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Jail term in Mutual Finance, Viaduct Capital case

27 March 2019 - One man has been jailed and two men sentenced to home detention at the Auckland High Court for their part in using finance companies to try to save commercial businesses during the global financial crisis.

How Australia’s Royal Commission could affect NZ investors

7 February 2019 - Shockwaves are running through Australia’s finance industry following the Royal Commission’s damning report so how could the recommendations impact on New Zealand investors?

FMA wins settlement for finance company investors

29 August 2017 - The trustee for failed finance company, Viaduct Capital, have settled civil proceedings filed by the FMA for $4.5 million. This is the first time the FMA...

Bawden's business rebrand

4 August 2017 - RE/MAX New Zealand is rebranding its finance arm which is run by Geoff Bawden.

Good news for Liberty

10 November 2016 - Non-bank deposit taker Liberty Financial has had its credit rating raised by Standard & Poors.

New kid on the block

29 March 2016 - Home loans industry gains another player as Freedom Home Loans enters the broking market.

New proposal for banks off-quarter reporting

21 December 2015 - Changes to banks’ off-quarter disclosure requirements are the subject of a new Reserve Bank proposal.

MTF case reaches Supreme Court

12 November 2015 - A long-running battle over what exactly lender credit fees should cover has hit the Supreme Court this week.

NZ’s 4th P2P lender to target SMEs

12 October 2015 - New Zealand’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending scene is set to get busier, following the news that Lending Crowd received its license from the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) on Friday.

3rd OPI/MFS director pleads guilty

18 September 2015 - A third former director of OPI Pacific Finance (formerly MFS), Craig Robert White, has pleaded guilty to misleading investors. White pleaded guilty to...

Former OPI/MFS directors get fine and community service

18 September 2015 - Two former directors of failed finance company OPI Pacific (formerly MFS) have been given sentences of community work and a fine. Mark Lacy and Jason Maywald,...

OPI/MFS directors plead guilty

21 August 2015 - Two former directors of failed finance company OPI Pacific Finance (formerly MFS) have pleaded guilty to charges of making untrue statements. Mark Lawrence...

Bad times are gone: Dodds

17 August 2015 - Clients of financial advisers should feel confident that the “horrible times” of the finance company collapses are gone and will not be repeated, an adviser association boss says.

Squirrel to fire up NZ’s P2P market

10 August 2015 - Squirrel Mortgages is set to launch its peer-to-peer (P2P) lending service early next month, after receiving New Zealand’s third P2P licence from the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) on Friday.

C+M payout inches closer

5 August 2015 - Capital + Merchant receivers are closer to making a distribution to investors. KordaMentha has reached a settlement with first-ranking creditors. They...

FMA drops Capital + Merchant action

28 July 2015 - A civil claim against Capital + Merchant Finance was unlikely to recover more of investors' money, the FMA said today as it announced it had stopped the proceedings.

FMA: Settlement gives investors more

6 July 2015 - An $18 million settlement negotiated with the former directors of Hanover Finance, Hanover Capital and United Finance is a better outcome than would have been achieved through court, the FMA says.

Match-fixing in funds management

16 February 2015 - Whoever leaked information the FMA was investigating Milford Asset Management for suspected market manipulation had very good timing.

Rates round-up: Dec 19

18 December 2011 - New Zealand households start saving again

FMA says 16 finance companies under investigation, six off the hook

14 September 2011 - The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has confirmed it is investigating 16 collapsed finance companies involving an estimated $3.45 billion of losses.

SFO, FMA lay a swag of criminal charges against Belgrave directors

14 September 2011 - Both the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) have laid a swag of criminal charges against three people associated with Belgrave Finance which collapsed in May 2008 owing investors about $22 million.

Bouquet for St Laurence; Brickbat for Strategic

24 November 2009 - McDouall Stuart has praised the transparency of St Laurence for keeping its investors informed and meeting specific repayment targets as part of its moratorium arrangement, while it raised questions around the ability of Strategic Finance's ability to meet repayments.

Resurgent risk appetite breathes life back into debt market

24 November 2009 - Resurgent appetite for higher-yielding, or riskier, assets has breathed life back into a debt market left for dead a year ago.

New team at Viaduct Capital shake off past prospectus issues

28 October 2009 - Viaduct Capital, the finance company that was suspended by the government's deposit guarantee scheme earlier this year, has had a shake-up in its management team that has seen Bruce McKay and Richard Blackwood take over the reins.

Regulations not a quick fix for Non Banks

22 October 2009 - Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard says that  the forthcoming non-bank deposit taking prudential regulations will not be a quick fix for the industry.

Asset Finance gives up Govt guarantee

20 October 2009 - Whakatane-based non-deposit taker Asset Finance is one of the first to exit the government's deposit guarantee scheme.

Strategic Finance investors told to hope for the best

30 September 2009 - Strategic Finance is asking debenture holders to hope for the best as the prospect of receivership looms over the finance company amid the downturn in the property market.

OPI (aka MFS) finally succumbs to receiver

16 September 2009 - OPI Pacific Finance, formerly MFS Pacific Finance, has been dealt the death blow. After 16 months sitting on moratorium row, the receivers have finally been called in.

Finance company enquiry not about redress: Dalziel

8 September 2009 - The Parliamentary inquiry into finance company collapses will not be an avenue of redress for investors in failed ventures, rather it will focus on the issues facing investors to ensure they are well-informed.

General Finance improves quality of its loan book

25 August 2009 - General Finance has reported an increase in the provisioning for bad loans in its finance company, but also an increase in the quality of its book.

Marac faces long road to bank status

20 August 2009 - Marac's aspirations of transforming into a bank have become difficult following its downgrade by Standard & Poor's last week, according to one of the rating agency's analysts.

Marac faces long road to bank status

20 August 2009 - UPDATED: Marac’s aspirations of transforming into a bank face a hard road ahead following its downgrade by Standard & Poor’s last week.

F&P Finance doing better than expected

18 August 2009 - Fisher & Paykel Finance managed to boost its revenue over the past year and avoid the trouble seen by some of its contemporaries by staying out of property development and sticking to consumer credit.

Viaduct wants Govt guarantee back

9 July 2009 - Viaduct Capital, the finance company that was suspended from the government's deposit guarantee scheme, will reapply for the scheme and denies the Treasury's allegations of failing due diligence on certain loans.

South Canterbury Finance gets S&P warning

7 July 2009 - UPDATED: South Canterbury Finance is teetering on the edge of moving into junk bond status.

Be careful before investing in cash PIEs

16 June 2009 - Boutique wealth manager Newton Ross has raised concerns about cash Portfolio Investment Entities, or PIEs, and warned investors to make sure they've done their homework before putting their money into a cash PIE.

Sue directors, not advisers: Lawyer

2 June 2009 - Investors in failed finance companies should look first to sue the directors of fraudulent finance companies when seeking damages, not the financial advisers who relied on supposedly credible prospectuses to base their recommendations, according lawyer Brian Henry.

Rates Round Up

1 June 2009 - Kiwibank happy with TD Tuesday's uptake; Vector bond sale raises $150 mln; Govt may align PIE and personal taxes

Institute defends naming

19 May 2009 - Institute of Financial Advisers president Lyn McMorran has defended the group's decision to name and shame two South Island advisers who were found guilty of breaching the institute's code of ethics.

Rates Round Up

18 May 2009 - Credit Sails costs investors; Payments delayed for Lombard investors; Dorchester cuts loss on end of year adjustments; Non-banks suffer from weak market.

IFA applies shame factor

13 May 2009 - For the first time the Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA) has named advisers found guilty by the organisation's disciplinary committee. INLCUDES links to decisions

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ANZ 5.19 4.19 4.25 4.49
ANZ Special - 3.69 3.75 3.99
ASB Bank 5.20 ▼4.25 ▼4.19 ▼4.39
ASB Bank Special - ▼3.75 ▼3.69 ▼3.89
BNZ - Classic - 3.69 3.75 3.99
BNZ - Mortgage One 5.90 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.35 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.30 4.45 4.35 4.55
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.30 - - -
Credit Union Auckland 5.95 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 6.15 4.95 4.95 -
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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 4.80 4.95 -
Housing NZ Corp ▼5.19 ▼4.29 ▼4.29 ▲4.49
HSBC Premier 5.89 3.79 3.79 3.89
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - - -
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ICBC 5.65 3.85 3.95 3.89
Kiwibank 5.80 ▼4.30 ▼4.40 4.74
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.15 - - -
Kiwibank Special - ▼3.55 ▼3.65 3.99
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society - - - -
Nelson Building Society 5.70 4.69 4.79 -
Resimac 5.30 4.86 4.14 4.19
RESIMAC Special - - - -
SBS Bank 5.29 4.85 5.05 5.49
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
SBS Bank Special - 3.78 3.78 3.99
Sovereign ▼5.30 4.35 4.29 4.55
Sovereign Special - 3.85 3.75 4.05
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 5.15 3.79 3.84 3.99
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 5.15 4.29 4.34 4.49
TSB Bank ▲6.09 ▲4.65 ▲4.59 ▲4.85
TSB Special 5.29 ▼3.85 ▼3.79 4.05
Wairarapa Building Society 5.70 4.85 4.99 -
Westpac 5.34 4.69 4.79 5.19
Westpac - Offset 5.34 - - -
Westpac Special - ▼3.69 ▼3.75 ▼3.99
Median 5.50 4.29 4.25 4.19

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