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Kiwibank finds new boss inside own ranks

Kiwibank finds new boss inside own ranks
Wellington, Sept 1 NZPA - The new boss of Kiwibank has been found within the state-owned company's own ranks.

Kiwibank after-tax profit $45.8m

Kiwibank after-tax profit $45.8m
Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - Annual profits at state-owned Kiwibank fell as it earned less income from interest, but a government decision to provide uncalled capital support ensures it will be able to continue its growth strategy.

Kiwibank after-tax profit $45.8m

Kiwibank after-tax profit $45.8m
Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - Kiwibank has announced an after-tax profit of $45.8 million for the year ended June 30, a decrease of 13 percent from $52.5m a year ago. Chief executive Sam Knowles described the result as "solid and consistent with a tough environment".

Kiwibank calls for compulsory KiwiSaver membership

Kiwibank calls for compulsory KiwiSaver membership
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - The boss of state-owned Kiwibank wants people to be compelled to join KiwiSaver, with individual contributions rising gradually over the next decade or two to reach 10 percent of income.

Kiwibank cuts two-year fixed home loan rate

Kiwibank cuts two-year fixed home loan rate
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - State-owned Kiwibank has triggered a new battle in the home loan market with ANZ National Bank moving quickly to cut fixed lending rates after Kiwibank cut its two-year fixed home loan rate.

Kiwibank cuts two-year fixed home loan rate

Kiwibank cuts two-year fixed home loan rate
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Kiwibank is cutting its two-year fixed home loan rate to 6.99 percent per annum from 7.30 percent. Kiwibank chief executive Sam Knowles said the rate cut was to give some certainty to customers who are concerned about interest rate volatility.

Government wary of postal delivery reductions

Government wary of postal delivery reductions
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 9 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says it will take a lot of persuading to convince him to agree to reduce mail services.

Key praises Kiwibank boss

Key praises Kiwibank boss
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says Kiwibank chief executive Sam Knowles, who resigned yesterday, would have been a strong candidate to run New Zealand Post if he had wanted the job.

Key not surprised by Knowles' resignation

Key not surprised by Knowles' resignation
Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he wasn't surprised to learn Kiwibank chief executive Sam Knowles had announced his resignation. "He told me some time ago he was thinking of standing down," Mr Key told reporters.

Key not surprised by Knowles' resignation

Key not surprised by Knowles' resignation
Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he wasn't surprised to learn Kiwibank chief executive Sam Knowles had announced his resignation. "He told me some time ago he was thinking of standing down," Mr Key told reporters.

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