New Zealand may finally implement deposit protection as part of a review of the Reserve Bank.
Are there fewer complaints about our financial services sector than in Australia because the culture of banks and insurers here is better, or is it because customers are "just losing the will to live?".
The Reserve Bank is warning banks to be "far more prudent" about lending to dairy farmers, but says it doesn't see mycoplasma bovis as a threat to financial stability.
A gut feeling that banks may not have learned their lesson around prudent lending is holding Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr back from easing loan to value restrictions, Lynn Grieveson reports.
Credit growth has declined and house price inflation has stabilised in New Zealand but the central bank wants more time before it eases the loan-to-value restrictions any further.
Life insurance companies have less than a month to come up with information to reassure regulators that misconduct being unveiled by the Hayne Royal Commission in Australia isn’t happening here - or is being addressed.
The Reserve Bank needs to get "far more aggressive" to cast off a gender imbalance where 11 of the central bank's 13-strong executive team are men, and the proportion of women in senior roles ranks alongside some of the least diverse Crown agencies.
Until now, getting a clear picture of how the country's banks stack up against each other could be a tortuous process, involving trawling through various bank sites, or a large and relatively incomprehensible spreadsheet on the Reserve Bank site. Not any more, promises the Reserve Bank.
Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr has said that New Zealand’s foreign currency settings were at the right level given that New Zealand's terms of trade were at record highs. His comments represent a significant shift from previous Governors, who have often noted the currency's strength.
New Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr kept the official cash rate at 1.75 percent and said the direction of the next move is equally balanced and could be up or down although its forecasts continue to point to eventual rate increases. The New Zealand dollar fell.