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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 United Kingdom. Over recent years he has received awards in the EY Business Journalism Awards, Canon Media Awards, and Shareholders' Association Business Journalism Awards.

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Finance Minister Grant Robertson says the Government is looking at ways access to finance can be improved for SMEs
16th Dec 21, 4:07pm
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson says the Government is looking at ways access to finance can be improved for SMEs
Will changes to credit contracts and consumer finance laws lead to a government-induced credit crunch or protect borrowers from predatory lending?
16th Dec 21, 5:00am
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Will changes to credit contracts and consumer finance laws lead to a government-induced credit crunch or protect borrowers from predatory lending?
Morningstar says by focusing heavily on fees, the Government's review of KiwiSaver default fund providers didn't try to attract the funds performing best over the long-term
15th Dec 21, 11:22am
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Morningstar says by focusing heavily on fees, the Government's review of KiwiSaver default fund providers didn't try to attract the funds performing best over the long-term
Off the back of strong growth over several years, Avanti Finance is now New Zealand's second biggest non-bank lender
14th Dec 21, 7:58am
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Off the back of strong growth over several years, Avanti Finance is now New Zealand's second biggest non-bank lender
Returning from the UK, new Westpac NZ CEO Catherine McGrath says lending processes have got more difficult here, whilst they've got easier in the UK
13th Dec 21, 10:58am
Returning from the UK, new Westpac NZ CEO Catherine McGrath says lending processes have got more difficult here, whilst they've got easier in the UK
RBNZ runs double whammy of bank liquidity and solvency stress tests, says ​there's more work to do for banks to withstand a one-in-200 year event
8th Dec 21, 10:36am
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RBNZ runs double whammy of bank liquidity and solvency stress tests, says ​there's more work to do for banks to withstand a one-in-200 year event
RBNZ and FMA to review governance across 32 financial service providers against a backdrop of growing concern about board governance and risk compliance
8th Dec 21, 9:20am
RBNZ and FMA to review governance across 32 financial service providers against a backdrop of growing concern about board governance and risk compliance
McKinsey's annual global banking review questions whether there's 'a bright and smooth future' ahead for banks and their shareholders
7th Dec 21, 8:45am
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McKinsey's annual global banking review questions whether there's 'a bright and smooth future' ahead for banks and their shareholders
Latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey shows respondents at odds with ASB's economists over the direction of house prices
6th Dec 21, 5:00am
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Latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey shows respondents at odds with ASB's economists over the direction of house prices
RIP capitalism & the free market as we knew them, Macquarie Capital analysts Viktor Shvets & Terrence Leung argue, with the private sector now artificially propped up by the public sector
5th Dec 21, 6:00am
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RIP capitalism & the free market as we knew them, Macquarie Capital analysts Viktor Shvets & Terrence Leung argue, with the private sector now artificially propped up by the public sector
Report from virtual private network provider NordVPN shows NZ punching above its weight in terms of volume & desirability of payments cards found on the dark web
3rd Dec 21, 10:46am
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Report from virtual private network provider NordVPN shows NZ punching above its weight in terms of volume & desirability of payments cards found on the dark web
New National Party leader Christopher Luxon gives rival Simon Bridges the Finance Portfolio
2nd Dec 21, 2:22pm
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New National Party leader Christopher Luxon gives rival Simon Bridges the Finance Portfolio
Reduced capital requirements for SME lending, Australasian banks lead way in housing exposure, Aussie bank shareholders can breathe easy, and as safe as houses?
2nd Dec 21, 10:42am
Reduced capital requirements for SME lending, Australasian banks lead way in housing exposure, Aussie bank shareholders can breathe easy, and as safe as houses?
In its setting of monetary policy the Reserve Bank must target 'maximum sustainable employment.' So just what is this?
2nd Dec 21, 7:00am
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In its setting of monetary policy the Reserve Bank must target 'maximum sustainable employment.' So just what is this?
The RBNZ names John McDermott to a new role as Assistant Governor/General Manager for Digital Solutions and Security
30th Nov 21, 4:01pm
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The RBNZ names John McDermott to a new role as Assistant Governor/General Manager for Digital Solutions and Security
Christopher Luxon, an MP only since last year, becomes National Party Leader with Nicola Willis the new Deputy Leader
30th Nov 21, 3:42pm
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Christopher Luxon, an MP only since last year, becomes National Party Leader with Nicola Willis the new Deputy Leader
In what it describes as an unprecedented move, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission is launching 6 court cases against Westpac simultaneously
30th Nov 21, 10:29am
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In what it describes as an unprecedented move, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission is launching 6 court cases against Westpac simultaneously
September quarter combined financial performance from the big 5 NZ banks comfortably outstrips September 2020 quarter on a range of measures
29th Nov 21, 12:06pm
September quarter combined financial performance from the big 5 NZ banks comfortably outstrips September 2020 quarter on a range of measures
Gareth Vaughan on champagne time in container shipping, how a banking crisis helped the Nazis, Ireland's tax haven, cryptocurrency and puppies, plus the paradox of our own ignorance
28th Nov 21, 6:00am
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Gareth Vaughan on champagne time in container shipping, how a banking crisis helped the Nazis, Ireland's tax haven, cryptocurrency and puppies, plus the paradox of our own ignorance
Westpac NZ's independent non-executive directors 'were not able to engage with and provide robust challenges to the executive on risk topics'
26th Nov 21, 9:47am
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Westpac NZ's independent non-executive directors 'were not able to engage with and provide robust challenges to the executive on risk topics'
Nomura suggests the RBNZ will lift the OCR by 50 basis points and this would warrant, and likely gain, global attention
24th Nov 21, 8:04am
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Nomura suggests the RBNZ will lift the OCR by 50 basis points and this would warrant, and likely gain, global attention
Reserve Bank plays down the likely impact of restricting house buyers' borrowing capacity on first home buyers
23rd Nov 21, 3:34pm
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Reserve Bank plays down the likely impact of restricting house buyers' borrowing capacity on first home buyers
Reserve Bank launches consultation on potential debt serviceability restrictions that could be used if it believes financial stability risks warrant them
23rd Nov 21, 10:49am
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Reserve Bank launches consultation on potential debt serviceability restrictions that could be used if it believes financial stability risks warrant them
Macquarie suggests NAB and ANZ have better prospects at the moment than 'retail overweight' major bank peers, CBA and Westpac
23rd Nov 21, 7:53am
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Macquarie suggests NAB and ANZ have better prospects at the moment than 'retail overweight' major bank peers, CBA and Westpac
BNZ clamps down on low equity home lending to meet new RBNZ speed limit
22nd Nov 21, 8:11am
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BNZ clamps down on low equity home lending to meet new RBNZ speed limit