Days to the General Election: 29
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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
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
12th Sep 20, 9:31am
National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia push back at buy now pay later service providers with zero interest rate credit cards
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
1st Sep 20, 9:17am
UBS analysts cook up a hypothetical net interest margin for buy now pay later juggernaut Afterpay on the back of its annual financial results
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
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
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
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
'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
21st Jul 20, 3:33pm
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
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
4th Jun 20, 2:02pm
Government says the 'end is in sight' for high-cost lenders and truck shops who trap the vulnerable in debt
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
21st May 20, 3:16pm
Reserve Bank figures show credit card billings plunged 41.3% in April, bringing billings back to levels last seen in 2006
Reserve Bank figures show credit card billings plunged 41.3% in April, bringing billings back to levels last seen in 2006
21st May 20, 3:16pm
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7th May 20, 12:14pm
Consumer credit demand fell by up to 71% and commercial credit demand dropped by up to 63% during the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown, credit bureau Equifax says
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Consumer credit demand fell by up to 71% and commercial credit demand dropped by up to 63% during the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown, credit bureau Equifax says
7th May 20, 12:14pm
23rd Apr 20, 3:27pm
The abrupt cutting of travel and the first impacts of the lockdown have seen credit card spending slashed
The abrupt cutting of travel and the first impacts of the lockdown have seen credit card spending slashed
23rd Apr 20, 3:27pm
12th Apr 20, 7:27am
A debt jubilee, universal basic income and regionalism rather than globalisation, are among Steve Keen's key solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting steep economic downturn
A debt jubilee, universal basic income and regionalism rather than globalisation, are among Steve Keen's key solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting steep economic downturn
12th Apr 20, 7:27am
6th Apr 20, 12:24pm
Buy now pay later schemes could end in an unseemly crash as credit card capacity jumps to accommodate settlement obligations, and shoppers recoil as jobs are lost and these unregulated scheme plans can't be changed, David Chaston argues
Buy now pay later schemes could end in an unseemly crash as credit card capacity jumps to accommodate settlement obligations, and shoppers recoil as jobs are lost and these unregulated scheme plans can't be changed, David Chaston argues
6th Apr 20, 12:24pm
14th Feb 20, 9:42am
Financial Markets Authority says peer-to-peer lending was designed to provide a new investment opportunity for New Zealanders, and continues to do so despite Harmoney quitting the retail investor market
Financial Markets Authority says peer-to-peer lending was designed to provide a new investment opportunity for New Zealanders, and continues to do so despite Harmoney quitting the retail investor market
14th Feb 20, 9:42am
10th Feb 20, 9:50am
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi not in a hurry to engage with any push to establish Code of Practice for buy now pay later industry in New Zealand
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi not in a hurry to engage with any push to establish Code of Practice for buy now pay later industry in New Zealand
10th Feb 20, 9:50am
4th Feb 20, 2:48pm
Parent of buy now pay later service provider calls for Aussie-style Code of Conduct to be developed and implemented in New Zealand, seeks to engage with the industry and Minister Kris Faafoi
Parent of buy now pay later service provider calls for Aussie-style Code of Conduct to be developed and implemented in New Zealand, seeks to engage with the industry and Minister Kris Faafoi
4th Feb 20, 2:48pm
3rd Feb 20, 9:39am
Klarna, the buy now pay later partner of ASB's parent Commonwealth Bank of Australia that has launched across the Tasman, doesn't appear set for a New Zealand launch anytime soon
Klarna, the buy now pay later partner of ASB's parent Commonwealth Bank of Australia that has launched across the Tasman, doesn't appear set for a New Zealand launch anytime soon
3rd Feb 20, 9:39am
12th Nov 19, 9:46am
Payright, another buy now, pay later service provider, is up and running covering purchases of up to $20,000 for terms of up to 36 months
Payright, another buy now, pay later service provider, is up and running covering purchases of up to $20,000 for terms of up to 36 months
12th Nov 19, 9:46am
12th Nov 19, 9:31am
Select committee recommends clauses be added to the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill prohibiting lenders peddling 'high-cost' consumer debt from charging compound interest
Select committee recommends clauses be added to the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill prohibiting lenders peddling 'high-cost' consumer debt from charging compound interest
12th Nov 19, 9:31am
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30th Oct 19, 10:51am
Online lender Harmoney raises almost $47 mln from Aussie private equity fund and 2 unnamed other investors to help fund lending growth in Australia
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Online lender Harmoney raises almost $47 mln from Aussie private equity fund and 2 unnamed other investors to help fund lending growth in Australia
30th Oct 19, 10:51am
21st Oct 19, 9:48am
Gareth Vaughan casts an eye over UBS research tomes on Afterpay and the buy now, pay later sector to get a feel for its success and the threats it faces
Gareth Vaughan casts an eye over UBS research tomes on Afterpay and the buy now, pay later sector to get a feel for its success and the threats it faces
21st Oct 19, 9:48am
Days to the General Election: 29
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