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Wed April 14, 21

Women, Māori and Pasifika money know-how to be targeted in new national strategy - Wed April 14, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Bringing up the levels of financial know-how in women, Māori and Pasifika is the aim of a new national strategy for financial capability being launched today.Jane Wrightson, Retirement Commissioner and the head of the Commission... more ...

Cooking the Books podcast: How to financially prepare for a career break - Wed April 14, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
OPINION: Each week the NZ Herald's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's how to make a career break financially possible. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to the Cooking the Books podcast here... more ...
Mon April 12, 21

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin join Jeff Bezos in the $100b club - Mon April 12, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are the newest members of the elite global club for individuals with fortunes of more than US$100bn ($142b).They have become centibillionaires, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires... more ...
Wed April 7, 21

Cooking the Books podcast: How NZers are reaching financial security without a house - Wed April 7, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
OPINION: Each week the NZ Herald's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's how high house prices are changing the way we manage our money. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to the Cooking the Books... more ...
Thu April 1, 21

Cooking the Books podcast: A guide to the free cash that can boost your home deposit - Thu April 1, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
OPINION: Each week the NZ Herald's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's what financial help is available to first-home buyers. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to the Cooking the Books podcast... more ...

Reserve Bank eases dividend restrictions on banks - Thu April 1, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
New Zealand's banks will now be allowed to pay up to 50 per cent of their earnings out in dividends after the Reserve Bank eased restrictions.The RBNZ blocked the banks from paying dividends to their shareholders in April last year... more ...

Remaining Bonus Bond holders to get little bit extra - Thu April 1, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Investors in ANZ's Bonus Bonds will be rewarded for hanging on to their bonds until the wind up of the scheme.ANZ Investment Services which manage the scheme today said investors would receive at least $1.10 for each Bonus Bond... more ...

Robertson says Govt will review Westpac's role as country's banker - Thu April 1, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
The Government could look to move some of its banking away from Westpac in the next review of the major banking contract.Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson made the comments a day after the Australian bank said it was reviewing... more ...
Tue March 23, 21

Privacy breach: IRD sent details of baby to complete stranger and paid her $240 - Tue March 23, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
A woman was shocked to find the details of an unknown baby had been added to her online Inland Revenue account and to receive a $240 back-dated payment for the child.Katie, who doesn't want her last name used, said she received... more ...
Mon March 22, 21

KiwiSaver provider Simplicity commits $20 million to community housing fund - Mon March 22, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
KiwiSaver provider Simplicity says it has committed $20 million to the Aotearoa Pledge - which aims to raise $100m to address New Zealand's housing shortage.The contribution is the largest to date and takes investment in the Aotearoa... more ...
Wed March 17, 21

First home buyers shelling out $94,000 more to get on property ladder - Wed March 17, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
First home buyers are having to shell out on average nearly $94,000 more to get on the property ladder than a year ago.Data from CoreLogic shows the median price paid in February for a first home buyer was $615,000 - 18 per cent... more ...

Cooking the Books: What cryptocurrency traders expect from wary government regulators - Wed March 17, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
OPINION: Each week the NZ Herald's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's how the world of cryptocurrency could change as it becomes more mainstream. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to the Cooking... more ...
Wed March 10, 21

Cooking the Books: How to clean up your finances so the bank gives you a mortgage - Wed March 10, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
OPINION: Each week the NZ Herald's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's how to get ready so the bank's more likely to say yes to a mortgage. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to the Cooking... more ...
Tue March 9, 21

Young mum reveals how she paid off $60k of debt, $5 at a time - Tue March 9, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
In an era of buy-now-pay-later, payday loans and easy credit, the number of people finding themselves drowning in debt in Australia, like in NZ, is on the rise.Personal debt skyrocketed to nearly A$3 billion last year in Australia... more ...
Sun March 7, 21

Employers encouraged to offer free course for women on money skills - Sun March 7, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Employers are being encouraged to offer a new course designed to help women do better with their finances. Sorted Women has been launched by the government's money education arm the Commission for Financial Capability in time for... more ...
Fri March 5, 21

Financial adviser Roger Gannon warned by regulator over advice he gave to KiwiSaver clients - Fri March 5, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
A financial adviser has been publicly named and warned by the regulator due to advice he gave clients about KiwiSaver in the wake of the market drop caused by the outbreak of Covid-19.The Financial Markets Authority said Roger David... more ...
Wed March 3, 21

Revealed: How many complaints your bank has received - Wed March 3, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Consumers will now be able to find out how many and how quickly their bank handles complaints.From today the Banking Ombudsman is publishing individual bank complaint data in an industry-wide dashboard which will show a snapshot... more ...

Cooking the Books podcast: The investing revolution that's giving smaller players more power - Wed March 3, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
OPINION: Each week the NZ Herald's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's what to know if you're a DIY investor diving into the sharemarket. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to the Cooking the... more ...
Tue March 2, 21

Housing boom 'past peak', prices to fall, interest rates to rise: Westpac chief economist - Tue March 2, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
House prices are still rising but the market is "past its peak" and mortgage interest rates will rise, Westpac chief economist Dominick Stephens says today.In his latest Home Truths analysis, he also says Auckland house-building... more ...
Mon March 1, 21

Bank offers 1.75 per cent deposit rate, but there's a catch - Mon March 1, 21 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
For a long time deposit rates have only been moving in one direction - down, down and down.But ASB bank has now bucked that trend to offer a 1.75 per cent interest rate. The only catch - savers have to lock in their money for five... more ...
Last updated : Fri April 16, 21 - 02:50:06


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