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NZ Herald - Mortgages: Shopping around for better deals pays off

- NZ Bankers Association chief executive Kirk Hope said: “The Canstar report demonstrates the high level of competition … and the importance of consumers doing their research, and talking to their bank to ensure they get the best possible deal.”
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NZ Herald - Saver tactics worry watchdog

- “Many of us do enjoy being able to see all our accounts online at a glance, including our growing KiwiSaver balance. The performance of the banks’ funds is also a factor worth taking into account.”
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Stuff.co.nz - Banks crack down on money transfer services

- New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope said: “Banks take their obligations under the act very seriously. “We’re aware that one of the consequences of banks implementing the law is that some customers providing money remittance services have had their accounts closed.”
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NZBA - Banks review their contracts

- Contracts should be viewed in the context of the consumer credit law within which they operate, rather than in isolation, the New Zealand Bankers’ Association said.
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Stuff.co.nz - Warnings to beware the credit card trap

- “Only 3 per cent of New Zealand credit card holders pay the minimum each month,” he said. “That’s compared to 13 to 14 per cent in the US and UK. More than half of New Zealanders who have credit cards pay off their balance in full each month, while only a third in the US... Read more »
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NBR - Bank of China granted NZ licence

- New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Kirk Hope says the association welcomes the Bank of China as the latest participant in the New Zealand banking industry.