More than words on Housing

Press Release – Peter Wakeman

How can people not owning a house get ahead with 15% GST, rents and other living costs when wage increases do not keep up? Read more »

Focused and consistent strategy sees CBL beat forecasts

Press Release – CBL Corporation

A focused and consistent strategy has seen specialist insurer CBL Corporation overcome currency headwinds and one-off expenses to celebrate its first full year as a listed company by posting another solid result for the year ended 31 December 2016. Read more »

2016 Full Year Results

Press Release – WPP AUNZ

WPP AUNZ Limited (WPP AUNZ the Group ASX: WPP), Australasias leading marketing content and communications group, today announced its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2016. Read more »

Crowe Horwath Nelson appoints new Associate Principal

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

The Nelson Tasman regions largest business advisory and accountancy firm Crowe Horwath has appointed Justine Kennard to Associate Principal. Justine was promoted from the role of Senior Client Manager. Read more »

Evenfy app offers a way to organize group expenses

Press Release – Evenfy

Group events and tasks are fun, but when it comes to managing group expenses, the troubles start brewing. First of all, it becomes difficult to track who spent on what and how much. Secondly, there are chances that group members may perhaps do … Read more »

Council propose changes to Financial Strategy

Press Release – Hutt City Council

On 21 February Hutt City Council met to discuss proposed projects, strategies and budgets to be included the 2017/18 Draft Annual Plan. Read more »

NZ dollar gains vs Aussie after weak 4Q business investment

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose against the Australian dollar on the back of some weak business investment data across the Tasman and gained against the greenback. Read more »

HiFX Morning Update – February 24, 2017

Press Release – HiFX

The Kiwi outperformed all its major competitors in the last 24 hours after quiet ranges earlier in the week. The NZD traded a 73 point range to finish up 1.0% higher against the USD. The FOMC meeting minutes yesterday morning at 8am showed that the … Read more »

Aucklanders light up the night sky for Pride

Press Release – ANZ Bank

ANZs #HoldTight campaign to support the Pride community motivated more than 75 ANZ staff and supporters to hold hands on Aucklands Pink Path last night. Read more »

Trade Me first half profit climbs 16%

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Trade Me lifted first-half profit 16 percent signalling an end to an investment phase for the online marketplace and business, although the result fell just short of analyst expectations. Read more »

MYOB to acquire leading payment solutions provider, Paycorp

Press Release – MYOB

MYOB Group Limited (MYOB or the company; ASX: MYO), a leading provider of online business management solutions, today announced it has entered in to a sale and purchase agreement to acquire 100 per cent of Paycorp Payment Solutions Pty Limited (Paycorp) … Read more »

HiFX Data Update – US Fed Interest Rate Decision

Press Release – HiFX

The US Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) have just announced US interest will remain unchanged for now but may raise rates fairly soon. The key points from this meeting include: Read more »

HiFX Morning Update, February 23 2017

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7162 (mid-rate) this morning. Currency and equity markets have remained in a holding pattern ahead of this mornings FOMC monetary policy meeting minutes data release. Overnight the UK Office for National Statistics upwardly … Read more »

Housing affordability improving in most parts of the country

Press Release – Home Loan Report

Housing became more affordable for first home buyers in most parts of the country last month, as falling prices more than offset the extra costs of rising mortgage interest rates, according to ‘s latest Home Loan Affordability Reports. Read more »

Borrowers need to look to the smaller lenders

Press Release – Mike Pero Mortgages

Smaller and highly responsive New Zealand-owned and operated lenders are the go-to options for Kiwi homebuyers now more than ever as the big four trading banks become increasingly picky on mortgage lending. Read more »

A tax refund could put extra cash in your pocket

Press Release – Canstar

Auckland, 22 February 2017. As Benjamin Franklin said There are only two certainties in life, death and taxes. Although he was right, what he didnt say is that on the bright side, you can often get a refund on your taxes! Read more »

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7162 (mid-rate) this morning

Press Release – HiFX

The latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction delivered a 3.2% fall for the index compared with a 1.3% increase at the previous auction. Read more »

Rabobank beefs up its animal proteins specialisation

Press Release – Rabobank

Leading agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank has appointed Blake Holgate to head up its research and analysis of New Zealands animal proteins sector. Read more »

Heartland lifts first-half profit, ups share purchase plan

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Heartland Bank increased first-half profit 14 percent as the NZX-listed lender’s loan book grew at the same time as it benefited from cheaper funding costs. Read more »

Western Pacific Insurance policy holders get pay out

Press Release – Grant Thornton

The liquidators of Western Pacific Insurance Limited are making their first payment to Western Pacifics Canterbury policy holders who are mainly holders of commercial buildings, say the liquidators David Ruscoe and Richard Simpson of accounting and … Read more »

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