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Consequences of guarantee and SCF collapse debated

Consequences of guarantee and SCF collapse debated
Wellington, Sept 1 NZPA - The focus turned today to who will buy the assets of South Canterbury Finance and the unintended consequences of the Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme.

RBNZ reviews bank disclosure regime

RBNZ reviews bank disclosure regime
Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Financial disclosure requirements for banks could be reduced as the Reserve Bank looks at changing the current regime but a banking academic said the proposed changes are "more or less useless".

Fixed-rate dip expected to be temporary

Fixed-rate dip expected to be temporary
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - A dip in fixed-term mortgage rates is only expected to be temporary, despite being seen as an indication of increasing confidence in the stability of banks in this country.

Ending Bank Wholesale Guarantee Not Seen As A Problem

Ending  Bank Wholesale Guarantee Not Seen As A Problem
Wellington, Feb 8 NZPA - A banking analyst does not see any problem in New Zealand matching Australia by ending a government guarantee on wholesale funds.

Wellington Petrol Stations Pass On Credit Card Charges

Wellington Petrol Stations Pass On Credit Card Charges
Wellington, Jan 10 NZPA - Five independently owned BP stations in Wellington may be the first businesses in the country to pass on credit card transaction costs to their customers.

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.

Mortgagee Sales Reach New High

Mortgagee Sales Reach New High
Wellington, March 29 NZPA - Mortgagee sale figures have reached a new high, with Auckland hardest hit, latest figures show. There were 150 forced sales around the country in January, a five-fold increase from January 2007's 28 sales.

Banks Urged To Remember Borrowers As Interest Rates Rise

Banks Urged To Remember Borrowers As Interest Rates Rise
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - Rising fixed-interest loans at major banks is good news for the country's savers, but the Finance Minister has urged banks to remember their borrowers.

Rise In Longer Term Fixed Mortgage Rates No Surprise

Rise In Longer Term Fixed Mortgage Rates No Surprise
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - Recent rise in some fixed-interest loans by major banks are not unexpected, Massey University director of banking studies David Tripe says.

Banks Cut Mortgage Rates, But Will It Be Enough?

Banks Cut Mortgage Rates, But Will It Be Enough?
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - Now is the time to buy, a vendor of home mortgage finance said as Kiwibank and Westpac led the latest round of mortgage rate cuts.

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