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Nearing an end to the NZ Goldilocks?

Markets, both in New Zealand and globally, have experienced "goldilocks" conditions for the past five years of low inflation and solid economic growth.

Tuesday, December 12th, 9:00AM

 

Key developments

While markets performed strongly in November, there were increasing signs, particularly in New Zealand, that 2018 may involve a transition away from this goldilocks environment.

Globally, equity markets continued to inch higher (up 1.3% in US dollar terms), led by the US and Japan. The US reporting season continued to better expectations, and there was a growing positive expectation of tax reform...MORE»

Policymakers and asset prices: an even bigger moral hazard?

Tuesday, December 5th, 9:40AM

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Super cheap Boom

Monday, November 27th, 9:31AM

“Thinking creatively about the future, rather than unimaginatively extrapolating from the past is also the key to capturing the value of change.” Ed Lam, Somerset Capital, Portfolio Manager

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A survival guide for financial adviser licensing

Tuesday, November 21st, 6:14AM

All financial advisory businesses will begin a mandatory licensing process, but do not fear, the FMA comes in peace, John Berry says. In the first of two-part commentary he shares his views on what to expect and how to prepare for change.

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When price and value diverge

Tuesday, November 7th, 3:13PM

The economics profession has always struggled to define the notion of value – and not only within the narrow context of the financial markets!

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Finance boost for UDC buyer

Monday, July 3rd, 8:34PM

TIP Trailer Services, a subsidiary of HNA Group leading the purchase of UDC from ANZ, has secured new financing arrangements to a total of $2.7 billion for UDC which will be effective when the sale is complete. MORE»

UDC vote approves trust deed change

Wednesday, June 21st, 7:33PM

UDC Finance debenture holders have voted to pass a special resolution to change the company's trust deed, clearing the way for sale. MORE»

NZCU Baywide offering high interest and flexible term deposit options

Tuesday, June 20th, 4:55PM

The new term deposit is believed to have one of the best combinations of high interest and flexibility from any rated New Zealand credit union or bank. MORE»

UDC: On track for sale

Tuesday, June 6th, 7:21PM

UDC Finance says its half-year profit of $30.2 million positions it well for new ownership. MORE»

FMT ticks over $500m in investments

Thursday, May 4th, 8:10AM

While banks clamp down on lending and restrictions tighten for investors, one non-bank lender has more money to offer than ever. MORE»

Shareholders chip in

Monday, April 10th, 6:00AM

Kiwibank has had to go to its new shareholders for more money. MORE»

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»

KiwiSaver   

KiwiSaver should invest more in NZ: Gaynor

Friday, December 15th, 6:00AM  2 comments

New Zealanders have missed out on KiwiSaver returns because of their lack of exposure to the local share market, one manager says. MORE»

KiwiSaver tax breaks mooted

Tuesday, December 12th, 6:00AM  3 comments

Michael Cullen chairing the new government's tax working group could be a boon to the KiwiSaver industry, it has been predicted. MORE»

Nikko plots KiwiSaver launch

Wednesday, December 6th, 6:00AM

Nikko Asset Management is to launch a KiwiSaver fund offered via roboadvice. MORE»

Simplicity lists on platforms

Monday, November 27th, 10:30AM

Low-cost KiwiSaver provider Simplicity is making changes that affect advisers. MORE»

KiwiSaver: Next crunch could be tougher

Friday, October 27th, 6:00AM  4 comments

KiwiSaver members shrugged off the only real downturn they have experienced because government incentives covered up its impact – but next time will not be so easy, new analysis suggests. MORE»

Work on incomes, global pension report says

Wednesday, October 25th, 6:00AM  1 comment

There will be growing demand for retirement income products as KiwiSaver matures, the author of a new report on pension policy says. MORE»

FMA to KiwiSaver providers: We are getting impatient

Thursday, October 5th, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver providers have been told they must do better, as the amount they earn in fees soars. MORE»

No need to open KiwiSaver to finance companies: AMP

Friday, September 15th, 6:00AM

There should not be a need for finance companies to tap into borrowers’ KiwiSaver accounts when they default on a loan, one provider says. 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 0.75    0.77    0.80
SBS Bank 1.50    -    -
TSB Bank 1.60    1.64    1.71
Westpac 0.35    0.36    0.38
Westpac 0.10    0.10    0.11
Westpac 2.10    2.16    2.26

Term Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ Term Fund - 90 days 2.75    2.60    2.79
ANZ Term fund - 12 months 3.30    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 3.15    3.34    3.49
ANZ Term Fund - 9 months 3.50    3.70    3.87
ANZ Term Fund - 18 months 3.60    3.70    3.87
ANZ Term Fund - 2 years 3.75    3.85    4.02
ANZ Term Fund - 5 years 4.10    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 3.15    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 3.60    3.65    3.81
BNZ Term PIE - 12 months 3.50    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 3.35    3.44    3.60
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 3.25    3.75    3.92
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 3.60    3.53    3.69
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 6 months 3.45    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 9 months 3.50    3.85    4.02
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 18 months 3.60    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 2 years 3.70    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 5 years 3.80    3.85    4.02
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 90 days 2.75    2.83    2.96
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 6 months 3.30    3.39    3.55
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 12 months 3.20    3.39    3.55
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 150 days 3.55    3.65    3.81
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 120 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 9 months 3.30    3.39    3.55
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 3.00    2.88    3.00
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 3.50    3.29    3.43
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 3.70    3.49    3.65
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 3.30    3.44    3.60
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 3.35    3.17    3.32
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 2.75    2.56    2.67
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 3.70    3.79    3.96
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