Kiwi spending on credit cards rises

CLAIRE ROGERS
Last updated 16:53 21/03/2013

Relevant offers

Money

Floating mortgage rates seen falling with RB cuts ahead: ASB New Zealand's history of Ponzi schemers ACC says 9000 overcharged for car regos Phil Strong: Always look for good financial fruit Two new Special Housing Areas for Tauranga Valuer claims theft victims left out of pocket Auckland house affordability record low, Massey University expert says Where to turn for money advice Budget Buster: Staying warm this winter Rotorua Lotto Powerball winner now $24.3 million richer

Kiwis gave the plastic more of a workout last month, with total spending on credit cards in New Zealand up 4.7 per cent year-on-year.

Total credit card billings rose a seasonally adjusted 3.3 per cent on January.

Domestic spending on New Zealand-issued credit cards last month lifted 3.4 per cent in January, more than undoing the 2.4 per cent slip in local credit card spending by Kiwis that month.

The Reserve Bank figures support other data pointing to a strong start to the 2013 retail year.

The total amount charged in New Zealand last month on locally issued cards was $2.32 billion.

Total billings in New Zealand, including on overseas-issued cards, reached $2.7b.

Ad Feedback

- BusinessDay.co.nz

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content