Online Crime Costs New Zealand Consumers $257 million

Press Release – Symantec

Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report Reveals Eight out of Ten New Zealand Consumers Surveyed Believe They Will Experience Online Crime Read more »

Record Levels of Debt-Ridden Foreign Students

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand is facing a catastrophe from highly indebted students entering the country on student visas, warns New Zealand First. Read more »

Helping hand for first home buyers in the Hutt Valley

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

In the Hutt Valley, 371 people are receiving help to buy their first home through the Governments new $435 million KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme. Read more »

Hefty insurance costs deserve closer scrutiny

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government needs to take a close look at practices that may be forcing Kiwis to pay more for their insurance or preventing them from taking out insurance, Labour’s Commerce spokesman Kris Faafoi says. Read more »

HomeStart delivering for first home buyers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The number of KiwiSaver HomeStart grants for first home buyers has doubled in the second quarterly report published by Housing New Zealand, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. HomeStart is surging ahead as young families realise … Read more »

AMP KiwiSaver Scheme receives Platinum rating

Press Release – AMP New Zealand

Leading life insurer and retirement savings provider, AMP Financial Services, has again cemented its position as one of New Zealands leading KiwiSaver providers with the announcement that it has been awarded a Platinum rating for 2016 from SuperRatings. Read more »

Rush on bridging finance

Press Release – Southern Cross Financial

A sense of urgency over Auckland property prices that have continued to rise on one hand, and a slow down in the time it takes to sell an existing house on the other, has caused a sharp escalation in bridging finance applications recently. Read more »

SuperRatings Awards Platinum to all ANZ KiwiSaver Schemes

Press Release – ANZ Bank

ANZ Investments today welcomed the Platinum ratings awarded to all three of its KiwiSaver scheme by independent research agency, SuperRatings. Read more »

BNZ opens new Small Business Hub in Hamilton

Press Release – Bank of New Zealand

BNZ tomorrow opens a new Small Business Hub in Hamilton, creating 20 new jobs and boosting the support it offers small and medium sized businesses. Read more »

NZ dollar rises vs. euro after ECB’s Draghi talks up QE

Article – Businesswire

NZ dollar rises to month-high vs. euro after ECB’s Draghi stokes stimulus bets Read more »

Top nutritionals exporter seeks growth capital

Press Release – New Image Group

Top nutritionals exporter seeks growth capital A leading New Zealand manufacturer of nutritional and well products, NIG Nutritionals (NIGN), is seeking capital to help it meet strong demand from China and wider Asian markets. NIGN is currently … Read more »

SBS marks brand refresh with fixed home loan rate under 4%

Press Release – SBS

23 November 2015 MEDIA RELEASE SBS Bank marks brand refresh with fixed home loan rate under 4% Read more »

HiFX Morning Update November 23 2015

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6565 (mid-rate) this morning. The NZD traded sideways on Friday holding onto Thursdays gains against the USD while continuing to out-perform both the GBP and EUR. Read more »

Innovation, adaptability key to corporate sustainability

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Two important factors often ignored by investors when assessing companies are innovation capacity and adaptability and responsiveness despite the pace of technological change which makes them increasingly critical, says Matthew … Read more »

Spark joins firms tapping debt market with bond offer

Article – BusinessDesk

Spark joins firms tapping debt market, to sell up to $150 mln of seven-year bonds Read more »

ASB’s South Island Regional Centre to open at The Crossing

Press Release – ASB Bank

ASB will open a new Christchurch central city branch and South Island Regional Centre within The Crossing retail and hospitality precinct, when it opens in 2017. The tenancy at the site, cornering High St and Cashel St, marks the return of a permanent base … Read more »

HIFX Morning Update, November 20 2015

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6562 (mid-rate) this morning. Reflecting positive contributions from the yield spread, stock prices, and building permits, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose … Read more »

Borrowers Choose Long Term Pain over Short Term Gain

Press Release – Credit Union Auckland

FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2015 NZCU Auckland today released the findings from a survey conducted amongst its customers regarding their borrowing habits and to what degree they understand the long term impact of those decisions. Read more »

Council agrees next steps in financing review

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Councils Finance and Performance committee met today and discussed the two Alternative Sources of Financing reports by EY and Cameron Partners. The committee agreed to hold a workshop in February to consider the direction it wishes to take … Read more »

McIntosh behaviour shows he wasn’t aware of RAM woes: lawyer

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Former Ross Asset Management investor Hamish McIntosh wouldn’t have continued to spend money on a property development in Wellington had he known the fund manager was in trouble, the Court of Appeal was told. Read more »

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