World Week Ahead: Earnings season accelerates

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Earnings from Bank of America and other American companies and the latest US economic data including on the consumer price index are a key focus this week, and speeches by Federal Reserve officials will be combed for clues on … Read more »

HiFX Morning Update, October 17 2016

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7108 (mid-rate) this morning. Fridays US economic data releases delivered mixed results for the USD with retail sales and PPI pushing the USD higher against all its major rivals before a weaker than expected consumer sentiment data … Read more »

Heartland pumps in $4 mln to Harmoney to boost stake

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Heartland Bank, the NZX-listed lender, has lifted its stake in Harmoney Corp, injecting $4 million of new equity into the peer-to-peer lender. Read more »

Community law centres get much needed support

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealands network of community law centres, who operate out of more than 140 locations across the country, have today received a much needed boost, says Labours Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern. Read more »

HiFX Morning Update, October 14 2016

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7096 (mid-rate) this morning. The Kiwi recovered from lows around 0.7030 overnight to trade up to a high of 0.7099 Read more »

NZ Startup Ventures into The Financial Comparison Market

Press Release –

New Zealand website is expanding its service to ensure more of us are getting the best deal when it comes to finding a credit card. Read more »

Island Taxis Launches TaxiCharge Payment And Billing Service

Press Release – TaxiCharge

Island Taxis, Waihekes largest taxi fleet, has ramped up its customer services by joining TaxiCharge to provide its full range of card based expense management and payment solutions. Read more »

BP Welcomes Apple Pay to New Zealand

Press Release – BP New Zealand

BP New Zealand today brings its customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay thats fast and convenient. Read more »

Apple Pay Coming to ANZ New Zealand’s customers

Press Release – ANZ New Zealand

ANZ New Zealand today brings its customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay thats fast and convenient. Read more »

HiFX Morning Update, October 13 2016

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7074 (mid-rate) this morning. There were no surprises in this mornings FOMC meeting minutes with the report confirming the decision to keep rates on hold in September was a close call. The Fed meet twice more this year, … Read more »

Goldsmith: Global Symposium on Financial Capability

Speech – New Zealand Government

It is rather humbling to be here and address a room full of hundreds, if not thousands, of years of collective knowledge on this very important topic. Read more »

Expansion of community finance initiative

Press Release – Community Finance

The Community Finance partnership announced today that its low and no interest loan schemes are now available in five new regions, after receiving additional government funding in the May 2016 budget. The initiative, which is run by Good Shepherd New … Read more »

PwC wins ‘Audit Innovation of the Year’

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

PwCs revolutionary data-auditing tool, Halo, has been awarded the prestigious International Accounting Bulletins Audit Innovation of the Year. PwC received the award in London on 6 October 2016 at the International Accounting Bulletin Forum … Read more »

Minister welcomes OECD delegates

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith welcomes delegates from the OECD who are gathering in Auckland today, to participate in the Global Symposium on Financial Education. Read more »

HiFX Morning Update. October 12 2016

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7058 (mid-rate) this morning. The USD and JPY spiked overnight as Global sentiment deteriorated following a leaked UK Treasury report showing the British government could lose as much as GBP 66bil per year in tax revenues and have … Read more »

KiwiSaver, HomeStart assistance tops $500m

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The number of New Zealanders accessing their KiwiSaver funds and the HomeStart grant scheme has more than doubled, with the funds for home deposits topping $500 million in the schemes first year, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

RBNZ affirms rate cut bias to stoke moribund inflation

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 11 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank still expects to cut interest rates further to try and stir inflation that’s been kept low by a weak global economy, though the bank isn’t concerned that consumer prices will start falling, says assistant governor … Read more »

Commerce Minister must clear the way for P2P lending

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on the Minister of Commerce to allow peer-to-peer platforms flexibility about who they charge for their service. Read more »

$150m acquisition of French insurance underwriter approved

Press Release – CBL Corporation

International credit and financial risk insurer CBL Corporation Limited (CBL) announced today it had been given the regulatory green light to proceed with its $150m strategic acquisition Securities and Financial Solutions Europe SA (SFS). Read more »

finPOWER Connect Teams Up with Secured Signing

Press Release – Secured Signing

Integration of Secured Signing’s online digital signature service to loan management system, finPOWER Connect is a win for financial services providers and borrowers. Read more »

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