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Half of New Zealanders worried about financial situation

Tuesday, 31 July 2012, 11:22 am | Dun and Bradstreet

Half of all New Zealanders are worried about their current financial situation amid a weaker economic outlook domestically and abroad, with nearly a third of people anticipating difficulties in meeting their credit obligations over the coming months. More >>

Payment Days Fall To Pre-GFC Levels

Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 9:59 am | Dun and Bradstreet

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 Payment Days Fall To Pre-GFC Levels New Zealand businesses are dramatically improving the time it takes to pay their bills, cutting average payment times to levels not seen since before the global financial crisis. The latest ... More >>

New Zealand Ranked Fourth Safest Economy in Asia-Pacific Reg

Monday, 21 May 2012, 9:48 am | Dun and Bradstreet

New Zealand is considered one of the safest countries in which to invest in the Asia-Pacific regions, due to its low degree of economic uncertainty and stable risk profile. More >>

Business Payments Improve by Four Days

Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 10:06 am | Dun and Bradstreet

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 Business Payments Improve by Four Days signs of a slow and steady recovery evident in the New Zealand economy New Zealand businesses have dropped nearly four days off the time taken to settle their accounts over the past three ... More >>

Only one in ten to improve payment behavior despite new laws

Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 10:45 am | Dun and Bradstreet

Wednesday, 4 April 2012 Only one in ten New Zealanders to improve payment behavior despite new laws Only 14 percent of New Zealanders expect to improve their payment behaviors following the recent introduction of new laws, which allow credit providers ... More >>

D&B Welcomes New Credit Reporting Reforms

Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:50 pm | Dun and Bradstreet

Today (Sunday, 1 April 2012) marks the commencement of new laws in New Zealand affecting what can be reported about an individual’s credit history and repayments. More >>

Listed Companies Emerge as Slowest Payers

Wednesday, 25 January 2012, 9:15 pm | Dun and Bradstreet

Listed Companies Emerge as Slowest Payers Publicly-traded firms took a record week longer to pay bills than private sector Publicly-listed firms took nearly a week longer than private firms to pay their bills in the three months to December 2011, ... More >>

Christine Christian Steps Down As Dun & Bradstreet Executive

Friday, 2 December 2011, 11:19 am | Dun and Bradstreet

Dun & Bradstreet, Australia, New Zealand & India, Chief Executive Officer, Christine Christian today announced that she will step down from the business at the end of February 2012. More >>

NZ Payment Terms Shrink to Pre-GFC Levels

Wednesday, 16 November 2011, 12:30 pm | Dun and Bradstreet

New Zealand businesses took on average 44 days during the September quarter 2011 to pay their bills, representing an improvement of more than four days since the onset of the Global Financial Crisis. More >>

Consumers Cautious Heading Into Christmas

Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 5:25 pm | Dun and Bradstreet

New Zealand consumers are putting their credit cards away in the lead up to Christmas. According to the Dun & Bradstreet survey1 of Consumer Credit Expectations, nearly half of all consumers will use their own savings to pay for additional expenses over ... More >>

Consumers Cautious Heading Into Christmas

Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 10:27 am | Dun and Bradstreet

New Zealand consumers are putting their credit cards away in the lead up to Christmas. More >>

Global ID Best for NZ Business

Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 1:03 pm | Dun and Bradstreet

Kiwi businesses will get a much-needed competitive boost in the global economy if recent proposals for a unified business identification system are adopted. New Zealand companies will be brought in line with international standards if the government ... More >>

Longer payment terms for New Zealand businesses

Wednesday, 27 July 2011, 3:05 pm | Dun and Bradstreet

More than half of New Zealand businesses were delinquent in making payments to each other during the three months ending June 2011, with an average payment term of 45.8 days. This was nearly two days longer than 12 months ago and is indicative of the ... More >>

Consumers struggle to manage credit commitment

Wednesday, 20 July 2011, 12:00 pm | Dun and Bradstreet

Almost a third of Kiwis anticipate difficulties in meeting their credit obligations in the next three months. Concerns about credit management have negatively impacted spending habits of Kiwis in the September quarter of 2011, with only two in ten people ... More >>

Credit history a mystery

Wednesday, 13 July 2011, 1:23 pm | Dun and Bradstreet

Only one in ten Kiwis have ever attempted to obtain a copy of their personal credit report and nearly half of all people have no interest in doing so, according to new research by credit reporting agency Dun & Bradstreet. More >>

New Zealand businesses struggle to pay bills

Tuesday, 24 May 2011, 2:20 pm | Dun and Bradstreet

New Zealand businesses are struggling to control ever-expanding trade payment periods, with the number of on-time payments deteriorating over 13 per cent during the last twelve months. During the March quarter alone, almost 60 per cent of businesses were ... More >>

Credit proving a challenge for consumers

Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 10:59 am | Dun and Bradstreet

Nearly one in three Kiwis believe they will experience some difficulty meeting credit commitments in the next three months and one third anticipate using their credit card to cover otherwise unaffordable expenses. At the same time 27 percent of people ... More >>

Social Networkers at Risk of Identity Theft

Wednesday, 29 August 2007, 2:02 pm | Dun and Bradstreet

Users of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook are leaving themselves open to the possibility of identity theft by giving away too much personal information, according to leading credit reporting agency Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). More >>

New Zealand trade payments remain in decline

Monday, 12 December 2005, 5:05 pm | Dun and Bradstreet

The dramatic increase in time it is taking businesses to pay their bills continues, putting pressure on small and medium-sized businesses as they head into the Christmas and New Year period. More >>

Credit reporting system denies NZers wealth

Monday, 17 October 2005, 2:33 pm | Dun and Bradstreet

Thousands of people are potentially denied access to the New Zealand dream of home ownership, while many others are provided access to credit they can't afford because of the country's restricted consumer credit reporting system. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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