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The global economy: weak household incomes constrain outlook

Over the last two months or so, we have travelled quite widely and one factor that has stood out during our travels has been the ongoing and seemingly widespread relative weakness in household income trends.

Monday, August 21st, 10:02AM

In real disposable terms, US household real income growth is currently running at 1.8%, a moderate but still unimpressive rate that is clearly somewhat slower than that which persisted at this point in 2016. In the UK, household real incomes are falling, as they are in Australia and potentially in Japan. In headline terms, New Zealand is showing respectable real income growth but the data looks rather less impressive in per capita terms...MORE»

Political risk – New Zealand next?

Monday, August 14th, 9:35AM

The last eighteen months have been a particularly fascinating time to be following political events. 

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Investing responsibly: passing the tipping point

Tuesday, August 8th, 9:11AM

Do you believe that well governed companies have better long-term prospects than their competition? If you do, then you have already taken the first small step to aligning yourself with a more sophisticated approach to responsible investing (RI).

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Global Equities: Why it's time to rethink

Monday, July 31st, 10:22AM

We are often asked for our view on emerging markets and whether now is a good time to be over or underweight. We feel that the term “emerging markets” is now more a matter of benchmark classification as opposed to some common fundamental reality.

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Get real!

Monday, July 17th, 9:00AM

It is now nearly a decade since the GFC. Returns have been very acceptable across most asset classes over this period.

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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   

Documents shorter but still dense

Tuesday, August 22nd, 5:59AM

New product disclosure statements that were meant to be easier to understand still contain a large number of specialist financial terms, researchers say. MORE»

Strategi launches KiwiSaver course

Sunday, August 20th, 7:35PM

Strategi has launched an NZQA-accredited course for people who want to offer advice on KiwiSaver. MORE»

KiwiSaver knowledge too low: Survey

Monday, August 7th, 6:00AM

Fewer than one in four New Zealanders are confident in their knowledge of KiwiSaver, a sign that the industry could do better, one bank economist says. MORE»

Kiwi Wealth mints responsible KiwiSaver solution

Thursday, August 3rd, 8:45PM

Kiwi Wealth has developed its own index fund, which it says will allow its KiwiSaver scheme to have more flexibility to generate better returns, improve tax efficiency and address responsible investment concerns. MORE»

Growth funds shine again: Morningstar

Wednesday, August 2nd, 8:03PM

Growth KiwiSaver funds performed strongly again in the June quarter, Morningstar's latest research shows. MORE»

Performance fees boost managers' earnings

Wednesday, August 2nd, 5:59AM  1 comment

Performance fees have helped to lift the fee revenue claimed by fund managers Milford and Fisher Funds. MORE»

Booster buys into wine

Wednesday, July 26th, 8:42PM

KiwiSaver firm Booster has made a direct investment of capital into a wine company. MORE»

ANZ launches scheme to help retain KiwiSaver clients

Friday, July 14th, 6:00AM  2 comments

ANZ is launching a new system through which it hopes to hold on to more of its KiwiSaver members. MORE»

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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 1.00    1.02    1.07
SBS Bank 1.80    1.86    1.94
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 3.35    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 3.75    3.70    3.87
ANZ Term Fund - 2 years 3.90    3.85    4.02
ANZ Term Fund - 5 years 4.30    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 3.15    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 3.60    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 3.10    3.28    3.42
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 3.40    3.53    3.69
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 6 months 3.30    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 9 months 3.70    3.85    4.02
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 18 months 3.30    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 2 years 3.30    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 5 years 3.70    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
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 12 months 3.40    3.50    3.65
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 6 months 3.35    3.45    3.60
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 90 days 2.85    2.93    3.06
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 2.80    2.88    3.00
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 3.20    3.29    3.43
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 3.40    3.49    3.65
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 3.35    3.44    3.60
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 3.10    3.17    3.32
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 2.50    2.56    2.67
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 3.70    3.79    3.96
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