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Credit bureau Centrix says credit demand is recovering after lockdown blip, but company closures and credit defaults are up
5th Oct 21, 5:43pm
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Credit bureau Centrix says credit demand is recovering after lockdown blip, but company closures and credit defaults are up
Three threats to Australasian banks from Afterpay's acquisition by Square
18th Sep 21, 10:03am
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Three threats to Australasian banks from Afterpay's acquisition by Square
Government delaying start of the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Act by two months due to community battle with Covid-19
9th Sep 21, 5:25pm
Government delaying start of the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Act by two months due to community battle with Covid-19
John Kavanagh of Australia's Banking Day argues it's time to regulate the buy now, pay later sector
7th Sep 21, 8:12am
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John Kavanagh of Australia's Banking Day argues it's time to regulate the buy now, pay later sector
Buy now, pay later service providers tipped to replace banks as the dominant issuers of Visa and Mastercard cards
17th Aug 21, 10:08am
Buy now, pay later service providers tipped to replace banks as the dominant issuers of Visa and Mastercard cards
Buy now, pay later service provider Afterpay set to be acquired by Jack Dorsey's Square in major payments sector acquisition
2nd Aug 21, 11:39am
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Buy now, pay later service provider Afterpay set to be acquired by Jack Dorsey's Square in major payments sector acquisition
Westpac NZ set to launch regulation ready BNPL 'anywhere' service Bundll with Humm, and potentially buy up to 49% of the business
15th Jul 21, 10:04am
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Westpac NZ set to launch regulation ready BNPL 'anywhere' service Bundll with Humm, and potentially buy up to 49% of the business
Credit bureau Centrix says its data is painting a picture of an economy going from strength to strength, but activity may start slowing
6th Jul 21, 10:18am
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Credit bureau Centrix says its data is painting a picture of an economy going from strength to strength, but activity may start slowing
Juniper Research predicts huge growth in consumer spending via buy now, pay later services over the next five years despite the expected introduction of regulation
15th Jun 21, 9:50am
Juniper Research predicts huge growth in consumer spending via buy now, pay later services over the next five years despite the expected introduction of regulation
Commerce Commission says Moola charged unreasonable credit and default fees in 2016 and 2017; commission still has an 'irresponsible lending' High Court case against Moola
3rd Mar 21, 10:36am
Commerce Commission says Moola charged unreasonable credit and default fees in 2016 and 2017; commission still has an 'irresponsible lending' High Court case against Moola
Australian financial services industry rolls out Code of Practice for buy now pay later sector designed to stave off government regulation
2nd Mar 21, 8:48am
Australian financial services industry rolls out Code of Practice for buy now pay later sector designed to stave off government regulation
British government acting on advice buy now pay later credit sector needs to be regulated 'as a matter of urgency' to protect consumers
4th Feb 21, 12:08pm
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British government acting on advice buy now pay later credit sector needs to be regulated 'as a matter of urgency' to protect consumers
Credit bureau Equifax says 96% of all accounts previously in mortgage deferral are now up to date
4th Dec 20, 9:44am
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Credit bureau Equifax says 96% of all accounts previously in mortgage deferral are now up to date
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
The company that was New Zealand's first peer-to-peer lending firm has raised around $100 million from investors
19th Nov 20, 9:32am
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The company that was New Zealand's first peer-to-peer lending firm has raised around $100 million from investors
The company that was New Zealand's first peer-to-peer lending firm is reportedly raising close to $100 million and will list on the Australian sharemarket next month
27th Oct 20, 9:56am
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The company that was New Zealand's first peer-to-peer lending firm is reportedly raising close to $100 million and will list on the Australian sharemarket next month
Bell Gully poses the question of whether NZ will follow Australian move to ease responsible lending rules as Morgan Stanley assesses the impact of the move on the parents of NZ's big four banks
29th Sep 20, 9:37am
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Bell Gully poses the question of whether NZ will follow Australian move to ease responsible lending rules as Morgan Stanley assesses the impact of the move on the parents of NZ's big four banks
Reserve Bank figures show credit card billings dropped a seasonally-adjusted 5.8% in August as Auckland went into level 3 lockdown and the rest of the country level 2
21st Sep 20, 3:35pm
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Reserve Bank figures show credit card billings dropped a seasonally-adjusted 5.8% in August as Auckland went into level 3 lockdown and the rest of the country level 2
CEO Chris Lamers says Flexigroup doesn't anticipate merchant service fees charged by its buy now pay later service would be included in any government regulation
15th Sep 20, 5:00am
CEO Chris Lamers says Flexigroup doesn't anticipate merchant service fees charged by its buy now pay later service would be included in any government regulation
National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia push back at buy now pay later service providers with zero interest rate credit cards
12th Sep 20, 9:31am
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National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia push back at buy now pay later service providers with zero interest rate credit cards
UBS analysts cook up a hypothetical net interest margin for buy now pay later juggernaut Afterpay on the back of its annual financial results
1st Sep 20, 9:17am
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UBS analysts cook up a hypothetical net interest margin for buy now pay later juggernaut Afterpay on the back of its annual financial results
Neil Roberts has sold another 3.9 million shares in what was the country's first peer to peer lender; another sale before the end of the year; low profile Nelson investor Michael Lookman building up his stake
31st Jul 20, 3:16pm
Neil Roberts has sold another 3.9 million shares in what was the country's first peer to peer lender; another sale before the end of the year; low profile Nelson investor Michael Lookman building up his stake
'Buy now pay later' company Laybuy is moving aggressively in the UK even as it readies to list on the Australian sharemarket
30th Jul 20, 3:15pm
'Buy now pay later' company Laybuy is moving aggressively in the UK even as it readies to list on the Australian sharemarket
Latest figures from the Reserve Bank show that credit card spending and amounts outstanding are both rising again - but are still below levels seen a year ago
21st Jul 20, 3:33pm
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Latest figures from the Reserve Bank show that credit card spending and amounts outstanding are both rising again - but are still below levels seen a year ago
Government says the 'end is in sight' for high-cost lenders and truck shops who trap the vulnerable in debt
4th Jun 20, 2:02pm
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Government says the 'end is in sight' for high-cost lenders and truck shops who trap the vulnerable in debt