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Investment horizon: The changing face of the New Zealand credit market

Over recent years the New Zealand credit market has been going through something of a quiet revolution.

Tuesday, May 1st, 1:15PM

The borderline between bank lending and fund management is becoming blurred. Fund managers are stepping into areas traditionally dominated by banks, as regulatory reform has imposed higher capital costs on banks.

Fund managers are broadening their investment choices and the range of bonds issued has become more varied.

There is also significant innovation via peer-to-peer lending. Greater disclosure is enabling deeper analysis of fixed interest funds...MORE»

Time to get climbing?

Tuesday, April 17th, 9:31AM

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The Code – issues for advisers (Part One)

Tuesday, April 17th, 6:05AM

This commentary looks at the new Code of Conduct and the issues, opportunities and challenges for adviser businesses. It is written by John Berry, a member of the Code Working Group (CWG), in his capacity as a commentator on NZ financial markets and as CEO of Pathfinder.

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Inflation erodes growth and confuses the outlook

Wednesday, April 4th, 9:52AM

Our starting point for this year was that global growth would be ‘satisfactory’ and that it would once again be led primarily by China’s continuing import boom.

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Private equity, not govt mandates, KiwiSaver's future: Managers

Tuesday, March 27th, 6:00AM

New Zealanders' KiwiSaver savings would do more for the country if they were used in private equity deals, fund managers say.

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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»

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KiwiSaver rules for MPs - even if their scheme doesn't exist any more

Friday, May 18th, 6:00AM

MPs including the Commerce Minister claim to be part of a scheme that was wound up five years ago. Good Returns checks out the latest register of pecuniary interests to find out where MPs have their money. MORE»

Call for KiwiSaver tax changes

Thursday, May 3rd, 6:00AM  5 comments

Tax changes to KiwiSaver are needed to encourage New Zealanders to start saving enough for their retirements, an AFA has told the Tax Working Group. MORE»

Tough quarter for KiwiSaver

Tuesday, May 1st, 8:22PM

Most KiwiSaver funds reported a negative return for the first three months of this year. MORE»

Advisers: Fee move will make little difference

Wednesday, March 28th, 5:59AM  6 comments

KiwiSaver investors will soon see the fees they pay displayed in dollar terms - but advisers are not convinced it will have any effect. MORE»

Roboadvice changes open door to new KiwiSaver player

Monday, March 26th, 6:00AM

The newest player in the KiwiSaver market is due to launch its offering in two weeks' time. MORE»

Tax breaks needed to boost savings: Milford

Monday, March 19th, 6:00AM  7 comments

One fund manager is calling for tax breaks to boost New Zealand's savings rate. MORE»

KiwiSaver fee drop 'missed the mark'

Monday, March 5th, 6:00AM  1 comment

Small reductions to KiwiSaver fund managers’ fees are nothing to be celebrated, an adviser says. MORE»

'Information gap' harming KiwiSaver outcomes

Monday, February 26th, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver investors still lack the knowledge required to make good choices about the investments, ASB’s latest KiwiSaver survey shows. 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
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 2.65    2.60    2.79
ANZ Term fund - 12 months 3.50    3.39    3.55
ANZ Term Fund - 120 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
ANZ Term fund - 6 months 3.25    3.45    3.60
ANZ Term Fund - 150 days 3.15    3.34    3.49
ANZ Term Fund - 9 months 3.30    3.60    3.76
ANZ Term Fund - 18 months 3.55    3.70    3.87
ANZ Term Fund - 2 years 3.65    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 2.90    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 150 days 3.00    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 5 years 4.05    3.86    4.04
BNZ Term PIE - 2 years 3.65    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 3.25    3.44    3.60
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 3.25    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 2.65    2.72    2.85
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 3.90    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 3.50    3.39    3.55
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 150 days 3.15    3.65    3.81
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 120 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 9 months 3.35    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 3.50    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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