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Gareth Vaughan

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Gareth is editor of interest.co.nz and has worked for more than 20 years as a financial journalist in New Zealand and the UK. He was the Commentary category winner in the 2015 EY Business Journalism Awards. In 2017 he was named Business Journalist of the Year at the Canon Media Awards, and won the Commentary category in the Shareholders' Association Business Journalism Awards.

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Articles by Gareth Vaughan

22nd Sep 20, 5:00am
Heartland Bank CEO Chris Flood says online home loan 'trial' proved popular and bank will relaunch offers once interest rates settle down
Heartland Bank CEO Chris Flood says online home loan 'trial' proved popular and bank will relaunch offers once interest rates settle down
22nd Sep 20, 5:00am
21st Sep 20, 1:02pm
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Centrix managing director Keith McLaughlin suggests lenders will need to work with some customers who have their mortgages deferred to refinance or restructure
Centrix managing director Keith McLaughlin suggests lenders will need to work with some customers who have their mortgages deferred to refinance or restructure
21st Sep 20, 1:02pm
18th Sep 20, 9:14am
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Reserve Bank's Toby Fiennes says releasing individual bank stress test results is something the regulator will seriously consider
Reserve Bank's Toby Fiennes says releasing individual bank stress test results is something the regulator will seriously consider
18th Sep 20, 9:14am
18th Sep 20, 9:13am
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Heartland Group Holdings, the parent of Heartland Bank, to probe ways of boosting its value
Heartland Group Holdings, the parent of Heartland Bank, to probe ways of boosting its value
18th Sep 20, 9:13am
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17th Sep 20, 2:00pm
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Reserve Bank stress testing of NZ banks shows them able to maintain required regulatory capital levels and continue lending in a scenario significantly worse than what the regulator expects COVID-19 to cause
[Updated]
Reserve Bank stress testing of NZ banks shows them able to maintain required regulatory capital levels and continue lending in a scenario significantly worse than what the regulator expects COVID-19 to cause
17th Sep 20, 2:00pm
16th Sep 20, 2:31pm
Reserve Bank review of its bank stress testing framework delayed by Covid-19 pandemic
Reserve Bank review of its bank stress testing framework delayed by Covid-19 pandemic
16th Sep 20, 2:31pm
15th Sep 20, 5:03pm
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In a sign of these COVID times, the government's bond issuance has ramped up dramatically but the interest to be paid on the borrowing hasn't
In a sign of these COVID times, the government's bond issuance has ramped up dramatically but the interest to be paid on the borrowing hasn't
15th Sep 20, 5:03pm
15th Sep 20, 5:00am
CEO Chris Lamers says Flexigroup doesn't anticipate merchant service fees charged by its buy now pay later service would be included in any government regulation
CEO Chris Lamers says Flexigroup doesn't anticipate merchant service fees charged by its buy now pay later service would be included in any government regulation
15th Sep 20, 5:00am
12th Sep 20, 9:31am
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National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia push back at buy now pay later service providers with zero interest rate credit cards
National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia push back at buy now pay later service providers with zero interest rate credit cards
12th Sep 20, 9:31am
10th Sep 20, 12:15pm
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The National Party says it would consult the Reserve Bank on the use of the word 'bank' in the name of the new Crown entity, the 'National Infrastructure Bank', it's proposing
The National Party says it would consult the Reserve Bank on the use of the word 'bank' in the name of the new Crown entity, the 'National Infrastructure Bank', it's proposing
10th Sep 20, 12:15pm
9th Sep 20, 4:08pm
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Labour pledges 'regulation of the price' as it eyes introduction of merchant service fee regulation in New Zealand, should it be returned to government in the October 17 election
Labour pledges 'regulation of the price' as it eyes introduction of merchant service fee regulation in New Zealand, should it be returned to government in the October 17 election
9th Sep 20, 4:08pm
9th Sep 20, 3:58pm
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National Party pledges consolidation of several existing entities into a national infrastructure "bank" to provide finance and advice for central and local government infrastructure projects
National Party pledges consolidation of several existing entities into a national infrastructure "bank" to provide finance and advice for central and local government infrastructure projects
9th Sep 20, 3:58pm
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8th Sep 20, 12:00pm
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Labour Party unveils commitment to reduce fees small businesses pay their banks for accepting debit and credit cards through regulation of merchant service fees
[Updated]
Labour Party unveils commitment to reduce fees small businesses pay their banks for accepting debit and credit cards through regulation of merchant service fees
8th Sep 20, 12:00pm
8th Sep 20, 10:18am
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Labour Party reportedly set to unveil policy to regulate retail payment fees on Tuesday in move designed to reduce fees small businesses pay their banks
Labour Party reportedly set to unveil policy to regulate retail payment fees on Tuesday in move designed to reduce fees small businesses pay their banks
8th Sep 20, 10:18am
8th Sep 20, 9:25am
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Analysts run the numbers on potential sale by Westpac Banking Corporation of wealth and insurance businesses
Analysts run the numbers on potential sale by Westpac Banking Corporation of wealth and insurance businesses
8th Sep 20, 9:25am
7th Sep 20, 4:04pm
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Figures from credit bureau Equifax show consumer loan arrears down significantly this year. But what will happen when COVID-19 related support ends?
Figures from credit bureau Equifax show consumer loan arrears down significantly this year. But what will happen when COVID-19 related support ends?
7th Sep 20, 4:04pm
6th Sep 20, 6:02am
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As of July 31 a total of $73.7 billion of bank loans were receiving some form of COVID-19 related relief. Gareth Vaughan speculates on what might happen to banks' non-performing loan ratios when the deferral scheme eventually ends
As of July 31 a total of $73.7 billion of bank loans were receiving some form of COVID-19 related relief. Gareth Vaughan speculates on what might happen to banks' non-performing loan ratios when the deferral scheme eventually ends
6th Sep 20, 6:02am
4th Sep 20, 12:33pm
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Gareth Vaughan on natural rate of unemployment dogma, justifying equity bull markets, Melbourne battles on, from tourism to nappies, and the US electoral tinderbox
Gareth Vaughan on natural rate of unemployment dogma, justifying equity bull markets, Melbourne battles on, from tourism to nappies, and the US electoral tinderbox
4th Sep 20, 12:33pm
3rd Sep 20, 11:19am
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Author and Macquarie strategist Viktor Shvets on the impact of the Information Age and financialization, and how they are creating a different, new world
Author and Macquarie strategist Viktor Shvets on the impact of the Information Age and financialization, and how they are creating a different, new world
3rd Sep 20, 11:19am
2nd Sep 20, 9:30am
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Kiwibank CEO Steve Jurkovich says the bank has been preparing for the likelihood of a negative OCR by looking closely at what it's likely to mean for product management and customer behaviour
Kiwibank CEO Steve Jurkovich says the bank has been preparing for the likelihood of a negative OCR by looking closely at what it's likely to mean for product management and customer behaviour
2nd Sep 20, 9:30am
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1st Sep 20, 9:54am
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Kiwibank June year profit hit as COVID-19 related loan impairments ramp up, expenses rise and income falls
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Kiwibank June year profit hit as COVID-19 related loan impairments ramp up, expenses rise and income falls
1st Sep 20, 9:54am
1st Sep 20, 9:17am
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UBS analysts cook up a hypothetical net interest margin for buy now pay later juggernaut Afterpay on the back of its annual financial results
UBS analysts cook up a hypothetical net interest margin for buy now pay later juggernaut Afterpay on the back of its annual financial results
1st Sep 20, 9:17am
31st Aug 20, 5:00am
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Monthly Xero Small Business Insights data series showed promising signs for revenue and employment overall in July, before Auckland's August Level 3 lockdown
Monthly Xero Small Business Insights data series showed promising signs for revenue and employment overall in July, before Auckland's August Level 3 lockdown
31st Aug 20, 5:00am
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30th Aug 20, 1:10pm
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Covid update: Ministry of Health reports two new Covid-19 cases in the community
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Covid update: Ministry of Health reports two new Covid-19 cases in the community
30th Aug 20, 1:10pm
28th Aug 20, 2:44pm
Flexigroup NZ says it will 'shake-up NZ’s buy now pay later sector with some major changes' in September; Harmoney posts loss but says it's in a 'strong financial position'
Flexigroup NZ says it will 'shake-up NZ’s buy now pay later sector with some major changes' in September; Harmoney posts loss but says it's in a 'strong financial position'
28th Aug 20, 2:44pm
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28th Aug 20, 11:21am
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Horizon Research says poll shows strong majority of public backs government's strategy of eliminating community transmission of COVID-19, and believes doing this will be better for the economy in the long-term
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Horizon Research says poll shows strong majority of public backs government's strategy of eliminating community transmission of COVID-19, and believes doing this will be better for the economy in the long-term
28th Aug 20, 11:21am
27th Aug 20, 9:21pm
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Treasury and New Zealand Debt Management won't provide detail of exposure to reform of discredited LIBOR, but say they are working to transition away from LIBOR
Treasury and New Zealand Debt Management won't provide detail of exposure to reform of discredited LIBOR, but say they are working to transition away from LIBOR
27th Aug 20, 9:21pm
26th Aug 20, 9:49am
New Zealand's big five banks felt the icy blast of COVID-19 during the June quarter, with profits and net interest margins down, and cost-to-income ratios and non-performing loans up
New Zealand's big five banks felt the icy blast of COVID-19 during the June quarter, with profits and net interest margins down, and cost-to-income ratios and non-performing loans up
26th Aug 20, 9:49am
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26th Aug 20, 9:00am
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Bonus Bonds Scheme to be wound up by ANZ, with the bank blaming low interest rates reducing the investment returns of the scheme, and thus hitting the size of the prize pool
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Bonus Bonds Scheme to be wound up by ANZ, with the bank blaming low interest rates reducing the investment returns of the scheme, and thus hitting the size of the prize pool
26th Aug 20, 9:00am
25th Aug 20, 6:10pm
New Zealand's financial services sector readies for the replacement of the discredited LIBOR benchmark interest rate system as the clock ticks
New Zealand's financial services sector readies for the replacement of the discredited LIBOR benchmark interest rate system as the clock ticks
25th Aug 20, 6:10pm
Days to the General Election: 25
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