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The Problem with Zero Interest Rates

Monday, May 4th, 3:12PM

Over the last 20 or so years, global interest rates and bond yields have collapsed to levels that few would have thought possible even in the late 1980s. The process started in Japan in the mid-1990s following the bursting of that country’s credit-driven Bubble Economy, but from 2003 – and certainly from 2008 onwards – the UK, US and much of the “dollar bloc” have followed suit. Late last year, much of Europe joined the “party” and today rumours abound that China will be obliged to join the QE/near-Zero Interest Rate club...MORE»

Loss-protection offer hits target

Friday, April 24th, 6:00AM

Wealth Defender Equities has reached the minimum capital-raising target it sought under its initial public offer of shares and loyalty options.

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High tide - sectoral leadership changing

Tuesday, April 14th, 12:59PM

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Private equity – A role for KiwiSaver?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2:00PM

In the first part of a two-part series Pathfinder Asset Management director John Berry explores where private equity should fit into KiwiSaver.

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Triffin Revisited: Why the Unwinding of the Dilemma Matters

Thursday, April 2nd, 11:14AM

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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»

Global bond yields collapse

Thursday, February 5th, 6:00AM

Global bond yields collapsed in January, driven by a combination of lower oil prices, inflation concerns and bond buying by the European Central Bank. MORE»

2015 may see bonds' fortunes reverse

Tuesday, January 27th, 6:00AM

This year may mark a change in the psyche of the bond market, it has been predicted. MORE»

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KiwiSaver funds misclassifying risk: Research

Friday, May 1st, 6:00AM

Some KiwiSaver providers are incorrectly indicating the risk category of their funds, new research shows. MORE»

Small Kiwi market a problem for KiwiSaver

Tuesday, April 28th, 6:00AM

Capacity constraints are a looming issue for the KiwiSaver market to contend with as it grows, research house Morningstar says. MORE»

KiwiSaver for first homes gets boost: ANZ

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2:44PM

ANZ is reporting a surge in the number of customers wanting to use KiwiSaver to help buy their first home following the April 1 introduction of new regulations for KiwiSaver first-home withdrawals. MORE»

Bankrupt KiwiSaver accounts off-limits

Wednesday, April 22nd, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver account-holders who go bankrupt will not have to hand over their retirement savings, a court has ruled. MORE»

Should KiwiSavers be allowed their lump sums?

Thursday, April 9th, 6:00AM  4 comments

Australian moves to limit retirees’ ability to withdraw their superannuation savings as a lump sum have prompted mixed reactions from New Zealand KiwiSaver providers. MORE»

Crowded KiwiSaver market sparks concern

Tuesday, March 17th, 6:00AM

The number of KiwiSaver providers in the New Zealand market may be unsustainable, the head of one of them says. MORE»

Smaller players need to stand out

Thursday, March 12th, 6:00AM

Smaller providers will have to differentiate themselves to stand out in a KiwiSaver market dominated by banks, an investment analyst says. MORE»

Complaint about 'ambush marketing'

Tuesday, March 10th, 6:00AM  2 comments

FMA is assessing a complaint about Milford Asset Management’s marketing activities. MORE»

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Cash PIE Rates

Cash Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ 2.60    2.67    2.79
ASB Bank 3.15    3.29    3.44
BNZ 3.15    3.44    3.60
Direct Broking Call Account 2.80    2.92    3.05
Heartland Bank 4.00    4.28    4.48
Kiwibank 2.40    2.50    2.61
Kiwibank 3.15    3.29    3.44
Nelson Building Society 3.75    3.90    4.08
RaboDirect 3.30    3.44    3.60
SBS Bank 3.25    3.11    3.28
TSB Bank 3.50    3.63    3.80
Westpac 3.00    3.09    3.22
Westpac 0.10    0.10    0.11
Westpac 4.15    4.27    4.46

Term Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ Term Fund - 90 days 3.00    3.08    3.22
ASB Bank Term Fund - 90 days 3.50    3.08    3.22
ASB Bank Term Fund - 6 months 4.10    3.85    4.02
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 4.50    4.40    4.59
ASB Bank Term Fund - 5 years 4.75    5.25    5.49
ASB Bank Term Fund - 9 months 4.15    4.18    4.37
BNZ Term PIE - 120 days 3.65    3.58    3.75
BNZ Term PIE - 150 days 3.65    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 5 years 4.65    4.88    5.10
BNZ Term PIE - 2 years 4.40    4.60    4.81
BNZ Term PIE - 18 months 4.35    4.55    4.76
BNZ Term PIE - 12 months 4.30    4.18    4.37
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 4.20    3.97    4.14
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 4.10    3.97    4.14
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 3.50    3.08    3.22
Co-operative Bank PIE Term Fund - 6 months 4.00    4.11    4.30
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 12 months 4.60    4.54    4.74
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 4.35    4.47    4.67
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 6 months 4.10    4.22    4.41
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 90 days 3.55    3.65    3.81
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 3.50    3.34    3.49
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 3.50    3.34    3.49
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 4.50    4.32    4.51
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 4.20    3.96    4.14
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 3.75    3.86    4.03
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 3.80    3.90    4.08
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 4.75    4.52    4.72
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