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Harvesting Black Swans

If you are worried that you are feeling a little too positive about the world, Nassim Taleb's book, The Black Swan, is a good way to bring you back down to earth.

Wednesday, August 21st, 7:00AM

Taleb has dedicated his professional career to exploring risks that lie outside of "normal" expectations. It has obviously taken some personal toll, "Every morning the world appears to me more random than it did the day before, and humans seem to be even more fooled by it than they were the previous day. It is becoming unbearable." he writes.

The cause...MORE»

Lower and lower domestic interest rates

Wednesday, August 14th, 6:39PM

The Harbour team examine market movements in the past month, and what they are watching going forward.


Why are Australian banks investing in nuclear weapons companies?

Wednesday, August 7th, 6:31AM

New Zealanders have strong and clear opinions about where our money is invested, and not supporting the manufacture of nuclear weapons is right at the top of the list. Our country has a long and proud anti-nuclear weapon history.


Countdown to Brexit: Will the UK Leave on Halloween?

Wednesday, July 24th, 3:47PM

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces tough battle with Parliament.


Finely balanced, markets walking a tightrope

Thursday, July 18th, 6:00AM

The Harbour team examine market movements in the past month, and what they are watching going forward.


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General Finance seeing strong interest from UDC investors

Friday, April 5th, 4:35PM

The short term fixed interest market has been dominated by ANZ owned UDC over recent years. MORE»

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»

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 providers question loss-making assumptions

Tuesday, August 20th, 6:00AM  1 comment

KiwiSaver providers are raising questions about a series of prescribed assumptions they will have to use to show clients' KiwiSaver balance projections – including that defensive funds will lose money in real terms each year. MORE»

Hobson Wealth latest to enter KiwiSaver with a robo solution

Friday, August 16th, 12:03PM

A new robo-advised KiwiSaver scheme, partly-owned by sharebroker Hobson Wealth, is set to launch in a month's time, designed to offer better investor outcomes. MORE»

Default KiwiSaver scheme set for overhaul

Wednesday, August 7th, 9:18PM  2 comments

Default KiwiSaver schemes may no longer be conservative, and could be forced to charge lower fees, if Government proposals for a revamp of the scheme are adopted. MORE»

KiwiSaver 'as good as it gets'

Thursday, August 1st, 6:00AM

Morningstar warns the past quarter was “about as good as it gets” for KiwiSaver returns. MORE»

Time to exit unnecessary fees

Monday, July 29th, 8:04AM

One of the things that has made KiwiSaver successful is that it is refreshingly free from the hooks and barbs of hidden charges that have traditionally bedeviled the investment industry. Or so one would hope. Unfortunately, old practices die hard. MORE»

Pathfinder-backed KiwiSaver to target gender diversity

Wednesday, July 17th, 9:59AM  10 comments

A new KiwiSaver scheme launching today will only invest in New Zealand listed companies that have at least one female director on their boards. MORE»

UK Pension Transfer Service Insight

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:01AM

NZ Funds’ new UK Pension Transfer Service aims to become market leader MORE»

Retirement policy: Call to start over

Friday, July 5th, 6:00AM  2 comments

New Zealand is spending billions of dollars on KiwiSaver with no clear indication that it is leaving anyone better off, two retirement policy commentators say. MORE»

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Cash PIE Rates

Cash Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ 0.10    0.10    0.11
ASB Bank 0.10    0.41    0.42
ASB Bank 0.10    0.59    0.56
ASB Bank 0.10    0.61    0.64
ASB Bank 0.15    0.66    0.69
ASB Bank 0.20    0.72    0.75
BNZ 0.10    0.10    0.10
Heartland Bank 1.50    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 0.05    0.10    0.11
Westpac 1.40    2.16    2.26

Term Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ Term Fund - 90 days 2.50    2.60    2.79
ANZ Term fund - 12 months 3.00    3.39    3.55
ANZ Term Fund - 120 days 2.65    3.09    3.22
ANZ Term fund - 6 months 3.05    3.45    3.60
ANZ Term Fund - 150 days 2.80    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 9 months 3.05    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 18 months 3.00    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 2 years 3.05    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 5 years 3.20    -    -
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 2.45    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 150 days 2.60    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 5 years 3.00    3.86    4.04
BNZ Term PIE - 2 years 2.90    3.91    4.09
BNZ Term PIE - 18 months 3.00    3.65    3.81
BNZ Term PIE - 12 months 3.00    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 2.85    3.44    3.60
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 2.85    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 2.20    2.72    2.85
Co-operative Bank PIE Term Fund - 6 months 3.40    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 12 months 3.20    3.53    3.69
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 6 months 3.15    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 9 months 3.15    3.85    4.02
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 18 months 3.20    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 2 years 3.25    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 5 years 3.50    3.85    4.02
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 90 days 2.65    2.72    2.82
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 6 months 3.40    3.49    3.65
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 2.95    3.03    3.17
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 9 months 3.40    3.49    3.65
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 2.60    2.88    3.00
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 2.50    3.38    3.53
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 2.75    3.29    3.43
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 2.75    3.49    3.65
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 2.80    3.44    3.60
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 2.80    3.17    3.32
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 2.20    2.56    2.67
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 2.75    3.79    3.96
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