Days to the General Election: 20
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Savings

1st Sep 20, 2:11pm
What are we supposed to invest in now that interest rates have disappeared?
What are we supposed to invest in now that interest rates have disappeared?
1st Sep 20, 2:11pm
31st Aug 20, 3:33pm
Reserve Bank statistics show New Zealanders increased the amount in their bank accounts by another $1.2 billion last month and the annual rate of saving is now at its highest level in nearly three years; business lending, however, has dried up
Reserve Bank statistics show New Zealanders increased the amount in their bank accounts by another $1.2 billion last month and the annual rate of saving is now at its highest level in nearly three years; business lending, however, has dried up
31st Aug 20, 3:33pm
3rd Aug 20, 4:09pm
Reserve Bank statistics show New Zealanders increased the amount in their bank accounts by $10.6 billion in the four months to the end of June; separately an RBNZ survey shows Kiwis are becoming less worried about losing their jobs
Reserve Bank statistics show New Zealanders increased the amount in their bank accounts by $10.6 billion in the four months to the end of June; separately an RBNZ survey shows Kiwis are becoming less worried about losing their jobs
3rd Aug 20, 4:09pm
30th Jul 20, 9:07am
Peter Dunne says what Judith Collins describes as money 'put aside for a rainy day' is far more than that
Peter Dunne says what Judith Collins describes as money 'put aside for a rainy day' is far more than that
30th Jul 20, 9:07am
1st Jul 20, 2:35pm
TOP leader Geoff Simmons rips into the Greens' wealth tax policy, arguing it would be disastrous for New Zealand
TOP leader Geoff Simmons rips into the Greens' wealth tax policy, arguing it would be disastrous for New Zealand
1st Jul 20, 2:35pm
30th Jun 20, 3:28pm
New Reserve Bank figures show that despite plunging interest rates Kiwis put the most money away in term deposits last month for a year
New Reserve Bank figures show that despite plunging interest rates Kiwis put the most money away in term deposits last month for a year
30th Jun 20, 3:28pm
29th May 20, 5:57pm
The number of borrowers going interest only increases, as 24% of housing and 41% of business loans were interest only at the end of April
The number of borrowers going interest only increases, as 24% of housing and 41% of business loans were interest only at the end of April
29th May 20, 5:57pm
30th Apr 20, 3:38pm
The Reserve Bank says 21% of all housing loans are now interest only, while the wage subsidy saw household deposits boosted by over $4.5 billion
The Reserve Bank says 21% of all housing loans are now interest only, while the wage subsidy saw household deposits boosted by over $4.5 billion
30th Apr 20, 3:38pm
13th Apr 20, 9:12am
New Zealand companies have been paying out big portions of their profits as dividends - but that's going to change
New Zealand companies have been paying out big portions of their profits as dividends - but that's going to change
13th Apr 20, 9:12am
31st Mar 20, 3:37pm
Latest Reserve Bank figures show we have been gearing ourselves up with mortgages - but personal borrowing and agricultural debt have reduced
Latest Reserve Bank figures show we have been gearing ourselves up with mortgages - but personal borrowing and agricultural debt have reduced
31st Mar 20, 3:37pm
23rd Feb 20, 6:02am
David Hargreaves ponders the mediocre returns available on 'safe' investments and wonders whether technology might lead us to a new path of investment types
David Hargreaves ponders the mediocre returns available on 'safe' investments and wonders whether technology might lead us to a new path of investment types
23rd Feb 20, 6:02am
22nd Feb 20, 9:52am
Over the past ten years, KiwiSaver schemes have delivered less than half the returns the NZ Super Fund has, and in 2019 it was only marginally better
Over the past ten years, KiwiSaver schemes have delivered less than half the returns the NZ Super Fund has, and in 2019 it was only marginally better
22nd Feb 20, 9:52am
17th Feb 20, 2:26pm
ANZ economists see trouble ahead for the economy from the declining rate in growth of bank deposits at a time of strong demand for credit
ANZ economists see trouble ahead for the economy from the declining rate in growth of bank deposits at a time of strong demand for credit
17th Feb 20, 2:26pm
16th Feb 20, 6:02am
ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt says in a low interest rate world where the bank's feeling a deposit margin squeeze, 'people need to be really careful about where they're putting their money and what returns are available and the risk profile attached to it'
ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt says in a low interest rate world where the bank's feeling a deposit margin squeeze, 'people need to be really careful about where they're putting their money and what returns are available and the risk profile attached to it'
16th Feb 20, 6:02am
3rd Feb 20, 1:56pm
RBNZ data shows household deposits recorded their lowest annual percentage growth since October 2010 in the year to December as housing loan growth hits highest point since July 2017
RBNZ data shows household deposits recorded their lowest annual percentage growth since October 2010 in the year to December as housing loan growth hits highest point since July 2017
3rd Feb 20, 1:56pm
22nd Jan 20, 5:00am
Gareth Vaughan looks at how and why the Government decided on a deposit insurance limit of $50k per individual per financial institution, which is well below international norms
Gareth Vaughan looks at how and why the Government decided on a deposit insurance limit of $50k per individual per financial institution, which is well below international norms
22nd Jan 20, 5:00am
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10th Oct 19, 5:00am
Fees, nerves, and first-home-buyer activity - what the FMA's annual KiwiSaver report tells us about the state of our retirement savings scheme
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Fees, nerves, and first-home-buyer activity - what the FMA's annual KiwiSaver report tells us about the state of our retirement savings scheme
10th Oct 19, 5:00am
24th Sep 19, 1:57pm
Interim Retirement Commissioner Peter Cordtz explains why many women arrive at retirement financially worse off than men and looks at how this could be addressed
Interim Retirement Commissioner Peter Cordtz explains why many women arrive at retirement financially worse off than men and looks at how this could be addressed
24th Sep 19, 1:57pm
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9th Sep 19, 4:50pm
Capital markets review recommends changes to KiwiSaver to help lift the level of kiwis' engagement with & interest in investment so more New Zealanders actively participate to create personal wealth
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Capital markets review recommends changes to KiwiSaver to help lift the level of kiwis' engagement with & interest in investment so more New Zealanders actively participate to create personal wealth
9th Sep 19, 4:50pm
29th Aug 19, 9:12am
Peter Dunne says compulsory Kiwisaver and Flexi-Super are the real superannuation issues we ought to be discussing and debating now
Peter Dunne says compulsory Kiwisaver and Flexi-Super are the real superannuation issues we ought to be discussing and debating now
29th Aug 19, 9:12am
Days to the General Election: 20
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