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Banking Tax Settlement `Good For Both Sides'

Banking Tax Settlement `Good For Both Sides'
Wellington, Dec 24 NZPA - A $2.2 billion stocking filler tax settlement is something of a win-win for both the Government and the country's four main banks on the eve of Christmas, says a banking academic.

Banks Settle With IRD -- $2.2b Present For Taxpayer

Banks Settle With IRD -- $2.2b Present For Taxpayer
Wellington, Dec 23 NZPA - Four major banks tonight settled long-running disputes with the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), and will pay 80 percent of the amount in dispute, more than $2.2 billion.

Banks Settle With IRD

Banks Settle With IRD
Wellington, Dec 23 NZPA - Four major banks have settled their long-running disputes with the Inland Revenue Department. The Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Robert Russell, and the Solicitor-General, David Collins QC, said they are pleased long-running tax disputes have been settled.

ANZ National Profit Fall In Otherwise Spectacular Parent Result

ANZ National Profit Fall In Otherwise Spectacular Parent Result
Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - Had it not been for New Zealand, it would have been a spectacular result, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd chief executive Mike Smith said today.

National Bank Says Customers To Benefit From Fee Reductions

National Bank Says Customers To Benefit From Fee Reductions
Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - The National Bank is doing away with 11 different fees, reducing three so-called exception fees, and introducing a new credit card over-limit fee.

Westpac NZ Collective Agreement Improves Job Security

Westpac NZ Collective Agreement Improves Job Security
Wellington, Aug 14 NZPA - Westpac New Zealand has agreed not to offshore work and to endeavour to preserve existing job numbers for a year in a settlement of a collective agreement with the finance workers union Finsec.

Some Relaxation Seen To Mortgage Criteria

Some Relaxation Seen To Mortgage Criteria
Wellington, July 10 NZPA - Some relaxation seems to be under way to the tougher home lending criteria banks introduced as the world was gripped by financial crisis last year.

ANZ National Sets Up Training Fund For Redundant Staff

ANZ National Sets Up Training Fund For Redundant Staff
Wellington, June 12 NZPA - ANZ National, New Zealand's biggest bank, is setting up a training fund and a hardship fund for staff it is sacking.

OCR Decision Against Backdrop Of Political Criticism

OCR Decision Against Backdrop Of Political Criticism
Wellington, June 11 NZPA - Today's decision on the Official Cash Rate (OCR) is being made against a background of political criticism of banks for failing to pass on cuts.

Customers Urged To Take Banks To Task

Customers Urged To Take Banks To Task
Wellington, June 10 NZPA - The Government can't control what interest rates banks charge, but customers who feel aggrieved should consider their options, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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