Personal Finance

15 Mar 18, 1:21pm
The ACCC shines a spotlight on 'less than vigorous' mortgage competition between the Australian parents of NZ's big four banks
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9 Mar 18, 7:33am
Tax Working Group chairman Michael Cullen is signalling environmental taxes are on the agenda. EY’s David Snell welcomes this and says it could be a way to change people's behaviour
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5 Mar 18, 10:54am
When we hear about household debt stress, David Chaston wonders whether we are looking at the most relevant data. Household budgets will only be stressed when the servicing costs rise
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3 Mar 18, 9:42am
We launch a new calculator that figures out the true "cost of credit" of a loan contract, simple to use but revealing (and sometimes disturbing)
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26 Feb 18, 11:33am
The RBNZ says its Dashboard allowing depositors to compare 'like-for-like' financial information on banks may improve financial literacy among retail investors
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19 Feb 18, 2:17pm
ANZ NZ to stop charging customers for using other banks' ATMs, hints at other fee reductions to come without providing detail
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15 Feb 18, 5:02am
RBNZ plans public awareness and education campaign to promote its bank financial strength Dashboard initiative
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13 Feb 18, 5:00pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says Labour & Greens working on new sustainable development indicators ahead of first 'Wellbeing Budget' next year
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13 Feb 18, 10:47am
Financial adviser Martin Hawes argues a stock market crash isn't looming, so remains bullish; Says now isn't the time for nervous investors to adjust their risk profiles
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9 Feb 18, 6:02am
Insuring your car with one insurer over another could cost you twice as much. But would this see you get more bang for your buck? Jenée Tibshraeny investigates  
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31 Jan 18, 3:36pm
The rate of growth in mortgage borrowing continues to slow - but consumer borrowing is hitting growth levels last seen 12 years ago
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28 Jan 18, 7:28am
The World Gold Council says cryptocurrency volatility makes them unsuitable as a store of value and extremely limited as a transaction token. They lack liquidity and are also likely to suddenly distort investment portfolios
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27 Jan 18, 6:02am
Payments NZ CEO Steve Wiggins on how those in the payments industry are kicking into gear to satisfy the Government they can facilitate open banking without regulation
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25 Jan 18, 11:25am
The World Gold Council says adding gold over the past decade to the average pension fund portfolio would have both increased returns and reduced volatility, resulting in higher risk-adjusted returns
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25 Jan 18, 5:02am
How fintechs are paving the way for better competition in the payments space - with or without the support of banks or the Government
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17 Jan 18, 4:18pm
David Hargreaves argues that after the fiasco of the failed sale of UDC to HNA the ANZ may be keen to now quickly offload its Kiwi finance company; Heartland Bank is still interested
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17 Jan 18, 10:02am
The World Gold Council thinks 2018 will be a good one for the yellow metal. It sees four reasons to hold gold
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11 Jan 18, 2:06pm
The IRD says people should consider money made selling cryptocurrencies - bought with the intention of resale - as taxable, until it releases specific guidance on the matter
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4 Jan 18, 12:01pm
Kiwi savers get much higher term deposit interest rates than do Aussies. But we don't have a bank deposit guarantee scheme. Even so, the benefits Kiwis get from saving is more than the extra cost Kiwis pay for mortgages
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3 Jan 18, 3:22pm
Although term deposit rates were low and steady in 2017, there were some good pickups to be had from competitive special offers. But there is little sign low rates for savers are about to end
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