consumer debt

14 Feb 19, 5:00am
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
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12 Feb 19, 9:43am
ANZ NZ to stop offering Mastercard credit cards in April as it goes exclusive with rival Visa
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1 Feb 19, 12:16pm
The emergence and growth of 'buy now, pay later' services has caught the eye of competitors and regulators. Stephen Forbes takes a look at the fast growing sector
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30 Jan 19, 5:00am
Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi establishing new regulatory powers targeting new credit products
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17 Dec 18, 5:00am
Credit card users should take advantage of low-interest cards, balance-transfer deals & interest-free periods, Commerce & Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says
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11 Dec 18, 5:00am
Credit card market 'a real area of customer harm', says The Co-operative Bank's CEO David Cunningham
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10 Nov 18, 10:02am
Gareth Vaughan argues credit cards should be the first target for our regulators if they're serious about making banks protect or enhance customer interests & outcomes
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8 Nov 18, 7:45am
Licensed P2P lender Harmoney says it has facilitated loans across New Zealand and Australia valued at $1 billion
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1 Nov 18, 2:25pm
Benefits of making lenders disclose the effective cost of credit, by combining interest rates & fees, deemed not sufficient to warrant the costs and complexities, MBIE says
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26 Oct 18, 11:49am
Need some flex for whatever's next? Be prepared to pay heaps. We mystery shop the current Gem Finance personal loan offer
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23 Oct 18, 2:51pm
MBIE strongly opposed to the introduction of a comprehensive creditor licensing regime as part of government's loan shark crackdown
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12 Oct 18, 10:58am
Interest-free 'buy now pay later' products such as Afterpay, PartPay, Laybuy and Oxipay, to remain outside the CCCFA, MBIE says
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10 Oct 18, 1:53pm
A lack of ability to assess financial costs and benefits seems to be behind most people choosing a credit card that isn't right for them. Optimism bias is at work here too
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10 Oct 18, 10:10am
Loan shark crackdown includes interest & fee caps, fit & proper person test and tougher penalties, Commerce & Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says
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2 Oct 18, 2:12pm
Reserve Bank data shows non-bank financial institutions growing housing and consumer lending strongly
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12 Sep 18, 12:11pm
Bernstein's Michael Parker takes a look at the growth of Chinese consumer debt and concludes that it may well be a problem, but not for a long time yet
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17 Aug 18, 10:04am
Gareth Vaughan on when climate change was almost stopped, the theft of the century, debt piled on your children's children, tech bubbles, easy debt and a declining ability to think long-term & more
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30 Jul 18, 11:04am
Ex-PM & ANZ NZ chairman John Key tells Mike Hosking of rising loan delinquencies & problems ahead for the global economy. Finance Minister Grant Robertson & ANZ respond 
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5 Jul 18, 1:54pm
As NZ regulators investigate banks' conduct & culture they should take a leaf out of ASIC's book and probe the credit card market too, Gareth Vaughan argues
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29 Jun 18, 5:00am
Gareth Vaughan argues the flawed Financial Service Providers' Register is a factor in consumer lending problems & it should be dumped with consumer lenders licensed
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