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7th May 21, 4:50pm
SBS Bank's new very low one year fixed rate offer is available for first home buyers with only a 10%+ deposit. Others need 20%. Investors need 40%.
SBS Bank's new very low one year fixed rate offer is available for first home buyers with only a 10%+ deposit. Others need 20%. Investors need 40%.
7th May 21, 4:50pm
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5th May 21, 1:01pm
A set of home loan rate changes are now in place from all main banks, repricing to reflect a steeper rate curve. A slower real estate market means fewer transactions to compete for
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A set of home loan rate changes are now in place from all main banks, repricing to reflect a steeper rate curve. A slower real estate market means fewer transactions to compete for
5th May 21, 1:01pm
2nd May 21, 12:56pm
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Far from being negative, economic expansion is a positive force on certain elements of gold demand. Jewellery and technology demand can benefit from the resurgent higher discretionary spending
Far from being negative, economic expansion is a positive force on certain elements of gold demand. Jewellery and technology demand can benefit from the resurgent higher discretionary spending
2nd May 21, 12:56pm
28th Apr 21, 6:49pm
New Zealand's largest mortgage lender chimes in with home loan rate cuts of its own, nabbing the lowest rate for an 18 month term of any main bank. But it has raised its three year rate
New Zealand's largest mortgage lender chimes in with home loan rate cuts of its own, nabbing the lowest rate for an 18 month term of any main bank. But it has raised its three year rate
28th Apr 21, 6:49pm
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27th Apr 21, 1:56pm
Some banks are improving their term deposit rate offers slightly, but savers are yet to be impressed enough to hold more of their growing cash funds with term commitments; BNZ now joins the up trend
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Some banks are improving their term deposit rate offers slightly, but savers are yet to be impressed enough to hold more of their growing cash funds with term commitments; BNZ now joins the up trend
27th Apr 21, 1:56pm
23rd Apr 21, 2:33pm
Beefed up RBNZ bank failure powers under the incoming Deposit Takers Act to include statutory bail-in and statutory management
Beefed up RBNZ bank failure powers under the incoming Deposit Takers Act to include statutory bail-in and statutory management
23rd Apr 21, 2:33pm
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23rd Apr 21, 9:49am
Home loan heavyweight ASB trims some short-term fixed rates and raises some longer-term fixed mortgage rates as background wholesale rates shift under varying influences. Westpac follows
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Home loan heavyweight ASB trims some short-term fixed rates and raises some longer-term fixed mortgage rates as background wholesale rates shift under varying influences. Westpac follows
23rd Apr 21, 9:49am
21st Apr 21, 9:18am
Financial Markets Authority says advertising returns for the 12-month period to March 2021 could mislead investors - as it shows none of the severe February-March selloff in the markets last year but all of the subsequent recovery
Financial Markets Authority says advertising returns for the 12-month period to March 2021 could mislead investors - as it shows none of the severe February-March selloff in the markets last year but all of the subsequent recovery
21st Apr 21, 9:18am
21st Apr 21, 7:38am
Mortgage broker Squirrel unveils home loans requiring a deposit as low as 5% targeted at first home buyers in cities who are on good incomes but can't rely on parental support
Mortgage broker Squirrel unveils home loans requiring a deposit as low as 5% targeted at first home buyers in cities who are on good incomes but can't rely on parental support
21st Apr 21, 7:38am
20th Apr 21, 1:27pm
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Trusts lawyer Tammy McLeod looks at what you need to consider when think your trust is no longer needed and you want to wind it up
Trusts lawyer Tammy McLeod looks at what you need to consider when think your trust is no longer needed and you want to wind it up
20th Apr 21, 1:27pm
20th Apr 21, 10:28am
How trying to time the market by dipping in and out of the NZ share market could've costed or benefited you in 2020
How trying to time the market by dipping in and out of the NZ share market could've costed or benefited you in 2020
20th Apr 21, 10:28am
17th Apr 21, 1:36pm
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Demand for gold coins is high at present in the US and other major markets. The World Gold Council's Louise Street says this is due to gold's allure for long term safety, and peace of mind
Demand for gold coins is high at present in the US and other major markets. The World Gold Council's Louise Street says this is due to gold's allure for long term safety, and peace of mind
17th Apr 21, 1:36pm
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17th Apr 21, 8:55am
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Proportional ownership gives investors access to the resilient agricultural and horticultural sector, as the importance of land comes into sharp focus. The Syndex platform is where these opportunities live
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Proportional ownership gives investors access to the resilient agricultural and horticultural sector, as the importance of land comes into sharp focus. The Syndex platform is where these opportunities live
17th Apr 21, 8:55am
14th Apr 21, 7:30am
FMA expects some investment fund fees to fall, as it releases guidance on how fund managers need to make the case they're providing value for money
FMA expects some investment fund fees to fall, as it releases guidance on how fund managers need to make the case they're providing value for money
14th Apr 21, 7:30am
13th Apr 21, 8:31am
Credit bureau Centrix says buy now pay later demand has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a year, but elsewhere credit demand has recovered
Credit bureau Centrix says buy now pay later demand has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a year, but elsewhere credit demand has recovered
13th Apr 21, 8:31am
8th Apr 21, 11:46am
Kiwibank economists say according to the bank's own transaction data, spending slumped 9% in the March quarter
Kiwibank economists say according to the bank's own transaction data, spending slumped 9% in the March quarter
8th Apr 21, 11:46am
6th Apr 21, 3:55pm
HSBC ends its 1.99% fixed home loan offers, raising them to 2.25% after a two month run at the unusually low level. All eyes are on how the RBNZ will react to rising international benchmark rates
HSBC ends its 1.99% fixed home loan offers, raising them to 2.25% after a two month run at the unusually low level. All eyes are on how the RBNZ will react to rising international benchmark rates
6th Apr 21, 3:55pm
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31st Mar 21, 10:56am
As mortgage deferral scheme ends banks may offer still struggling borrowers a further temporary payment deferral, extend the term of the loan to reduce repayments, or move borrowers to interest-only repayments
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As mortgage deferral scheme ends banks may offer still struggling borrowers a further temporary payment deferral, extend the term of the loan to reduce repayments, or move borrowers to interest-only repayments
31st Mar 21, 10:56am
29th Mar 21, 10:26am
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Anthony Grant points out that if you are paid to advise on trusts, you must make sure the initial settlor is aware of the meaning and effect of the Trusts Act 2019. The risks of consequences have risen
Anthony Grant points out that if you are paid to advise on trusts, you must make sure the initial settlor is aware of the meaning and effect of the Trusts Act 2019. The risks of consequences have risen
29th Mar 21, 10:26am
29th Mar 21, 8:59am
Bonus Bonds holders on target to receive a distribution of funds in the second half of this year
Bonus Bonds holders on target to receive a distribution of funds in the second half of this year
29th Mar 21, 8:59am
27th Mar 21, 2:12pm
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In periods of economic contraction and low rates, gold has generated relatively attractive returns compared to stocks and bonds, and improved risk-adjusted returns for Australian investors says Ray Jia
In periods of economic contraction and low rates, gold has generated relatively attractive returns compared to stocks and bonds, and improved risk-adjusted returns for Australian investors says Ray Jia
27th Mar 21, 2:12pm
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27th Mar 21, 8:51am
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The post-COVID world of investing is highlighting exciting alternative opportunities, as businesses pivot to profit from rapid change and new ways of working. The Syndex platform is where these opportunities live
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The post-COVID world of investing is highlighting exciting alternative opportunities, as businesses pivot to profit from rapid change and new ways of working. The Syndex platform is where these opportunities live
27th Mar 21, 8:51am
21st Mar 21, 9:17am
SBS Bank raises its 2 and 3 year term deposit rates sharply. Have we reached the bottom for term deposit rates now that benchmark yields are on the way up again?
SBS Bank raises its 2 and 3 year term deposit rates sharply. Have we reached the bottom for term deposit rates now that benchmark yields are on the way up again?
21st Mar 21, 9:17am
19th Mar 21, 9:24am
Buy now pay later service provider Afterpay prepares banking app as ASB's parent Commonwealth Bank of Australia readies buy now pay later service
Buy now pay later service provider Afterpay prepares banking app as ASB's parent Commonwealth Bank of Australia readies buy now pay later service
19th Mar 21, 9:24am
16th Mar 21, 9:47am
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Trusts lawyer Tammy McLeod reviews the fishhooks trustees should know about as the new transparency provisions of the Trusts Act 2019 come into force
Trusts lawyer Tammy McLeod reviews the fishhooks trustees should know about as the new transparency provisions of the Trusts Act 2019 come into force
16th Mar 21, 9:47am

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