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NZ insolvency practitioners face new licensing regime

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:09:16 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's insolvency practitioners look likely to face a new licensing regime after a report to Commerce Minister Paul Goldsmith found that gaps in existing rules enable dishonesty and incompetence. More >>

Consultation on insolvency practitioner standards

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:08:17 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has today released part one of the review into insolvency law, which discusses and sets out recommendations on the regulation of insolvency practitioners and measures to address the harms of voluntary ...More >>

ASB / Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:13:58 +1200 | ASB Bank

The Bay of Plenty’s winning streak continues as it keeps a firm grip on its spot as New Zealand’s top-performing region for the fifth straight quarter in the latest ASB/Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard.More >>

Wanaka accounting firm and bookkeeping company win accolades

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:08:49 +1200 | Ashton Wheelans and Mighty Eff

Two Wanaka businesses have been recognised for excellence in accounting and bookkeeping at the annual New Zealand Xero Regional Awards. Accounting firm Ashton Wheelans and bookkeeping company Mighty Efficient yesterday won Xero Accounting Partner of the ...More >>

Double standard on weapons investment

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:41:37 +1200 | Auckland Peace Action

Lockheed Martin, a company that has been banned for investment by the New Zealand Superannuation Fund and ACC because it manufacturers nuclear weapons, holds a current NZ Navy contract for $446 million and is sponsor of this year’s NZ Navy 75th birthday.More >>

Standard and Poor’s warning of housing crisis

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:17:59 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Standard and Poor’s warning of housing crisis impact on banks The National Government’s failure to address the housing crisis is leading to dire warnings ...More >>

$1.5 million in fees and interest returned to borrowers

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:28:46 +1200 | Commerce Commission

Lenders Adelphi Finance Ltd and Shaw Personal Finance Ltd have refunded customers or reduced customer account balances by over $1.4 million and $100,000 respectively after the Commission warned they were likely to have breached consumer credit laws.More >>

MYOB appoints new NZ Head of SME Business

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:37:45 +1200 | MYOB

Cloud accounting software provider MYOB has appointed Ingrid Cronin-Knight to lead up its fast-growing New Zealand SME division. More >>

Qantas Airways resumes dividends after 7 years

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:08:18 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Australia’s biggest airline, Qantas Airways, will resume paying dividends after a seven-year hiatus following a A$1.03 billion full-year net profit after tax, up 80 percent on the prior year and the best in its 95-year history.More >>

CANSTAR announces Bank of the Year – Small Business Award

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:39:59 +1200 | Canstar

CANSTAR Bank of the Year – Small Business is awarded to the institution that provides the strongest combination of business loans, deposit and credit card products as well as excelling in a range of institutional factors.More >>

New appointment release: Mortgage Express

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:37:30 +1200 | Mortgage Express

Ms. Li spent over 5 years in the real estate industry in China, before moving to New Zealand in 2014 and joining Harcourts as a real estate agent. More >>

State Sector Retirement funds must stop investing in arms

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:27:36 +1200 | Public Service Association

Members of a government-implemented super scheme will be deeply disappointed their savings are being invested in companies which make cluster bombs or nuclear weapons, the PSA says.More >>

Shame on Westpac - Waikanae Protest

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:26:21 +1200 | Cr K Gurunathan

I will be outside the Westpac branch in Waikanae with my placard to protest the closing More >>

Ngatata Love says he didn't know about banking transactions

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:06:29 +1200 | BusinessDesk

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Wheeler Waves the White Flag

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:30:40 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The Governor of the Reserve Bank, Graeme Wheeler has waved the white flag over interest rates, housing and the high Kiwi dollar, says New Zealand First. “The Reserve Bank has announced that they’re just a spectator when they ought to be a player,” ...More >>

Government needs to show leadership on monetary policy

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:28:35 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Reserve Bank’s struggles to meet its inflation target, the rising exchange rate and the continued housing crisis shows current monetary policy needs to be reviewed - with amendments to the policy targets agreement a bare minimum, says Labour’s ...More >>

Govt default KiwiSaver funds must be responsibly invested

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:20:37 +1200 | Green Party

The Government should follow the actions of Grosevnor and take swift steps to ensure its default KiwiSaver funds meet minimum ethical standards, the Green Party said today.More >>

Avondale: appeal for assistance in unsolved bank robberies

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:17:59 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Avondale Police are releasing CCTV footage of two unsolved bank robberies, one of which involved an offender with bandages on his face and his arm in a sling. More >>

Financial personal trainers to open in West Auckland

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:13:00 +1200 | enableMe

West Aucklanders who want to take control of their finances can soon call on the services of one of the country’s fastest-growing financial advisory firms. More >>

NZBA warns against email whaling scams

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:10:58 +1200 | New Zealand Bankers' Association

The New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA) warns that anyone can be the target of an email whaling scam. More >>


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