Gareth Vaughan

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Gareth is editor of interest.co.nz and has worked for 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

13th Aug 19, 11:16am
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A less redacted version of ANZ NZ's submission on the RBNZ's proposals to increase bank capital requirements, released to interest.co.nz, includes a surprising admission from the country's biggest bank
A less redacted version of ANZ NZ's submission on the RBNZ's proposals to increase bank capital requirements, released to interest.co.nz, includes a surprising admission from the country's biggest bank
13th Aug 19, 11:16am
11th Aug 19, 9:52am
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Following revelations about ex-ANZ New Zealand CEO David Hisco's opulent lifestyle, ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt gets a first hand taste of public perceptions towards bank bosses
Following revelations about ex-ANZ New Zealand CEO David Hisco's opulent lifestyle, ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt gets a first hand taste of public perceptions towards bank bosses
11th Aug 19, 9:52am
9th Aug 19, 9:32am
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ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt pledges her bank will accept whatever regulatory capital requirements the RBNZ decides to implement, but argues ASB's alternative capital proposals represent a better balance between stability and cost
ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt pledges her bank will accept whatever regulatory capital requirements the RBNZ decides to implement, but argues ASB's alternative capital proposals represent a better balance between stability and cost
9th Aug 19, 9:32am
8th Aug 19, 9:42am
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ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt says partnership with Swedish fintech bank Klarna is both a defensive & offensive move through which any buy now pay later services will be covered by the CCCFA
ASB CEO Vittoria Shortt says partnership with Swedish fintech bank Klarna is both a defensive & offensive move through which any buy now pay later services will be covered by the CCCFA
8th Aug 19, 9:42am
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7th Aug 19, 10:15am
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ASB annual profit increases to $1.274 billion with return on equity at 15.2% as cost-to-income ratio is cut to 35.6%. Parent Commonwealth Bank of Australia buys into buy now pay later firm
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ASB annual profit increases to $1.274 billion with return on equity at 15.2% as cost-to-income ratio is cut to 35.6%. Parent Commonwealth Bank of Australia buys into buy now pay later firm
7th Aug 19, 10:15am
7th Aug 19, 9:45am
FMA CEO Rob Everett says without regulators' threat to report back to the public banks wouldn't have removed sales incentives on their own, and might have resisted the move if the FMA & RBNZ had just asked them to do it privately
FMA CEO Rob Everett says without regulators' threat to report back to the public banks wouldn't have removed sales incentives on their own, and might have resisted the move if the FMA & RBNZ had just asked them to do it privately
7th Aug 19, 9:45am
6th Aug 19, 11:04am
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Westpac NZ refunding about 93,000 customers overcharged about $7 million after self-reporting the issues to the Financial Markets Authority and the Commerce Commission
Westpac NZ refunding about 93,000 customers overcharged about $7 million after self-reporting the issues to the Financial Markets Authority and the Commerce Commission
6th Aug 19, 11:04am
6th Aug 19, 9:45am
Financial Markets Authority to bolster its monitoring of cyber-resilience as it warns that New Zealand is just as exposed to cyber threats as any other developed nation
Financial Markets Authority to bolster its monitoring of cyber-resilience as it warns that New Zealand is just as exposed to cyber threats as any other developed nation
6th Aug 19, 9:45am
5th Aug 19, 9:57am
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ASB's parent Commonwealth Bank of Australia under pressure to return billions of dollars of capital to shareholders despite expectation ASB's capital will need bolstering to meet RBNZ bank capital proposals
ASB's parent Commonwealth Bank of Australia under pressure to return billions of dollars of capital to shareholders despite expectation ASB's capital will need bolstering to meet RBNZ bank capital proposals
5th Aug 19, 9:57am
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2nd Aug 19, 9:50am
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RBNZ analysis shows big 4 NZ banks' average return on equity second among banks from comparable countries, and if Kiwibank could match their operating expense efficiency its return on equity would be comparable
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RBNZ analysis shows big 4 NZ banks' average return on equity second among banks from comparable countries, and if Kiwibank could match their operating expense efficiency its return on equity would be comparable
2nd Aug 19, 9:50am
1st Aug 19, 9:43am
Almost five years after peer to peer lending launched in New Zealand, making money remains a challenge for most of the licensed lenders
Almost five years after peer to peer lending launched in New Zealand, making money remains a challenge for most of the licensed lenders
1st Aug 19, 9:43am
30th Jul 19, 5:00am
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Rural lender Rabobank New Zealand consulting with about 40 Wellington-based head office staff about a move to Hamilton
Rural lender Rabobank New Zealand consulting with about 40 Wellington-based head office staff about a move to Hamilton
30th Jul 19, 5:00am
26th Jul 19, 9:51am
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Gareth Vaughan says Westpac NZ's mammoth NZ$900 million five-year bond issue paying investors just 2.22% pa highlights expectations of even lower interest rates
Gareth Vaughan says Westpac NZ's mammoth NZ$900 million five-year bond issue paying investors just 2.22% pa highlights expectations of even lower interest rates
26th Jul 19, 9:51am
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25th Jul 19, 9:42am
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New Zealand's big five banks play down suggestions they haven't been fully compliant with the RBNZ's outsourcing policy, all say they'll be compliant with beefed up outsourcing policy by the deadline
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New Zealand's big five banks play down suggestions they haven't been fully compliant with the RBNZ's outsourcing policy, all say they'll be compliant with beefed up outsourcing policy by the deadline
25th Jul 19, 9:42am
24th Jul 19, 9:43am
Aussie banks' return on equity targets labelled difficult to justify in a low interest rate world, potentially impacting their ability to meet community expectations and undermining Reserve Bank of Australia monetary policy
Aussie banks' return on equity targets labelled difficult to justify in a low interest rate world, potentially impacting their ability to meet community expectations and undermining Reserve Bank of Australia monetary policy
24th Jul 19, 9:43am
23rd Jul 19, 10:13am
UBS banking analysts suggest Ross McEwan, the incoming CEO of BNZ's troubled parent National Australia Bank, has a unique insight into the challenges ahead thanks to his time at Royal Bank of Scotland
UBS banking analysts suggest Ross McEwan, the incoming CEO of BNZ's troubled parent National Australia Bank, has a unique insight into the challenges ahead thanks to his time at Royal Bank of Scotland
23rd Jul 19, 10:13am
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22nd Jul 19, 11:46am
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New Zealand's bank crisis management framework could benefit from making recourse to taxpayer bailouts a last resort option, RBNZ Act review consultation paper says
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New Zealand's bank crisis management framework could benefit from making recourse to taxpayer bailouts a last resort option, RBNZ Act review consultation paper says
22nd Jul 19, 11:46am
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22nd Jul 19, 10:48am
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BNZ drops two-year mortgage interest rate for owner-occupiers to lowest of the major banks, cuts a couple of savings rates
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BNZ drops two-year mortgage interest rate for owner-occupiers to lowest of the major banks, cuts a couple of savings rates
22nd Jul 19, 10:48am
19th Jul 19, 11:24am
After being singled out for criticism in Australia's Royal Commission, BNZ's parent National Australia Bank names New Zealander Ross McEwan as its new CEO
After being singled out for criticism in Australia's Royal Commission, BNZ's parent National Australia Bank names New Zealander Ross McEwan as its new CEO
19th Jul 19, 11:24am
18th Jul 19, 4:02pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; Housing shortage seen reaching 150k, Fonterra to cut back on coal use, Aussie unemployment steady, Westpac NZ bond offer brews
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; Housing shortage seen reaching 150k, Fonterra to cut back on coal use, Aussie unemployment steady, Westpac NZ bond offer brews
18th Jul 19, 4:02pm

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