Personal Finance

6 Sep 17, 7:33pm
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Three years in FMA CEO Rob Everett disappointed there's only one big NZ P2P lender and at the dearth of SME lending being facilitated
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6 Sep 17, 4:12pm
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Kiwis' debt continues to dwarf household disposable income, but courtesy of the low interest rates this debt is still being comfortably serviced
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5 Sep 17, 11:35am
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Brian Fallow takes a pre-election look at income and consumer spending data to get an idea of how the average New Zealander is doing financially
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1 Sep 17, 1:17pm
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Keeping warm a hardship for almost three in ten households, Stats NZ survey finds; Renters and those on low incomes more likely to report energy hardship; Alex Tarrant says how this could feed into the Election 2017 campaign & policies
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1 Sep 17, 11:09am
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Generation Rent Investment Guide episode 5: What's the value investing in funds through online intermediaries Sharesies, InvestNow and RaboDirect?
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24 Aug 17, 2:00pm
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Competitive prices, unlimited data, new free voice apps attract many more users to using broadband without needing the traditional phone line
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23 Aug 17, 3:12pm
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IAG says 'high risk regions' like Wellington to be hit hardest with further insurance premium increases; Notes households and businesses can also expect to pay higher excesses
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17 Aug 17, 6:02am
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FMA survey finds more than 60% of bond investors know their interest rates and maturity dates, yet only 38% understand bonds aren’t guaranteed
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16 Aug 17, 8:31am
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Generation Rent Investment Guide episode 4: What to look out for when managed fund shopping
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11 Aug 17, 9:32am
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Consumer credit contract providers celebrate successfully lobbying the Government to exempt them from new financial advice regulation 
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5 Aug 17, 5:13pm
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Iain Fulton sees the ageing world presenting significant savings and productivity challenges to this and subsequent generations of investors and workers
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4 Aug 17, 1:57pm
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Instant Finance, which offers 'all types of loans for whatever reason,' posts a 10% rise in annual profit and increases Westpac funding facility
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3 Aug 17, 5:11pm
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We review the June quarter global gold demand and supply data, a period of subdued demand for the yellow metal, only held up by central bank buying from Russia and Turkey
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3 Aug 17, 12:03pm
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Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister ready to introduce to Parliament new legislation regulating financial advice
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31 Jul 17, 3:30pm
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Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister dubs FMA's plan to fast-track the legalisation of robo-advice 'quite edgy' despite only learning what Blockchain is 6 weeks ago
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26 Jul 17, 11:58am
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Debt levels may be high, but low interest rates mean that households are no worse off today than they were in the years up to 2003 in terms of servicing a mortgage
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25 Jul 17, 3:38pm
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New Zealanders are at the lowest level of debt stress ever on a population-adjusted basis and close to it on an absolute basis
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14 Jul 17, 10:05am
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Melior Law and Regulation's Rebecca Sellers on how economics became a religion, the future of Fintech, the high price of sales culture, how to be a human leader and more
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11 Jul 17, 12:37pm
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Generation Rent Investment Guide episode 3: Peer-to-peer lending platforms compared
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9 Jul 17, 10:06am
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Ever since Bitcoin was invented, comparisons have been drawn with gold, often to gold’s detriment. Charles Morris argues that Bitcoin and gold can happily co-exist, while technological advances will ultimately work to gold’s benefit
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7 Jul 17, 10:02am
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Benje Patterson examines the personal finance ramifications of tying up money in housing
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5 Jul 17, 3:27pm
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Nick Smith's Bill, clearing haze around meth contamination, landlord liability and dodgy housing, passes First Reading
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5 Jul 17, 11:29am
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Patrick Watson probes Janet Yellen’s bold statement on financial crises and makes a suggestion about what she might have really meant
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5 Jul 17, 5:02am
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How a light touch approach to regulating insurers doesn't work while companies consider disclosing key financial information a box ticking rather than a consumer protection exercise
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3 Jul 17, 3:27pm
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Commerce Commission's consumer credit fees guidance calls for 'reasonable' fees not used to generate profits or recover costs, but doesn't limit interest rates as long as they're disclosed and not 'oppressively high'
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