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A closer look at how the interest rates banks use to stress test mortgage applicants are due to rise, and possibly be set by the Reserve Bank
25th Apr 22, 8:30am
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A closer look at how the interest rates banks use to stress test mortgage applicants are due to rise, and possibly be set by the Reserve Bank
Economists see the Reserve Bank cranking up the OCR by another 50 points in May to prevent it ultimately landing as high as financial markets were expecting
13th Apr 22, 7:05pm
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Economists see the Reserve Bank cranking up the OCR by another 50 points in May to prevent it ultimately landing as high as financial markets were expecting
Reserve Bank lifts Official Cash Rate by 50 points to 1.5%, 'bringing forward' monetary tightening to avoid high inflation becoming embedded
13th Apr 22, 2:10pm
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Reserve Bank lifts Official Cash Rate by 50 points to 1.5%, 'bringing forward' monetary tightening to avoid high inflation becoming embedded
The global anti-money laundering watchdog suggested NZ consider developing a register of trusts. But even as it bolsters beneficial ownership information on companies & limited partnerships the government isn't taking this advice. Why?
6th Apr 22, 2:02pm
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The global anti-money laundering watchdog suggested NZ consider developing a register of trusts. But even as it bolsters beneficial ownership information on companies & limited partnerships the government isn't taking this advice. Why?
Government investigating ways of preventing high-income earners from using trusts and companies to lower their personal tax bills
19th Mar 22, 9:30am
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Government investigating ways of preventing high-income earners from using trusts and companies to lower their personal tax bills
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
How parents who help their kids buy houses might get stung (a little less than before) under the bright-line test
6th Mar 22, 6:00am
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How parents who help their kids buy houses might get stung (a little less than before) under the bright-line test
How has the composition of NZ's top 10 non-bank financial institutions changed over the past decade and does this say anything about the economy?
18th Dec 21, 8:03am
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How has the composition of NZ's top 10 non-bank financial institutions changed over the past decade and does this say anything about the economy?
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
by Guest
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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