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Credit file errors challenged

It can take weeks for a mistake in your credit file to be rectified.

Hundreds check their credit files for mistakes, and more than half the time they're justified.

Don't put your money in the bank

If you have $1000 in the bank, some savings accounts will only give you $2.50 in interest a year.

What do you do if you've saved $20,000 but you're hardly getting any interest from it?

Millions of years lost

One in three of us claimed to Sovereign we were planning to eat more healthily, but hadn't got round to doing it yet.

New Zealanders squander a million years of life a year, we spotlight the bad habits contributing to the loss.

What's your 'health age'?

Dr John Mayhew, shortly after being made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to sports medicine.

On average people's bad health habits have them on track to die two years early, research shows.

Rate leak inquiry cost $59,000

Michael Reddell, a former senior economist at the Reserve Bank, now writes a blog which is sharply critical of his ...

Emails show Reserve Bank suspects there may have been earlier leaks.

KiwiSaver snakes and ladders

If your KiwiSaver fund were a game of snakes and ladders, the growth funds would have the tallest ladders, and the ...

Learning about the ups and downs of KiwiSaver savings is much like a game of snakes and ladders.

Are you getting by?

Household income data shows little change among Kiwis on low wages between 2007 and 2015.

Incomes for households at the top have increased by $28,000, while down the bottom it's not so rosy.

Family appeals $78k housing debt video

An evicted mother of eight now owes Work and Income $78,000

An anti-poverty group says Work and Income keeps beneficiaries in the dark as they rack up huge bills.

Tricky money questions

What do you say when you're asked what you currently earn during a job interview?

What do you say when you're asked what you currently earn during a job interview?

$750b Kiwi's savings plan

"Savings rates in New Zealand are amongst the lowest in the world, and that isn't sustainable," Mark Wilson head of ...

The New Zealander named as one of Britain's 500 most influential people calls on Kiwis to tackle low savings rates.

Interactive: Compare your income

The biggest income gains have been made at the top of New Zealand society since 2007.

Are you as well off as you think you are? Compare your household to the rest of NZ with our income calculator.

Joseph Parker hype 'sickening' video

New Zealand Heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker v French Cameroon boxer Carlos Takam. IBF eliminator. Burger King Road to ...

A world title shot promises Parker's biggest payday yet, but his former manager says he'll earn more in NZ.

Lease obligations changing

A new international accounting standard is being launched in New Zealand in three years, which will require leases to be ...

New accounting standards will bring lease costs onto corporate balance sheets.

Labour eyes tax rise

Labour finance spokesman Grant Robertson says he will announce "interim" tax moves before 2017 election

Labour is signalling tax increases as part of its 2017 plan.

The tyranny of birthdays

Birthdays and presents go together, but there is such a thing as too many presents.

The mutual assured expense of children's birthday gift-giving.

Serepisos firm owes $38m

One of Terry Serepisos' former companies has been wound up, leaving debts of $38 million.

Despite selling all of its assets, Terry Serepisos' Century City Ventures is wound up with a big shortfall.

Auckland house selling for $1000

This three bedroom Auckland house is on the market for $1,000 - but there's a catch.

A three-bedroom Auckland home is selling for the price of two-weeks rent, so what's the catch?

Pay day loan pain

Linda McCallum, left, with Nina Ausanetaliita, right, who came to Nga Tangata Microfinance after getting into trouble ...

Woman watched her $2000 debt spiral to more than $20,000 after struggling to pay off a loan.

Borrowing at 76

MortgageLink boss Josh Bronkhorst says 20-30 per cent of its clients have had the bank say no.

 "It's true. Ageism does exist, but it shocked me," says older borrower.

Fraudster could be liquidator

Imran Mohammed Kamal, who in 2013 pleaded guilty to tax fraud, is fighting to be allowed to continuing acting as a ...

Convicted Porirua tax fraudster could be allowed to operate as a liquidator after High Court ruling.

Auckland power shock

Vector estimates Aucklanders will pay an extra $97 a year under the proposal.

They already knew prices were going up, but Aucklanders could be hit with even bigger charges.

Your intimate finances laid bare

Curious about who might have been snooping on you? Check your credit file.

A secret file contains all your money secrets. Have you ever looked at it?

Reserve Bank's migration stats questioned

The Reserve Bank declined to comment on its Auckland migration estimate.

Auckland's migration gain could be higher than RB thinks, says one economist.

Rich get better bank deal

Fees quickly add up if you get into overdraft.

Those paying the most in fees can least afford it, experts say.

Fraud's lifetime stigma

When an insurer decides to investigate your claim, you have no choice but to answer the questions.

People caught trying to rip off an insurer may never get a mortgage.

Trading educator misled public

FMA's Liam Mason says the regulator did not find any evidence that Cambrian's strategy resulted in the claimed returns.

 A foreign exchange "educator" has agreed to change misleading marketing material.

Crash 'won't put Kiwis off'

Egyptian investigative team admit that "the logical explanation is that it was an explosion".

Kiwi travellers are 'resilient' and will keep going overseas, travel agents say.

Bitter boundary battle

The view from the back yard at 68 Summer St now.

Central Auckland villa owner says the neighbour mowed down his trees to make way for a pool.

Banks' big problem

Kiwis resent paying bank fees, Consumer NZ research shows.

Survey shows Kiwis hate paying fees in face of big profits, as banks struggle with image problem.

KiwiSaver withdrawal warning

Kim Bryce is paying higher contributions to her KiwiSaver account, after using the money to fund her first property purchase.

Will your 65-year-old self thank you for using your retirement savings to buy a house?

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