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The RBNZ easing cycle begins

Thursday, July 9th, 2:27AM

• The RBNZ surprised markets with a 25 basis point cut in the Official Cash Rate, on a more pessimistic view of export prices, and a more determined strategy to lower the NZ dollar.
• The NZ 2 year swap rate fell around 25 basis points to 3.10%, consistent with the market pricing an additional 50 basis points of cuts over the next 6 months.
• The NZ government 10 year bond yield finished the month broadly unchanged at 3...MORE»

Questions to ask fund managers

Thursday, July 2nd, 5:50AM

For financial advisers and investors the working of fund managers can be a mystery.  Exactly what does a fund manager do – and more importantly, how do they do it?  Part of the issue with understanding fund managers is to know what questions to ask.  

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Commodity producers face a difficult year

Wednesday, July 1st, 3:11PM

In this month's column economist Andrew Hunt looks at the future trends for currencies of commodity producing nations like New Zealand.

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Is it time to take profits from shares?

Monday, June 15th, 3:50PM

With equities looking fully valued at the moment Harbour Asset Management considers what options investors have for growth.

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Time right for big banks to list NZ assets

Friday, June 12th, 5:24PM

Devon Funds Management boss Paul Glass says that the Australian banks, which dominate the New Zealand market, should list some of their assets on the sharemarket.

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General Finance experiencing good growth

Thursday, July 2nd, 2:56PM

General Finance is seeing growth in its business as investors chase good yields. MORE»

GFNZ returns to profit

Monday, June 15th, 9:27PM

GFNZ, formerly known as Geneva Finance, has returned to profitability. MORE»

Warehouse plans bonds offer

Monday, May 4th, 3:10PM

The Warehouse Group today announced it is considering making an offer of new five year unsecured, unsubordinated, fixed rate bonds to refinance its $100 million senior bond maturing on June 15 for general corporate purposes. MORE»

FMA warns on bank notes

Friday, April 24th, 6:00AM

Consumers are being warned to make sure they know what they’re doing if they invest in bank capital notes. MORE»

Notes offer confirmed

Tuesday, April 21st, 11:03AM

Kiwi Capital Funding is to offer $150 million of perpetual capital notes to the public.  MORE»

AMP pulls back from bonds

Monday, April 20th, 2:08PM

Cash is now providing a better insurance option for investment portfolios than bonds, says AMP Capital’s head of investment strategy. MORE»

Kiwibank considering perpetual capital notes offer

Sunday, April 12th, 6:36PM

Kiwibank's sister company Kiwi Capital Funding Limited is considering making an offer of up to $150 million of perpetual capital notes to the New Zealand public. MORE»

Lack of corporate bonds causing concern

Friday, April 10th, 6:00AM

A search for yield in a low-interest rate environment is driving demand for an increasingly tight supply of corporate bonds. MORE»

KiwiSaver   

KiwiSaver members told: Don't get spooked

Tuesday, July 28th, 6:00AM

Advisers whose clients are worried about the possibility of a market correction should encourage them to stick with the KiwiSaver fund they are in, new research shows. MORE»

Falling dollar drives returns

Thursday, July 23rd, 6:00AM

New Zealand’s falling dollar made the biggest difference to KiwiSaver members’ account balances over the most recent quarter, research firm Morningstar says. MORE»

Options discussed to improve KiwiSaver

Wednesday, July 15th, 6:00AM

A number of simple steps could dramatically improve the financial wellbeing of KiwiSaver members if there was industry collaboration to implement them,  investor education workshops have been told. MORE»

KiwiSaver members urged to ponder asset allocation

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2:22PM

Conservative KiwiSaver funds are being tipped to barely outperform cash over the next seven years. MORE»

Time running out to get tax credit

Wednesday, June 17th, 7:44PM

The FSC is reminding KiwiSaver members they have less than a fortnight to top up their accounts to get the maximum member tax credit this year. MORE»

Mercer combines schemes

Tuesday, June 16th, 9:00AM

Mercer has been given approval to combine its two KiwiSaver schemes into one. MORE»

IRD goes in to bat for QROPS status

Thursday, June 11th, 6:00AM

IRD says it expects to reach a resolution with its British counterpart soon, after KiwiSaver schemes were removed from its list of recognised overseas pension schemes. MORE»

Budget change a headache for providers

Tuesday, June 9th, 6:00AM

Axing of the $1000 kickstart payment for KiwiSaver has been a headache for providers. MORE»

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Cash PIE Rates

Cash Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ 2.50    2.67    2.79
ASB Bank 2.15    2.23    2.33
ASB Bank 2.35    2.43    2.54
ASB Bank 2.40    2.48    2.60
ASB Bank 2.45    2.54    2.65
ASB Bank 2.50    2.59    2.70
BNZ 2.65    2.75    2.88
Direct Broking Call Account 2.80    2.92    3.05
Heartland Bank 3.35    3.44    3.60
Kiwibank 2.40    2.50    2.61
Kiwibank 3.15    3.29    3.44
Nelson Building Society 3.75    3.90    4.08
RaboDirect 2.80    2.91    3.04
SBS Bank 3.00    3.12    3.26
TSB Bank 3.50    3.63    3.80
Westpac 2.45    2.54    2.65
Westpac 0.10    0.10    0.11
Westpac 3.60    3.75    3.92

Term Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ Term Fund - 90 days 3.00    3.08    3.22
ASB Bank Term Fund - 90 days 3.25    3.34    3.49
ASB Bank Term Fund - 6 months 3.80    3.90    4.08
ASB Bank Term Fund - 12 months 4.30    4.18    4.37
ASB Bank Term Fund - 18 months 4.40    4.28    4.48
ASB Bank Term Fund - 2 years 4.15    4.34    4.53
ASB Bank Term Fund - 5 years 4.30    4.50    4.70
ASB Bank Term Fund - 9 months 3.85    4.02    4.20
BNZ Term PIE - 120 days 3.65    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 150 days 3.65    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 5 years 4.50    4.60    4.81
BNZ Term PIE - 2 years 4.25    4.37    4.56
BNZ Term PIE - 18 months 4.15    4.23    4.42
BNZ Term PIE - 12 months 4.10    4.20    4.39
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 4.00    4.18    4.37
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 3.90    4.08    4.26
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 3.35    3.44    3.60
Co-operative Bank PIE Term Fund - 6 months 4.00    4.11    4.30
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 12 months 3.95    4.13    4.32
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 90 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 6 months 3.75    3.85    4.02
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 12 months 4.10    4.20    4.41
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 150 days 3.60    3.70    3.86
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 120 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 12 months 3.80    3.91    4.08
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 6 months 3.70    3.81    3.98
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 90 days 3.30    3.39    3.55
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 3.60    3.70    3.87
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 3.50    3.60    3.76
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 4.05    4.16    4.35
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 4.00    4.11    4.30
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 3.75    3.86    4.03
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 3.70    3.81    3.98
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 3.35    3.44    3.60
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 4.15    4.27    4.46
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