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Govt Guarantee On Deposits: Should I Invest With A Finance Company?

Given the government guarantee on deposits, am I better to take my money out of a lower interest bank deposit and put it in a higher risk finance company with a higher interest rate now, if that finance company is government guaranteed?

Eight Rules For Sorted Investing

Eight Rules For Sorted Investing
Before you leap into any investment decision, there are some important rules you should follow: 1. Set your goals

How Can I Invest Ethically?

I own no stocks but would like to know if it is possible to invest "ethically" (for example, no armaments companies or greedy pharmaceuticals) - whether through KiwiSaver or elsewhere.

Parliament Passes Commerce Amendment Bill

Parliament Passes Commerce Amendment Bill
Parliament has passed legislation which Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel says is "excellent news" for the growth and improvement of infrastructure businesses that are natural monopolies.

Law Covering Regulation Of Finance Companies Passed

Finance companies, building societies, credit unions and other deposit takers will be required to obtain credit ratings and meet tougher prudential requirements as a result of legislation enacted today, Finance Minister Michael Cullen says.

Greens Want Foreigners Banned From Buying NZ Property

Greens Want Foreigners Banned From Buying NZ Property
Reports that overseas speculators are shutting first home buyers out of the market should spur the Government to ban foreigners owning land in New Zealand, Greens co-leader Russel Norman said today.

Guide to Emotion-Free Investing

Most people assume that when it comes to investing, the best thing to do is take a rational, unbiased point of view that doesn’t take feelings into account whatsoever.  But is this true?  Or are there benefits to giving in to those urges to buy and sell when the logical viewpoint is the opposite

Spread Your Risks And Do Nothing Rash, Investors Told

Wellington, July 30 NZPA - As the troubled financial industry takes another hit, investors are being reminded to spread their risks and advised against doing anything rash.

Guide To The Advantages Of Investing Overseas

Many New Zealanders feel that they would rather stick close to home and invest in companies based in New Zealand.  Besides, it’s more work to research shares in foreign companies, and don’t you have to pay more taxes on shares held in international companies, anyway?  

Getting A Bargain On Your Savings

Credit Card Comparison TablesCompare Credit Cards - Independent interest rate and fees comparisons for New Zealand banks.