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Responsible Investing Part Two: implications for everyone in financial markets

Monday, March 27th, 6:01AM

The essence of responsible investing (RI) is not its focus on environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) – these get the headlines but are about implementation.  The essence of RI is simply to change investor and corporate horizons from the short-term to the long-term.  RI is about shifting the focus from maximising near term returns to generating long-term sustainable returns...MORE»

Are you being double-taxed?

Monday, March 13th, 11:12AM

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Socially responsible investing (SRI) - Part One: the thinking behind SRI

Wednesday, February 8th, 1:49PM

In this 3-part commentary John Berry will overview socially responsible investing.  Part One looks at what it is and how it’s evolving.

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China's High Stakes Tennis Match

Friday, February 3rd, 10:59AM

Faced with jetlag and having reached saturation with CNBC and CNN in the hotel room, I found myself watching an out-of- sorts Andy Murray playing in a match that on paper he would have been expected to win.

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The great Central Bank unwind

Friday, January 13th, 9:18AM

Whether by luck or design, when I first entered the world of applied economics during the mid-1980s, I decided that I would like to specialize in covering central banks and in studying the flows that these institutions could create within financial systems and the real economies of the world.

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UDC gets downgraded on sale news

Thursday, January 12th, 10:23AM

UDC has had its credit rating down-graded following ANZ's announcement it plans to sell the business to a private Chinese conglomerate, and questions are raised about the future of the finance company. MORE»

ANZ sells UDC Finance

Wednesday, January 11th, 11:21AM

ANZ Bank New Zealand  has agreed to sell its asset finance business, UDC Finance, for $660 million to HNA Group. MORE»

BNZ offers 4% term deposit rate

Monday, November 21st, 9:58AM  1 comment

BNZ has introduced a two-year deposit rate special of 4%. MORE»

How FEI Investments reinvented itself

Saturday, November 12th, 4:45PM

A low interest rate environment is driving interest in finance company investments as the expense of bank deposits, one New Zealand operator says. MORE»

Good news for Liberty

Thursday, November 10th, 9:27AM

Non-bank deposit taker Liberty Financial has had its credit rating raised by Standard & Poors. MORE»

ASB issues notes

Monday, November 7th, 8:52PM

As part of its efforts to raise tier two capital in line with capital requirements, ASB is offering $250 million in subordinated unsecured convertible notes. MORE»

Z issues bonds

Wednesday, October 19th, 6:06PM

Z Energy is making an offer of unsubordinated, secured, fixed rate bonds across two series. MORE»

General Finance raises rates

Friday, October 14th, 4:51PM

General Finance has increased its deposit rates by 50 basis points, taking its headline rate to 5.75% over three years. MORE»

KiwiSaver   

Deadline needed for clean default schemes: Greens

Thursday, March 23rd, 1:35PM

[UPDATED] There are calls for the Government to give KiwiSaver providers a set deadline to divest from companies involved in the manufacture of cluster bombs, landmines and nuclear weapons. MORE»

BNZ adopts ethical screen on investments

Thursday, March 23rd, 10:46AM

BNZ has announced it will drop its investments in companies involved in the production of cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines, nuclear weapons and tobacco or tobacco products. MORE»

KiwiSaver transfer lags a concern

Tuesday, March 21st, 6:00AM

There are calls to streamline the process of transfers between KiwiSaver schemes, to reduce the burden on providers and members. MORE»

FMA: No hard lines on KiwiSaver incentives

Wednesday, March 8th, 6:00AM  9 comments

KiwiSaver providers can offer incentives to entice customers to their schemes, so long as they do not distract the customer from making good decisions about KiwiSaver. MORE»

KiwiSaver feels hit of rising interest rates

Tuesday, March 7th, 9:01PM

2016 drew to an unpleasant close for many KiwiSaver funds, Aon’s latest industry survey shows. MORE»

Low-cost model better for advisers: Simplicity

Monday, March 6th, 6:00AM  1 comment

Fund managers charging high fees for their products have kept a lid on what advisers can earn, Simplicity’s managing director said as the provider launched its first non-KiwiSaver funds. MORE»

KiwiSaver popularity brings attention to 'second-order' problems

Tuesday, February 21st, 5:59AM

Former deputy prime minister and finance minister Sir Michael Cullen says the need for an annuity provider to help KiwiSaver members manage their lump sums on retirement is another sign of the scheme’s success. MORE»

Simplicity's growth fund posts early success

Friday, February 3rd, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver provider Simplicity's managing director Sam Stubbs says his funds' first reported performance data are like "winning a bronze medal in your first event" despite a poor showing from its conservative fund. MORE»

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Cash PIE Rates

Cash Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ 0.10    0.10    0.11
ASB Bank 0.40    0.41    0.42
ASB Bank 0.55    0.59    0.56
ASB Bank 0.60    0.61    0.64
ASB Bank 0.65    0.66    0.69
ASB Bank 0.70    0.72    0.75
BNZ 0.10    0.10    0.10
Heartland Bank 2.25    2.59    2.70
Kiwibank 0.75    0.77    0.88
Kiwibank 1.75    1.81    1.89
Nelson Building Society 3.75    3.90    4.08
RaboDirect 1.50    1.55    1.62
SBS Bank 1.80    1.86    1.94
TSB Bank 1.60    1.64    1.71
Westpac 0.35    0.36    0.38
Westpac 0.05    0.05    0.05
Westpac 2.60    2.67    2.79

Term Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ Term Fund - 90 days 2.75    2.60    2.79
ANZ Term fund - 12 months 3.35    3.45    3.60
ANZ Term Fund - 120 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
ANZ Term fund - 6 months 3.30    3.45    3.60
ANZ Term Fund - 150 days 3.25    3.34    3.49
ANZ Term Fund - 9 months 3.60    3.70    3.87
ANZ Term Fund - 18 months 3.75    3.70    3.87
ANZ Term Fund - 2 years 3.90    3.85    4.02
ANZ Term Fund - 5 years 4.20    4.27    4.47
ASB Bank Term Fund - 90 days 2.60    2.67    2.79
ASB Bank Term Fund - 6 months 3.20    3.29    3.43
ASB Bank Term Fund - 12 months 3.20    3.33    3.48
ASB Bank Term Fund - 18 months 3.50    3.65    3.81
ASB Bank Term Fund - 2 years 3.65    3.81    3.98
ASB Bank Term Fund - 5 years 4.10    4.28    4.48
ASB Bank Term Fund - 9 months 3.60    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 120 days 3.00    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 150 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 5 years 4.25    3.86    4.04
BNZ Term PIE - 2 years 3.85    3.91    4.09
BNZ Term PIE - 18 months 3.50    3.65    3.81
BNZ Term PIE - 12 months 3.25    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 3.50    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 3.15    3.28    3.42
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 2.75    2.82    2.95
Co-operative Bank PIE Term Fund - 6 months 3.40    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 12 months 3.40    3.53    3.69
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 6 months 3.30    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 9 months 3.70    3.85    4.02
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 18 months 3.30    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 2 years 3.30    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 5 years 3.70    3.85    4.02
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 90 days 2.75    2.83    2.96
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 6 months 3.30    3.81    3.98
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 12 months 3.50    3.60    3.76
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 150 days 3.10    3.19    3.33
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 120 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 12 months 3.40    3.50    3.65
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 6 months 3.50    3.60    3.76
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 90 days 2.85    2.93    3.06
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 2.80    2.88    3.00
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 3.20    3.29    3.43
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 3.40    3.49    3.65
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 3.35    3.44    3.60
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 3.10    3.17    3.32
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 2.50    2.56    2.67
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 3.70    3.79    3.96
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