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Defined Returns keep Term Deposits Popular

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:41 am | Canstar

In a low interest environment, mortgagees are able to take advantage of reduced mortgage rates but what about the people with money to save? How can they make the most of their investment? “If you have a mortgage and have got some money to spare, ... More >>

Sausage Sizzle Still Kiwi Favourite

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 12:15 pm | Canstar

Sausage Sizzle Still Kiwi Favourite Auckland, 3 February 2018. Not that you needed proof – but we thought we’d give you it anyway – 94% of Kiwis believe sausage sizzle is a real piece of Kiwi culture. As some of us still bask in the near-record ... More >>

For the love of Cards - Kiwis and credit card spending

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 11:54 am | Canstar

In the years since the global financial crisis, Kiwis credit card spending has sky-rocketed by nearly 50%. By the end of 2017 it’s projected that we will have spent over $43 billion dollars on our plastic friends in the last 12 months, but failing to pay ... More >>

Do You Need to Take More Interest in Your Debt?

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 8:54 am | Canstar

According to the latest figures from RBNZ, consumer debt has grown by 7.7% since this time last year, revealing that our appetite for personal debt shows no signs of abating. But when it comes to repayments, consumer comparison site Canstar, warns ... More >>

We Need to Take The Mystery Out of KiwiSaver

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 8:48 am | Canstar

With a wide variety of providers and funds all offering variations of an investment that we can have from childhood, but focused on our retirement, talking about KiwiSaver is never going to be straightforward. However, Canstar argues that it does need to ... More >>

NZ Small business still need support

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 9:05 am | Canstar

Take a snapshot of small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in New Zealand and the headline figures are pretty impressive. A huge 97% of enterprises have less than 20 employees yet they employ in excess of 614,000 people. Annual revenue for this ... More >>

Is now the time for Savers?

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 9:59 am | Canstar

As everyone has been keeping an eye on the Official Cash Rate and residential mortgage rates, savings rates have been quietly experiencing something of a revival after a period of inertia. More >>

What to Pack in Your Wallet for That Overseas Trip

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 10:28 am | Canstar

With the New Zealand dollar still doing well against the Australian dollar and the Pound, now is a pretty tempting time to book the tickets, zip up the backpack and head on that longed for OE. But what’s the best way to spend your hard earned cash ... More >>

First home buyers urged to get their house in order

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:56 am | Canstar

With reports of house prices plateauing in some areas, including Auckland, could the moment first home buyers have been waiting for arrived? More >>

Why Savings Accounts aren’t always the Bridesmaids

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 8:55 am | Canstar

Thinking about investing and chances are your thoughts will go straight to a term deposit. Problem is, if your circumstances or mind changes before the end of the term, you may stand to lose a significant portion of your hard earned interest. More >>

Helping kids Get Money Smart Today Sets Them up For Tomorrow

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 9:44 am | Canstar

With more and more of our financial transactions happening in the virtual world, how do we make financial nous a reality? More >>

OCR Announcement - Canstar Comments

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 9:44 am | Canstar

“After a flurry of increases in mortgage rates over the last quarter, recent weeks have seen a slowdown on this front. However, with lenders remaining reliant on overseas capital to fund their domestic mortgage book further rate increases cannot be ruled ... More >>

Make Sure You’re Not Slapped with the Bill From a Slip Up

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 7:34 am | Canstar

As Kiwis, we all know how to protect ourselves with slip, slop, slap when the sun comes out but are we as good at making sure we’re covered financially when we’re abroad? More >>

Are Landlines Dead and Buried?

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 11:40 am | Canstar

Auckland, 01 March 2017. New Canstar Blue Survey reveals one in five kiwis no longer have a landline telephone and rely on their mobile for communication. More >>

A tax refund could put extra cash in your pocket

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 10:13 am | Canstar

Auckland, 22 February 2017. As Benjamin Franklin said “There are only two certainties in life, death and taxes”. Although he was right, what he didn’t say is that on the bright side, you can often get a refund on your taxes! More >>

Term deposits – saving with the safety wheels on

Friday, 17 February 2017, 12:16 pm | Canstar

Whether it’s saving for a new car, school fees, new home, or supplementing income in retirement, saving is a necessity for many of us. With the money just about spent before we’ve managed to save it, how do you minimise risk and maximise returns? ... More >>

OCR Announcement - Canstar Comments

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 9:51 am | Canstar

"The RBNZ decision to hold OCR is in line with Canstar expectations. Canstar expects home loans rates to continue to rise in 2017 as banks and other lenders aim to pass on the pressures of overseas funding costs, while looking to retain margin. More >>

Are You Wedding Ready?

Friday, 30 December 2016, 1:23 pm | Canstar

Auckland. For the lucky brides-to-be that found something sparkly under the tree this Christmas, it’s a very exciting time. But if they’re planning an overseas wedding, setting a budget and working out how to manage it is a very important ‘plus ... More >>

Parking skills not up to scratch?

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 11:54 am | Canstar

Auckland, 22 September 2016 – The crown for New Zealand’s best parallel parkers goes to drivers in the Bay of Plenty with the wooden spoon going to Wellingtonians. More >>

A nation of daggy dishcloths?

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 12:59 pm | Canstar

Auckland, 1 September 2016 - A new survey from consumer satisfaction company Canstar Blue shows that Kiwi households could be at risk from germs lurking in daggy dishcloths. More >>

 

 

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