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Back to the coffee grind - Worldline’s payment network sees 41% jump in Auckland & Northland hospitality spending in first 7 days of traffic light system
13th Dec 21, 5:56pm
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Back to the coffee grind - Worldline’s payment network sees 41% jump in Auckland & Northland hospitality spending in first 7 days of traffic light system
Kiwibank's economists say their 2022 outlook is one of cautious optimism, strong inflation and rising wages
12th Dec 21, 6:00am
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Kiwibank's economists say their 2022 outlook is one of cautious optimism, strong inflation and rising wages
Credit bureau Centrix says consumer confidence is high as festive season kicks off, business credit defaults down, housing market stabilising
7th Dec 21, 5:00am
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Credit bureau Centrix says consumer confidence is high as festive season kicks off, business credit defaults down, housing market stabilising
Changes to consumer lending rules from December 1 bring increased requirement to verify borrower information and assess suitability
17th Nov 21, 8:14pm
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Changes to consumer lending rules from December 1 bring increased requirement to verify borrower information and assess suitability
Commerce Commission finds lenders and car dealers not always upfront about vehicle add-ons
10th Nov 21, 5:41pm
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Commerce Commission finds lenders and car dealers not always upfront about vehicle add-ons
Government consultation paper floats three options for addressing financial hardship caused by the buy now, pay later sector
9th Nov 21, 6:35pm
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Government consultation paper floats three options for addressing financial hardship caused by the buy now, pay later sector
ANZ NZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac NZ set to post record combined annual profit as the Reserve Bank talks up reduced levels of market concentration
6th Nov 21, 9:45am
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ANZ NZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac NZ set to post record combined annual profit as the Reserve Bank talks up reduced levels of market concentration
Departing FMA CEO Rob Everett warns the big end of town the regulator won't back away from a fight if it believes one is necessary
20th Oct 21, 12:03pm
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Departing FMA CEO Rob Everett warns the big end of town the regulator won't back away from a fight if it believes one is necessary
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
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark says buy now, pay later networks could be regulated in push to reduce costs for merchants and consumers
25th Sep 21, 9:41am
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Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark says buy now, pay later networks could be regulated in push to reduce costs for merchants and consumers
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
Government details more of its retail payments regulation plans including formal designation under law for Visa & Mastercard's networks, and regulating surcharging
10th Sep 21, 8:15am
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Government details more of its retail payments regulation plans including formal designation under law for Visa & Mastercard's networks, and regulating surcharging
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
Moves to make wholesale fuel prices more transparent, supplier/distributor contracts fairer, and retail premium petrol prices clearer are now taking effect
10th Aug 21, 8:55am
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Moves to make wholesale fuel prices more transparent, supplier/distributor contracts fairer, and retail premium petrol prices clearer are now taking effect
Square's swoop on Afterpay is a 'game-changing deal', addressing nearly all the issues Square faces as it strives to become 'a dominant payments ecosystem'
9th Aug 21, 12:14pm
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Square's swoop on Afterpay is a 'game-changing deal', addressing nearly all the issues Square faces as it strives to become 'a dominant payments ecosystem'
Financial Markets Authority says life insurer AIA has admitted making false and/or misleading representations to customers and faces a paying a penalty of $700,000
29th Jul 21, 12:11pm
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Financial Markets Authority says life insurer AIA has admitted making false and/or misleading representations to customers and faces a paying a penalty of $700,000
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark says government will establish a consumer data right to boost consumer choice
6th Jul 21, 9:27am
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Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark says government will establish a consumer data right to boost consumer choice
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
Concerned about any consumer harm from buy now, pay later services, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark says government to consult on possible regulation
9th Jun 21, 9:15am
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Concerned about any consumer harm from buy now, pay later services, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark says government to consult on possible regulation
The Commerce Commission's Anna Rawlings explains some of the latest changes to our credit law, and what it means to be a Fit and Proper director or senior manager
31st May 21, 10:33am
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The Commerce Commission's Anna Rawlings explains some of the latest changes to our credit law, and what it means to be a Fit and Proper director or senior manager
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics suggests if your investment thesis assumes a sustained global boom as the virus fades, you might want to think again
28th May 21, 10:49am
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Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics suggests if your investment thesis assumes a sustained global boom as the virus fades, you might want to think again
The RBNZ is picking international and domestic factors causing rising costs for businesses and consumers to ease this year. Will it be right?
28th May 21, 10:17am
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The RBNZ is picking international and domestic factors causing rising costs for businesses and consumers to ease this year. Will it be right?
Gareth Vaughan looks at what merchant service fee regulation may mean for loyalty & rewards schemes, surcharging, and buy now pay later service providers, and why
16th May 21, 6:01am
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Gareth Vaughan looks at what merchant service fee regulation may mean for loyalty & rewards schemes, surcharging, and buy now pay later service providers, and why
The Government details the Commerce Commission's proposed powers to regulate merchant service fees in a 'future-proofed' regulatory regime
13th May 21, 7:36am
The Government details the Commerce Commission's proposed powers to regulate merchant service fees in a 'future-proofed' regulatory regime
Government to empower Commerce Commission to regulate fees charged by banks and card companies that are paid by retailers and other small businesses
12th May 21, 9:05am
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Government to empower Commerce Commission to regulate fees charged by banks and card companies that are paid by retailers and other small businesses