Sellers want $100k more

Auckland house prices have had an almost unbroken run of rises over the past 18 months, Trade Me says.

People selling Auckland houses now want far more than they did last year.

Get set for cheaper shopping

Don't pin your hopes on dirt-cheap fuel, despite cheap oil.

Everything from airfares to plastic is set to get cheaper for New Zealand consumers as oil prices keep falling.

Chinese firm buys Waitaki 'castle'

A Chinese company has bought Campbell Park Estate in the Waitaki Valley.

An affiliate company of NZHouseChina has purchased Campbell Park Estate, located in the Waitaki Valley near Oamaru.

FMA defends deregistration of Vivier

Vivier chief executive Luigi Wewege (left) with Bevan Chuang and John Palino.

The Financial Markets Authority has challenged a High Court ruling that it breached a company's right to natural justice.

'Gutted' to sell $1.6m house

The house is one of a number of former RNZAF homes being done up and put on the market.

Life drags Lorde and Katy Perry's music video producer away from his record-priced Auckland bungalow.

NZX follows Wall St down

241109 PHOTO JOHN SELKIRK/AUCKLAND BUREAU. Shares. share. NZX, shareboard.

Renewed market turmoil has hit New Zealand, with the NZX down 1.3 per cent.

What happens to your money if your bank fails?

Frustrated Greek bank customers wait to get into a branch after a three-week account freeze. The OBR is designed to avoid such lengthy freezes for Kiwis should a bank collapse here.

There are no easy solutions and when a bank goes under, somebody is going to lose money.

Flunked NCEA? No problem

Making big career decisions can be daunting for school-leavers.

All's not lost if your teen's NCEA results aren't what they hoped for - they may still have a dream career.

iPhone 'error 53' class action

Many customers use unofficial channels to fix their phones but that can result in devices being permanently disabled.

Lawyers believe Apple is forcing users to use their repair services or face "error 53".

Two arrested in connection with scam

An elderly victim of a scam reads through the list of withdrawals against her card.

Police have arrested two people who allegedly scammed elderly people in Christchurch.

Is this huge car price a record? video

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti was raced to victory by legendary British driver Stirling Moss at the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958.

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

How much do you earn? video

He earns HOW MUCH? Keeping salaries secret won't help close the gender pay gap.

Some people are perfectly happy to tell a stranger about the size of their pay packet.

Rise of beauty entrepreneurs

Kiwi vlogger Shannon Harris, otherwise known as Shaaanxo, is ranked fourth in the world for beauty channels on YouTube and is New Zealand's most subscribed channel.

Beauty is a billion dollar business in New Zealand, and it's bred a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Lessons from the law

Laetitia Peterson is a financial advisor at The Private Rooms on Princes St, Auckland.

Laetitia Peterson has dissected the money lives of lawyers, and it

Prominent Kiwis talk money

Richie McCaw Westpac ad

Richie McCaw joins the likes of Michele A'Court, Susan Wood and Ali Ikram in breaking down money taboos.

Richie takes on finance video

Richie McCaw in the Westpac advert.

First he joined Facebook, then he fought frost, joined a helicopter company and got engaged. Now Richie takes on personal finance.

Retailers forced to reveal data

Many consumers may need help interpreting the data they can now request from their electricity providers.

Consumers now have the right to request more information about their household's power consumption and it is being tipped to lead to a new industry of power price comparison services.

Heat to push up power bills

Wellingtonians have been cranking the air con thanks to unusually hot summer days.

Advice for hot Wellingtonians: "Don’t reach for the air con remote and set it as low as you can."

Is your gym taking advantage?

Does your gym contract allow you to cancel if your circumstances change?

OPINION: Gym-goers signing away their rights when they join centres to get fit.

Cut your credit card bill

Never put your credit card in an ATM.

Are you using your credit card properly? Here's how to check.

Don't get spooked by jitters

KiwiSaver growth funds' returns hit a few bumps in January.

OPINION: Tumultuous markets an opportunity to look for bargains

Ross clients settle to avoid court

Fraudster David Ross was jailed for 10 year and 10 months for his role in New Zealand's largest ever ponzi scheme.

Three investors in NZ's biggest ponzi scheme agree to return $446K in fictitious profits.

Scammers target retirement village

An elderly victim of a scam reads through the list of withdrawals against her card.

Con artists visit elderly at retirement home, swapping a Prezzy Card for their credit card.

Plan and save for that dream trip

The Pacific Pearl prepares to berth in Wellington.

OPINION: Plan for your dream trip, or risk disappointment in retirement.

Property market shows spark

Flat prices may represent changing mix of houses sold rather than lower demand, agent says.

Prices flat but Auckand agency reports busy month for house sales.

Home loans for bankrupts

Former bankrupts need specialist loans to get themselves afloat again. ALOYSIUS PATRIMONIO/123RF

Bankruptcy need not mean the end of your property dreams thanks to special home loans for the credit impaired.

Elderly preyed on video

An elderly woman who was ripped off by scammers reviews the list of withdrawals against her bank card.

One woman lost $20,000 in a scam hitting the elderly in Canterbury, but will banks reimburse victims?

Rise in student loan writeoffs

An ageing population and inflation are among the reasons behind an $11m spike in loan writeoffs.

Ageing population means more debtors are dying without paying off their loans.

Gold trading firm scrutinised

One pensioner paid $29,000 into the PTT scheme before her lawyer managed to secure a full refund.

Liquidators are examining the records of PTT, which is also being investigated by the FMA.

Every penny counts

ICBC's Karen Hou says: "Chinese tend to think ahead and plan more, and they save more as a result..." PETER MEECHAM/FAIRFAX NZ

"No health, no wealth" and other financial wisdom from the head of the NZ branch of the world's largest bank.

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