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Charge 'em Up: 45% Of Kiwis Would Consider An Electric Car

Monday, 12 July 2021, 6:14 am | Finder

News highlights: 56% of Gen Z would consider an EV Cost, battery life and charging infrastructure top turnoffs Things to consider before buying an electric vehicle New Zealand’s interest in electric cars is accelerating, according to new research ... More >>

Buy Now Pay Later Usage In 2021: New Report Reveals New Zealand Outlook

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 6:30 am | Finder

News highlights: Finder releases research report on Buy Now Pay Later usage in New Zealand Nearly a third of Kiwis (31%) have used a BNPL service within the past three years Over half of Gen Z (52%) and 44% of Millennials have used BNPL within the past ... More >>

Price Of A Pint: Auckland The Most Expensive City To Buy A Beer, New Study Finds

Monday, 7 June 2021, 5:06 pm | Finder

News highlights: Average cost of a pint in Auckland is $11.10, followed by Wellington at $10.05 Napier the cheapest city in New Zealand to buy a pint at $9.06 on average Auckland ranked 12th most expensive city to buy a beer out of 177 cities around the ... More >>

RBNZ Survey: 58% Of Experts Say Further Mortgage Rate Changes Are To Come

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 10:46 am | Finder

A slew of banks have moved their fixed loan rates in both directions in recent weeks, yet experts believe further rate changes could still be on the cards. In this month’s Finder RBNZ Official Cash Rate Survey , 13 experts and economists weighed in on future ... More >>

Debt Dilemma: 41% Of Kiwis Have An Outstanding Credit Card Balance

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 6:16 am | Finder

News highlights: Those with plastic debt owe $3,776 on average 17% of Kiwis say their credit card bill is their leading cause of financial stress Finder awards New Zealand's best credit card brands 05 May 2021, New Zealand – Kiwis may be incompatible ... More >>

RBNZ Survey: 69% Of Experts Predict Rents Will Rise Under New Housing Policies

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 6:42 am | Finder

News highlights: Majority of experts expect rents to increase due to higher investor costs 57% disagree with extending the bright-line test All experts predict the OCR to hold at 0.25% in April Experts are concerned that tenants will cop higher rents ... More >>

Travel Bubble: 26% Of Kiwis Planned To Head Down Under

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 10:53 am | Finder

Ahead of the opening of the two way trans-Tasman travel bubble set to launch on 19 April 2021, financial research and comparison site Finder has some stats and commentary available looking at the appetite for international travel from Kiwis and Aussies. ... More >>

Fast And Furious: 85% Of Kiwis Have Fallen Victim To A Road Rage Incident

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 6:53 am | Finder

News highlights: Almost 2 in 3 Kiwis have been tailgated (64%) 352 road fatalities recorded in New Zealand in 2019 Surprising factors that can void your car insurance cover Kiwi drivers are seeing red behind the wheel according to new research by Finder ... More >>

79% Of Kiwis Are More Money-cautious Than They Were Pre-COVID

Monday, 15 March 2021, 7:07 am | Finder

News highlights: Nearly 3 million people have changed their personal finance habits Ditching restaurants and budgeting among the top new behaviours Quick tips for better money management The pandemic has changed Kiwis’ relationship with money, according ... More >>

Finder Awards: New Zealand’s Top-rated Car Insurance Brands Revealed

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 7:46 am | Finder

News highlights: Trade Me awarded Best Car Insurance in the Finder Awards AA Insurance and State receive highly commended awards 38% of Kiwis with car insurance haven’t switched policies in over 10 years New Zealand’s top-rated car insurance brands ... More >>

International Women’s Day 2021: How Kiwi Women Fare Financially

Friday, 5 March 2021, 9:28 am | Finder

In light of International Women’s Day this Monday, Finder has compiled some research and stats around women and their financial position. Our research covers key areas including investing, KiwiSaver, property ownership and personal finance. Our global ... More >>

Parcel Pirates: One In Eight Kiwis Have Had A Package Stolen From Their Home

Monday, 1 March 2021, 7:44 am | Finder

News highlights: 13% of respondents have had a parcel stolen in the last 12 months More than a third (37%) of parcel theft victims said the value exceeded $100 Simple ways to protect yourself against parcel theft 1 March 2021, Sydney, Australia – ... More >>

Finder RBNZ Survey: 69% Of Experts Support Stricter LVR Requirements For Investors

Monday, 22 February 2021, 6:55 am | Finder

News highlights: Majority of experts say 40% deposit rule is adequate for investors Property prices expected to jump by 11% in Wellington, 10% in Auckland in 2021 All experts and economists surveyed expect the OCR to hold at 0.25% in February Experts ... More >>

24% Of Kiwi Motorists Have Collided With An Uninsured Driver

Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 6:59 am | Finder

News highlights: 70% of New Zealand drivers have been involved in a road accident 89% of Kiwis are in favour of making car insurance mandatory Find out the top ways to lower the cost of your premium Kiwi drivers may be putting themselves and others ... More >>

12% Of Kiwi Homes Left Unlocked

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 8:35 am | Finder

As we head into one of the peak times of the year for break-ins, financial research and comparison site Finder has some data on the most common home protection used by Kiwis as well as some comments on how to protect your home this holiday season. ... More >>

Kiwi Credit Card Holders Could Be Facing A $247 Million 'Loyalty Tax'

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 8:06 am | Finder

Kiwi credit card holders could be overpaying millions of dollars in interest over the next two years unless they switch to a lower rate, according to Finder , a financial research and credit card comparison website in New Zealand. A new nationally representative ... More >>

Kiwis To Spend $530M On Credit Cards This Christmas

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 8:03 am | Finder

Millions of Kiwis will rely on their credit cards to fund the festive season, according to new research by Finder , a financial research and comparison website in New Zealand. The nationally representative Finder survey of 2,001 New Zealanders aged 18 and above ... More >>

Two Million Kiwis Looking For A Black Friday Bargain

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 8:27 am | Finder

‘Tis the season to spend and save, with festive sales events like Black Friday fast approaching, but many Kiwis will kick off the sales season with closed wallets, new research by comparison site Finder reveals. A recent survey by Finder of 1,210 ... More >>

'Tis The Season For Scammers

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 8:14 am | Finder

As Kiwis gear up for pre-Christmas sales events such as Black Friday, credit cardholders are keeping a close eye on their statements, according to new research by Finder , a financial research and comparison site in New Zealand. The Finder survey of 1,537 ... More >>

Mortgage Mayhem: Almost 11,000 Kiwis Missed Their August Repayment

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 8:24 am | Finder

Thousands of Kiwis have let their mortgage repayments slip amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Finder, a home loan comparison site recently launched in New Zealand. A Finder analysis of Reserve Bank data revealed that approximately 10,905 homeowners ... More >>