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Perpetual Guardian steps up in the Know Your Customer space

Friday, October 20th, 6:41PM

In a New Zealand first Perpetual Guardian is helping to bring state-of-the-art blockchain technology to the market and giving NZ Inc the chance to be the world leader in the burgeoning Know Your Customer (KYC) space... MORE »

BNZ signs on to AML tool

Wednesday, October 18th, 6:00AM

BNZ has signed on as one of the first customers of Intel’s Saffron AML Advisor tool, an AI offer designed to help financial institutions keep on top of their AML requirements... MORE »

Jail for $5.4m Ponzi

Friday, October 13th, 11:27AM

Shane Richard Scott has been sentenced to four years, eight months’ imprisonment for operating a Ponzi scheme that caught out friends and investors... MORE »

New nib partnership to target visitors

Tuesday, October 10th, 6:00AM

Health insurer nib has entered a partnership with OrbitProtect, to offer health cover services for international visitors to New Zealand... MORE »

SBS offers 10-year bond

Monday, October 2nd, 1:44PM

The SBS Capital Bond is a 10-year subordinated redeemable share, will be available on an ongoing basis to New Zealand investors... MORE »

The start of Fidelity's digital transformation

Friday, September 29th, 11:37AM

Fidelity Life's new website, which coincided with a brand refresh, is the first stage of the company's ongoing digital transformation... MORE »

Algorithm handles rebalancing

Friday, September 29th, 11:20AM

This automated algorithm allows client portfolios to be managed more cost-effectively, while ensuring they remain consistent with the overall risk parameters discussed and agreed in the client’s investment plan... MORE »

Super Fund buoyed by global equities

Thursday, September 28th, 11:25AM

The NZ Super Fund has reported a 20.7% (after costs, before NZ tax) return for the 12 months to June 30, one of its best annual results... MORE »

Fintech accelerator to run again

Tuesday, September 26th, 9:00AM

Kiwibank chief executive Paul Brock said the success of the first accelerator had encouraged Kiwibank and accelerator partners, Callaghan Innovation and Creative HQ, to launch version two of the innovative programme... MORE »

Kiwi Wealth latest to get responsible tick

Monday, September 25th, 6:49AM

Kiwi Wealth is the first default KiwiSaver provider to have all its funds verified as being invested responsibly... MORE »

Biggest ever non-Govt bond offer reaches the end

Wednesday, September 20th, 8:23AM

Rabobank has decided to redeem its bonds (NZX:RBOHA) which had a resettable rate, and where wildly popular when they were issued 10 years ago... MORE »

Smartshares reduces ETF fees

Friday, September 15th, 8:55AM

Smartshares has reduced the management fee on the NZ Mid Cap Exchange Traded Fund from 0... MORE »

Consilium named finalist in awards

Thursday, September 14th, 1:53PM

Christchurch-based Consilium has been named a finalist in AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards... MORE »

Gareth Morgan disappears

Tuesday, September 12th, 1:50PM

The Gareth Morgan Investments (GMI) name has been retired and replaced by Kiwi Wealth... MORE »

nib launches AI solution

Monday, September 11th, 6:56PM

nib has launched artificial intelligence technology to help with their customer inquiries... MORE »

Bath sues over failed Perpetual Guardian sale

Friday, September 8th, 1:08PM

Andrew Barnes's Bath Street Capital, which owns Perpetual Guardian, is taking legal action over the failed sale of the business to an Australian firm earlier this year... MORE »

Public Trust axes term deposits

Tuesday, September 5th, 7:48PM

Public Trust is no longer offering term deposits... MORE »

Big cake for small market share

Sunday, September 3rd, 12:05PM

Simplicity KiwiSaver Scheme has had its first birthday celebrating achieving "half of 1% of the KiwiSaver market... MORE »

Boost for fixed interest fund

Wednesday, August 30th, 12:23PM

The NZ-domiciled Hunter Global Fixed Interest Fund has almost half a billion dollars under management less than six months after launching... MORE »

FMA wins settlement for finance company investors

Tuesday, August 29th, 12:38PM

The trustee for failed finance company, Viaduct Capital, have settled civil proceedings filed by the FMA for $4... MORE »

NZX's Apertyx yet to take full flight

Thursday, August 24th, 7:11AM

NZX’s plans to get its foundation clients onto its Wealth Technologies platform (formerly called Apertyx) has been pushed back to early next year... MORE »

Remarkable adds and subtracts managers

Wednesday, August 23rd, 7:53AM

Remarkable Capital has taken on two new managers, and as a result is no longer representing King Tide (which is now wholesale only) and The Boat Fund... MORE »

Barramundi skinned in market

Monday, August 21st, 7:26PM

The Fisher Funds managed listed Australian equities trust, Barramundi (NZX: BRM) has seen its annual profit fall 50% to $2... MORE »

Politicians due to speak at conference

Friday, August 18th, 12:55PM

Three politicians will speak at this year's Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings NZ conference next month... MORE »

Good start with KiwiSaver, but growth yet to come

Friday, August 18th, 10:36AM

KiwiSaver has made a great start but the growth is still to come, AMP New Zealand general manager Blair Vernon says... MORE »

Super Fund: Carbon risk under-priced

Tuesday, August 15th, 11:50AM  1 comment

The selloff includes New Zealand companies Genesis Energy and NZ Oil and Gas... MORE »

Magellan plans list global trust

Thursday, August 10th, 9:23AM

Magellan is planning an IPO for a new ASX-listed investment trust, the Magellan Global Trust... MORE »

Mint gets A+ rating

Wednesday, August 2nd, 1:19PM

Mint Asset Management has been given an A+ rating from UNPRI for responsible investment governance and strategy... MORE »

BAA adds identity verification feature

Monday, July 24th, 8:09PM

The Boutique Advisers Alliance has added an automated identity verification feature to its custodial platform to help advisers handle their AML requirements... MORE »

Warminger appeal date set

Monday, July 10th, 8:47PM

A date has been set for Mark Warminger and the FMA to return to court... MORE »

FSC launches new awards

Monday, June 19th, 1:10PM

The Financial Services Council has created four new awards to celebrating success in the financial services industry... MORE »

FMA outlines fee methodology

Thursday, June 8th, 7:50PM

The FMA says KiwiSaver providers should be disclosing fees using the investor’s balance at the date the units of the fund are valued, or the cents per unit (CPU) method... MORE »

New Zealand not affected by AIA launch

Wednesday, June 7th, 9:26PM

On the other side of the Tasman, AIA head of distribution for health Craig Parker named licensees taking part in a three-month launch of a new brand, myOwn, from next month... MORE »

Aon rolls out SuiteBox across adviser network

Wednesday, June 7th, 10:09AM

Aon in Australia plans to roll out its digital workspace technology SuiteBox to its adviser network, to streamline their advice process and provide improved client experience... MORE »

Campaign to get more AEDs

Tuesday, June 6th, 10:04AM

With sudden cardiac arrest being the leading cause of death in New Zealand adults, Cigna and GrownUps have today joined Heart Saver’s Become a Heart Saver campaign to help address the issue... MORE »

Impact Investing for good

Thursday, May 18th, 3:58PM

A new initiative, the Impact Investment Forum, has been launched to support development of the growing impact investment market in Australia and New Zealand... MORE »

FSC and WSNZ launch joint conference

Thursday, May 4th, 7:22PM

This year's Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings NZ conference will be held in September in Auckland... MORE »

PIE Funds reopens another fund

Wednesday, May 3rd, 3:18PM

PIE Funds has decided to re-open its European fund... MORE »

Super Fund gets top rating

Monday, May 1st, 6:51PM

The report covers 500 of the world’s biggest asset owners and rates them in terms of their strategies in responding to risks from climate change... MORE »

Bascand takes financial stability

Wednesday, April 26th, 9:47PM

Governor Graeme Wheeler's term expires in September, three days before the election... MORE »

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ANZ 5.79 5.05 5.19 5.49
ANZ Special - 4.55 4.69 4.99
ASB Bank 5.80 4.75 4.99 5.29
ASB Bank Special - 4.39 4.69 4.99
BNZ - Mortgage One 6.50 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.95 - - -
BNZ - Special - 4.59 4.69 5.09
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.90 4.99 5.29 5.59
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.90 - - -
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 6.15 5.45 5.50 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
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
Heartland Bank - Online - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 5.75 5.00 5.20 -
Housing NZ Corp 5.79 4.75 4.99 5.29
HSBC Premier 5.79 4.19 4.29 4.89
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ICBC 5.80 4.59 4.69 5.09
Kiwibank 5.80 4.95 5.15 5.59
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.80 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 4.55 4.65 5.09
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society - - - -
Nelson Building Society 6.10 5.10 5.45 -
Resimac 5.30 4.86 4.94 5.30
RESIMAC Special 5.00 - 4.75 -
SBS Bank 5.89 4.99 5.19 5.59
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
SBS Bank Special - 4.59 4.69 5.09
Sovereign 5.90 4.75 4.99 5.29
Sovereign Special - 4.39 4.69 4.99
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 5.75 4.55 4.69 4.99
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 5.75 5.05 5.19 5.49
TSB Bank 5.80 4.80 5.15 5.45
TSB Special - 4.55 4.69 4.99
Wairarapa Building Society 5.70 4.85 4.99 -
Westpac 5.95 4.99 5.19 5.44
Westpac - Capped rates - 5.26 5.36 -
Westpac - Offset 5.95 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac Special - 4.59 4.74 4.94
Median 5.82 4.78 4.99 5.29

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