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Record number of claims a sobering reminder on insurance

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 12:42 pm | Canstar

Recurring natural disasters and extreme events are an ever-present reminder for New Zealanders about the importance of insuring their homes. More >>

Heartland Bank strikes gold again with Canstar

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 9:39 am | Canstar

Heartland Bank (Heartland) is proud to have won Canstar’s 2019 Bank of the Year – Savings Award for the second year running. The award recognises the financial institution that provides the strongest combination of savings products and services ... More >>

Heartland and Westpac stand out from the crowd

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 9:34 am | Canstar

Whether you’re looking for a bank to support your savings goals or helping you meet your day-to-day banking needs, it still pays to shop around when choosing who to bank with. Particularly in this era of record low interest rates and a highly ... More >>

Steady cashflow vital for survival of small businesses

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 10:49 am | Canstar

With small businesses making up 97% of all enterprises in New Zealand, making sure they get paid on time is essential to the well-being of our economy. Cash flow is central to the success of any business, and it can also be a challenging headache, ... More >>

First home buyers look to think outside the box on deposits

Friday, 28 June 2019, 8:47 am | Canstar

Saving for a deposit can often seem like an insurmountable hurdle when you’re looking to buy your first home. More >>

Small Business Broadband and Mobile Award Winners

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 3:45 pm | Canstar

We all know how important small businesses are to the New Zealand economy. They employ nearly a third of our workforce and contribute to more than a quarter of our GDP. More >>

Empowering and supporting small business success

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 9:00 am | Canstar

Small business is the backbone of the New Zealand economy and one of the tools that has helped support and empower them is accounting software. It streamlines a whole range of time-consuming processes, saving precious money and time. More >>

Helping New Zealand’s farmers take care of our land

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 12:51 pm | Canstar

New Zealand’s green reputation is one of this country’s strongest selling points, but how to manage the relationship between farming and the environment is complex and controversial. More >>

Two-thirds of us have no long-term savings plan

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 9:16 am | Canstar

New Zealand’s banks are in the spotlight as never before. The bank conduct and culture review and the Capital Adequacy Framework which have dominated the headlines recently, may not have helped shift the dial on New Zealanders’ perception of their ... More >>

Two-thirds of Kiwis prefer cashiers over self-service

Friday, 24 May 2019, 12:06 pm | Canstar

Food shopping. We all do it and much of our weekly budget is spent in supermarkets. But what do we do when we’re there and what do we think of the supermarkets where we spend so much money and time each week? More >>

Nearly 1/3rd of Kiwis don’t understand their insurance

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 9:52 am | Canstar

Nearly a third of Kiwis don’t understand what their vehicle insurance covers More >>

Three observations from Canstar following OCR announcement

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 5:21 pm | Canstar

Today’s Official Cash Rate announcement should mean better interest rates for home loan customers and people in the market looking for a home loan, as lower rates stimulate activity in mortgage lending. More >>

Southern Cross Health Society customers most satisfied

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 9:48 am | Canstar

With an aging population, increased life expectancy and more pressure on the public health system than ever, Kiwis’ need to protect their wellbeing in case of an unexpected medical event or to assist in paying for ongoing medical costs is at an all-time ... More >>

Financial services continue to evolve with innovations

Friday, 26 April 2019, 9:29 am | Canstar

Three recipients have been recognised for reducing consumer pain points through product innovation developed within the past year. Canstar’s Innovation Excellence Awards for 2019 represent a group of innovative products and services across online banking, ... More >>

Is it time to break free from your home loan rate?

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 9:42 am | Canstar

With average home loan rates dropping across all major lenders, many Kiwis currently on fixed rates may be considering whether it is financially prudent to pay a break fee, in order to save long term. In research released today, Canstar has shown that ... More >>

New Zealand, you’re doing travel insurance all wrong

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 9:22 am | Canstar

Canstar says,while most New Zealanders recognise the importance of travel insurance, many are not taking steps to ensure they have the correct cover. As a result many are not getting their money’s worth, or worse, have found themselves stuck abroad ... More >>

Study finds New Zealanders take active approach to eye care

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 9:39 am | Canstar

A total of 45 percent of New Zealanders surveyed in Canstar Blue customer sentiment research have visited an optician in the past three years, with 40 percent of those conducting an eye test annually. More >>

Europe rated Kiwis’ preferred travel destination

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 9:38 am | Canstar

Europe is our preferred travel destination, followed by Asia and Australia according to Canstar Blue’s Travel Agents Customer Satisfaction Survey. The annual survey, found helloworld Travel to be New Zealanders’ favourite travel agent, receiving ... More >>

GST good news for local online retailers

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 9:34 am | Canstar

With GST on online purchases kicking in this October, will we be deterred from our online addiction? According to respondents to Canstar Blue’s online shopping consumer research the answer is no. Only 29 percent said the new rules will put them off purchasing ... More >>

New Zealanders should take a second look at term deposits

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 9:46 am | Canstar

With lingering low interest rates hitting investment returns and investor sentiment, Canstar says term deposits are still a successful and reliable tool for savers. More >>

 

 

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