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Who will make decisions for you if you’re incapable?

An Enduring Power of Attorney allows someone to make decisions for you if you're incapable.

All you need to know about EV chargers

Thinking of buying an EV? One of the things you need to consider is how you’re going to charge it.

EVs – What can you get for under 65k?

From just a couple of options five years ago to over 65 models now – the range of electric vehicles on the market has risen massively.

Interest-free lending on EVs announced

Interest-free lending on EVs announced with Westpac NZ's Greater Choices loan

How to negotiate when buying a car

What’s the best way to negotiate a great price on a car? We asked AA New Zealand Technical Advisor for his top tips.

OPINION: Why a recession could be a good thing for the housing market

With the news that New Zealand has slipped into recession, after the second consecutive quarter of negative growth, we have to consider: is this just a technical recession or should…

Buying and selling houses privately: What you need to know

Most house sales involve a real estate agent, but it is possible to buy or sell privately - if you’re prepared to do the work that the agent would usually…

Catherine McGrath, Westpac NZ CEO

Increasing access to banking for the most vulnerable

Imagine not having a bank account.

OPINION: Housing economic forecasts are forecasts - not guarantees

The one thing the public is not shortchanged on is forecasts as to where residential house prices are heading.

What could you do with a $10,000 windfall?

A tax refund, a bonus, an inheritance – what are your best options when a surprise sum of money falls into your lap? The spending possibilities are almost infinite, but…

EVs or petrol cars

EVs or petrol cars – which is better value over their lifespan?

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) cost more than internal combustion engine (ICE) cars - which can feel like a major stumbling block when you need to buy a new car.

OPINION: Let’s put house price declines in perspective

When it comes to evaluating just what is happening to house prices, a case can be made for being cautious about accepting current headlines claiming prices are in freefall, that…