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Why would the global credit crunch impact NZ retail deposits?

Posted on 15 May, 2008 by Mike Heath | 23 comments
How does a bank’s ability to raise funds in the global wholesale markets impact the rate they offer to pay retail NZ deposit customers? Quite simply it comes down to the cost of raising funds.

How do I purchase the NEW Cash Advantage Fund?

Posted on 5 May, 2008 by Mike Heath | 11 comments
How do I purchase the Cash Advantage Fund? That would have to be the most commonly asked question our Customer Contact Centre is receiving on a daily basis.

Why you need to boost your rainy day pot now?

Posted on 25 February, 2008 by Diana Clements | 8 comments
Everyone should have a "rainy day" or "emergency" fund of money. None of us is bullet proof.

Avoid lazy money … make sure it’s working hard for you.

Posted on 7 January, 2008 by Mike Heath | 4 comments
Too easily we fall into the trap of leaving too much money in our current account “just in case” we need access to it quickly.

Choose to spend less this Christmas

Posted on 19 December, 2007 by Diana Clement | 5 comments
Santa and his little helpers are on their way to liposuction your wallet. If any of the Christmas catalogues that are winging their way into my letterbox are an indication then plenty of Kiwi families will spend thousands of dollars on eating, drinking and being merry this Christmas.

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