Financial Stability

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24th Jul 19, 9:41am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson backs the RBNZ, as its latest critic labels it ‘obsessively autarkic, nationalistic and excessively defensive’ and calls for the Government to pull it in line 
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson backs the RBNZ, as its latest critic labels it ‘obsessively autarkic, nationalistic and excessively defensive’ and calls for the Government to pull it in line 
24th Jul 19, 9:41am
11th Jul 19, 10:11am
Reserve Bank Governor asks Finance Minister for his 'support' and 'respect', as the regulator of banks and insurers takes a more 'intensive' and 'intrusive' approach
Reserve Bank Governor asks Finance Minister for his 'support' and 'respect', as the regulator of banks and insurers takes a more 'intensive' and 'intrusive' approach
11th Jul 19, 10:11am
10th Jul 19, 9:40am
Former ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie says too much blame is being put on the Reserve Bank for issues the dairy sector was always going to face regardless of whether bank capital rules were reviewed 
Former ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie says too much blame is being put on the Reserve Bank for issues the dairy sector was always going to face regardless of whether bank capital rules were reviewed 
10th Jul 19, 9:40am
9th Jul 19, 5:00am
Phase two of RBNZ Act review raises the possibility of loan-to-value ratio restrictions being extended from banks to all lenders active in the residential mortgage market
Phase two of RBNZ Act review raises the possibility of loan-to-value ratio restrictions being extended from banks to all lenders active in the residential mortgage market
9th Jul 19, 5:00am
4th Jul 19, 10:30am
David Hargreaves thinks the RBNZ should have lost its role as insurance regulator, but since it will be keeping the role, the emphasis needs to be on ensuring it is now better resourced for the job
David Hargreaves thinks the RBNZ should have lost its role as insurance regulator, but since it will be keeping the role, the emphasis needs to be on ensuring it is now better resourced for the job
4th Jul 19, 10:30am
2nd Jul 19, 9:49am
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Facebook's proposed digital currency and global payments systems raise serious concerns. The new world of frictionless international currency flows sets the stage for severe and chronic capital-market volatility
Facebook's proposed digital currency and global payments systems raise serious concerns. The new world of frictionless international currency flows sets the stage for severe and chronic capital-market volatility
2nd Jul 19, 9:49am
27th Jun 19, 3:26pm
In May the first home buyers hit their highest monthly total of borrowing, the highest share of the total advanced - and borrowed more in dollar terms than investors for the first time
In May the first home buyers hit their highest monthly total of borrowing, the highest share of the total advanced - and borrowed more in dollar terms than investors for the first time
27th Jun 19, 3:26pm
27th Jun 19, 7:32am
Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand signals shift in Reserve Bank regulatory approach to a more pro-active, more intensive and more intrusive one after recent shortcomings emerged at banks and insurers
Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand signals shift in Reserve Bank regulatory approach to a more pro-active, more intensive and more intrusive one after recent shortcomings emerged at banks and insurers
27th Jun 19, 7:32am
26th Jun 19, 3:34pm
The IMF and OECD weigh in on the RBNZ's proposals to increase bank capital requirements, and the Government's proposal for protection for bank depositors
The IMF and OECD weigh in on the RBNZ's proposals to increase bank capital requirements, and the Government's proposal for protection for bank depositors
26th Jun 19, 3:34pm
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24th Jun 19, 4:00pm
Government to introduce deposit protection regime that will likely cover 40% of funds in bank deposits; Treasury warns costs could fall on bank customers, shareholders and taxpayers
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Government to introduce deposit protection regime that will likely cover 40% of funds in bank deposits; Treasury warns costs could fall on bank customers, shareholders and taxpayers
24th Jun 19, 4:00pm
19th Jun 19, 11:20am
Property information and analytics company CoreLogic believes the Reserve Bank will further loosen the loan to valuation ratio rules, which may include lower deposit limits for owner-occupiers
Property information and analytics company CoreLogic believes the Reserve Bank will further loosen the loan to valuation ratio rules, which may include lower deposit limits for owner-occupiers
19th Jun 19, 11:20am
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18th Jun 19, 1:50pm
Reserve Bank confirms it has been talking to ANZ about David Hisco misrepresenting his expenditure since the end of May; Finance Minister maintains the matter doesn't necessarily reflect a systemic issue
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Reserve Bank confirms it has been talking to ANZ about David Hisco misrepresenting his expenditure since the end of May; Finance Minister maintains the matter doesn't necessarily reflect a systemic issue
18th Jun 19, 1:50pm
13th Jun 19, 7:53am
David Hargreaves ponders the country's mountain of weighty mortgages, which, paradoxically, keep getting lighter and more affordable thanks to disappearing interest rates
David Hargreaves ponders the country's mountain of weighty mortgages, which, paradoxically, keep getting lighter and more affordable thanks to disappearing interest rates
13th Jun 19, 7:53am
1st Jun 19, 9:31am
BNZ says bug in a third-party foreign exchange trading platform in 2014 resulted in a forex trade replicating in error causing an unintended position of over $1 billion against US dollar for half an hour
BNZ says bug in a third-party foreign exchange trading platform in 2014 resulted in a forex trade replicating in error causing an unintended position of over $1 billion against US dollar for half an hour
1st Jun 19, 9:31am
30th May 19, 10:23am
RBNZ says upgrades to its key financial market infrastructures ESAS and NZClear are behind schedule, won't commit to a new go-live date
RBNZ says upgrades to its key financial market infrastructures ESAS and NZClear are behind schedule, won't commit to a new go-live date
30th May 19, 10:23am
30th May 19, 5:00am
Reserve Bank warns house prices could fall - while property owners, banks and the government could be left exposed - as insurers become more selective over who they insure
Reserve Bank warns house prices could fall - while property owners, banks and the government could be left exposed - as insurers become more selective over who they insure
30th May 19, 5:00am
29th May 19, 3:30pm
Governor Adrian Orr says RBNZ is 'open minded' about its proposals to increase bank capital, but wants more capital and good quality capital
Governor Adrian Orr says RBNZ is 'open minded' about its proposals to increase bank capital, but wants more capital and good quality capital
29th May 19, 3:30pm
28th May 19, 10:01am
As the proportion of first home buyers getting mortgages continues to rise, David Hargreaves mulls whether we may yet pay a longer term price for having locked FHBs out of the market in recent years
As the proportion of first home buyers getting mortgages continues to rise, David Hargreaves mulls whether we may yet pay a longer term price for having locked FHBs out of the market in recent years
28th May 19, 10:01am
27th May 19, 4:03pm
Dismissive of the RBNZ's bank capital proposals, Westpac NZ releases its own alternative version focused on total capital rather than common equity tier 1 capital
Dismissive of the RBNZ's bank capital proposals, Westpac NZ releases its own alternative version focused on total capital rather than common equity tier 1 capital
27th May 19, 4:03pm
23rd May 19, 5:00am
Kiwibank, Co-op Bank, SBS & TSB welcome proposed RBNZ changes to level the capital playing field, but want access to a wide range of capital sources warning as currently proposed the RBNZ plans are unworkable for small banks
Kiwibank, Co-op Bank, SBS & TSB welcome proposed RBNZ changes to level the capital playing field, but want access to a wide range of capital sources warning as currently proposed the RBNZ plans are unworkable for small banks
23rd May 19, 5:00am

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