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NZ Funds drops Wellington investment

Monday, March 27th, 8:17PM

NZ Funds is backing away from its investments with Wellington Management... MORE »

Want to develop the new code?

Friday, March 24th, 2:18PM

Expressions of interest are sought for positions on the new code working group... MORE »

AMP offers zero fees

Friday, March 24th, 2:10PM

AMP is offering KiwiSaver members the chance to pay nothing in member and admin fees for a year when they switch to its scheme... MORE »

AIA appoints Golden Boots as global ambassador

Friday, March 24th, 12:50PM

English football star David Beckham will become global ambassador for AIA in a new multi-year agreement, it has been announced... MORE »

PIE Funds reopens soft-closed fund

Friday, March 24th, 7:54AM

PIE Funds has decided to "take advantage of the opportunity" it is seeing in the market and is re-opening its Dividend Fund... MORE »

Law change won't redraw boundaries

Thursday, March 23rd, 10:05PM

Insurance product recommendations currently offered outside the scope of the Financial Advisers Act will continue to fall outside the regulatory net once the law is rewritten... MORE »

Hunter Hall to tell shareholders to back merger

Monday, March 13th, 9:20PM

Hunter Hall says its board will recommend shareholders vote in favour of a merger with Pengana, subject to no better offer emerging... MORE »

FSC welcomes super move

Wednesday, March 8th, 9:26PM

The Financial Services Council has described NZ Super eligibility changes proposed this week as "good policy"... MORE »

US rate rise likely this month

Monday, March 6th, 8:06AM

US Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen gave a hat tip to a March rate hike in her most recent speech... MORE »

Renfrew's firm joins Consilium platform

Thursday, March 2nd, 7:06PM

Consilium has added another $85 million to its platform... MORE »

Asteron rating affirmed

Monday, February 27th, 8:52PM

Insurer Asteron Life has had its credit rating affirmed at A+ by Standard & Poors... MORE »

MJW makes statements available

Friday, February 17th, 2:54PM

Actuarial firm MJW has compiled a library of financial statements for all New Zealand insurers... MORE »

IFA/PAA conference registrations open

Thursday, February 16th, 1:01PM

It is to be held on August 3 and 4 at SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland... MORE »

Synergy takes pension transfers

Thursday, February 16th, 12:56PM

i-Select is headed by Chris Heffernan and has been operating since 2012... MORE »

ASB happy with Aegis

Wednesday, February 15th, 5:25PM

Aegis is facing increased competition from the NZX-owned NZX Wealth Technologies platform, which recently signed on Craigs Investment Partners and Hobson Wealth (formerly Macquarie)... MORE »

Ponzi scheme alleged

Wednesday, February 8th, 11:09AM

A not guilty plea has been entered in relation to an alleged $6 million Ponzi scheme... MORE »

Philip's Christmas message

Friday, December 23rd, 6:23AM

2016 has been a challenging year for most people in our industry and it's time to reflect, relax and recharge for next year... MORE »

Milford Private Equity Fund II oversubscribed

Tuesday, December 20th, 6:13PM

Milford will close its capital raising for the Milford PE Fund II at its hard cap limit of $150 million... MORE »

Another Ozzy fund turns up

Thursday, December 15th, 12:46PM

ASX-listed Fiducian Group, which runs a manage the manager investment strategy, is looking to offer its funds in New Zealand through Clayton Coplestone's Heathcote Investment Partners... MORE »

Second global investor join AMP Capital property portfolio

Tuesday, December 13th, 11:14AM

AMP Capital has secured another North American pension fund investor, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), as a 50% investor into its $1... MORE »

Ralph Stewart-associated super fund gets QROPs licence

Friday, December 9th, 12:46PM

Lifetime chief executive Ralph Stewart says New Zealand will continue to attract migrants and the company has launched a New Zealand Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) designed for investors with funds originating from UK pension schemes... MORE »

UDC Finance posts record net profit

Thursday, December 8th, 2:36PM

UDC Finance has posted a record net profit after tax of $58... MORE »

TSB cops formal AML warning

Wednesday, December 7th, 7:42AM

The Reserve Bank has given TSB a formal warning over its AML obligations... MORE »

Heartland interested in UDC

Tuesday, November 29th, 1:24PM

Heartland Bank says it remains interested in acquisitions, and in particular ANZ-owned finance company UDC... MORE »

Castle Point appoints distributor

Monday, November 28th, 6:51AM

Castle Point Funds Management has appointed Heathcote Investment Partners as its distribution partner in New Zealand... MORE »

Bentley adds new manager

Thursday, November 24th, 9:52AM

Thom Bentley's fund distribution business Remarkable Capital has added a new client to its offering... MORE »

Bill introduced to lift adviser requirements

Thursday, November 24th, 6:00AM

Australia’s Revenue and Financial Services Minister has introduced the bill that will increase requirements on the country’s financial advisers... MORE »

Asteron offers quake help

Tuesday, November 22nd, 11:44AM

Asteron Life is offering financial help to people affected by the Kaikoura earthquake... MORE »

Milford to establish private equity fund

Monday, November 21st, 9:00AM

The Milford Private Equity Fund II will invest the money it raises in between six to 10 companies which are two to three years away from a sharemarket listing and may also invest in listed companies... MORE »

Complectus IPO deferred

Wednesday, November 16th, 4:26PM

Complectus Limited, which owns Perpetual Guardian, has deferred its proposed IPO because of the volatility and uncertainty in capital markets following recent events, including the US presidential election... MORE »

Big fine for PGC

Friday, October 28th, 3:21PM

The NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal has fined Pyne Gould Corporation Limited $300,000 plus costs, for breaches of NZX’s Main Board Listing Rules... MORE »

UDC downgraded and flagged as possibly for sale

Tuesday, October 25th, 2:24PM

UDC Finance has had its credit rating dowgraded from AA- to A- as the finance company is no longer considered to be of "strategic importance" to its parent, ANZ... MORE »

Forex Ponzi accused in court

Thursday, October 20th, 9:35PM

A man has appeared in the Christchurch District Court on charges filed by the Serious Fraud Office in relation to an alleged foreign exchange (Forex) trading scheme purportedly operated by Arena Capital Limited trading as BlackfortFX... MORE »

ACC lauds investment team

Tuesday, October 4th, 4:47PM

ACC’s investments have beaten the benchmark for the 21st year in a row... MORE »

OnePath downgraded

Thursday, September 29th, 9:31AM

ANZ-owned life company OnePath has had its financial strength rating downgraded from Very Strong to Strong... MORE »

Fight won't go to court

Monday, September 26th, 7:34PM

PGC and Bath Street Capital are not going to court over what is still owing in relation to the sale of Perpetual Trust... MORE »

ASB watching robotics development

Monday, September 19th, 6:00AM

ASB says it is monitoring its Australian parent’s development of social robotics... MORE »

Information returns due

Monday, September 19th, 6:00AM

The prospect that the AFA designation will soon be removed does not allow advisers to skimp on filling out this year’s information returns... MORE »

Aucklander banned from financial services

Friday, September 16th, 3:06PM

An Auckland man who did not tell his clients he was keeping up to half their investment funds as commissions has been banned from providing financial services in Australia... MORE »

Vanguard open to KiwiSaver request

Thursday, September 15th, 9:06PM

Vanguard is open to the possibility of producing a product that New Zealand KiwiSaver funds could invest in without risking exposure to ammunition manufacturers, Simplicity managing director Sam Stubbs says... MORE »

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ANZ 5.79 4.89 5.29 5.49
ANZ Special - 4.49 4.79 -
ASB Bank 5.80 4.99 5.19 5.49
ASB Bank Special - 4.59 4.79 5.09
BankDirect 5.80 4.99 5.19 5.49
BankDirect Special - 4.59 4.79 5.09
BNZ - Mortgage One 6.50 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.95 - - -
BNZ - Special - 4.59 4.79 5.09
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.90 4.99 5.19 5.49
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.90 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 5.95 4.99 5.25 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 6.45 - - -
Finance Direct - - - -
First Credit Union 5.85 - - -
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heretaunga Building Society ▲5.75 ▲5.00 ▲5.20 -
Housing NZ Corp 5.65 4.89 5.19 5.49
HSBC Premier 5.59 4.19 4.39 4.89
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 5.70 4.59 4.69 5.09
Kiwibank 5.55 4.99 5.19 5.65
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.55 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 4.59 4.79 5.25
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society - - - -
Nelson Building Society 6.10 5.10 5.45 -
NZ Home Loans 5.80 4.99 5.19 5.49
NZ Home Loans - Specials - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
NZ Home Loans - Specials - 4.59 4.79 5.09
Resimac 5.30 4.86 4.94 5.30
SBS Bank ▲5.79 4.99 5.19 5.49
SBS Bank Special - 4.59 4.79 5.25
Sovereign 5.90 4.99 5.19 5.49
Sovereign Special - 4.59 4.79 5.09
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 5.65 4.59 4.85 5.25
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 5.65 5.09 5.35 5.75
TSB Bank 5.65 4.80 5.15 5.45
TSB Special - 4.55 4.75 5.15
Wairarapa Building Society 5.70 4.85 4.99 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac 5.75 4.99 5.19 5.49
Westpac - Capped rates - 5.15 5.25 -
Westpac - Offset 5.75 - - -
Westpac Special - 4.59 4.79 5.09
Median 5.79 4.88 5.17 5.38

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