Personal Finance

20 Feb 19, 11:30am
In today's low interest rate world one-off investment opportunities touting high returns sound tempting. So how are they priced, what are the risks and who, if anyone, has regulatory oversight of them?
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20 Feb 19, 11:03am
Three more banks cut term deposit rates as offers bunch up in a tighter range. UDC exits. ANZ is the latest to trim its rate card following Westpac and the Cooperative Bank
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20 Feb 19, 9:00am
A government-appointed panel has suggested a wide range of options to help reduce power bills, including doing away with prompt payment discounts
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20 Feb 19, 5:00am
RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr says delivering good customer outcomes and removing sales incentives shouldn't be rocket science for banks
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17 Feb 19, 12:02am
TSB pledges to match any advertised one-year home loan lending rate from NZ's big four Australian owned banks
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14 Feb 19, 5:00am
KPMG warns banks of threats to their lucrative credit card business from rivals and regulators if they don't get on the front foot and assist struggling borrowers
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13 Feb 19, 3:14pm
Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report lumps debt and fringe lending in with alcohol consumption, drug taking and gambling in the social hazards section
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13 Feb 19, 11:46am
The World Gold Council reviews a Ken Rogoff book and finds support for the role of gold in an increasingly cash-less system
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13 Feb 19, 11:30am
A big Aussie-owned bank sneaks in a term deposit rate cut, setting some of its rate offers below its main rivals. We review what is behind the move and how bank margins are tracking
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12 Feb 19, 8:29pm
James Shaw goes in to bat for a capital gains tax during parliamentary debate; Amy Adams doesn't miss the opportunity to hit back
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11 Feb 19, 10:51am
Both BNZ and Kiwibank change fixed mortgage rates for one and two years to open the bidding for the new week, hard on the heals of HSBC's market leading challenge
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8 Feb 19, 10:16am
HSBC cuts three home loan rate offers with some new 3.95% 'specials', restoring its market-leading positions after others had moved to challenge it
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8 Feb 19, 9:43am
Wellington mortgage broker Andrew Perry spells out how consumers would be hurt if Aussie banks weren't allowed to pay brokers commission 
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6 Feb 19, 8:59am
A closer look at the pending commission crackdown Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi sees when he glances across the Tasman
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6 Feb 19, 8:01am
The Co-operative Bank takes a knife to most fixed mortgage rates, ending up with market leading positions at 6 months and for those three years and longer
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4 Feb 19, 8:25am
Mercer's David Scobie says financial markets have delivered investors a reality check
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2 Feb 19, 9:49am
David Chaston suggests that if you want to know where mortgage rates are headed next, watch what the big banks do with term deposit rates rather than where swap rates go
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1 Feb 19, 12:16pm
The emergence and growth of 'buy now, pay later' services has caught the eye of competitors and regulators. Stephen Forbes takes a look at the fast growing sector
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1 Feb 19, 11:25am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash say they've received the Tax Working Group's final report, which will be considered by Cabinet
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1 Feb 19, 8:54am
Another bank raises its key term deposit rates, even in the face of sharply falling wholesale swap rates. A finance company raised a key rate too
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