Opinions

Opinions

Bedding in change and staying ahead of the game

- 2014 is shaping up to be another busy year for banks. It will largely be about continuing innovation and meeting customer demands in a very competitive environment, and bedding in recent regulatory changes. 2014 is shaping up to be another busy year for banks. It will largely be about continuing innovation and meeting customer demands... Read more »
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Hard calls to nurture green shoots

- All regulation should achieve a clearly defined purpose without imposing unnecessary costs and unintended consequences on businesses and consumers. More than lip service is needed to make sure we get regulation right. In a country and economy the size of New Zealand we can’t afford to get it wrong. The last few years have been... Read more »
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How our banks stack up

- While comparisons between different countries aren’t always simple, it’s fair to say our particular crop of banks serve us well in terms of customer service, innovation and good business practice. “One’s destination is not a place, but a new way of seeing things,” said Henry Miller. There’s nothing new about the idea that travel brings... Read more »
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Thinking of helping a first-home buyer?

- It’s Money Week. This year we’re being encouraged to make a date with our money. The idea is to set aside some time to take stock of your financial situation and make a plan for the future. It’s about not waiting for a significant life moment, like buying your first house, to get financially sorted.... Read more »