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Christmas evokes a special love in the hearts of gift-givers everywhere. But this year it's been touch and go for retailers on whether we'll be as generous as in past years.
Preying on elderly woman through Tauranga Christian groups was how an alleged "double act" of conmen operated, a Tauranga jury has be told.
Buy-now-pay-later platforms are putting pressure on traditional finance companies, a new report suggests.
Shane Henderson reckons his KiwiSaver account has been "collapsing faster than the Black Caps in the 90s".
ANALYSIS: It seems that everywhere you look at the moment, you're faced with advertisements for new property developments.
Potential benefits of improving the country's rental property stocks have been overstated, new analysis suggests.
Australia may be wracked with a loss of trust in banks and insurers, but a survey by the FMA shows New Zealanders have a much more trusting relationship with their financial service providers.
Anchoring is a technique that sells goods at high prices but allows people to think they are getting low prices.
OPINION: Just when you thought the pre-Christmas period couldn't get any more stressful, Air New Zealand staff threatened to walk off the job. As many as 120,000 travellers faced the prospect of being delayed or stranded at the worst possible time of year.
OPINION: Kiwis are a bunch of rebels. Admit it. There's nothing we like better than riding rough-shod over social norms, proving there's another way.
We're hoping to buy our first home in the new year and people keep telling us that it's a really good time to get a mortgage because interest rates are low. Apart from my student loan I've never really borrowed money before and I'm not sure how all this mortgage stuff works. My partner is from overseas so he's not very clued up on the New Zealand system and we're both a bit freaked out at the thought of signing up to 25 years of debt! I feel like I've done heaps of research about what to look out for when you're buying a house, but when it comes to banks, I'm a bit lost. What do we need to look out for when we're shopping for a mortgage and who can help us?