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Quicken Quick To Fill Gap On New Zealand Internet

Quicken.co.nz is truly one of a kind - the new website launched today by the leading e-finance brand - Quicken - will make financial management easier for New Zealanders.

According to CEO, Russell Hutchinson Quicken.co.nz will fill a gap previously not catered for, and will allow consumers to exploit the power and convenience of the Internet.

"We are making financial dealings quick and easy - this is more than a mere website. Everything from learning about money management through to expert news, data feeds and completing transactions will be on the site."

"A unique feature of Quicken.co.nz will give users the ability to trade shares on the New Zealand, Australian, Nasdaq, New York and AMEX exchanges. This is not being offered by a comparable website based here in New Zealand," says Russell Hutchinson.

The site also provides a range of financial news and information - such as mortgage rates and market news. You can even book overseas travel.

Other products and services to be added over the coming months will include mortgage and insurance broking, personal banking, investing in managed funds, or even financing a new car.

"With New Zealand being one of the most wired communities in the world, it is time for a dedicated financial transaction and information service to be offered. Quicken.co.nz is that service."

"What makes Quicken.co.nz special is that we offer users real choice. The people who use it are generally busy and have little spare time, so what we're offering is convenience, by allowing them to compare products and services from a number of providers at a glance. It's 'permission marketing' because it allows our clients to dictate how the sales process will work at every stage."

"It is an important step for consumers. They are able to learn about financial services and access a broad range of data, along with an array of transactional services."

"Quicken's vision is not to compete with existing financial services companies, but to bring them together in a marketplace, complemented by the world's leading personal finance software, to create a web and software relationship where consumers can manage their money," says Russell Hutchinson.

Prepared on behalf of Quicken.co.nz by Drum

For further information, please contact:

Russell Hutchinson, CEO, Quicken.co.nz, russell.hutchinson@quicken.co.nz (09) 489 9440 (021) 764 606

Callum Hayes, Drum, callumh@drum.co.nz (09) 914 6004 (021) 627 333

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