New livestock finance facility offers flexibility

Press Release – Carrfields

April 23 2017 A new seasonal livestock finance facility is aiming to address a gap in the market for low cost and flexible borrowing. Carrfields Stockline, which has just been launched nationwide, was set up in response to a need among farmers … Read more »

TSB Bank wins Consumer NZ’s People’s Choice Award

Press Release – TSB Bank

TSB Bank has won the Consumer NZ Peoples Choice award for Banking for the second year in a row. Read more »

NZ-owned banks take out Consumer NZ People’s Choice awards

Press Release – Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ has given TSB Bank, The Co-operative Bank and Kiwibank 2017 Peoples Choice awards for banking. Read more »

HiFX Morning Update April 24 2017

Press Release – HiFX

This morning French voters delivered the result the markets were hoping for with independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right Europhobe Marine Le Pen advancing to the next round of voting on the 7th May. Marcon won 23.7% of the vote with Le … Read more »

HiFX Morning Update, April 21 2017

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7013 (mid-rate) this morning. The NZDUSD traded a 52 point range or 0.74% in the last 24 hours. The Kiwi rallied strongly after yesterdays better than expected CPI but slipped back again in the US session to open modestly … Read more »

Don Brash promotes “flat earth economics”

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

In his comment on Bryan Goulds article on the Reserve Bank, Don Brash continues to perpetuate his flat earth economics view of the way the banking system operates. Read more »

Fresh charity model makes claiming $60,000 back easy

Press Release – One Percent Collective

As a New Zealand taxpayer, if you donate more than $5.00 to a registered charity, and have a compliant receipt, you can claim back one third from IRD on your tax return. Read more »

New Finance Minister to meet Kapiti businesses

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

Hon Steven Joyce will make his first visit to Kapiti as Finance Minister next week to speak to Kapitin based businesses, ahead of his first Budget in May. Read more »

2017 starts with solid growth prospects for small businesses

Press Release – ANZ New Zealand

The first quarter of 2017 has seen the strongest growth outlook for small business in two years according to ANZs Business Micro Scope survey. While headline confidence for small businesses eased in the March quarter, other key indicators, which are … Read more »

HiFX Morning Update, April 20 2017

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7005 (mid-rate) this morning. The NZDUSD failed to break above 0.7050 during our trading day, yesterday and opens this morning on the brink of trading back below 0.70. There was very little in the way of economic data overnight and … Read more »

Harbour Asset Management and InvestNow partnership

Press Release – InvestNow

Harbour Asset Management has partnered with online investment platform InvestNow to offer all their retail funds to direct investors. Read more »

More than half of all adults have a private super scheme

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Fifty-three percent of adults had a private superannuation scheme in the year ended June 2015, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

NZ shares financial scrutiny initiatives with Australia

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Chairperson of the Finance and Expenditure Committee, Chris Bishop MP and Hon Clayton Cosgrove MP, will represent New Zealand this week at the Australasian Council of Public Accounts Committee Conference (ACPAC) in Brisbane, Australia. The Speaker … Read more »

HiFX Morning Update – April 19 2017

Press Release – HiFX

Once again geopolitical news has dominated markets after UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced a snap general election for June 8. The GBP which initially plunged on the announcement has since surged higher and is the strongest performing currency … Read more »

Annual inflation tipped to hit mid-point of RBNZ’s target

Article – BusinessDesk

April 18 (BusinessDesk) – Higher food and fuel prices are expected to propel annual inflation to 2 percent in the first quarter, marking the first time it will hit the mid-point of the central bank’s target range in five-and-a-half years. Read more »

Allan Hawkins’ finance companies lose appeal

Article – BusinessDesk

April 18 (BusinessDesk) – The High Court has upheld a ruling that former 1980s highflyer Allan Hawkins’ Budget Loans and Evolution Finance misled 21 borrowers while enforcing loan contracts and sided with the Commerce Commission that 19 charges that were tossed … Read more »

Commerce Commission wins appeal in Budget Loans case

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has won its appeal against a District Court decision to dismiss 19 charges against two finance companies. Read more »

HiFX Morning Update, April 18 2017

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7005 (mid-rate) this morning. Investors remain cautious as geopolitical instability continues to dominate the news. The NZDUSD traded to a high of 0.7035 on a combination of better-than-expected China data and disappointing US … Read more »

Seymour welcomes credit union reforms

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed Stuart Smiths Friendly Societies and Credit Unions (Regulatory Improvements) Amendment Bill, drawn from the members ballot today. Read more »

Continued benefits from farm business management program

Press Release – Rabobank

More than a decade on, farmers who have graduated from one of agricultures premier education programs, the Rabobank Executive Development Program , continue to reap the benefits from implementing long-lasting changes to the management of their farming … Read more »

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