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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 >>

Save money on your car by spending on a service

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 11:48 am | Canstar

Auckland, 29 November 2018. Regular car services can stop minor car issues becoming major financial problems. But, latest research from Canstar Blue reveals two in five people are skipping regularly servicing their car in a bid to save money. More >>

How do interest-free days’ work on credit cards?

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 9:17 am | Canstar

As we enter the Christmas shopping period how do you make sure you’re not left with a New Year credit card hangover? Canstar looks at how interest is charged to your credit card and how to avoid it. More >>

Convenience and speed are why Kiwis love online banking

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 8:56 am | Canstar

A new Canstar survey of over 2,300 Kiwis reveals that being able to bank anytime, anywhere, and the speed at which transactions take place are the top reasons why Kiwi’s use online banking. More >>

Canstar unveils new KiwiSaver Award

Monday, 24 September 2018, 9:07 am | Canstar

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Support for SMEs an essential ingredient to economy

Friday, 7 September 2018, 3:23 pm | Canstar

As business confidence slides, and the World Bank predicts a slowdown in the global economy, could up to 97% of Kiwi businesses be financially exposed? More >>

Spotlight on Business Credit Cards

Friday, 24 August 2018, 9:24 am | Canstar

Credit cards can be an underutilised business finance tool so Canstar looks at the advantages they can give bring and the options businesses have. More >>

Five common credit card frauds

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:26 am | Canstar

Latest figures out of Australia show that credit card fraud is on the rise and accounted for (AUD) $538.2million of transactions in the 12 months to 30 June 2017. Although no official figures are published in New Zealand, anecdotal evidence suggests that ... More >>

 

 

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