Personal Finance

9 Jul 17, 10:06am
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
Benje Patterson examines the personal finance ramifications of tying up money in housing
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5 Jul 17, 3:27pm
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
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
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
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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21 Jun 17, 4:04pm
FMA keen to see personalised robo-advice enabled in New Zealand sooner than the law would otherwise allow
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21 Jun 17, 5:02am
The banking industry is seeking the public's views on its proposed new, dramatically thinned down, Code of Banking Practice. But is the new Code too vague?
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19 Jun 17, 12:02pm
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean 'not in a position' to say whether claims handling will be included in big insurance regulation reforms planned for next year
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16 Jun 17, 12:04pm
Less 'would you like fries with that' and more 'needs-based conversations' expected from ANZ staff, as bank changes its remuneration structure
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12 Jun 17, 10:42am
Generation Rent Investment Guide Episode 2: Index-tracking investment offerings by Smartshares, SuperLife, Simplicity and ASB compared
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8 Jun 17, 7:40am
KiwiSaver providers will soon be made to start disclosing their members' projected retirement savings and incomes; Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister announces rule despite banks issuing warnings over move
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2 Jun 17, 10:01am
Shock, horror, the RBNZ concludes banks' ability to attract household deposit funding is sensitive to the interest rates they offer savers
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31 May 17, 2:40pm
The RBNZ says a significant proportion of New Zealand borrowers are vulnerable to a material increase in mortgage rates, with Auckland borrowers appearing particularly vulnerable
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30 May 17, 5:02am
PM English pours cold water on calls for tax treatment of 'other' forms of savings to be the same as for property; Also says case for corporate tax rate cut faces high hurdles
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29 May 17, 5:02pm
UDC Finance depositors offered financial incentive to vote at key meeting ahead of proposed sale of the finance company to HNA Group by ANZ
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25 May 17, 4:18pm
Our compilation of some of the key business, property, farming, retailing and economic comment made in response to the 2017 Budget
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19 May 17, 10:43am
Independent complaints body warns: Don't cancel your old life insurance policy until the stand down period of your new one has lapsed
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17 May 17, 2:37pm
Generation Rent Investment Guide Episode 1: What you need to know about LVRs, KiwiSaver and liability before joining forces with others to buy property
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12 May 17, 5:02am
Chinese conglomerate HNA plans to place NZ finance company UDC under the wing of its large European-Canadian equipment service subsidiary TIP Trailer Services
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