Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Investor confidence rebounds to highest level since 2010
Confidence returning for Kiwi investors as concerns over Europe abate
Rental property regains top position as most attractive investment class
NZ investors still cool on the stock market
Investor confidence has climbed to its highest levels since the end of 2010 according to the latest ASB Investor Confidence Survey.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
ASB cuts 2 year fixed home loan interest rate and adds a free Samsung Galaxy tablet
ASB has reduced its 2 year fixed home loan rate from 5.45% to 5.25% per annum, the lowest unrestricted rate on the market.
Monday, 27 August 2012
ASB cuts six and eighteen-month fixed home loan interest rates
ASB is now offering the same great fixed home loan interest rate of 5.45% per annum across all fixed terms of two years and under.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Focus on simplicity and innovation drives ASB's solid performance
A continued focus on providing simple and innovative solutions for customers has contributed to ASB recording a 21% increase in Statutory Net Profit after Taxation to $685m for the year ended 30 June 2012, up from $568m in the prior year.
Thursday, 19 July 2012
ASB launches mobile Facebook payments
From today, ASB customers can make payments directly to their Facebook ‘friends’, in the latest enhancement to the popular ASB Mobile app.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
ASB set to launch payments to Facebook 'friends' via ASB Mobile app
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
KiwiSaver contributions fall short of retirement savings goals
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
New Zealand businesses expect a recovery in Kiwi dollar according to Kiwi Dollar Barometer
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
ASB honoured by CANSTAR as New Zealand's best online bank
ASB has been honoured as New Zealand’s best online bank by independent researcher CANSTAR in its first ever review of the nation’s online banking market.
Monday, 28 May 2012
Next generation of ASB Mobile brings cashless society one step closer
Customer feedback drives enhancements as New Zealand's most popular banking app passes 100,000 downloads
ASB is set to transform the way New Zealanders send and receive money with the launch today of a major upgrade to its popular mobile banking app.
Friday, 18 May 2012
ASB announces further home loan interest rate cuts
ASB is cutting its 4 and 5 year fixed home loan rates by 40 basis points.
Monday, 16 April 2012
NZ on track as Europe muddles through
• Europe to continue with its “muddle through” approach to dealing with crisis.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Resilient economy provides platform for ASB's strong performance
A resilient New Zealand economy has provided a platform for ASB to record a statutory net profit after tax of $372 million for the six months ended 31 December 2011, an increase of 31.4 percent on the same period last year.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Investors shrug off Europe worries and dig in for the long haul
Investor confidence has shown ongoing resilience, declining only marginally amid the gloom of the Eurozone crisis and continued low interest rates, according to the latest quarterly ASB Investor Confidence Survey.
Monday, 13 February 2012
Housing optimism falls again, but price expectations move higher
• Housing confidence fell for the third successive quarter.
Friday, 27 January 2012
ASB Cuts Fixed Home Loan Interest Rates
ASB is reducing some of its fixed home loan interest rates by up to 0.20%.
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Investors stay calm as confidence edges up
· Investor confidence climbed slightly over Q3, amid overseas market volatility.
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
ASB Cuts Fixed Home Loan Interest Rates
ASB is reducing its fixed home loan interest rates by up to 0.40%.
Friday, 19 August 2011
Rising house price expectations fail to boost housing optimism
Housing confidence eased slightly over the three months to the end of July, according to the latest ASB NZ Housing Confidence Survey.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
ASB's full year result reflects steadying economy
Improved economic conditions have contributed to ASB recording a 27.6 percent increase in statutory net profit after tax to $568 million for the year ended 30 June 2011.
Monday, 8 August 2011
ASB Leads Reduction In Fixed Home Loan Interest Rates
ASB is responding swiftly to wholesale funding market movements, and reducing its home loan fixed interest rates.
Friday, 22 July 2011
Economic forecast déjà vu all over again
· New Zealand recovery gathering momentum
· The global economy generally in good shape
· The growing influence of Asia and New Zealand’s rising Terms of Trade imply a structural shift in the NZ and US dollars.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
ASB extends its Christchurch rebuild package
ASB has today announced further customer support initiatives under its Christchurch Rebuild package to include additional concessions for homeowners in the Government designated ‘Red Zone’.
ASB's Russell Jones wins 2011 CIO of the Year Award
ASB Chief Operating Officer Russell Jones was announced the winner of the 2011 CIO of the Year Award at last night's CIO Summit dinner and annual awards ceremony at the Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland.
Thursday, 23 June 2011
ASB supports Government announcement with further Christchurch assistance
ASB welcomes Government announcement for Christchurch homeowners
Further support available for customers in the red zone
ASB Chief Executive Barbara Chapman says the Bank welcomes today’s announcement by Government, which outlines the next steps for homeowners in Canterbury.
Monday, 30 May 2011
Housing optimism rises as interest rate expectations fall
Housing Confidence increased in the April 2011 quarter
House price expectations also on the rise
Lower expectation of interest rate increases over the next 12 months
Housing confidence rose slightly over the three months to April, according to the latest ASB NZ Housing Confidence Survey.
Friday, 27 May 2011
Major New Zealand banks' ratings lowered by Moody's
Today, Moody's Investor Services (Moody's) announced the outcome of their review of the ratings of all major New Zealand banks.
Friday, 20 May 2011
ASB Chairman Gary Judd QC To Retire
Independent Director Gavin Walker to Become Chairman
The long-serving Chairman of ASB Bank, Gary Judd QC, has announced his intention to retire following the August 2 board meeting.
Monday, 16 May 2011
Recovery in Investor Confidence stalled
Thursday, 14 April 2011
NZ economy shaken but not deterred
The February earthquake in Christchurch has reshaped the economic outlook, delaying the recovery by three to six months, according to the latest ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast.