank shareholders can breathe easy, and as safe as houses?
Big bank annual financial results confirm BNZ as NZ's biggest business lender, albeit CEO Dan Huggins says he's 'not too caught up on the size of the book'
11th Nov 21, 6:56pm
Big bank annual financial results confirm BNZ as NZ's biggest business lender, albeit CEO Dan Huggins says he's 'not too caught up on the size of the book'
New BNZ CEO Dan Huggins says the bank continues striving to raise its home loan market share to align it with the bank's share of business lending
10th Nov 21, 3:25pm
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New BNZ CEO Dan Huggins says the bank continues striving to raise its home loan market share to align it with the bank's share of business lending
BNZ posts 74% surge in annual profit to $1.322 billion as income jumps 14% and expenses tumble 9%; Big 4 banks' combined annual profit reaches $5.493 billion
9th Nov 21, 10:27am
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BNZ posts 74% surge in annual profit to $1.322 billion as income jumps 14% and expenses tumble 9%; Big 4 banks' combined annual profit reaches $5.493 billion
NZ banks' housing lending continues rising as a percentage of their overall lending as business and agriculture lending heads in the opposite direction
23rd Sep 21, 9:40am
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NZ banks' housing lending continues rising as a percentage of their overall lending as business and agriculture lending heads in the opposite direction
Westpac New Zealand capital position strong, mortgage delinquencies tick higher in June quarter
18th Aug 21, 8:46am
Westpac New Zealand capital position strong, mortgage delinquencies tick higher in June quarter
ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt talks up financial resilience after blockbuster annual results for the bank
12th Aug 21, 9:15am
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ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt talks up financial resilience after blockbuster annual results for the bank
BNZ overtakes ANZ to become New Zealand's biggest lender to businesses in a market going backwards
24th Jun 21, 4:31pm
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BNZ overtakes ANZ to become New Zealand's biggest lender to businesses in a market going backwards
Document reveals Treasury - like National - wanted the RBNZ to put conditions on its Funding for Lending Programme to direct cheap funding to businesses
22nd Feb 21, 9:00am
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Document reveals Treasury - like National - wanted the RBNZ to put conditions on its Funding for Lending Programme to direct cheap funding to businesses
All the real official signals lenders get encourage them to lend for housing, and disincentive them lending to the productive economy - no matter what the officials may say. This raises real dangers says David Chaston
29th Nov 20, 6:31am
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All the real official signals lenders get encourage them to lend for housing, and disincentive them lending to the productive economy - no matter what the officials may say. This raises real dangers says David Chaston
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 $73.7 billion of bank loans were receiving some form of COVID-19 related relief. Gareth Vaughan speculates on what might happen to banks' non-performing loan ratios when the deferral scheme eventually ends
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr walks through the concept of a negative OCR, what it will mean for borrowers, savers, lenders, the government and the NZ$, and where we might go from there
25th Aug 20, 2:48pm
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Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr walks through the concept of a negative OCR, what it will mean for borrowers, savers, lenders, the government and the NZ$, and where we might go from there
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
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
ANZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac's advertised floating, or variable, borrowing rates unmoved so far since Kiwibank's 100 basis points rate cut
18th Jun 20, 2:16pm
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ANZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac's advertised floating, or variable, borrowing rates unmoved so far since Kiwibank's 100 basis points rate cut
The Government's IRD administered Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme has lent more than $824 mln to more than 47,000 SMEs so far
22nd May 20, 1:40pm
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The Government's IRD administered Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme has lent more than $824 mln to more than 47,000 SMEs so far
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
Govt to write "viable" small businesses loans of up to $100k depending on how many employees they have
1st May 20, 12:36pm
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Govt to write "viable" small businesses loans of up to $100k depending on how many employees they have
New law enables Crown to write COVID-19-affected SMEs loans; IRD to administer the scheme; Details to be unveiled on Friday
30th Apr 20, 4:34pm
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New law enables Crown to write COVID-19-affected SMEs loans; IRD to administer the scheme; Details to be unveiled on Friday
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
CEO Jeff Greenslade says Heartland Group has launched its 'O4B' unsecured online small business lending service in Australia as it strives to improve return on equity
12th Nov 19, 10:42am
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CEO Jeff Greenslade says Heartland Group has launched its 'O4B' unsecured online small business lending service in Australia as it strives to improve return on equity
Kiwibank cites banking fee reductions, bill paying services returning to NZ Post, and lower insurance income as its annual profit drops by $7 million
23rd Aug 19, 10:09am
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Kiwibank cites banking fee reductions, bill paying services returning to NZ Post, and lower insurance income as its annual profit drops by $7 million
We track the changes in the way banks have allocated their lending and review the big influences that have driven it. The trend only works as long as house prices keep rising
5th Aug 17, 10:35am
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We track the changes in the way banks have allocated their lending and review the big influences that have driven it. The trend only works as long as house prices keep rising
Chinese government controlled Bank of China Ltd injects capital into NZ subsidiary, boosting its ability to grow lending
12th Apr 17, 10:04am
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Chinese government controlled Bank of China Ltd injects capital into NZ subsidiary, boosting its ability to grow lending
NZ's three Chinese government controlled banks, combined, are now about the same size as The Co-operative Bank by assets
4th Apr 17, 5:43pm
NZ's three Chinese government controlled banks, combined, are now about the same size as The Co-operative Bank by assets