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Christine Liggins New Zealand’s First Accredited Personal Insolvency Practitioner

Press Release – Debtfix

In April 2020, Debtfix co-founder Christine Liggins became New Zealands first accredited insolvency practitioner specialising solely in the field of personal insolvency appointments. This allows Mrs Liggins to use the insolvency practitioner designation … Read more »

Empathy And Values Drive Decision Making

Press Release – Real Communications

Maria Thackwell For Maria Thackwell, owner of Maria Thackwell Mortgages, the lockdown period provided an opportunity to reaffirm the human-centric values such as empathy and relatability which are at the core of her business operation. At times like … Read more »

European Markets Trade Higher As US Futures Trade Lower Ahead Of Initial Jobless Claims Data

Article – Naeem Aslam

European markets and US futures are at odds once again and this shows that traders are not sure about the direction of the current trend. European markets are taking comfort in German trade balance data which was better than expected and also trying … Read more »

Tight Credit Market Creates Funding Challenges For Property Developers And Investors

Press Release – Alpha First Mortgage Investments

With New Zealand property developers and investors struggling with a tight credit market and overly-cautious banks, non-bank lending institutions are being called upon more than ever before to get development projects off the ground post-lockdown. … Read more »

Retirement Village Loans To Residents Can Indicate Financial Need

Press Release – Commission for Financial Capability

A report by the governments retirement village monitoring agency has found 40% of village operators provide loans to residents, but that there has been no significant increase in loans being sought. The loans generally cover shortfalls in entry payments … Read more »

Countdown To The 2020 Financial Services Council Annual Conference

Press Release – Financial Services Council

The Financial Services Council has released further detail about its annual conference to be held on 8 and 9 September 2020, in Auckland. The FSC conference has become an unmissable event on the annual calendar and this year is no different, says … Read more »

Heartland Launches Digital Home Loans With Low 2.89% P.A. 1 Year Fixed Rate

Press Release – Heartland Bank

Retirement savings are taking a back seat for many Many New Zealanders are retiring without the funds they need to support the lifestyle they want to live. In the post COVID-19 environment, this trend is expected to continue. Its no surprise that … Read more »

Commbank Outage Shows Australians Need To Carry Cash

Press Release – Next Payments

Commonwealth Banks devastating computer system failure affecting Netbank, the Commbank app, credit and debit cards and merchant payment systems demonstrates the extreme dangers of a cashless society. Commbank acknowledged a problem yesterday … Read more »

Women Shouldn’t Be Penalised For Raising A Family – Closing The Retirement Savings Gender Gap

Press Release – AMP Wealth Management

Specialist KiwiSaver provider, AMP Wealth Management today announced employees on unpaid parental leave will continue to receive a 12 per cent employer contribution to their KiwiSaver to help close the retirement savings gender gap. New Zealand women … Read more »

COVID-19 Fails To Knock Kiwi Investor Confidence, But More Disclosure Wanted

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Three months of COVID-19 lockdown and investment turmoil has done little to knock confidence in New Zealand capital markets and listed companies with overall investor sentiment very similar to 2019, an investor survey held in mid June shows. However, … Read more »

ASB Donates New Zealand Rugby Sponsorship To Help Kickstart Small Business

Press Release – ASB

ASB is donating its largest sponsorship asset, the All Blacks, Black Ferns and Maori All Blacks, to promote small and medium-sized New Zealand businesses in an effort to spotlight SMEs and stimulate New Zealands economy. The bank will create 100 … Read more »

Kiwi Start-up Taxoshi Cuts Through Cryptocurrency Tax Complexity In Time For 7 July Filing Date

Press Release – Taxoshi

After months of development, internal testing and discussions with Inland Revenue, Taxoshi has launched to make the complicated cryptocurrency tax process a breeze. 11 years ago, a visionary going by Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin, the first decentralised … Read more »

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