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Latest Kiwibank household spending data shows that the March quarter spending was 'especially weak'
11th Apr 22, 1:11pm
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Latest Kiwibank household spending data shows that the March quarter spending was 'especially weak'
Credit bureau Centrix sees softening demand for consumer debt as arrears on personal loans rise
7th Apr 22, 5:00am
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Credit bureau Centrix sees softening demand for consumer debt as arrears on personal loans rise
Statistics New Zealand says the $640 mln drop in credit and debit card spending last month was the first drop in spending since the August 2021 lockdown
10th Mar 22, 11:02am
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Statistics New Zealand says the $640 mln drop in credit and debit card spending last month was the first drop in spending since the August 2021 lockdown
The opening of new retail credit accounts dropped 44% year-on-year in the first full month after CCCFA changes, the steepest fall since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic
7th Mar 22, 1:08pm
by Toby Allen
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The opening of new retail credit accounts dropped 44% year-on-year in the first full month after CCCFA changes, the steepest fall since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic
Credit availability tightening as CCCFA changes, rising interest rates and Omicron bite, Centrix reports
2nd Mar 22, 7:12pm
by Toby Allen
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Credit availability tightening as CCCFA changes, rising interest rates and Omicron bite, Centrix reports
Fourth quarter online spending up 45% year-on-year, with Kiwis splurging to the tune of $2.5 billion, NZ Post says
12th Feb 22, 9:20am
by Toby Allen
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Fourth quarter online spending up 45% year-on-year, with Kiwis splurging to the tune of $2.5 billion, NZ Post says
Report from virtual private network provider NordVPN shows NZ punching above its weight in terms of volume & desirability of payments cards found on the dark web
3rd Dec 21, 10:46am
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Report from virtual private network provider NordVPN shows NZ punching above its weight in terms of volume & desirability of payments cards found on the dark web
October online spending up 71% on last year and becoming the go-to for purchases of all sizes; shop local motivation still strong, NZ Post says
24th Nov 21, 12:24pm
by Toby Allen
October online spending up 71% on last year and becoming the go-to for purchases of all sizes; shop local motivation still strong, NZ Post says
Auckland spending has bounced after the loosening of Covid restrictions, but services spending is still well down, according to Kiwibank credit and debit card data
18th Nov 21, 11:30am
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Auckland spending has bounced after the loosening of Covid restrictions, but services spending is still well down, according to Kiwibank credit and debit card data
'The rebound is looking less like last year’s Red bull-powered hill sprint, and more like a herbal tea inspired jog uphill'
12th Oct 21, 10:31am
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'The rebound is looking less like last year’s Red bull-powered hill sprint, and more like a herbal tea inspired jog uphill'
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
Data from Kiwibank economists shows a significant drop in spending during the latest lockdown - but much smaller than the drop seen at Level 4 last year
1st Sep 21, 11:53am
Data from Kiwibank economists shows a significant drop in spending during the latest lockdown - but much smaller than the drop seen at Level 4 last year
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
It seems the lockdown period and subsequent changes to working patterns have helped push us towards hypochondria - and given us sore necks and bad backs
12th Jul 21, 3:27pm
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It seems the lockdown period and subsequent changes to working patterns have helped push us towards hypochondria - and given us sore necks and bad backs
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
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
Kiwibank economists say according to the bank's own transaction data, spending slumped 9% in the March quarter
8th Apr 21, 11:46am
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Kiwibank economists say according to the bank's own transaction data, spending slumped 9% in the March quarter
The FMA says ANZ had admitted making misleading representations in providing credit card repayment insurance to some customers
12th Feb 21, 12:47pm
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The FMA says ANZ had admitted making misleading representations in providing credit card repayment insurance to some customers
Kiwibank economists have been tracking our spending - and we are still doing our best to make up for the lack of tourist dollars
29th Jan 21, 5:00am
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Kiwibank economists have been tracking our spending - and we are still doing our best to make up for the lack of tourist dollars
Government outlines wide ranging merchant service fee regulation proposals including 'hard caps' on interchange fees
10th Dec 20, 12:08pm
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Government outlines wide ranging merchant service fee regulation proposals including 'hard caps' on interchange fees
Kiwibank economists have been scrutinising our Covid spending. It's good news and bad news. We are eating really healthily. But we're drinking more and gambling
6th Oct 20, 3:14pm
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Kiwibank economists have been scrutinising our Covid spending. It's good news and bad news. We are eating really healthily. But we're drinking more and gambling
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
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