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First crowd funding licences issued

Thursday, July 31st, 9:50AM

PledgeMe and Snowball Effect are the first companies to be licenced to offer equity crowd funding services in New Zealand... MORE »

Fisher nets Marlin performance fee

Monday, July 28th, 2:46PM  1 comment

Listed investment trust, Marlin Global, has paid a performance fee to its manager, Fisher Funds Management, totalling $732,947... MORE »

Entrepreneurs in our ranks

Thursday, July 24th, 7:08PM

Three players from the financial services industry have been named in the 16 finalists competing for the Entrepreneur of the Year title... MORE »

What people are thinking about retirement incomes

Friday, July 4th, 11:59AM  2 comments

Here's a snapshot of interest results from the recent ANZ Retirement Savings Barometer

  • 17% of respondents expected to rely solely on NZ Superannuation (NZS)
  • 29% of women believed they would need more than $500 per week on top of NZS when they retired, compared with 34% of men indicating they wanted to earn this much
  • Despite their lower expectations on future income, 31% of women were confident of reaching their retirement savings goals, compared with 51% of men
  • 50% of respondents said they would consider getting professional advice about KiwiSaver and their retirement savings plan
  • 55% of people nominated banks as their first choice for advice on KiwiSaver or retirement savings... MORE »

Former UK public sector staff urged to think about pension transfer

Monday, June 30th, 3:45PM  2 comments

Former UK public sector staff who are now New Zealand residents need to make a decision on whether they transfer this pension scehme... MORE »

FIF deemed rate of return set

Thursday, June 26th, 1:47PM

The deemed rate of return for taxing foreign investment fund (FIF) interests has been set at 7... MORE »

AMP pays out rest of frozen fund principal

Wednesday, June 25th, 9:54AM

AMP has made the final remaining payment of $19... MORE »

Investors grow General Finance

Friday, June 20th, 5:12PM

Small finance company General Finance says it is currently experiencing a strong demand from those looking to place deposits at higher than bank yields... MORE »

Heartland turning around HER business

Wednesday, June 18th, 5:38PM

Heartland is expecting to turn around its recently acquired home equity release business sooner than expected... MORE »

Ross seeks early withdrawal

Thursday, June 12th, 10:19PM

Ponzi-scheme operator David Ross, this week, appealed his minimum non-parole period in jail... MORE »

FACTA a fact

Thursday, June 12th, 5:09PM

New Zealand has signed an inter-governmental-agreement (IGA) with the US government which allows the sharing of tax information and is part of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)... MORE »

Devon goes direct

Thursday, June 12th, 4:50PM

Devon Funds Management has made two of its funds available to retail investors through the RaboDirect’s online managed funds platform... MORE »

NZACU name change

Thursday, June 5th, 6:32PM

The industry association representing co-operatively owned credit unions and building societies, the New Zealand Association of Credit Unions (NZACU) is to change its name to Co-op Money NZ from mid-July... MORE »

St Laurence directors get warning rather than court summon

Thursday, May 29th, 11:04AM

Eight directors of failed finance company St Laurence have got away with a warning from the FMA, rather than having a date in court... MORE »

Finance company profits rise

Thursday, May 22nd, 11:10AM

UDC Finance has recorded a net profit after tax of $25... MORE »

Heartland gets upgrade

Thursday, May 22nd, 10:35AM

Standard & Poor’s has raised its long-term issuer credit rating on Heartland Bank from ‘BBB-’ to ‘BBB’ ... MORE »

Finance company adviser charged

Friday, May 16th, 4:42PM

Hugh Edward Staples Hamilton has been found guilty at the Auckland High Court of 14 charges arising out of the collapse of Belgrave Finance... MORE »

Mercer Marsh mash up

Friday, May 9th, 5:24PM

Mercer and Marsh have formed the largest benefits brokerage and related advisory business in the New Zealand market with the launch of Mercer Marsh Benefits... MORE »

FMC license tutorials offered

Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:43PM

The FMA is holding a series of tutorials on the new online application portal for FMC licenses... MORE »

nib sticks with Benji Marshall

Tuesday, April 22nd, 11:41AM

nib chief executive Rob Hennin says the company is "committed to (Benji) as its brand ambassador... MORE »

PM Capital does another listed fund

Thursday, April 17th, 12:41PM

PM Capital is doing another listed investment company, this time an Asian Opportunities Fund... MORE »

Guardian Trust final payout

Wednesday, April 16th, 1:50PM

Investors will receive the final payouts from the Guardian Trust Mortgage Fund and the Guardian CashPlus Mortgage Units Fund on Tuesday, April 29... MORE »

Financial literacy tools reach teachers

Friday, April 11th, 9:37AM  1 comment

A new suite of tools and resources has been developed to help teach financial literacy in the classroom... MORE »

FATCA agreement reached

Thursday, April 3rd, 5:22PM

An “agreement in substance” has been reached between the United States and New Zealand governments on the implementation on new Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) rules... MORE »

FMA signs MoU

Tuesday, April 1st, 9:49AM

The FMA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commerce Commission... MORE »

Fewer complaints about unsolicited offers

Friday, March 28th, 6:00AM

Investors are still accepting “low-ball” unsolicited share offers that are well below what they could get by selling through a broker – but fewer of them are complaining about it, an FMA report says... MORE »

Second contributory mortgage broker pleads guilty

Wednesday, March 26th, 2:58PM

First Mortgage Investments Limited has been convicted and fined $4000 plus court costs for failing to deliver its annual report to the Registrar of Companies by June 30 last year... MORE »

Craigs profit up

Tuesday, March 25th, 6:00AM

Craigs Investment Partners tripled its profit in 2013, to a record $17... MORE »

FMA lays charges

Friday, March 21st, 2:54PM

Charges have been laid against directors of Viaduct Capital and the company that was formerly Mutual Finance... MORE »

Morgan name dropped

Thursday, March 13th, 11:59AM

Kiwibank is to rebrand the Gareth Morgan KiwiSaver scheme from the end of this month... MORE »

Firm fined for failure

Thursday, March 6th, 9:27AM

Contributory mortgage broking firm Prudential Mortgage has been convicted and fined $2,000 for failing to deliver its annual report on time... MORE »

PGC reports loss

Monday, March 3rd, 10:41AM

Pyne Gould Corporation has reported a $6.6 million loss for the six months to December 31, after a profit of $1... MORE »

Sky TV sets rate for bonds

Friday, February 28th, 3:41PM

SKY TV is seeking to raise up to $100 million of unsecured unsubordinated fixed rate bonds... MORE »

AML reports due mid-year

Monday, February 24th, 7:49PM

The first round of annual reports on AML/CFT programmes and risk assessments must be submitted on August 30... MORE »

Lombard civil case dropped

Monday, February 24th, 2:00PM

The FMA has dropped civil proceedings against four Lombard directors... MORE »

Aorangi repayment reaches 92c

Friday, February 21st, 3:13PM

Repayments to investors in Aorangi Securities have climbed to 92 cents in the dollar... MORE »

Guidance note 'common sense'

Friday, February 21st, 2:24PM

A guidance note from the FMA on broker obligations outlines a common-sense approach that most brokers should already be taking, one financial law expert says... MORE »

PAA plans CEO appointment

Wednesday, February 19th, 12:26PM

The Professional Advisers Association is looking to appoint an interim chief executive by the end of this week... MORE »

Sky TV considering bond offer

Tuesday, February 18th, 1:13PM

SKY Television is considering making an offer of up to $100 million of unsecured unsubordinated fixed rate bonds to New Zealanders and is now seeking preliminary indications of interest... MORE »

13 lucky for Accuro

Monday, February 17th, 6:40PM

Accuro Health Insurance says its increased its membership for 13 consecutive quarters at a time when the sector is contracting... MORE »

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AMP Home Loans ▲7.24 5.99 6.29 6.60
AMP Home Loans $200k+ ▲7.14 5.89 6.19 6.50
AMP Home Loans LVR <80% - - 5.85 6.29
ANZ 6.74 6.05 6.49 6.65
ANZ LVR > 90 6.74 6.55 6.99 7.15
ANZ Special - - 6.09 -
ASB Bank ▲6.75 6.09 6.40 6.65
ASB Bank Special - 5.95 - -
BankDirect ▲6.75 6.09 6.99 6.65
BankDirect Special - 5.95 - -
BNZ - Classic - - - 6.25
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
BNZ - GlobalPlus ▲6.74 5.99 6.39 6.59
BNZ - Mortgage One ▲7.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay ▲6.74 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys ▲6.74 5.99 6.39 6.59
BNZ - TotalMoney ▲6.74 - - -
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide ▲6.45 5.90 6.50 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 5.75 - - -
eMortgage 6.04 6.15 6.69 7.19
Finance Direct 6.10 6.45 6.69 7.10
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
First Credit Union 6.45 - - -
General Finance 5.95 6.25 6.50 7.10
HBS Bank 6.15 5.85 6.20 6.25
HBS Special - - - 5.95
Heartland 6.45 6.75 7.00 7.60
Heretaunga Building Society 6.25 5.85 6.50 -
Housing NZ Corp 6.50 6.00 6.30 6.60
HSBC Premier ▲6.84 5.95 5.99 6.25
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - 5.85 5.85 5.85
Kiwibank 6.40 5.99 6.29 6.29
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Kiwibank - Capped 5.65 6.50 - -
Kiwibank - Offset 6.30 - - -
Kiwibank LVR > 80% - - 5.85 6.29
Liberty 5.64 - - -
Napier Building Society 5.80 6.00 6.70 -
Nelson Building Society ▲6.95 ▲6.15 6.60 -
NZ Home Loans 6.35 6.09 6.40 6.65
Perpetual Trust 7.70 - - -
RESIMAC - lo doc ▲7.59 7.06 7.38 7.82
RESIMAC LVR < 80% ▲6.59 6.06 6.38 6.82
RESIMAC LVR < 85% ▲7.59 7.06 7.38 7.82
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
RESIMAC LVR < 90% ▲8.59 8.06 8.38 8.82
SBS Bank 6.15 5.85 6.20 6.25
SBS Bank Special - - - 5.95
Silver Fern 5.95 6.10 6.55 7.05
Sovereign ▲6.85 6.09 6.40 6.65
Sovereign Special - 5.95 - -
The Co-operative Bank ▲6.70 6.00 6.00 6.25
TSB Bank ▲6.74 6.00 6.19 6.60
TSB Special - - 5.80 -
Wairarapa Building Society 6.20 5.75 5.95 -
Westpac ▲6.59 6.09 6.39 6.65
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac - Capped rates - 6.49 6.99 -
Westpac - Offset ▲6.59 - - -
Westpac Special - 5.95 6.09 -
Median 6.59 6.00 6.39 6.60

Last updated: 31 July 2014 9:42am

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