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Homeowners to receive twice as much cover from EQC in the event of a natural disaster, as the Government transfers a whole lot of risk from private insurers to the state
30th Sep 21, 5:00pm
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Homeowners to receive twice as much cover from EQC in the event of a natural disaster, as the Government transfers a whole lot of risk from private insurers to the state
Some 263,000 people set to have their savings shifted to a new KiwiSaver scheme under the new default provider arrangements
29th Sep 21, 2:54pm
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Some 263,000 people set to have their savings shifted to a new KiwiSaver scheme under the new default provider arrangements
KiwiSaver members see benefits of large fiscal and monetary stimulus, as returns soar
28th Sep 21, 11:10am
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KiwiSaver members see benefits of large fiscal and monetary stimulus, as returns soar
Why you should not use two-factor authentication that relies on an SMS message - hackers are on it this and could access all your passwords, especially if you are using Android credentials
23rd Aug 21, 12:22pm
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Why you should not use two-factor authentication that relies on an SMS message - hackers are on it this and could access all your passwords, especially if you are using Android credentials
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'
FMA review prompts insurers to refund customers they over-charged and remove shonky products from the market; Poor performers unnamed and not prosecuted
22nd Jul 21, 5:00am
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FMA review prompts insurers to refund customers they over-charged and remove shonky products from the market; Poor performers unnamed and not prosecuted
Westpac NZ set to launch regulation ready BNPL 'anywhere' service Bundll with Humm, and potentially buy up to 49% of the business
15th Jul 21, 10:04am
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Westpac NZ set to launch regulation ready BNPL 'anywhere' service Bundll with Humm, and potentially buy up to 49% of the business
Jenée Tibshraeny on a Treasury analyst's concern our measure of inflation doesn't properly capture housing costs, crypto's male appeal, long commutes to work, and the RBNZ tapering bond purchases
22nd Jun 21, 10:00am
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Jenée Tibshraeny on a Treasury analyst's concern our measure of inflation doesn't properly capture housing costs, crypto's male appeal, long commutes to work, and the RBNZ tapering bond purchases
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
Buy now pay later service provider Afterpay prepares banking app as ASB's parent Commonwealth Bank of Australia readies buy now pay later service
Banking Ombudsman Nicola Sladden says new whistle-blowing service offers bank staff 'a safe and independent channel to sing out and raise concerns'
3rd Mar 21, 3:28pm
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Banking Ombudsman Nicola Sladden says new whistle-blowing service offers bank staff 'a safe and independent channel to sing out and raise concerns'
Mercer's David Scobie examines the 'confounding' strong investment returns made in the past year
11th Feb 21, 1:47pm
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Mercer's David Scobie examines the 'confounding' strong investment returns made in the past year
Broad discrepancy between the interest rates the major banks use to test mortgage borrowers' ongoing ability to service their loans
21st Dec 20, 2:54pm
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Broad discrepancy between the interest rates the major banks use to test mortgage borrowers' ongoing ability to service their loans
Inland Revenue raises 'significant' concerns over people using trusts to avoid the new 39% income tax rate; Suggests the trustee rate be hiked; Grant Robertson open to the idea
2nd Dec 20, 5:51pm
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Inland Revenue raises 'significant' concerns over people using trusts to avoid the new 39% income tax rate; Suggests the trustee rate be hiked; Grant Robertson open to the idea
Bonds are currently providing low returns, but are they really that low-risk? Some investors are re-thinking the way bonds fit into their portfolios
26th Oct 20, 6:47am
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Bonds are currently providing low returns, but are they really that low-risk? Some investors are re-thinking the way bonds fit into their portfolios
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at the tough calls the Government needs to make around spreading the cost of climate and natural disaster risk 
24th Oct 20, 7:53am
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Jenée Tibshraeny looks at the tough calls the Government needs to make around spreading the cost of climate and natural disaster risk 
New InvestNow offering gives KiwiSaver members the option of spreading their investments between different fund managers
13th Oct 20, 9:00am
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New InvestNow offering gives KiwiSaver members the option of spreading their investments between different fund managers
Economic crisis and low interest rates prompt mixed reactions from investors - first-home buyers pile in, KiwiSaver investors go conservative
1st Oct 20, 7:06pm
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Economic crisis and low interest rates prompt mixed reactions from investors - first-home buyers pile in, KiwiSaver investors go conservative
Jenée Tibshraeny provides a reminder of how deep the economy's reliance on the property market goes as we ponder Labour's caution on tax
10th Sep 20, 1:31pm
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Jenée Tibshraeny provides a reminder of how deep the economy's reliance on the property market goes as we ponder Labour's caution on tax
The Week in Tax; Terry Baucher talks to Lynda Moore about how you can make better choices managing money and reaching financial goals
6th Sep 20, 8:02am
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The Week in Tax; Terry Baucher talks to Lynda Moore about how you can make better choices managing money and reaching financial goals
Ethical investment advocate says the managers of New Zealand's large and passive funds are most behind the ball on the Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) front
1st Sep 20, 12:23pm
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Ethical investment advocate says the managers of New Zealand's large and passive funds are most behind the ball on the Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) front
As banks take their cues from the RBNZ, the main banks push harder to lower the cost of interest paid to customers in a taste of what is to come
22nd Aug 20, 9:56am
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As banks take their cues from the RBNZ, the main banks push harder to lower the cost of interest paid to customers in a taste of what is to come
As term deposit rates fall into the basement, the cupboards are increasing bare of tax-paid returns that can keep up with inflation, as low as that is
13th Aug 20, 12:03pm
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As term deposit rates fall into the basement, the cupboards are increasing bare of tax-paid returns that can keep up with inflation, as low as that is
Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes says big reforms for KiwiSaver will have to be left for future discussion but for now we should celebrate the excellent scheme we have
14th Jul 20, 9:08am
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Summer KiwiSaver's Martin Hawes says big reforms for KiwiSaver will have to be left for future discussion but for now we should celebrate the excellent scheme we have
When you see the new KiwiSaver look-ahead projections, it is very important to understand the assumptions being used and the multiple uncertainties over long periods of time, says Martin Hawes
20th Jun 20, 9:16am
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When you see the new KiwiSaver look-ahead projections, it is very important to understand the assumptions being used and the multiple uncertainties over long periods of time, says Martin Hawes
RBNZ Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand says deposit rates could drop to zero and some savers might want to put their money to work elsewhere
28th May 20, 12:02pm
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RBNZ Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand says deposit rates could drop to zero and some savers might want to put their money to work elsewhere