Financial Stability

22 Mar 18, 12:00pm
Ex-RBNZ and APRA official, Geof Mortlock, argues the RBNZ's regulation of the financial sector is so inadequate this responsibility should be passed on to a new agency
13 Mar 18, 10:31am
Digital currencies issued by central banks could lead to runs on banks in times of stress and face major cyber security challenges, Bank for International Settlements says
7 Mar 18, 3:50pm
David Hargreaves says the CBL disaster appears to have revealed massive loopholes in our regulatory processes; shareholders and the investment community deserve better
1 Mar 18, 2:33pm
RBNZ Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand says CBL Insurance paid $55 mln to overseas companies 'in the context of significant doubts about CBL Insurance's solvency'
26 Feb 18, 4:32pm
David Hargreaves says the CBL saga raises questions about the RBNZ's handling of its insurance sector regulation and supervision
9 Feb 18, 9:31am
RBNZ not giving much thought to how cryptocurrencies could impact financial stability, despite comments from the Bank for International Settlements urging caution
8 Feb 18, 9:06am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; notes rise in house price inflation but sees this moderating over time; revised down economic impact of new Government's measures
31 Jan 18, 3:36pm
The rate of growth in mortgage borrowing continues to slow - but consumer borrowing is hitting growth levels last seen 12 years ago
25 Jan 18, 5:02am
The NZ Initiative calls for shareholders and policyholders, not taxpayers, to be made to take the hit if an insurer goes belly-up; Industry experts have their hesitations
16 Jan 18, 12:51pm
RBNZ decision making & governance report commissioned by Treasury calls for committee decision making, minutes to be released & neutering the RBNZ board
20 Dec 17, 9:26am
Treasury modelling suggests introducing deposit insurance would see savers pay a couple of dollars a year for every $1000 of deposits up to $100,000
11 Dec 17, 4:15pm
NZ Super Fund CEO Adrian Orr, touted by Finance Minister Grant Robertson as having 'the standing and ability to manage change,' named new Reserve Bank Governor
5 Dec 17, 1:34pm
Reserve Bank Acting Governor says if inflation doesn't pick up from late next year 'a further easing of monetary policy' would have to be considered
30 Nov 17, 3:21pm
The rate of growth in mortgage borrowing is continuing to slow markedly - but consumer borrowing growth has hit a 12-year high
30 Nov 17, 1:27pm
The Reserve Bank's loosening of LVR limits will give the banks greater flexibility with their lending policies - but David Hargreaves wonders if the banks will actually want that at the moment
30 Nov 17, 9:40am
The RBNZ says its latest stress tests show the 4 main banks could absorb big losses in a downturn and remain solvent, but cautions about uncertainty around the impact of any severe downturn
30 Nov 17, 9:35am
RBNZ says it's difficult to ascertain the degree to which lower bank capital may be justified through use of the internal models approach, gives feedback on directors' attestation review
30 Nov 17, 8:24am
A 325% debt-to-disposable income ratio, loans to prop up dairy farms, NZ's net external liability position at its lowest level since the 1980s, 50% housing loan growth in just 2 years & more
29 Nov 17, 3:56pm
Reserve Bank doesn't see a collapse of house prices 'as a particularly high risk' due to Government policies, but says the new policies reinforce the RBNZ's decision to relax LVR restrictions
29 Nov 17, 9:13am
Reserve Bank will begin rolling back the LVR restrictions with the 'speed limit' for high LVR lending for banks increased to 15% from 10%; Investors will be required to just make 35% deposits compared with 40% now


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