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Departing financial watchdog Everett proud of laws requiring fair treatment of customers by banks and insurers
Outgoing financial watchdog Rob Everett took on banks and won. 
© 2021 Tue 4:52pm 

Should banks be forced by law to supply cash to customers?
Reserve Bank ponders options to keep cash circulating as banks shut branches/ATMs. 
© 2021 Thu, 30 Sep 9:33am 

ANZ and ASB face multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit over lending failures
Banks sued for 'multimillions' after admitting lending law breaches. 
© 2021 Wed, 29 Sep 4:03pm 

Kiwibank app, online banking out of action again: 'Changing banks soon as I can'
Bank has been battling 'intermittent issues' for weeks. 
© 2021 Tue, 28 Sep 2:13pm 

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Credit card repayment insurance warning: 200,000 people with 'poor value' cover
Watchdog warns over 'poor value' credit card repayment insurance sold by banks. 
© 2021 Thu, 23 Sep 11:53am 

Monthly mortgage lending of $8 billion drives banks' $1.45b profit
'Bank of mum and dad' bolsters first-home buyer sales, KPMG report indicates. 
© 2021 Thu, 23 Sep 5:13am 

Banks hike interest rates despite lockdown in Auckland
Three banks increase home loan rates, with a warning the Reserve Bank will be itching to act, too. 
© 2021 Fri, 17 Sep 5:53am 

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Sharemarket falls as investors fret over central banks tapering
Central banks around the world are starting to slow down their bond-buying programmes, taking the wind out of confidence for some investors. 
© 2021 Fri, 10 Sep 11:53pm 

There's something wrong when we're feeding the world, but our own people go hungry
OPINION: There's something wrong when supermarkets make big profits while demand for food banks soars. 
© 2021 Sat, 4 Sep 11:43pm 

BNZ, ANZ and Kiwibank waive contactless payment fees
The banks will not charge small and medium-sized businesses for contactless payments. 
© 2021 Thu, 2 Sep 5:33pm 

BNZ and Kiwibank waive contactless payment fees until end of October
Banks won't charge small and medium-sized businesses for contactless payments. 
© 2021 Thu, 2 Sep 4:43pm 

Banks: Call us, if you are under financial pressure
Some banks keep limited branches open for vulnerable people. 
© 2021 Wed, 18 Aug 11:33am 

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Why your financial habits are about to matter more than ever
OPINION: If you want to borrow money, banks will listen to the tales your bank statements tell and not just look at how much you earn. 
© 2021 Fri, 8 Oct 5:52am 

Class action launched against ASB and ANZ banks
A multi-million dollar class action lawsuit has been launched against the ANZ and ASB banks over claims they failed to fully refund around 150,000 customers for fees and interest earned on loans in which there were disclosure breaches.The... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Wed, 29 Sep 4:23pm 

RBNZ clamps down further on low-deposit home lending
Low deposit home loan borrowers will find it even tougher from November when the Reserve Bank will tighten loan-to-value ratios again.From November 1, only 10 per cent of banks' lending can be to owner-occupiers with a deposit or... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Thu, 23 Sep 1:03pm 

Strong quarter for bank profits but lockdown brings uncertainty
Profits at New Zealand's banks were strong in the June quarter but the Covid-19 lockdown has added new uncertainty.The banks collectively made $1.452 billion in the three months to June, according to KPMG's latest Financial Institutions... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Thu, 23 Sep 5:43am 

When is it time to take away the punch bowl?
OPINION: Consumer spend has not retreated during lockdown due to any lack of willingness, and the sugar rush looks set to continue. So when do central banks start taking away the punch bowl? 
© 2021 Mon, 13 Sep 2:23pm 

Banks, NZ Post among sites hit by DDoS attack
Websites began to crash shortly before 9am on Wednesday. 
© 2021 Wed, 8 Sep 12:43am 

Outages hit online services at banks, NZ Post
Hundreds of users reported problems on Wednesday morning. 
© 2021 Wed, 8 Sep 11:53am 

No Govt holiday scheme but banks offer help to struggling borrowers
This lockdown there is no official holiday scheme for people with home loans, but banks want struggling customers to contact them. 
© 2021 Fri, 3 Sep 10:13am 

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Westpac and ASB first banks to announce alert level 4 branch opening hours
Some branches will open for urgent 'critical' banking only, banks say. 
© 2021 Mon, 23 Aug 10:23pm 

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